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OBAMA: A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER

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Submitted by DrRJP (United States), Apr 4, 2008 at 14:22

To me, Obama sounds like a time traveler from an alternate universe where Fascism and Communism rule and Democracy is just a memory.

Speaking of memories, as a high school freshman during the Cuban missile crisis of 1962. I remember vividly how everyone in my school were frozen with fear as we listened to the coming showdown with Russian ships on the high seas. Never has our country come closer to extinction than on that day. The way that we coped with that fear was to make light of it, as aptly depicted in "Dr. Strangelove," and the catch-phrase, "One nuclear bomb can ruin your entire day."

Fast-forward forty years and the thought of a terrorist group like Al-Qaeda, or a terrorist nation like Iran, armed with nukes, would do more than just "ruin our day." In the Cold War, MAD or "Mutually Assured Destruction" was our protection against annihilation. There are too many jihadists right now who live only for the day when they can destroy America. There are also too many terrorist-supporting nations, like Iran and Syria, for whom MAD only serves to describe their agendas.

You think that Obama would turn out to be a good President, but I see Obama as being more of a "Clear and present danger" than Osama ever was.

Obama who wants us to forget about 9/11, to "put it behind us," and simply sit down and "talk" to terrorists who won't listen to logic or reason. Obama is totally convinced that his silver-tongued rhetoric can sway terrorists as easily as he sway voters. It is the height of hubris and chutzpah to think that the most pernicious and persistent enemy to human freedom can be won over with dialogue.

The "Change" that Obama preaches will be one from democracy to demagogery. This election is not a choice between the lesser of two evils, but the choice between someone who will resist evil and someone who will capitulate to it.

You may hate Hillary Clinton. You may feel jilted by John McCain. You may even hold out hope for a 3rd party candidate to save the day. Yet, if it does comes down to a Obama/McCain election, the only, sane decision a voter can make is to keep Obama out of the White House. For all of McCain's faults, at least I know that America and Israel would survive his Presidency.

The same cannot be said for Obama -- not with the assemblage of anti-Semitic, anti-Israel advisors who would throw Israel to the Middle Eastern wolves.

Obama has talked a lot about "protecting Israel and making it strong," but he's never said that he would ensure Israel's continuation as a Jewish state.

Even if he did say that Israel should continue as a Jewish state, how can anyone trust what he says?

He denied being a Muslim. That was false. He denied ever being in church when Rev. Wright's was spewing hateful, racial and anti-American, anti-Israel sermons. That, too, was false as a few days later, he reversed himself and said that he had heard about them from fellow church members Then, he disinvites Rev. Wright to a rally for no stated reason. Finally, he admitted to hearing "a few, fiery sermons," but continued to defend Wright as "if he were my uncle." At the same time, he threw his grandmother under a bus (figuratively speaking) by calling her a "typical white person," who expresses her fear of being approached by suspicious-looking black men.

He told us all kinds of great things about his father, and how much influence he had on him. But, thanks to the Daily Mail we learned that:

"...for all Mr. Obama's reputation for straight talking and the compelling narrative of his recollections, they are largely myth." Obama's own relatives and family friends paint a different picture of Obama's father. He was an abusive bigamist and an egomaniac, whose life was ruined not by racism or corruption, but by his own moral failings.

Obama has lots of indirect ties to Hamas. He frequently spoke at fundraisers for Palestinians living in United Nations "refugee camps."

OBama made Robert Malley his foreign policy advisor. Malley wrote numerous opinion articles, many co-written with a former adviser to Yasser Arafat, petitioning for dialogue with Hamas and blasting Israel for numerous policies he says harm the Palestinian cause.

Malley also previously wrote a New York Review of Books piece largely blaming Israel for the collapse of the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations at Camp David in 2000 when Arafat turned down a Palestinian state in the West Bank, Gaza and eastern sections of Jerusalem and instead returned to the Middle East to launch an intifada, or terrorist campaign, against the Jewish state.

When Obama first ran for the Senate in 2004, the Chicago Jewish News interviewed him on his stance regarding Israel's security fence. He accused the Bush administration of neglecting the "Israeli-Palestinian" situation and criticized the security fence built by Israel to prevent terror attacks:

"The creation of a wall dividing the two nations is yet another example of the neglect of this Administration in brokering peace," Obama was quoted as saying.

OBama would be a bad Presidential choice from a whole host of reasons, beginning with the lack of experience, the lack of any substantive voting record (voting "Present" is not one of them), the lack of any cogent programs that will not throw our country deeper in debt, the lack of understanding how the military operates, and lastly, the lack of any real understanding the Arab-Israeli conflict.

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