This is Change?

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  1. coolgeee
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    Deja vu anyone?
    The best immediate indicator of what an Obama administration might look like can be found in the people he surrounds himself with and who he appoints to his Cabinet. And, frankly, when it comes to foreign policy, it is not looking good.

    What happened to all this talk about change?

    As noted in other articles, the prospect of Obama's foreign policy being, at least in part, an extension of the Clinton Doctrine is real. Even more disturbing, several of the individuals at the center of Obama's transition and emerging foreign policy teams were top players in creating and implementing foreign policies that would pave the way for projects eventually carried out under the Bush/Cheney administration. This is why many of us who see With their assistance, Obama has already charted out several hawkish stances. Among them:

    -- His plan to escalate the war in Afghanistan;

    -- An Iraq plan that could turn into a downsized and rebranded occupation that keeps U.S. forces in Iraq for the foreseeable future;

    -- His labeling of Iran's Revolutionary Guard as a "terrorist organization;"

    -- His pledge to use unilateral force inside of Pakistan to defend U.S. interests;

    -- His position, presented before the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), that Jerusalem "must remain undivided" -- a remark that infuriated Palestinian officials and which he later attempted to reframe;

    -- His plan to continue the War on Drugs, a backdoor U.S. counterinsurgency campaign in Central and Latin America;

    -- His refusal to "rule out" using Blackwater and other armed private forces in U.S. war zones, despite previously introducing legislation to regulate these companies and bring them under U.S. law.

    "After a masterful campaign, Barack Obama seems headed toward some fateful mistakes as he assembles his administration by heeding the advice of Washington's Democratic insider community, a collective group that represents little 'change you can believe in,'" notes veteran journalist Robert Parry.

    Lets take a look at what change looks like so far.

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    Can you explain why you wrote only a few weeks ago, that Obama is a marxist, a socialist, and a secret racial muslim.

    But yet here you are, mere weeks later, claiming that he's a tired old Clinton re-tread who will follow the warlike policies of the Bush adminstration?

    Do you even have a principled bone in your body?


     
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    The title is wrong..



    This Is Change You Can Believe IN
     
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    George W. Bush Part II. I can't wait!!!!
     
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    Otter_Creek worst president ever

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    It's almost going to be hard to resent the obamabots when reality slaps them in the face. I'll manage it though.:lol::lol::lol::lol::eusa_drool:
     
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    As fun as partisanship is... if Obama disappoints all of his supporters and continues the trends this country has already been seeing, then its bad news for everyone.

    We should all be hoping for the best, even as we prepare for the worst. Wishing tragedy upon this nation to make a point against the Democrats serves no one.
     
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    But but but .... :lol:
     
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    yer eight years late with that message donchathink?
     
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    I've been criticizing my fellow Democrats this whole time for their mean-spiritedness.

    Just because I've never said something on this message board before, does not mean I've never said it.

    United we stand, divided we fall.... and that's the bottom line.
     

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