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Saturday, December 10, 2005

Is Senator Barack Obama right about Democrat Presidents misleading our country into war....?

If statements reported and imputed to Sen. Barack Obama, as representing what he "seemed to be saying" to the Chicago Tribune, were in fact made by him, then mega-kudos for Obama are in order from Republicans and from American troops fighting in the Iraq War and the war against extreme Islamic fundamentalist terrorists.

Those brave troops and their Commander in Chief have been thoroughly bashed for two years now by the mainstream media and hard-left Democrats who do not want the United States, its allies and the Iraqi military to win the war---preferring instead to wave the white flag of surrender and let the Iraqi people face the same fate the South Vietnamese people were forced to face.

But, worse than misleading America and its troops into war, Presidents Kennedy and Johnson got American troops into the Vietnam War and kept them there without providing them the necessary support and authority to prosecute the war in a manner to actually win it. Consequently, ca. 50,000 American heroes died in that war, while trying to protect millions of the South Vietnamese people from subjugation, oppression and slaughter.

You can read about Sen. Obama's imputed statements below or here.
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"Barack Obama: Dem Presidents Misled on War"

Democrat presidents misled and troops wound up dead?

That's what Sen. Barack Obama seemed to be saying in a wide ranging interview with the Chicago Tribune this week.

Commenting on claims that President Bush used bogus intelligence to take America into the Iraq war - he noted that more than one Democratic president has done the same thing. The revelation came as Sen. Obama recounted a recent town meeting where an audience member had asked him about the war, saying: "Shouldn't the president be impeached for lying?"

The top black Democrat recalled answering: "Well, FDR, JFK, LBJ -- we have a pretty long list of presidents who maybe were not entirely forthcoming with intelligence information before they went to war, so I'd be cautious against making legal cases against the administration."

Sen. Obama was apparently referring to longstanding allegations that FDR ignored intelligence that showed the Japanese planned to attack Pearl Harbor - knowing that such an attack would mobilize public opinion for a war against Nazi Germany.

In JFK and LBJ's case, he was apparently alluding to intelligence that was manipulated before the Vietnam War - such as Lyndon Johnson's claim that the North Vietnamese attacked US ships in the Gulf of Tonkin incident. Historians now say no such attack ever took place...."

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