Letters to editor

Wouldn’t president be fired in the real world?

By From page A8 | March 22, 2014

When the president was first elected 2008, we were involved in two wars: one which was winding down and the other which was the “right war” according to Barack Obama and other liberals.

This was the war in Afghanistan, because that is where the Taliban was entrenched. The other war, Iraq, was not considered the “right war,” because “no weapons of mass destruction were found.” Liberals, in the beginning, were in favor until no “yellow cake” from Niger was found and some “voted for it, before they were against it.”

Now we have President Obama, again, “leading from behind” and in charge. We are backing out of Iraq and being run out of Afghanistan by the “Tin Pot” leader Hamid Karzai. Both of these wars were on track to be won, until Obama became president. Most of the world respected President Bush, in my eyes, and I feel that cannot be said of President Obama at this stage in his presidency.

These past few years we have drawn a “red line” in the sand time and time again, but our president continues to tell us that is not what he has said and that we have misunderstood him. In the latest issue in Crimea, Putin had no regard for the warnings of economic retaliation put forth by our president.

How can our European and Central European allies trust our U.S. government to back them up? Our president is known as a “paper tiger” by our enemies. How can Israel, our longtime ally, have any trust in us? Remember the doctor in Pakistan who helped our president take out Osama bin Laden? He remains in prison for that help. Why would anyone help us with that fate in store for them?

Rod Keck


Letter to the Editor


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  • DanielMarch 22, 2014 - 5:32 am

    This is American's first completely go it alone president whom is spying on our own allies like Merkel. No one likes him nor trusts him, if he can lie to his own citizens about their medical insurance and doctor plus make up a whopper about American deaths in Benghazi peddling it to the U.N., he'll lie to anyone in the world. I have no doubt that his own deadline to pull troops out of Afghanistan will pass and he'll forget them there. Haliburton and Blackwater love him because their stock has quadruped since 2009 but the rest of us Americans that aren't zombie hacks hate what he's doing.

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  • PornacMarch 22, 2014 - 7:21 am

    Ukraine would be a fantastic location for a war movie!

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  • DanielMarch 22, 2014 - 7:31 am

    Porno is Obama still keeping his campaign promise to Putin to unilaterally disarm the US, guy our military and lower benefits to militarymen and their families?

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  • rlw895March 23, 2014 - 1:36 am

    So would Pakistan!

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  • The MisterMarch 22, 2014 - 8:29 am

    Rod, how in the world can you say that Israel is "our longtime ally" and give a monkey's toss if they "have any trust in us"? They control Washington DC (via AIPAC); we give them billions in aid every year; we fight their wars so they don't have to. We're not an ally of Israel (meaning the Zionist government), we are their *-itch. The only thing the Zionists give us is sermon material for fat Pastor Hagee. Rod, you're not one of those "Neo-Cons" who thinks that any war that kills dark-skinned people around the world is a good thing, are you?

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  • DeeMarch 22, 2014 - 9:52 am

    When are people going to realize the president does not run the country single handed? The senate and congress make all the decisions. He has very little ability to over ride the decisions they make and often has to compromise on what he wanted. Which is really why the "Obamacare" is so messed up. He had a good plan and the house and senate messed it up!

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  • DanielMarch 22, 2014 - 9:59 am

    Dee how is it possible that you don't know that it was an all Demo Congress that passed Obamacare without one single GOP vote? The GOP was shut out of the secret process. Pelosi, Reid nor even Obama claimed to have read the bill before they voted for it, with the exception of the tea party whom knew exactly that it was a catastrophic.

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  • CD BrooksMarch 22, 2014 - 10:11 am

    Daniel is finally correct. The Tea Party is indeed catastrophic!

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  • Salty DogMarch 22, 2014 - 10:30 am

    CD ha ha nice play on words. CD the spinmister has spoken

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  • JagMarch 22, 2014 - 9:02 pm

    The Tea party is about to go RINO hunting, First we are going to take out Lindsey then Mitch and last John

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  • patrickMarch 22, 2014 - 12:57 pm

    DEE only congress can make laws or change laws. 0bama has made over 30 changes to his Obama care law in the last few months. so much for congress--- he is the king now or so he thinks.

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  • JagMarch 22, 2014 - 8:53 pm

    Dee Are you serious? Go back to sleep for another 5 years Good night

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  • Friday on Infowars....Replaying till Sunday afternoon U R Tuned out So Tune in OK ?March 22, 2014 - 10:24 am

    On this Friday, March 21 edition of the Alex Jones Show, Alex covers the latest act of citizen journalism as an activist interrupts a BBC live broadcast to warn of “institutional pedophile rings” operating in the United Kingdom. Other news on Alex's radar includes the prospect of the government assassinating protesters, as it planned to do during the its battle against the Occupy Wall Street movement, the fall of the middle class, and Al Sharpton's move to circumscribe and dominate “civil rights” following Rand Paul's defense of the Bill or Rights. On today’s broadcast, Alex talks with British MP, writer and activist George Galloway, renowned for his “colorful rhetoric and combative debating style.” Mr. Galloway talks about the crisis in Ukraine and the crimes of Ken Lay and Tony Blair.wwwinfowarscom

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  • mike kirchubelMarch 22, 2014 - 10:59 am

    Yeah, Rod, Obama should attack the world, just to gain your respect. Like Bush. Now HE was a presidential president.. The kind of guy Fox Newsies could really understand. What would you suggest first? Nukes? Of course! No pussyfootin for you. A bold, manly, opening gambit.

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  • Remember Rod All Wars Are Banker's WarsMarch 22, 2014 - 11:41 am

    The International Bankers are playing games...setting up both sides again and getting innocent people killed....The United States and China and now Russia?( against its will ) are all used....Israel is used, Iraq was used....Iran/Iraq in their war against each other.... U.S, England, France, Germany, Japan, China, Russia in the World Wars all were used after being set up to fight each other by the Rothschild + other hidden hand Bankers/Globalists/Corporatists remember most all the media, TV, Radio, lots of the Major Newspapers, Magazines, Some commentators on the Internet, all are owned and controlled by these same evil Globalists....They use the Hegelian Dialectic to set up two sides to every issue and also even create the issues themselves....Believe me WE ARE ALL WORLD WIDE UNDER MIND CONTROL....but some of us are awake.....PLEASE WAKE UP PEOPLE.....research for yourself...see that I AM TELLING YOU THE TRUTH. Here is the difficult part for a lot of you that are awake....These evil people do the Devil's bidding, other wise they would just enjoy their money and not concentrate so much on getting us all to kill each other.... The Devil delights in death and destruction and sorrow......READ REVELATION IN THE BIBLE....research All Wars are Bankers Wars......but also remember Obama too was approved for the Presidency by the Bilderbergs, but then so too was Mitt Robme.

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  • http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-ukraine-crisis-and-vladimir-putin-a-new-financial-system-free-from-wall-street-and-the-city-of-london/5374785March 22, 2014 - 11:59 am

    Google.... The Ukraine Crisis and Vladimir Putin: A New Financial System Free from Wall Street and the City of London? By Umberto Pascali Global Research, March 22, 2014......SHOUT OUT TO GLOBAL RESEARCH....Could you do a series of articles on....All wars are bankers wars, the public needs to be educated on the true historical aspects of modern warfare from Napoleon on.... Thank you

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  • Rich GiddensMarch 22, 2014 - 3:51 pm

    By failing at both diplomacy and war, Obama the contemptible clown has set the world on a course for another global apocalypse and catastrophe----didn't enough people die in the global conflicts along with proxy wars during the last 100 years?

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  • Puddin TaneMarch 22, 2014 - 7:32 pm

    Rod, you're delusional if you think that Bush was respected abroad. The man lied to the world about his motivations for invading Iraq, and then decided to cycle through a series of excuses after he was found out. Not to mention the fact that his financial policies helped spark the most recent recession, which is still being felt around the globe.

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  • Rich GiddensMarch 22, 2014 - 7:48 pm

    Turns out Iraq did have WMD----the ones they used on the Kurds, remember? They harbored terrorists too----Abu Nidal and Mohammed Abul Abbas for starts. You sound like another "misinformed" Californian to me! The legal sufficiency of prosecuting the war is not the question---the question is the conduct and strategy of the war and its loss---by Obama!

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  • Rich GiddensMarch 22, 2014 - 9:32 pm

    President Obama has again proven who the world leader is and who the pansy in mommy jeans is. Obama loves all the tough talk and rhetoric but he's really hypocritically angry with Putin for running Russia the way Obama would like to run the United States: as a dictator with a spine. Comparing Obama and Putin you get Pee Wee Herman on a bike (Obama) versus a strong, tough leader on a horse (Putin). What happened to this president's promise saying he was going to restore respect for the United States in the International community? Instead we see another example of how the Obama apology tour in 2009 failed to impress world leaders and was perceived as a sign of weakness and lack of leadership. The damaging actions of this president has caused the stature of the United States to slip further into the outhouse and the diplomatic and military mission failures are now clearly endangering us all! If Obama really wanted to get Putin’s attention he would threaten to leave John Kerry in Moscow and force Putin to sign up for Obamacare! LOL! .

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  • rlw895March 23, 2014 - 1:50 am

    Rod doesn't say the president would be fired in the "real world." Is this a DR headline? It doesn't fit the content. In any event, in the real world, we had a chance to "fire" Obama in 2012 and we didn't. We didn't "fire" Bush in 2004 though either. So I guess liberals and conservatives are even. Perhaps rather than the "real world" we should talk about a just world. In a just world, Bush and Cheney both would have resigned when no WMDs were found in Iraq. That would have also taken out all the other warmongers in that administration. Obama has done nothing close.

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  • Carl Fontana - If rlw ( really likes to write, while saying mostly ALL THE WRONG THINGS ) Only Had a BrainMarch 23, 2014 - 2:14 am


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  • rlw895March 23, 2014 - 2:04 am

    Rod always writes such juicy letters. Let's start by pointing out that a lot more people than just "liberals" believe that after finding no WMSs, the Iraq war was unjustified. I'm one of those. I supported the war on the condition that "you'd (Bush/Cheney) better be right." That's the condition I would set before firing someone. Turns out, they WEREN'T right, but there were no consequences for them (unless you count indictments by the World Court and revulsion by most of the world's people). There WERE (and are) consequences for us for failing to "fire" Bush/Cheney in 2004. Obama has helped us get out of that hole, and history will judge him well for that.

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  • rlw895March 23, 2014 - 2:14 am

    Next, let's consider Rod's incredible statement that "both wars were on track to be won." Does anyone (other than Rod) have any idea what that means? As for Rod, he essentially confesses to being in a fantasy world when he says "in his mind," the world respected Bush.

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  • rlw895March 23, 2014 - 2:28 am

    Finally, we get to Putin/Russia/Ukraine/Crimea in Rod's fantasy world. Obama IS backing our European allies. What indication is there he's not? Putin has shown his willingness to pay the price for his Crimean incursion. That's the way the real world works. The question now is, what next? Our NATO allies aren't nervous. They see the US under Obama as an ally that knows how to wield the influence of the world's last superpower to their benefit. Ukraine never made it into that circle. By the time Putin is done, the value of being in NATO will be reinforced 100-fold. That is, in the real world.

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  • rlw ... Do Flop ...Do Flop a Lot .....In The Still Of The NightMarch 23, 2014 - 2:35 am


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  • rlw895March 23, 2014 - 3:30 am

    Isn't The Enforcer missing you?

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