Pres. Obama Outlines Goals for Afghanistan, Iraq

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It’s so good to finally be able to listen to policy being discussed that can be understood, put to words and thoughts that don’t make a mockery of the Presidential Office and Country!

Friday, February 27, 2009

PBS NewsHour: TRANSCRIPT of Interview with Jim Lehrer

After a major policy announcement that the U.S. combat mission in Iraq will end next year, President Obama spoke with Jim Lehrer about Iraq, Afghanistan and the challenges of his new office.

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  1. Medical professionals are the latest group to join the 911 truth movement.

    Who died and left the US to ASSume the role of world police.  Rather whose pipeline needs protection/whose military industrial complex needs an enemy?

    Having gone through an expat assignment I would estimate the probability of real muslim radicals “sneaking” into this country by the “thousands” at trillions to one.

    Al-CIA-duh is an international organization with sophisticated command and control strucures, you betcha.

    Must be why assault rifles HAVE to be taken away from American citizens.

  2. truly believes the reasons for Iraq and Afghanistan, or is simply not wanting to upset the applecart.

    For example, stating that there is unfinished business in Iraq, such as the Iraq hydro-carbon law not being yet signed — actually means we haven’t achieved the theft of Iraqi oil yet.

    Afghanistan and the phony reason given: we’re going after Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda — yeh, in a half-hearted effort.  No, the real reason we went there was to try to get in on the oil from the Caspian Sea and the gas pipelines leading from there.  That, too, has not yet happened.

    For good reading on this, From Afghanistan to Iraq: Connecting the Dots With Oil

  3. Kucinich on Iraq Troop Withdrawal: You Can’t be In and Out at the Same Time | Press Release

    Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), who led the effort in the House of Representatives against the war in Iraq as far back as 2002, today made the following statement after President Obama announced that the combat mission in Iraq will end by August 31, 2010. The President also indicated that between 35-50,000 troops will remain in Iraq to advise and train Iraqi security forces and protect American civilian and military personal.

    “I support President Obama for taking a step in the right direction in Iraq, but I do not think that his plan goes far enough. You cannot leave combat troops in a foreign country to conduct combat operations and call it the end of the war. You can’t be in and out at the same time.

    “America must determine at some point to end the occupation, close the bases and bring the troops home. We must bring a conclusion to this sorry chapter in American history where war was waged under false pretense against an innocent people. Taking troops out of Iraq should not mean more troops available for deployment in other operations.

    “In February of 2007 I presented H.R. 1234, legislation that would end the war in Iraq, and the process I outlined is still necessary. We should immediately bring home American service members and contractors, convene a regional conference to prepare an international peace-keeping force and accelerate Iraq-driven reconstruction.”

    Congressman Kucinich led opposition to the Joint Resolution on Iraq, known as the Iraq war resolution, beginning in 2002, and has consistently opposed funding the ongoing war.

    View Kucinich’s 2002 analysis of the Joint Resolution on Iraq here.

    View H.R. 1234 here.

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