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Obama as duck

Reader comment on item: Wasted U.S. Spending in Iraq (and Afghanistan): $53 billion and Counting

Submitted by G.Vishvas (India), Nov 23, 2009 at 17:45

Saddam Hussain, for all his evil sins, could have been USA's best instrument in West Asia, even a friend of Israel. He was no doubt evil, but he could have been skillfully used for fighting down greater evils like islam and arab chauvinism, and simultaneously influenced to become more human in his internal politics. Instead of that the personal anger and vengeance of the Bush family was foisted on and determined US politics and he was ousted and a relatively progressive and rich Irak (in comparison to many other islamic and arab states) handed over to shia fascists and Iran.

This intervention in Irak also meant that the task in Afghanistan could not be completed and has now become impossible (to complete or to run away from).

This is the sin of the republican party and Bush-Cheney administration left behind for Obama to tackle. and Obama seems to be quite incapable of handling it. With the huge debts left behind by Bush and the US army overstretched and moving towards demoralization, with republican hate-propaganda against Obama picking up pace - no wonder Obama has become a duck.

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