Originally Posted by PunkSE316
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Bush started that Iraq mess..and things only got worse when time went on..similar to the economy mess..Obama has been forced to stay there. You are so blind.
How can you say GOON is blind when you seem to be under the impression that the US is still in Iraq? We withdrew out troops in December of 2011, in accordance with the withdrawal deadline agreed to by George W Bush. In fact, Barack Obama wanted to keep 10,000 US troops in Iraq BEYOND George Bush's deadline.
Now Obama has tripled our military presence in Afghanistan, gotten us involved in Libya, is considering arming/funding rebels in Syria, and has greatly ramped up drone strikes in Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia. Obama is a bigger warhawk than Dick Cheney, even. How ironic that he was given a nobel peace prize during the first year of his presidency.
Unfortunately regarding civil liberties Obama simply has no leg to stand on. He extended the PATRIOT act and signed the NDAA, allowing any American citizen to be indefinitely detained without due process. Also thanks to Obama we'll be seeing drones used in civilian space to spy on, well, anyone the government feels like spying on.
As far as the economy? Obama is spending more than the current deficit alone on his socialist healthcare vision. And, as he proudly bragged during the presidential debate, continues to increase military spending every year.
Of course, Romney would not be an improvement in any of these areas, nor have I ever or will I ever support Romney's presidential bid, but I have to take issue with anyone trying to portray Barack Obama as anything less than a complete failure of a president.