I had two people ask me today who I’d vote for President. Each time I replied, “Well, like most Americans, I’m against the war in Iraq and against invading other countries. I’m voting for the only one who’s against both.”
Here’s the weird part: both people replied “Oh, Obama?”
Does the average American really believe Obama is against the war? Do they really think he’s against invading other countries? Sure, before he was a senator he gave a speech denouncing the war in 2002, and he still claims he’s the anti-war candidate. He says he’s against “the war” (not necessarily “war” in general) but his actions don’t match up.
Since becoming a senator, he’s consistently voted for war funding.
He claims (in yesterday’s debate), “Once we had driven the bus into the ditch, there were only so many ways we could get out. The question is: Who’s making the decision initially to drive the bus into the ditch?”
Uh, how ’bout we stop driving the bus in the ditch?
And about not invading another country…
On Aug 1, 2007 Obama gave a speech where he called for “a redeployment of troops into Afghanistan and even Pakistan — with or without the permission of Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf.” [ABC News]
Sure sounds like an invasion to me! How would we feel if the Chinese announced they would be sending 3 infantry brigades to California to hunt for “spies?”
So who’s running for President and against the war, and invading other countries?
Clinton? Naw, she voted for the invasion of Iraq in 2002, and continues to vote for funding.
McCain? You kidding me? He was singing about bombing Iran April 19, 2007. [Video] You know, to the tune of the Beach Boys “Barbara Ann.” And last month he was talking about “maintaining a presence in Iraq for another 100 years.” [Video]
So who’s against the war, and invading other countries? C’mon, I don’t really have to tell you, do I? You know his name…
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