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“More Money For Iraq” – Obama

Okay, I lied. Obama didn’t say those exact quoted words in the title of this post. But he did mean the same thing 🙂

Err, last week when I was too lazy to type this same exact post on this same exact issue, Obama exclaimed that he needs another $83.4 billion dollars for both Iraq and Afghanistan. Wait, what? I thought the U.S. of A. was leaving Iraq. Wait, the’yre in Afghanistan still? Apparently this money is supposed to pay for the rest of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan for the 2009 year, which would bring the total money spent on both wars to almost a trillion dollars.

Now, worst of all, I know he is pulling troops from Iraq, but at the same time he’s buffing the forces in Afghanistan. I see something weird here. Isn’t he just taking the troops from Iraq and sending them to Afghanistan? That seems like a really hypocritical pull-out strategy. Even worse is that Obama intends to fight the Taliban. My gosh, history just repeats itself doesn’t it? Napoleon couldn’t beat Russia, nor could Hitler. They both failed at the same point. But wait, the Taliban could defeat Russia. Hold on, Russia got defeated by Afghanistan? Is that really in history? Yes. Yes it is, dear reader. In  eight years, America has yet to defeat the Taliban and conquer Afghanistan (Iraq was a failure too!). Now, being an intelligent person (I hope), I would assume that it would be stupid to try and beat a force that you have been attempting to defeat for seven years, and to add to that, that same force has defeated a super-power like Russia.

I just wish history could be read by someone. With the economy in a nosedive, war is the only thing our leaders can think of. This is greatly disturbing. These funds help nothing for constitute more and more war, and stricken the people of America and the international community even more. I cannot help but imagine that there will be another two elections before America will pull out of Afghanistan, before moving the troops elsewhere. God help us all.

  1. Adrian
    April 15, 2009 at 7:38 PM

    I really dislike Obama, as much as people think I am stupid for doing so I really do. I really wanted to see Ron Paul or Mike Huckabee become the president of the United States. Eventually the US is going to go in such a huge debt they won’t be able to get out of it. It’s pathetic, Obama needs something to help the economy. Not to worsen it. Mr. Lets Get Out Of Iraq soon, I was almost totally unaware of the US in Afganhistan because Canada is doing all the fighting ;D

  2. April 15, 2009 at 11:13 PM

    Yeah, and then FOX has the audacity to ridicule Canada’s placement in Afghanistan.
    Go Ron Paul. I was rooting for him the whole time 🙂

  3. April 16, 2009 at 2:45 AM

    So many people have had high hopes for Obama and put so much time and energy into getting him elected that when he falls short of expectations, they’ll be in denial. Mike Huckabee had some innovative ideas. ie. eliminating income tax, that would have brought about real change.

    • April 17, 2009 at 11:50 PM

      I’d say Obama is more of a symbol than a leader. The first black president in America is quite an achievement to uphold.
      By the time we have a second one, it won’t be such a big deal.

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