A contractor in Iraq doesn’t like Obama, the left or Civil Liberties – big surprise!

We may never be safe again

A letter writer has been disapointed with Obama so far. Me to. He still has yet to start on an exit strategy from Iraq. Three of his appointments have had money problems and he just can’t seem to make Republicans happy (go figure). But this guy could care less about those things;

We we’re willing to give Barack Obama a chance, even the military veterans. But on the first day of his presidency, he decided to suspend Guantanamo war crime trials, outraging family members of 9-11 victims and making it difficult to get a conviction on these cases.

Well, Daniel, the prisoners are still there, and until we can transfer them safely to another secure location, they will stay there. We are not releasing them anytime soon.

Unfortunately, this is going to be the new precedent. I’m afraid our country is on a path of weakness, and we will not change our course until another Sept 11. Then we’ll toughen up for two years and then fall again, continuing our cycle of self-destruction and weakness in order to maintain political correctness and keep the American Civil Liberties Union happy.

First off, it was Bush and the right who failed us on 9/11. Bush was warned and did nothing. Secondly the ACLU is an organization that will defend ANYONE’s civil liberties, not just us on the looney left. civil liberties are very American, we continue to remain a FREE country because of them, not because of a lack thereof.

People keep asking why the military and veterans are scared of an Obama presidency and those on the left.

Better check the numbers, Obama received more of the veteran vote than Bush did in 2004. Who do veterans trust to keep us safe?

Obama’s message was clear when closing Gitmo; We don’t torture and we don’t treat our prisoners like the terrorists treat theirs. We are better than that.



6 comments ↓

#1 Ghost of Dude on 02.02.09 at 8:12 am

Those who are willing to temporarily give up some of their liberties in exchange for security deserve neither.

– Ben Franklin, radical liberal

#2 l3wis on 02.02.09 at 8:22 am

I love that quote.

#3 John on 02.02.09 at 10:08 am

l3wis: you are just scratching the surface of the subversion and quasi-subversion contemplated. The uniformed politicians had their input. The decision was made to exit Iraq in 16 months. Now it’s time for the uniformed politicians to “move out” or resign. What are they doing? Quasi-subversion, at best. They are giving threadbare plausible deniability in their attempts to subvert the decision and endlessly readdress it.

When readdressing it the uniformed politicians are forced to admit the FAILED surge did NOT reach its mythical success, that the elections were far less successful than advertised, that Iraq needs more US babysitting, that buying off tribal leaders FAILED, that ethnic cleansing for peace FAILED . . .

US-IRAQ: Generals Seek to Reverse Obama Withdrawal Decision
By Gareth Porter* http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=45640

#4 l3wis on 02.02.09 at 12:16 pm

That’s because these guys live for that shit – no war – no glory. Unfortunately the war has strained our economy and has killed too many innocent people and brave soldiers. If they don’t come up with a plan, Obama should can them.

#5 Gary Swenchonis on 02.03.09 at 12:28 pm

Both Clinton and Bush failed us. Thats a fact. Had Clinton not caved in to Saleh of Yemen the FBI would have found all the clues to 9/11 after the attack on the Cole. But he did not want to offend him. Nor did Bush. And as for the ACLU they have done an excellent job at protecting Bin laden boys. I think he would be proud. And a even better job at ensuring that we the victims families may see the killers released free again. You can obtain all the released documents about 10/12 and 9/11. But unfortunately “party people” don’t want the truth about their respective man or woman.

#6 l3wis on 02.03.09 at 1:11 pm

Well Gary, I commend your son on his service to this country, but I doubt Obama is trying to dishonor your son by what he is doing. Give it time.

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