Obama Statement on Supplemental Bill that Sets a Target Redeployment Date | U.S. Senator Barack Obama.

“WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) today released the following statement after the Senate approved the supplemental funding bill that sets a target date to remove U.S. combat troops from Iraq: ’We are one signature away from ending the Iraq War. President Bush must listen to the will of the American people and sign this bill so that our troops can come home.’”

I AM CONFUSED… Either he is incredibly dense, knowing that “one signature” is not enough to end an undeclared war; incredibly naive, believing that President Bush will somehow sign the bill he promised to veto; or an empty suit pandering to the public with media-friendly sound-bite platitudes.

If, in truth, he is any of these things, then I do not want him for my president … regardless of his party affiliations or political positions. In fact, I do not want him under any conditions. Leaving race and religion aside, he is just too “unknown.” He needs seasoning in the political arena, where his beliefs can be tested in hand-to-hand combat with his party’s leaders as well as the opposition. Where his historical record of voting and published writings may give us a glimpse of the man and his philosophy. I am afraid that what we may get, if this process is not fulfilled, is another Jimmy Carter — a disastrous failure of a President on any level. A man who shares the forever dishonored Nobel Peace Prize with Yasser Arafat.

I do not want a “looks good, sounds good, appears OK” leader at this critical juncture of the United States history. I want someone with leadership skills who will erase the polarization between the rabid partisans and once again unite America into the foremost nation in the world. Anything less would be to sell our rich heritage to the “one worlders” at bargain basement prices. It is my personal observation that, since President Regan, we have been sliding into political chaos that is fast gutting the United States. Part of this decline is due to dishonest politicians, part due to dishonest media, part due to the politicization of our governmental institutions…and due in the most part, to apathetic voters who lazily refuse to do their homework and demand forthright political leadership.

What can YOU do?   Research the candidates from all parties. Hold them responsible for their inane utterances and platitudes. Ignore the political pundits and the media and VOTE for the best person.

A reminder from a large improvement can result from a small change…

— steve

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