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  •  I think he's a realist (1+ / 0-)
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    Mas Gaviota

    Neither a peacenik nor a warmonger, somewhere in between.  "I'm not against all wars, just stupid wars," I believe was his quote.

    I can see him invading Pakistan if he has actionable intelligence about the whereabouts of Bin Laden or other top-level Al Queda leaders, to take them out.  I also see him withdrawaling from Iraq as quickly as possible.  Both positions are, IMHO, the proper ones.

    •  Smart Wars? (0+ / 0-)

      Aside from WWII when we were more or less forced to fight, are there really any smart wars?  I want a president who avoids war.  I hear much about Obama's deep Christian faith.  Would he take seriously that peacenik J.C. who said "Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called sons of God" (Matthew 5:9)?  As for "actionable intelligence", we had plenty of that before we laid to waste Afganistan and Iraq.  However, Bin Laden and his allies are stronger now than six years ago.  Again, I hope Barack the warrior is just a pose to make the red meat crowd accept him.

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