Current President vs. Future President

Now that Obama is looking like a more viable candidate, the Bush Administration is starting to take notice–and fire insults.

“If he wins the nomination, Barack Obama’s liberal positions and thin record of experience will prevent him from being our nation’s Commander in Chief,” said GOP Chairman Mike Duncan.

President Bush decided to chime in as well, showing the epitome of selective memory:

“I certainly don’t know what he believes in. The only foreign policy thing I remember he said was he’s going to attack Pakistan and embrace Ahmadinejad,” Bush said.

Good to know he’s kept up with the facts of the biggest presidential race in recent history. And from the Obama side: Major burn!

“Of course President Bush would attack the one candidate in this race who opposed his disastrous war in Iraq from the start. But Barack Obama doesn’t need any foreign policy advice from the architect of the worst foreign policy decision in a generation,” said Obama spokesman Bill Burton.

Bush attacks Obama– [Politico]

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4 Responses

  1. That is a fucking sweet picture of Obama.

  2. Obama’s biggest weakness is his lack of any foreign policy experience. I think he seems quite naive about it actually by not really saying anything about how to fix it except to get our troops home. This, contrary to what many people think, would make things much worse. A terrorist controlled Iraq. YIKES!

    Do I really think he will bring troops home? No. He will see that he really can’t. I may be wrong though.

  3. I don’t see where Hillary’s foreign policy experience comes from. When she was failing to promote universal health care in the White House she had no security clearance, couldn’t attend National Security Council meetings, and didn’t have access to the President’s daily intelligence report. What matters in foreign policy is judgement, which Obama has. In October of 2002 he said,

    “I know that even a successful war against Iraq will require a U.S. occupation of undetermined length, at undetermined cost, with undetermined consequences.

    I know that an invasion of Iraq without a clear rationale and without strong international support will only fan the flames of the Middle East, and encourage the worst, rather than best, impulses of the Arab world, and strengthen the recruitment arm of al-Qaeda.”

    So either Barack Obama has discovered a tear in the space/time continuum, or he has the judgement necessary to be President of the United States.

  4. I think he can easily bring troops home from Iraq. He will be the commander and chief, have the support of the majority of Congress and the majority of the American public. What’s to stop him?

    Are things going to be bad in Iraq after we pull out? Yes. But what we need to focus on is that this is the least damaging solution. There is no way to win this war, no matter how long we stay in the country. However, the longer we stay in, the more danger we put ourselves in. First, there are still way too many American soldier dying over there, not to mention that this war is bankrupting our country. We spend over $2 billion a week in Iraq. Can you imagine what that kind of money could do for us back home? Talk about a stimulus plan! Additionally, we’re creating more enemies everyday we’re over there. There’s still more…

    Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the US joint chiefs of staff, plans on reporting to Congress that our continued involvement in Iraq poses a significant risk to U.S. military readiness. At this point, if a second global crisis were to suddenly occur, we wouldn’t be ready to deal with it!

    So will there be (more) chaos in Iraq if we leave? Yes, but at this point that’s going to happen either way. We can’t win this war, so our only option is to get out and do what’s best for our safety.

    And I don’t mean to sound like a heartless dick towards the Iraqis. Things will be bad, but tell the families of the eight people who died in a suicide bombing today. Things are already bad. Our involvement has killed millions of Iraqis already.

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