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steven johnson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 05:57 AM
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Obama Gets Some Good News on Economy, Terror Fight
Love him or hate him, President Obama has sought out the smartest people he could find and trust, and he has axted aggressively on their advice. Thank goodness we're relying on brains rather than 'true believers'as we had in the last administration.



Friday, August 7, 2009; 6:47 PM

President Obama has encountered strong headwinds in his seven months in office, with the nation's unemployment rate undermining support for his economic vision, Republicans questioning his resolve to battle terrorists, and his plans for health-care reform facing skepticism in Congress and across the nation.

But the president scored a welcome break in that creeping narrative Friday, as the nation's unemployment rate dipped for the first time in 15 months and word came that a CIA-launched missile had apparently killed a terrorist leader in Pakistan.

"We have presented President Obama with a number of actions and initiatives against al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups," Brennan said. "Not only has he approved these operations, he has encouraged us to be even more aggressive, even more proactive and even more innovative, to seek out new ways and new opportunities for taking down these terrorists before they can kill more innocent men, women and children."

"Things are rarely as bad as they look or as good as they look," he said. "It is important to keep that in mind and also not to overstate the significance of a particular event on a particular day. Everybody is pleased the rate of job loss is slowing, but it is still a significant loss. And it is important not to overstate the importance of any one leader. These sorts of terrorist organizations are usually like the Hydra. You cut off one head and there usually are others."



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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 07:40 AM
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1. They aren't even certain Mahsud is dead, or that it would help
the US if he were. It would have no effect on Afghanistan Taliban. The good news I heard is that we are no longer fighting a 'Global War on Terror'. But, unfortunately, the US is still expanding its 'Regional War on Terror' in the AfPak war.
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RC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 12:36 PM
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2. Gotta make sure we have enemies.
War is good business. Never mind the cube rats put out of jobs if we ever get universal health care, think of the Military Industrial Complex keeping this country afloat in the world market.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 02:47 PM
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3. President Obama is a good friend to
have..but, don't be plotting to kill people with your terrorists bombs 'cause he will take you out of the equation.
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