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Submitted by Martin Horan (United Kingdom), Oct 12, 2008 at 19:42

As a Brit, I sincerely hope most Americans don't think like Amoeba when it comes to what they're looking for in a president: These are her words, "...exceedingly smart, intelligent and a compassionate man who will make for a skilled president in a time of crisis."

Hitler, Stalin and most of the world's most devious and tyrannical leaders have been all those things. Because they are so smart, intelligent and skilled they can dupe naive and gullible people into believing, like Amoeba, that they are compassionate. They not only can but they have, and done so many times throughout history.

Tony Blair duped the British into thinking that he was compassionate. We later woke up to the fact that he was a self-seeking, power mad, greedy egomaniac. Hitler duped Chamberlain and other world leaders into believing that he was a man of peace and millions were murdered appalingly. Stalin duped Churchill and Roosevelt into believing that he wanted peace and Central and Eastern Europe was under the communist jackboot, at the cost of at least twenty million lives, for the period of about fifty years.

Jimmy Carter was considered compassionate by Americans and made the US the laughing stock of the world, and never had the guts to apologize for his nation's humiliation. He had the blind arrogance to claim publicly that he felt hurt when Americans rejected him after the Iran fiaso. Bush Junior claimed to be a Christian then attacked Iraq (rather than Saudi Arabia and Syria who were the real culprits) and, only days after 9/11, made the outrageous claim that Islam was a peaceful religion. (And we all laughed at Jimmy Carter for being ridiculous and foolish!) Looks like we've been here before, folks.

I hope Americans realize that we have been here before! That's because, as Frederiech Hegel said, "The only thing that history teaches us is that politicians and leaders learn nothing from history." Bearing that in mind, I wish the US electorate could consider the words of Georges Satanyana: "Those who refuse to learn from history are forced to repeat it."

I would earnestly encourage all Americans to read the books of Mark A. Gabriel who was a lecturer in Islamic studies at Cairo, Egypt. The man was tortured and lost his freedom, family (his own father tried to kill him) and his country, merely for asking a question about the religion he taught. He was not condemning it or saying anything bad about it, just asking a question. I'd prefer all Americans to read the Koran, though. If what that teaches won't waken them up then nothing will. Then you'll end up with the president you deserve.

At least when we British vote, we know we are voting for the best of a very bad bunch. We don't always get it right but at least we mainly try to vote for who we consider the lesser evil. I mean, that is, those Brits who vote, having never learnt anything from the past -- and are still foolish enough to believe some things politicians say. I have been to America and I love Americans. I felt they had the right to retaliate after 9/11 (but by goiing after the real culprits. Difficult, though, when Bush has many Saudi friends). And they are kind people as well as generous. (Anyone who bad mouths America ought to try living in the former Soviet blok or in a Moslem country.) But the sad thing is, during elections Americans generally go all out to back a party and will not listen to the other side from the one they are taking. At least that's how it seems when we look at your election telecasts. It would be less worrying for Europe if America went to the polls thinking a bit like us -- with a lot of cynicism.

Sure, McCain and Palin might not be much. But at least what you see is what you get with them. What you'll get from Obama, if he becomes president, is not what you see. How can he be compassionate when he does not feel insulted that anyone would call him a Moslem? Jesus Christ said, "Love your neighbour as yourself." He also preached Grace. These are the very antithesis of the teachings of Islam. You only have to look at recent history to see that. Or check out "Arabs for Israel" on the net. (Yes there are such Arabs.) They'll explain it better than I can. If they are worried about Obama becoming president (and they are) and Gadaffi wants Obana to be president (and he does; check it out on YouTube) then America ought not to be putting him in as a president.

If the Amoebas of America do not think very much of their own country and are willing to elect Obama, then perhaps they can be less selfish and think again for the sake of the rest of the free world. Have we not submitted enough to Islam? And if he's not a Moslem why are Moslems worldwide praying for his election?

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