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Please, please win this election sir, if i wake up in the morning and hear anything resembling "President-Elect McCain" i will lose all hope for America turning around its world image and its economy. Alot of younger people probably dont remember the days when it was cool to be American, and most of the world looked up to them...
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Please, please win this election sir, if i wake up in the morning and hear anything resembling "President-Elect McCain" i will lose all hope for America turning around its world image and its economy. Alot of younger people probably dont remember the days when it was cool to be American, and most of the world looked up to them...
This image that you say was going down WELL before the current President though. Obama will change some of that, but if he keeps that status quo in regards to geo political situations, then it will be same ole same ole.
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How long before an assassination attempt on Obama's life if he's elected president?
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Old 11-04-2008, 09:42 AM   #4 (permalink)
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How long before an assassination attempt on Obama's life if he's elected president?
6 months, tops!There are way too many hick bigots in that country.It's extremly sad and pathetic!



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Old 11-04-2008, 09:43 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Claud, i agree, the image was heading downhill before this admin, but they took it from a slow decline to a damn nosedive in 8 short years, its a shame, the Americans i know are pretty much like the Canadians i know, honest, decent, hard working people that love their country and want to do whats right. I really think Obama can get some of the lustre that has been lost back for the States and show the world that most Americans are good people.

Dr. I really hope there isnt one, but who knows, there's alot of racist idiots in this world, but im sure he will have unprecidented security measures if/WHEN!!! he is Prez
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Old 11-04-2008, 09:48 AM   #6 (permalink)
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How long before an assassination attempt on Obama's life if he's elected president?
One attempt on his life has already been thwarted. There will, unfortunately, be many more to come.
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How long before his first meeting with the heads of the islamic world....how long before he takes terrorist organizations off the list...

If he sits down with ACK MED IN JIHAD, it could be a very very very bad thing.

Believe it or not the stability and iron first that the Bush AND Clinton admin brought to the middle east, may have been preventing something bigger. I just worry without Americas full support is Israel will get a little nervous, and that could be a very very very bad thing.

The thing about this election is, it has such far reaching implicaqtions, including for my brother in Afghanistan.

While I understand the want and nee tro get the big bad repubs out of office.....I accually a little scared.
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Dr. I really hope there isnt one, but who knows, there's alot of racist idiots in this world, but im sure he will have unprecidented security measures if/WHEN!!! he is Prez
I hope there isn't, but its inevitable in my opinion. The first minority to become the most powerful person on the planet. And the thing is, I think it would be an internal master plan and not by some some extremist group.
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... how long before he takes terrorist organizations off the list...
Clarify for me, please. Do you really believe that Obama will take national security off the priority list? He has been talking (we'll see if he does anything about it) about going into Afghanistan and getting Bin Laden during his entire campaign ... which is honestly what Bush et al. (2000-2008) should have done in the first place, instead of going after Sadam.

Just wondering.
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Wow ... can you ever tell your Conservative.
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Clarify for me, please. Do you really believe that Obama will take national security off the priority list? He has been talking (we'll see if he does anything about it) about going into Afghanistan and getting Bin Laden during his entire campaign ... which is honestly what Bush et al. (2000-2008) should have done in the first place, instead of going after Sadam.

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Yes I do. He will have to.

There is no way he can afford everything he said he will do. Its the Pierre Trudeau way of getting elected, promise everything to everyone, and borrow to make it happen.
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well, the US considers Venezuela a terrorrist country. That tells a lot about that list.
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Wow ... can you ever tell your Conservative.
Doc, much like you, people make these decisions based on their personal situations. I can speak first hand to the Canadian Military (the oxymoron that it is) is terrified, of Obama.

He has already said he will reach out to those rouge nations and work on diplomacy.

There is no diplomacy when governments are run by religion, and have no control over what their military does. America can not afford to appear weak.

I know I sound like a "hawk", but the fact that we havn't been hit, or there have been no large scale terrorist attacks in a while, is no reason to become complacent.
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well, the US considers Venezuela a terrorrist country. That tells a lot about that list.
I think when the leader of a nation applaudes the death of over 2500 of your citizans......and about 300 spanish people as well, it is reason enough.
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Yes I do. He will have to.

There is no way he can afford everything he said he will do. Its the Pierre Trudeau way of getting elected, promise everything to everyone, and borrow to make it happen.
oh come on. firstly, both candidates thought they had a rosier economic picture when they began making their campiagn promises, and secondly, mccain made as many unaffordable promises as obama did.

never mind that the bush administration was the highest spending administration in us political history...
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oh come on. firstly, both candidates thought they had a rosier economic picture when they began making their campiagn promises, and secondly, mccain made as many unaffordable promises as obama did.

never mind that the bush administration was the highest spending administration in us political history...
I didn't sayMccain can keep his promises either...has any politian ever, I just think Obama is more likley to cut military spending.


war will do that.
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i hope he does cut military spending. the us needs to stop getting embroiled in wars they can't win and start repairing a country that is rotting from the inside. i know this will not be popular amongst those with political views such as yours, but it is the most important thing the us can do right now.

internationally, the us is seen as an imperialist country, and nations, for better or worse, are starting to rebel against that. the best defensive foreign policy is to reach out diplomatically and stop threatening people. don't give them a reason to hate. it's a lot harder to get people to perform suicide attacks against a black man named barack hussein obama extending an olive branch than a bunch of old white men singing 'bomb iran'.

this is not a panacaea, no doubt, but it is the first step in repairing the damage that has been done over the last 30-40 years.
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Doc, much like you, people make these decisions based on their personal situations. I can speak first hand to the Canadian Military (the oxymoron that it is) is terrified, of Obama.

He has already said he will reach out to those rouge nations and work on diplomacy.

There is no diplomacy when governments are run by religion, and have no control over what their military does. America can not afford to appear weak.

I know I sound like a "hawk", but the fact that we havn't been hit, or there have been no large scale terrorist attacks in a while, is no reason to become complacent.


The only reason there has not been a major terrorist attack is for one simple fact.THE WAR IN IRAQ!Groups such as Al Queda have been all over Iraq and the surrounding region for the last 5+ years,suicide bombers have killed well over 2 thousand troops and citizens.The war in iraq allowed these groups to enter iraq b/c Sadam Hussein was no long there to stop terrorists from entering the country.Therefore making many U.S citizens(troops) a target.Much easier then planning an elaberate 9/11 type of attack!

That war should have never started!
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I think when the leader of a nation applaudes the death of over 2500 of your citizans......and about 300 spanish people as well, it is reason enough.
Hugo Chavez is a douche but he has never said that. Niether about the twin tower attacks or the bombs in the trains of madrid.
Venezuela is a democracy as valid as the US.
Well, he actually got elected, not like Mr Bush.
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Just for the record. America is the most benign superpower in the history of the earth.

If the world wants America, to fix its own problems, fair enough. Stop turning to them for help. Everytime, something goes down, the world looks to America

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It matters not, and I think you know that.

Look I totally agree America has issues, that need ot be fixed. I agree they need to get out of some of the things they have dipped there hand in. I'm just a little concerned about a Obama Government, with a democratic house, and senate.

So if people like Alec Baldwin want America out of Iraq, stop asking them to go fix Darfour in the next breath.
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