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2012 Election Musings

Will Obama earn his Nobel Peace Prize in his second term? I hope so and ask all those Americans who want peace to help him!

I am one of those voters who voted for Obama in 2008 with great enthusiasm and again in 2012 with less enthusiasm. I am hoping that he will earn his Nobel Peace Prize in his second term but I realize that the American people need to get up after viewing their "Dancing With the Stars" program and help him. 

I'm also encouraging everyone to take ten minutes and check out this amazing TED Talk: Heather Brooke: My battle to expose government corruption

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In the end it is the American people who are responsible and deserve the government they elect in this great country of ours.   

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Angela November 11, 2012 at 01:20 AM
Obama celebrated his victory by bombing Yemen. I am an anti-war conservative, and am just amazed that anyone who is truly anti-war could vote for Obama. He's killed more people than Bush did, for heavens sakes!
Mares Hirchert November 11, 2012 at 03:24 AM
Dear Angela, I think you are referring to a drone attack over Yemen? Check out the link below regarding Stanford's Report on Drone Strikes in Pakistan: http://www.cnn.com/2012/09/25/world/asia/pakistan-us-drone-strikes/index.html "Obama has already authorized 283 strikes in Pakistan, six times more than the number during President George W. Bush's eight years in office, Bergen wrote earlier this month. As a result, the number of estimated deaths from the Obama administration's drone strikes is more than four times what it was during the Bush administration -- somewhere between 1,494 and 2,618. However, an analysis by the New America Foundation says that the civilian casualty rate from drone strikes has been dropping sharply since 2008 despite the rising death toll. "The number of civilians plus those individuals whose precise status could not be determined from media reports -- labeled 'unknowns' by NAF -- reported killed by drones in Pakistan during Obama's tenure in office were 11% of fatalities," said Bergen. "So far in 2012 it is close to 2%. Under President Bush it was 33%." Obama has not killed more people than Bush. President Bush declared war on Afghanistan in Oct of 2001 and Iraq in March of 2003. Before he left office in Jan, 2009, over 100,000 civilians had been killed, and something under 8000 US soldiers. There were over 30,000 injured US soldiers. There is no count on the civilians injured. What facts to support your statements?
Angela November 11, 2012 at 04:18 PM
Obama's numbers don't add up: http://www.propublica.org/special/how-obama-drone-death-claims-stack-up Regardless, there is no reason that any legitimate anti-war activist should support a man who fired celebratory drones on a third world nation to celebrate an electoral win. Supporting a president who uses kangaroo courts and secret kill lists to assassinate our fellow Americans, including at least one child, and cowardly drone attacks to kill third world citizens with no real military to defend themselves with public trial is a far cry from the principled positions that Democrats used to pretend to hold. Portraying the slide toward tyranny as a cheerful step toward peace is, at best, naive. At worst, it's evil unmasked.
Mares Hirchert November 12, 2012 at 02:49 AM
Dear Angela, What numbers do you have to offer, other than to say "Obama's numbers don't add up" ? The numbers in the article are from the Standford University Report, not Obama's numbers. Where did you read that Obama fired celebratory drones on Yemen? I have not read or heard that except from you. Could you send me a link? From day 1 when our Pres George Bush decided to bomb Afghanistan instead of calling in Interpol to follow the money of the 19 hijackers (15 from Saudia Arabia) I have been against the wars, Afghanistan, Iraq, and the never ending War on Terror. I am against drone attacks whether they were by Bush or Obama. I am against the Israeli Gov't threatening to bomb innocent civilians working in the nuclear power plants in Iran just as I'm against the Israeli Gov't bombing of Gaza in 2008-2009 where they killed over 326 Palestinian children and used white phosphorus bombs which are illegal against a civilian population. I was against Obama sending the Navy Seals to capture/kill Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan. I voted for Obama because he supports diplomacy with Iran rather than starting WW111. Romney is a friend to Bibi-knows him from after college when they both worked together at the same company. I once asked a holocaust survivor for his definition of "evil" and he replied: "indifference." Indifferent, I am not. I don't think you are indifferent either. Did you write Obama or your Congressperson letting them know you are upset?

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