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#977612 - 06/18/08 07:48 PM Obama quote
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Barack Obama speaking at a campaign event in Ohio, June 12:

I also believe that part of how to keep us safe is making sure that we use our military wisely and we don't just rely on our military. And I think the war in Iraq was unwise. So much of the antagonism towards the United States right now has to do with the Iraq invasion. . . . So I think we have to end the war in Iraq. . . . And we have to initiate diplomacy. And we have to talk to countries we don't like, and John McCain and I have had an argument about this. He says, "Oh, that's naive. Obama wants to go sit down with Ahmadinejad and the leaders of Iran."

I don't want to just sit there and have tea with them. What I want to do is to explain: Here's the position of the United States. We want you to stop threatening Israel. We want you to stop building nuclear weapons. We want you to stop funding terrorists. And if you do those things, we'll give you incentives and help you with your economy. And if you continue to do them, we will sanction you.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB121374723421282655.html?mod=opinion_main_commentaries


Now I understand. It is simple. Because we don't negotiate with them, the Iranian govt. doesn't know that the US govt. wants them to stop threatening Israel, stop enriching uranium and stop funding terrorists.

We just have to sit down and tell them this because they don't currently know that and all of these issues will be solved.

I don't know about anyone else, but I am voting for Obama. If he can figure this out while no one else can, he deserves my vote.

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#977623 - 06/18/08 07:57 PM Re: Obama quote straw
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I thought we'd made it quite clear we wanted them to stop enriching uranium, stop funding terrorists, and stop threatening Israel WITHOUT Ahmadinejad getting to sit down with our President.

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#977634 - 06/18/08 08:06 PM Re: Obama quote B_F
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#977639 - 06/18/08 08:14 PM Re: Obama quote Blade Scrapper
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Frankly, the only "change" I see coming should Obama managed to get elected, is in my paycheck. I expect dollars to turn to cents as he raises taxes on those making more than minimum wage, and gives to those who aren't working, provides health care for everyone, and invests all our hard earned wages into alternative energy source research while ordering that all currently used energy sources be outlawed.

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#977642 - 06/18/08 08:21 PM Re: Obama quote B_F
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You silly bunch of conservative right wing whackos---> do you not see that Obama will use his unique and well-documented ability to articulate well, and the result will be that Achmadineyabadabadoo will feel, like Chris Matthews, a neat sensation running up his leg?

Get real already, his speaking ability and extensive experience will win the day with Iran. sheesh
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#977646 - 06/18/08 08:29 PM Re: Obama quote TheManofSteel
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Is this a case of if you can't do anything concrete, baffle them with bull?

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#977650 - 06/18/08 08:33 PM Re: Obama quote B_F
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Originally Posted By: Bengalsfan
Is this a case of if you can't do anything concrete, baffle them with bullRonisms?

Fixed.
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#977656 - 06/18/08 08:42 PM Re: Obama quote TheManofSteel
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Funny, no one has come out to defend their idiot?
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#977661 - 06/18/08 08:48 PM Re: Obama quote Sound Tactic
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That Obama just makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. It's so unfortunate you big, bad conservatives take everything unpatriotic, naive, racial, and empty he says and make it seem like he is unpatriotic, naive, racial, and empty.
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#977668 - 06/18/08 08:55 PM Re: Obama quote GuitarDude
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VH-they are all in a huddle working on a "clarification statement"...give them a moment...
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#977672 - 06/18/08 08:58 PM Re: Obama quote TB 12
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it did get awfully quiet
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#977682 - 06/18/08 09:06 PM Re: Obama quote B_F
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Originally Posted By: Bengalsfan
I thought we'd made it quite clear we wanted them to stop enriching uranium, stop funding terrorists, and stop threatening Israel WITHOUT Ahmadinejad getting to sit down with our President.


Obviously not, since Obama says he needs to sit down and make it clear to them.

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#977704 - 06/18/08 09:37 PM Re: Obama quote straw
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Originally Posted By: straw

want you to stop funding terrorists. And if you do those things, we'll give you incentives and help you with your economy. And if you continue to do them, we will sanction you.


Now maybe I am just too young to get it...or maybe I'm too back woods...but we are one of the most powerful countries in the world...and the best 'punishment' we can offer is "we will sanction you"? That's like saying "wait until your father comes home". The bottom line is that "stop funding terrorists or we will send our very best...our very elite...and kick the living sh!t out of you...all before dinner."

You may now begin the bashing...

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#977705 - 06/18/08 09:41 PM Re: Obama quote Lisa_Bates
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nah the ones that would bash you are in a group think right now
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#977903 - 06/19/08 01:32 PM Re: Obama quote kms
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Honestly, I think after we finish in Iraq, the next nation we decide to go to war with should be utterly defeated and left to clean up their own mess. If terrorists move in, we hit them again. And again. And again.

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#977908 - 06/19/08 01:38 PM Re: Obama quote B_F
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Let our soldiers be soldiers - not police, not ambassadors, not peacekeepers. Soldiers!

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