Obama would consider missile strikes on Iran

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Obama would consider missile strikes on Iran

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Sep 25, 2004 6:01 pm

From the Chicago Tribune

<a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/spec ... ></b>Obama would consider missile strikes on Iran</b></a>


U.S. Senate candidate Barack Obama suggested Friday that the United States one day might have to launch surgical missile strikes into Iran and Pakistan to keep extremists from getting control of nuclear bombs.

Obama, a Democratic state senator from the Hyde Park neighborhood, made the remarks during a meeting Friday with the Tribune editorial board. Obama's Republican opponent, Alan Keyes, was invited to attend the same session but declined.

Iran announced on Tuesday that it has begun converting tons of uranium into gas, a crucial step in making fuel for a nuclear reactor or a nuclear bomb. The International Atomic Energy Agency has called for Iran to suspend all such activities. ...
Obama is leading in the polls by something like 40%. He is almost certainly my next senator.

Alan Keyes' comment that Jesus would not vote for Obama did not go down well among Illinois Republicans.
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Post by Doctor X » Sat Sep 25, 2004 6:15 pm

Apparently, the Republicans could not get a reputable idiot--Carol Mosley Braun refused to switch parties and Zeke's pig is "feelin' poorly!"

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sat Sep 25, 2004 7:41 pm

Doctor X wrote:Apparently, the Republicans could not get a reputable idiot--Carol Mosley Braun refused to switch parties and Zeke's pig is "feelin' poorly!"
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Jim Ryan was reputable, not an idiot, and the winner of the primary. But he got caught in a scandal. (Edited to note: A sex scandal involving no lawbreaking, and indeed no adultery.)

The number two in the primary was Eric Oberweiss, but the Republican machine didn't want an outsider. Oberweiss' claim to fame was the dairy business not politics.

So the machine decided to bring in another black in hopes of snaring some of that vote from Obama. Many blacks are social conservatives, you see.

So they bring in Keyes. who proceeded to piss off all the downstate farmers by opposing farm subsidies, whereas Obama always supported that at the state level.

Then the Jesus remark irked everybody who wasn't a one-issue anti-abortion crazy.

And now Obama is "good on defense".
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Post by Doctor X » Sat Sep 25, 2004 7:47 pm

Sometimes a team concedes defeat and brings in the cheerleaders.

From what I know of the race, Obama would have probably still won against Ryan. The reason Ryan had to drop out is unfortunate--but ironic. Supporters complained about "what consenting adults do"--really? Then what about other things "consenting adults" do that they oppose?

Anyways, at least it seems Obama has a brain and--given his remarks on Iran--knows how to use it. It is unfortunate that current politics have ultra-polarized thinking--"all Democrats must think/all Republicans must think"--but it is a presidential election season.

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Post by Luke T. » Sun Sep 26, 2004 12:19 am

Israel bombed Iraq's nuclear power plant in the 80s, so they probably have a hairy eyeball on Iran now. They might save us the trouble.
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Post by The Central Scrutinizer » Sun Sep 26, 2004 3:12 am

Luke T. wrote:Israel bombed Iraq's nuclear power plant in the 80s, so they probably have a hairy eyeball on Iran now. They might save us the trouble.
Here we are chasing Obama all over Afghanistan, and he comes out threatening to take out Iranian nukes. Sort of switched to our side. How ironic. I'm sure he never thought he would be helping us! And now I guess all the muslims are turning against eachother. I think that was predictable, as part of the struggle for power.

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Sep 26, 2004 3:22 am

The Central Scrutinizer wrote: Here we are chasing Obama all over Afghanistan, and he comes out threatening to take out Iranian nukes. Sort of switched to our side. How ironic. I'm sure he never thought he would be helping us! And now I guess all the muslims are turning against each other. I think that was predictable, as part of the struggle for power.
You think you're being a scream, but there was a big uproar hereabouts when some radio guy had a Freudian slip (let's be charitable) about "Barak Osama".

BTW, Obama was raised a Muslim and is a Christian convert.
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Post by The Central Scrutinizer » Sun Sep 26, 2004 3:41 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:BTW, Obama was raised a Muslim and is a Christian convert.
So he switched from one form of stupidity to another?

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Post by Silicon » Tue Sep 28, 2004 12:44 am

The Central Scrutinizer wrote:
Abdul Alhazred wrote:BTW, Obama was raised a Muslim and is a Christian convert.
So he switched from one form of stupidity to another?
He switched from the incredibly unpopular one, to the one which gets people elected to high national office.


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