Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Obama's reversal on gay soldiers


Time magazine

[...] The endorsement of "Don't ask, don't tell" by the Administration marks the latest rightward tack by Obama. The President denounced many of George W. Bush's national-security policies during the campaign, but in office has adopted more conservative positions, including endorsing military commissions to try purported terrorists, and declining to release a second batch of photographs depicting alleged U.S. maltreatment of Iraqi detainees. His stance on "Don't ask, don't tell" may be more surprising, because Obama aides have made clear the President wants the ban lifted eventually.[...]

3 comments:

  1. Obama's "positions" change with the wind. It could go back and forth any number of times, depending what he thinks his political advantage is.

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  2. Can't be too much political advantage left to jockey for. He's already President and controls both houses.

    He's probably just human like the rest of us. I can think of a lot of times when I have changed my mind about something.

    I think a President who is ego-less enough to be willing to say "I was wrong and I have changed my mind" is to be commended for his modesty.

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  3. Recipients and PublicityJune 10, 2009 at 10:11 AM

    It is not surprising that the master of smoke and mirrors knows how to handle them to his advantage, starting with his mysterious birth certficate, as noted at The Obama File (6/8/09)

    "What Is Obama Hiding?

    Obama has never provided documentation to support his constitutional eligibility to serve as Commander-in-Chief -- never.

    Obama has never submitted his hard-copy Certification of Live Birth (COLB) or vault-copy birth certificate to any public official -- neutral or otherwise.

    Not a single secretary of state, the public officer who certifies elections, has ever seen Obama's hard-copy COLB or birth certificate -- not one.

    No state or federal judge has ever seen Obama's hard-copy COLB or birth certificate -- not one -- although at least one used the one posted on the Internet as evidence to dismiss a challenge.

    No reporter has ever seen Obama's hard-copy COLB or birth certificate -- not one.

    The only people that have ever seen Obama's hard-copy COLB are employees of Annenberg FactCheck.org, who are political operatives. This organization presents itself as non-partisan, however, it is part of the same tax-exempt Annenberg Foundation that finances the work of the unrepentant domestic terrorist and self-described communist, Bill Ayers.

    What has been presented to the American People, by the Obama Campaign, and "certified as genuine" by FactCheck.org, is an electronic document, posted on the Internet, that has been demonstrated to be counterfeit.

    It is not a real state-issued document, but is the only evidence that Obama and his minions have provided to support his eligibility for the Office of the President of the United States of America, as described in Article II, Section 1, of the United States Constitution.

    Obama has paid teams of lawyers in a dozen states more than $1,000,000 to prevent the release of his vault-copy birth certificate. Much of this money has been illegally paid from campaign funds.

    No mainstream media reporter has ever asked Obama, or his co-conspirators, to provide documentation to support his eligibility.

    When an independent reporter asked White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbels the "big question," he was ridiculed by the press secretary, while the fawning White House Press Corps laughed as a group.

    The American People want to know what Obama is hiding."

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