The Children

The party of compassion’s ‘superstar’ candidate has been speaking out about his plan to end the war in Iraq in debates lately:

I don’t oppose all wars. And I know that in this crowd today, there is no shortage of patriots, or of patriotism. What I am opposed to is a dumb war. What I am opposed to is a rash war.”

-Barack Obama Anti-War Rally, Chicago 2002

(What I’m opposed to are dumb politicians.)

July 20, 2007

AP

Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama said Thursday the United States cannot use its military to solve humanitarian problems and that preventing a potential genocide in Iraq isn’t a good enough reason to keep U.S. forces there. “Well, look, if that’s the criteria by which we are making decisions on the deployment of U.S. forces, then by that argument you would have 300,000 troops in the Congo right now—where millions have been slaughtered as a consequence of ethnic strife—which we haven’t done,” Obama said in an interview with The Associated Press.

“We would be deploying unilaterally and occupying the Sudan, which we haven’t done. Those of us who care about Darfur don’t think it would be a good idea,” he said.

Obama, a first-term senator from Illinois, said it’s likely there would be increased bloodshed if U.S. forces left Iraq.

“Nobody is proposing we leave precipitously. There are still going to be U.S. forces in the region that could intercede, with an international force, on an emergency basis,” Obama said between stops on the first of two days scheduled on the New Hampshire campaign trail. “There’s no doubt there are risks of increased bloodshed in Iraq without a continuing U.S. presence there.”

The greater risk is staying in Iraq, Obama said. “It is my assessment that those risks are even greater if we continue to occupy Iraq and serve as a magnet for not only terrorist activity but also irresponsible behavior by Iraqi factions,” he said.

Tell that to them:

Giggles

Since I’ve figured out how to embed video, I’m able to give you a couple of more. Next up is a video from a visit to a town outside our area. This town gets almost no notice from anybody, good or bad. It’s just a quiet town doing it’s own thing, but security there is good, services are getting better, and the townsfolk are very supportive of the government and the Coalition.

We started our visit to a small pre-school where we handed out toys and played with the kids for a few minutes. Some of the children were a little shy.

Go here to read the rest and see some terrific photos and a video from Jack Army.

If the dumb party of compassion gets the troops pulled out of Iraq “in a responsible way” (bah!), would these kids live to see the next school year? And if they did, would their parents survive to raise them?

I know the party of compassion loses no sleep over the troop pullout 40 years ago and the killings that occurred after, but I also know several Vietnamese families who will never be the same because of it.

How do you think our Soldiers and Marines would feel sitting at home and watching the bloodshed on the evening news?

Hey, party of compassion ~ you really need to read something other than the NYT or the LAT. Try the Milblogs – you might learn something. Like what compassion really means. Seems to me our troops could teach you a thing or two.

 

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July 25, 2007. Iraq, Politics, Videos, War.

3 Comments

  1. cavmom replied:

    I love your commnet – “What I’m opposed to are dumb politicians.” 🙂

    My hubby and I enjoy watching the program “So You Think You can Dance”

    Last night my stomach turned when the theme was Anti-war.

    This has little to do with your post… Except, they too decided to force their views on the dancers and the audience.

  2. devildog6771 replied:

    Of course, according to them, we deny them their rights of free speech. Since the Eagles landed, they are in a frenzy over the fact that someone has dared to oppose them. We are forcing them to abandon their opinion for our, of the “war machine” mentality. They have a word for us but I got to find it again. makes me sick.

  3. Claire replied:

    Awh, I personally love it when the left get on a soapbox and say things like this. It warms my heart to know that these politicians think my son is risking his hide day and night for a “dumb war.” These sentiments just ooze with gratitude and support, don’t they.

    He’s a jerk.

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