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October 30, 2011

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Puget Sound Blathers

Well, in regards to Herman Cain he has a lot of 'vetting' to go through before now and the nomination. Of course, then the Dems will have plenty of time to have a straight on run at Herman Cain.

On the other side, the NY Times has a great article on the IRAQ down size that will give pause to those who want an end to the Neo-Con intervention. Pres Obama continues to run a Bush like Foreign Policy. To the Progressives who may have to eat their words, I say:
Bon Appetite!

"U.S. Planning Troop Buildup in Gulf After Exit From Iraq


MacDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — The Obama administration plans to bolster the American military presence in the Persian Gulf after it withdraws the remaining troops from Iraq this year, according to officials and diplomats. That repositioning could include new combat forces in Kuwait able to respond to a collapse of security in Iraq or a military confrontation with Iran.

The plans, under discussion for months, gained new urgency after President Obama’s announcement this month that the last American soldiers would be brought home from Iraq by the end of December. Ending the eight-year war was a central pledge of his presidential campaign, but American military officers and diplomats, as well as officials of several countries in the region, worry that the withdrawal could leave instability or worse in its wake.

After unsuccessfully pressing both the Obama administration and the Iraqi government to permit as many as 20,000 American troops to remain in Iraq beyond 2011, the Pentagon is now drawing up an alternative.

In addition to negotiations over maintaining a ground combat presence in Kuwait, the United States is considering sending more naval warships through international waters in the region.

With an eye on the threat of a belligerent Iran, the administration is also seeking to expand military ties with the six nations in the Gulf Cooperation Council — Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Oman. While the United States has close bilateral military relationships with each, the administration and the military are trying to foster a new “security architecture” for the Persian Gulf that would integrate air and naval patrols and missile defense."

Read more at:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/30/world/middleeast/united-states-plans-post-iraq-troop-increase-in-persian-gulf.html?_r=1

Jovita

I guess two sentences about Cain make it on topic. LMAO

Herman IS the most entertaining of the candidates who still stir somewhat of an interest. Unfortunately you are right Mr. Hood. The Republicans are most likely going to be stuck with Romney.
"Imagine there's no pizza. It's easy if you try. No cheese or sausage. No onions on your pie...." LMAO

redneckliberal

"Pres Obama continues to run a Bush like Foreign Policy"

True. Except he's succeeding whereas Bush failed. Funny thing is, if I'd have criticized Bush foreign policy 5 years ago, I'd have been a labeled a traitor by the Limbaugh-lovin' wingnuts. Now, somehow, the "Bush foreign policy" is wrong to them now - even if it could be said to be succeeding. WTF is wrong with you RW idiots? Your hate for Obama totally fucks with your logic.

Puget Sound Blathers

I guess two sentences about Cain make it on topic. LMAO

Herman IS the most entertaining of the candidates who still stir somewhat of an interest. Unfortunately you are right Mr. Hood. The Republicans are most likely going to be stuck with Romney.
"Imagine there's no pizza. It's easy if you try. No cheese or sausage. No onions on your pie...." LMAO

Posted by: Jovita | October 30, 2011 at 11:54 AM

Jovita,
playing a wannabe 'thread cop' is so passe. thought we left that stage awhile ago.

RL,
I don't hate Pres Obama, Just find it amusing -and educational- that the same ones who derided the Bush foreign policy are so onboard with the same policy. Gitmo, Rednition, Torture, USAPATRIOT, etc just proves the point the Bush Derangement Syndrome is alive and well.
In terms of 'succeeding' you really want to consider Afghanistan a success? Pakistan a success? Libya was a success, of course we had to essentially violate US Policy and target him for assassination through our surrogate European allies. You okay with that?
And how about the 'success' in targeting Americans with assassination with no due process? You okay with that as long as a Dem is the President...right?
Red Neck Lib, it's just funny how pliable your standards can be.
So go ahead and deride Herman Cain. Folks did the same about a young Senator named Barrack Obama as the 'smart money' had Hillary all but anoited as the Dem nominee.

Puget Sound Blathers

The point being, you don't know 'whatcha gonna' get when you elect someone. Herman Cain -or Romney- but assume it is Cain who wins the nomination and goes on to win the election. It's doubtful that he'll keep his campaign promises. Much like Pres Obama hasn't kept his on the foreign policy front.
Of course, when you have supporters like 'Red Neck Liberal' who consider Afghanistan a 'success' then perhaps you don't have to worry about it too much.

redneckliberal

PSB, I don't approve of much Obama has(nt) done. My simple point was that he's doing a much better job of carrying out Bush's foreign policies than Bush ever did. Presume much? Yup.

Puget Sound Blathers

a MUCH better job? Just carrying out the Bush neo-con policies is pretty much what he has done. Iraq was on the glide path when Pres Obama took over; Afghanistan has gone backwards; Pakistan is sideways; and we just renounced our longstanding policy of targeting foreign leaders for assassination. Moreover, we have Al Queda moving into a chaotic Libya.

Well, at least we got Russia and China cooperating with us. Errrrr, not so much.

So, can you elucidate a bit on these foreign policy successes?

He ran on Afghanistan being the 'good war' and the one he would concentrate on. Well three years of concentration hasn't accomplished much.

Johnny Sombrerro

The president is assured of reelection considering the list of GOP challengers... Rove will sit this one out til 2016.

KS

When the GOP tunes out Rove, they improve their chances. The cream will rise to the top, but this time the GOP is split and many of them want someone more conservative than Romney, but the big problem with him is that he is a flip-flopper and has exceeded his quota in the minds of many. He is almost as much of flip-flopper as the one in office now and regard him as Obama-lite. One thing going for Mitt is that he is smooth in debates, which may eventually get him to the promised land, but it will be a battle amongst the GOP.

Granted, IMO the best candidates are not running (Rubio, Christie, Jindal, Ryan), but there is a vulnerable president with an albatross around his neck called Obamacare and another couple - the failed stimulus and the Dodd-Frank bank regulatory bill. Anyone but Obama is the wishes of 50% of the voters - they'll vote for a reasonable GOP candidate over BO and its up to the GOP to deliver that reasonable candidate.

KS

While Europe ascends into financial hell, the Arab spring in Egypt is turning into a jihadist fall and Israel is considering an attack on Iran - the pimps of the newsmedia ignore most of the relevant news and expend their brain cells in trying to reduce Herman Cain's effect on the 2012 presidential race. No wonder Americans rate stupid compared to other developed countries when it comes to knowing what goes over the rest of the world.

They dug up an old sexual harrassment settlement, from some middle aged chick that didn't get along with Mr. Cain some 15 years ago. Now it surfaces that someone from Rick Perry's camp chased down the story and the media pimps took over. There's another one allegedly with a settlement and a third one who didn't file anything - so she doesn't count.
WTF ? Well, they succeeded in getting Cain pissed off at them - rightly so and even though he didn't handle the PR very well in places, his popularity keeps rising. Wisely, the other GOP candidates have not said much - except for the Perry staffer, who probably started the action. Needless to say, you would never see anything in the news by the usual suspects (ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN and MSNBC) of this lack of magnitude about Obama, Peelosi and anyone else with a D after their name.

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