@KJB1What they don't say is that many of those "vacation
days" the count for Bush weren't vacation days. They were days when he
worked from Texas, which he often did. The liberal "fact checkers"
websites even say "mostly true" to the number of days because in reality
Bush spent far fewer days actually on vacation (I think the number was in the
80's, but I could be wrong).
@GaryOSo we are to excuse Obama and give him 5 or more years to fix
problems, but Bush is allowed less than 8 months to fix things? I get it.I know, I know; it's all Bush's fault anyway (or
Reagan's). I'm sure there's some way to blame Bush for the Ebola
outbreak.@UT BritYes there might be some complaining
about trading with terrorists for a journalist, but we shouldn't have to
trade 5 senior military personnel. And trading 5 terrorist leaders for a
deserter does seem really fishy, you have to admit.
@TRUTHIf Obama had traded for Foley you would have been complaining
that they should not have done the trade. Probably trotted out "the USA does
NOT negotiate with terrorists" line.
Obama traded five terrorist for one Muslim loving democratic deserter......but
refused to trade for a fine upstanding catholic journalist whose brother served
in the military? Go figure!
Hey Happy2bhere – “And Osama (I almost wrote Obama) was motivated to
attack in part because he saw a weak American response by Clinton . . .LolThat’s quite the fantasy you’ve spun there in
blaming Clinton for 911, which occurred 8 months into GW’s Presidency.Basically what you’re saying is that GW and his Republican
administration couldn’t get their act together in eight months well enough
to protect this nation. I get it.In retrospect, that’s no
surprise is it?GW couldn’t even get his act together well
enough after EIGHT YEARS to do any good for this nation.Thanks for
demonstrating my earlier point.“Conservative” leadership
has steadily led this nation DOWNWARD for the last 30 years.
Let's do it.Use the full force of our military, and take a week
to finish ISIS.
Seriously? The far right talking points really fall short here sorry. Isis was
driven away from the siege and are continuing to bombed following this incident
and I am pretty sure we are not dropping golf balls or apologies on empty fields
or fund raisers. It really is time for some new talking points.
According to The Washington Post:Vacation days taken by Bush in
eight years: 879Vacation days taken so far by Obama: 150Don't you guys have any arguments less tired than this?
What are you going to do, BO, apologize them to death?
You're probably "really mad" just as you have been about the IRS,
the VA, Fast and Furious, etc. After saying that you can go back to the fund
raisers and your golf game.
Hey Obama,Define justice.
Obama rushes home from golf course to make speech.....then rushes back to Golf
Course!FOREEEEEEEEEE....... Democrats, here comes November!
The Bipartisan Congress in 2001 along with the Administration of President Bush
set up the process to help keep that from happening again. It was from
determination and will of the people that the administration at that time set up
procedures the previous administration of President Clinton hadn't
established even though his Departments and Agencies knew of problems.
Gary OFor the record my man, the plot to attack the World Trade
Center was hatched by Bin Laden during the Presidency of one William Jefferson
Blythe Clinton. And Osama (I almost wrote Obama) was motivated to attack in
part because he saw a weak American response by Clinton when the Somolia
Blackhawk down event occured. Plus, you might remember (but I wouldn't bet
on it) that in fact the World Trade Center was first attacked in 1993. Clinton
was President then too. And, (this is a big one) one reason the dots were not
connected by our intelligence agencies to stop the attack was because, once
again Clinton, put up a wall of seperation between the CIA, and FBI from sharing
information. (Re: Jamie Gorelick) FBI agents had been informed of strange
things by flight schools of men wanting to learn to fly a plane, but not wanting
to learn to takeoff or land. That kind of info, given to proper sources in our
govenrment like the CIA, may well have prevented the 911 attack. The 911 attack
was plotted on Clintons watch. It would have happened the same way to President
Hey JWB – “This administration left our nation vulnerable to attacks
. . . “WRONGYou don’t see any huge
skyscrapers knocked down by terrorists on Obama’s watch, do you?That
only happens when “Conservative” Republicans, like GW Bush, are in
power.GW was such a Reagan Conservative that he applied a laissez
faire, let-the-country-run-itself approach to all aspects of government,
including national security.. . . So of course the twin towers came
tumbling down.“Real leaders sacrifice for the time they are in
office.”Did GW Bush sacrifice while he was in office? No. And
he made sure his rich friends didn’t sacrifice either.He
lowered taxes for high earners, which is criminally irresponsible in war time.
GW made sure that he and his rich friends sacrificed NOTHING, and just passed
the cost of his war down to future generations.“Conservative” leadership has steadily led this nation DOWNWARD
for the last 30 years.Obama’s administration is a breath of
fresh air badly needed by an America smothering in “Conservative”
So, for all who wanted us TOTALLY out of Iraq, myself included, we (hopefully)
now see the folly of that. Obama has clearly sent in ground forces, both to
Iraq and now we find out Syria. This is the correct thing to do. Cutting and
running only means more American heads will be cut off. Nice try to rescue the
hostages, but I have to say once again we have either BAD INTELLIGENCE, (and
where have we heard that before) or a major leak in our security and the ISIS
knew we were coming and moved the hostages. Let's face it liberals and
Rand Paul types. America cannot live as an isolated country. We must be
prepared to use military force when necessary. Obama, maybe, has figured that
out. So, let's all just admit that maybe Bush was not SO wrong, and maybe
Obama is not SO wrong now either. I'm sure neither President wants to kill
people, but you can't be President without that being a likely necessity.
intervention,Talk big with a small stick.Justice to
Benghazi, ISIS, and Mexican cartels.You can't rule from a golf
course, or fund raising dinner.
@worf So Isis retreated from the hill they had siege over because we were
hitting open fields? Your right it sound crazy.
In Vietnam, they pulled out very similar to Iraq and we flew evacuation flights
without fighter or other rescue support as they were gone. The Vietnamese
aircraft were in disarray.Women are treated different in the part of
the world away from the United States and women were not in combat arms in
Vietnam. The treatment of men photographers is bad enough. It is
supposed women would be treated differently by their captors in that situation.
After 6 years of soft talk on Islam, Barack Hussein now sides with George W.
There are evil people in this world who only listen to scud missiles. Hey
Barry, we are all glad you have finally learned that "evil" does exist
in the world. Now go play so more golf...Martha's Vineyard is waiting.
@JWBErrr what difference does it make if the pilot is a woman?Did you not have recovery teams when you were a pilot in Vietnam? Did
all the shot down pilots just get left if they were shot down over North
Vietnam?You might want to google United States Air Force
Pararescue.For a pilot who flew over Vietnam you sure dont sound
like you know much about pilot recovery. I think that would have been taught to
Where is the best intelligence system of the world from the United States that
is supposed to be the information process? We don't provide security for
the world through our diplomacy or military.
@ DN SUbscriber, Riverton Cougar, WorfMr. James Foley was a
journalist who put himself in danger so we could know what was going on in the
heart of the conflict in Syria and ISIS.I think we should honor his
memory by getting informed in order to reach balanced conclusion and hopefully
we can have the ability to make objective statements.
Having been in Vietnam as a pilot, what happens to a pilot that is possibly shot
down? Do we have the logistical support and fortitude to get the pilot? What if
it was a woman pilot? Would we allow her to be like the photographer the other
day? A pilot in that part wouldn't have the ability to escape and evade as
in other place. Will the pilot be shot down with weapons we provided to the
Iraq cause and left in a hurry without them? This administration
left our nation vulnerable to attacks with a community organizer who felt our
country had done most of the governance wrong historically before he took
office. His wife felt it was the first time she felt proud of America when he
got his Nobel peace prize even prior to taking office. Peace comes with a price
and real leaders know that. Vacations for 8 years at our expense is a very high
price. Real leaders sacrifice for the time they are in office.
Hey DN Subscriber –“Ooooh, I bet the ISIS guys are
really afraid now.”No, they’re looking forward to
entering paradise. And No Drama Obama who got Osama is happy to show them the
way."Speak softly and carry a big stick"It’s too bad “Conservatives” can’t follow TR’s
advice.Conservative “leadership” has us screaming at the
top of our lungs and carrying a huge log over our heads that crushed when we
stumbled.That’s what GW did to us in Iraq.Foolish
and arrogant “Conservative” Leadership does this nation no good.“Cutting our military” is sensible. It’s a huge
financial burden for us. And “restrictive rules of engagement”
reassure our allies.Our allies don't want to be friends with a
bully that willfully disregards good sense and engages in unprovoked attacks and
occupations of other nations.That’s why world sentiment turned
against GW Bush and the United States. As long as US foreign
policy completely IGNORES the will of American “Conservatives,” at
home, this nation will do just fine.
@intervention,Really?What damage are these airstrikes
doing? Can we really assume it's hurting ISIS?Or
are we just hitting open fields, just to say we're having airstrikes?Sounds crazy, but that's what Clinton did in (if I remember right),
"When people harm Americans, anywhere, we do what's necessary to see
that justice is done."Indeed, a country does have a duty to
protect its people and bring to justice those who harm its citizens, including
those who have traveled thousands of miles from home for legitimate reasons.Does this mean U.S. leaders will lay off Israel for taking proactive
steps to protect its people who are being harmed in their own towns within the
borders of their own small sovereign nation? Residents of Beersheba and Hebron
are trying to live in their own country with mortal enemies, infiltration
tunnels, and rocket launchers as close to them as the White House is to
Baltimore. If American politicians take military action to protect Americans
overseas, and are not comfortable with the idea of enemy vessels floating on
Chesapeake Bay, they need to shut up with the criticism of Israel for simply
trying to survive as a nation.
@dn subscriber "As Obama spoke, U.S. forces launched 14 new airstrikes
against the Islamic State....Obama stressed that U.S. airstrikes would
continue..." At least pretend to have read the article before posting. There
is a reason the rest of the far right posters are avoiding this thread the
article does not fit there false narrative of a do nothing president.
How can we turn this into a way to help the Democrats take back the House and
keep the Senate? Nothing? In that case, I'll make a 2-minute remark about
this and stopping ISIS and then back to golf.
Just ask Osama Bin Laden.
Ooooh, I bet the ISIS guys are really afraid now.Unfortunately,
Obama's loud talk while cutting our military and imposing extremely
restrictive rules of engagement will not scare our enemies or reassure our
allies.Teddy Roosevelt's "Speak softly and carry a big
stick" advice was far more effective.