Anti-terrorism success may not help Obama in 2012

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  • byronbca Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 2, 2011 10:13 p.m.

    I don't think that Obama's unveiling of his "jobs bill" a year before elections is a coincidence. For the next year we are going to hear a lot about the "jobs bill" and other legislation aimed at economic recovery and I think some of it will work.

    The pres still has a year and he hasn't really campaigned at all yet, a lot can happen in a year and for better or for worse a lot will happen.

  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 2, 2011 6:11 p.m.

    No unfunded trillion dollar, boots on the ground Sunni-Shite referring, lack of weapons of mass destruction, Halliburton boondoggle!

  • Gruffi Gummi Logan, UT
    Oct. 2, 2011 11:55 a.m.

    Terrorism cannot be the primary issue forever. The public, in the wake of 9/11, gave the policies of president Bush a benefit of doubt, which wasn't fully justified. WMD in Iraq, for example. Torture, which many accepted as necessary evil, but with a lot of legitimate doubt.

    This cannot go forever, especially when the violations of the Constitution are increasingly blatant, and when other issues (economy) seem much more important.Is the economy more important indeed? I think so. The Soviet Union was an army general's and government bureaucrat's dream. Yet what really defines a country's standing is the strength of its economy.

  • granmaberge GLENROCK, WY
    Oct. 2, 2011 10:28 a.m.

    I don't believe there is to much of anything that should help Oboma. Since the security of the US against terrorist was put into place by Bush and I bet the same people who worked then were doing there job then as now most rational people know who we can thank. Bush said do it; but the one's who deserve the credit we will never know who they are for doing such a great job and making the boss look good.My thanks goes to them. I had hoped Oboma would have been wise enough to get some really smart people around him as advisers but he chose book smarts over street smarts,he needed those cunning brains of those of the world instead he got by the book unable to think for themselves people. There is a great difference between the two and since Mr.Ob is one of those too;
    he is bound to fail still. I can't see him doing a 2nd term and destroying this country.

  • Anti Bush-Obama Washington, DC
    Oct. 2, 2011 9:55 a.m.

    Bush and Obama turned America into a police state. Hardly the definitiotn of success. Success would be finding alternatives.

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    Oct. 2, 2011 9:24 a.m.

    @ one vote Do you mean like how gullible we must be to believe we should go to war to liberate Libya from a murdering dictator too? Obama's war of liberation good! Bush's war of liberation bad! Sound liberal logic!

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    Oct. 2, 2011 7:58 a.m.

    It's helping us, though. All of us.

  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 2, 2011 6:45 a.m.

    It worked for Bush when he could convince the gullible that Iraq was about terrorism.

  • Tahuaya CLEVELAND, GA
    Oct. 2, 2011 6:06 a.m.

    In the last campaign and during Obama's tenure in office, Republicans have tried to imply that Obama was soft on terrorism because he was sympathetic to Muslims. They even claimed that he probably was not a real Christian. Now he has accomplished what Bush could not. With his surge, he turned the tide in Iraq. His surge in Afghanistan seems to be working and he has knocked off many terrorist leaders with drone attacks. He has also created a new environment in our relations with the Middle East that I believe will be helpful in the long run. On foreign policy, he has done a good job.

    I believe if Bush had not pushed through tax cuts and gotten rid of the federal surpluses that were paying down the national debt, when the recession hit, the government would not have been in a weakened position and Obama would have been better able to hand that too. He inherited two wars and a recession and has had to fight a divided Congress the past 18 months. If we need change again, we need to clean out the House of Representatives and keep the president.