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    • Edward
    • 03.11.12 | 16:58 (IST)

    There are other reasons to hope for an Obama victory (which now looks rather likely). You failed to paint a broader picture of the Bush years--by stripping down the tax code for the rich and then embarking on two unfunded wars, the Republicans brought America to a point it had never been before by the end of Bush's presidency--trillions in debt and an international pariah (Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo, anyone?) You also failed to state what is and was even then abundantly clear: the invasion of Iraq was the single biggest blunder in post WW2 American history. It was not called for; it was not needed; no WMD were found and we now know there was no nuclear program, despite Judy Miller's articles in the NY Times, as fed to her by her Iranian-paid plant, Chalabi. Yet millions of people were displaced and over a hundred thousand Iraqis lost their lives while the Iranians became infinitely stronger--and 5,000 young Americans returned home in coffins and 50,000 are now being treated for PTSD and will have emotional problems their entire lives. That Israel's PM is calling for the US to start up its third middle east war is unfathomable to 99% of the American populace. It's not going to happen, yet Mitt Romney has surrounded himself by the same hawks (and no, there aren't only Jews among them) as George Bush did. Obama has played a cool and reasoned game in the very turbulent middle east until now and in his second term, he will do nothing (unfortunately) to put the screws on the Israeli govt to move toward a two state solution. Your main reason for being for Obama is that he will not bring back in the same Bush advisors who did the world so much harm in the middle east.

    from the article: Obama is good for Israel
    First published 04:21 02.11.12 | Last updated 04:21 02.11.12
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