Speaking today to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, President Barack Obama publicly chastized Congress for the ‘exotic projects’ it had added into the defense budget, and threatened to veto the billl. He also criticized what he called a “defense establishment that has yet to fully adapt to the post-Cold War world.”
His target of choice was the now $13 billion program to build him a presidential helicopter with an onboard kitchen. President Obama promised that if the United States is under a nuclear attack he won’t be preparing any meals in the helicopter.
At the same time, Obama touted the war in Afghanistan, which he insisted was not only necessary but the cornerstone of defending the American public. He insisted that continuing the now eight year long military occupation was necessary to stop future 9/11-style attacks.
Domestic support for the Afghan war has been plummeting in recent months, and Obama’s own popularity is beginning to sag with it. As with President Bush before him, however, Obama seems unwilling to back off his hawkish position, and the war shows no signs of ending.
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This blowhard is all talk. Sure, a kitchen-ready helicopter is absurd, but he'll vote for it anyway. And yes, the Pentagon is forever trapped in its Cold War thinking, including its insistence on useless weapons systems that "protect" us against non-existent threats, but he'll vote for this waste too.
Meanwhile, his foreign policy in the Middle East is in shambles. The beating of war drums over a fictional Iranian nuke program, the escalation in Afghanistan, and the disastrous policy in Pakistan ensures endless military commitments with no coherent strategy in sight. What is good for GE, Boeing, and Lockheed Martin is not good for US national security.
When are the Obamatons going to wake from their slumber and figure out that they've been sold a bill of goods? Their man is a puppet – a tool for the corporate and global elites pulling the strings. How many people must he kill before this sinks in? How many trillions of dollars must be squandered before the sheeple wake up and smell the coffee?
This ain't change, folks. Time to peel off the Obama bumper stickers and demand some real change!
For GE, Boeing, et al, a "… foreign policy in the Middle East is in shambles." is just fine.
The MEC doesn't care about "winning", an impertinent term at this point.
Their profit from the fighting, win or lose.
Obama never lied to anyone about his position on war. Read his famous, rarely read speech as an Illinois state senator condemning the Iraq invasion.
He opposed the war then not because it was wrong, but because it was stupid.
The main theme of the speech is a song of praise to the god of war, as a disclaimer to his opposition to this particular war.
Yet that was enough to enthrall most of the "anti-war" left.
Lets face it, if you don't thnk war is cool, you don't get to live in the White House.
Now, the government-worshiping sheep that constitute the majority here in Unfree Socialist America are pacified by the cash-for-clunkers boondoggle MSM propaganda and the propect of "free" healthcare.
"Now, the government-worshiping sheep that constitute the majority here in Unfree Socialist America"
the united states of America is a fascist state, not a socialist one
paulBass says: '…the united states of America is a fascist state, not a socialist one."
Paul, there is no mutual exclusivity between socialism and fascism.
Of course, I was merely being sarcastic. If you prefer the less resonant "Unfree Fascist America" I would be hard-pressed to object.
In reality, the two are variations of statism; differing only at the most superficial level, where the right and left wing factions compete.
The entirety of the mainstream "news" consists of a play-by-play of this conflict.
Except for the occasional Ron Paul interview, opposition to statist policy is absent; choosing sides in the right-left statist competition as the only alternative is presented as the unspoken given.
Peace and economic freedom are outside the bounds of this paradigm.
Liar liar liar your pants are on fire
Can someone of substance please inform/correct Obama that future likes of 911attacks, could only HAPPEN,tobe Planned/generated from Washington.
At the same time, insist that he takes Physics 101 classes, refresh his memory,that 3 objects do not fall to earth in 7 seconds or less.Unless explosives used.
O'bama the Stoogy!
The Afpakisnam is a "war of necessity." Oh yeah. Necessary for the war profiteers. The Obama grows eerily more like G. Bush by the minute.
Jeez, Geo 1671….I''m not SURE I agree about the explosives [except in #7]…………. but this helicopter deal….leads to some interesting tampering with the U.S. political decision making process.
It is a WARCRIME smoking gun……..this ….deal, contract
Helicopters, Cover-ups and War Crimes
by Jeffry Klein and Paolo Pontoniere
"This is a gross misrepresentation of the choice Obama faces. Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn) and others have alleged that the contract for 28 Marine One helicopters was awarded to the Italian firm Finmeccanica as a thank you for Italy's participation in the Iraq War. The evidence, however, indicates that the contract was more specifically a payoff to the Italian government for
supplying the forged documents showing Saddam had obtained weapons grade uranium from Niger. President Bush famously used this fraudulent "yellowcake" intelligence to justify launching the war.
When reviewing the helicopter contract, President Obama can either be actively complicit by continuing with Finmeccanica; he can duck and cover by simply switching to the proper supplier, Sikorsky; or he can use the mandated review of this purchase decision to root out those in military, the aerospace industry and Congress who were willing to compromise the security of all subsequent American presidents so that Bush could cover up his core war crime. "
<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeffrey-klein-and-p…” target=”_blank”>http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeffrey-klein-and-p…
BUT……..we would NOT want to be tarred ..as conspiracy minded….It's probably just a coincidence
"According to Italy's La Repubblica, Nicola Pollari, the head of the Italian spy agency SISMI, had failed to dispel the CIA's misgivings about the authenticity of the yellowcake papers. Giovanni Castellaneta then arranged for Pollari to bypass the CIA and meet directly with then-National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice and Stephen Hadley, Rice's chief deputy at the time. The meeting took place on Sept. 9, 2002, in the White House, and was confirmed by White House officials.
"It is completely out of protocol for the head of a foreign intelligence service to circumvent the C.I.A.," former C.I.A. officer Philip Giraldi told Vanity Fair's Craig Ungar. "It is uniquely unusual. In spite of lots of people having seen these documents, and having said they were not right, they went around them."
READ THE ARTICLE…. It's PRICELESS……….
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