More Fun with Samantha Power. The Woman who Left the Obama Campaign over the “Monster” Quote about Hillary Clinton has done Barack Obama even More, and possible more lasting Damage. In an interview she gave to the BBC she said that the Planned Iraq Exit strategy That Sen. Obama has been touting as The Centerpiece of his Entire Presidential Candidacy is Not set in stone and may not pan out as he has said. Quoting Ben Smith On www.Politico.com :
What he’s actually said, after meting with the generals and meeting with intelligence professionals, is that you – at best case scenario – will be able to withdraw one to two combat brigades each month. That’s what they’re telling him. He will revisit it when he becomes president,” Power says. The host, Stephen Sackur, challenged her:”So what the American public thinks is a commitment to get combat forces out in 16 months isn’t a commitment isn’t it?” ”You can’t make a commitment in March 2008 about what circumstances will be like in January of 2009,” she said. “He will, of course, not rely on some plan that he’s crafted as a presidential candidate or a U.S. Senator. He will rely upon a plan – an operational plan – that he pulls together in consultation with people who are on the ground to whom he doesn’t have daily access now, as a result of not being the president. So to think – it would be the height of ideology to sort of say, ‘Well, I said it, therefore I’m going to impose it on whatever reality greets me.’” ”It’s a best-case scenario,” she said again.
On The Face of It, what she says is good, that he will Consult with The People who are doing the Troop withdrawal, rather than Just force them to pull out at a pace that he wants. But when you are talking about the Centerpiece of your entire Presidential strategy, You HAVE to tell the People EXACTLY what you are going to do. To say It will take 16 months to get the combat troops out and then have it come out that the Number you’ve been touting isn’t what will actually happen is Outrageous. He Needs To come out NOW and tell us whether it’s true or not, whether 16 months is THE Number, or if could Take 2 years, or 3 years, or however long. Or just say you aren’t sure. That you Don’t know. That It will take as long as it takes. Hillary’s exit strategy is to ask the Joint Chiefs of staff and Others in charge in the Military and use those assessments to base the Pullout Timetable on. Amazing that that’s exactly what it sounds like Sen. Obama is saying In private. Wonder where he Got the Idea…. Hmmm……
The Wyoming Numbers are Coming in and It’s looking Like a Win For Senator Obama. It hasn’t been called yet, but the numbers are very much In his Favor. With 87% of Precincts Reporting, The Junior Senator from Illinois is Up On The Junior Senator from New York 58% to 41%. I am presuming that Sen. Obama Is going to win. So I am going to Avoid the Christmas Rush and Congratulate Sen. Obama On an expected win in Wyoming.
In Republican News, The President is still an Idiot.
Seriously. He is. Check This. He says the Economy will Not go into a recession. Hmmm… Let’s see, 85,000 jobs lost in the last two Months, Oil over $100 a barrel, a Multi Billion Dollar Housing Meltdown in Progress, the National debt currently at $5,572,737,000,000. Nah, we’re Fine. This is Just a Blip on the Radar. We don’t need MONEY. we’re ok. Our Grandkids Might be in debt with all the debt we are amassing now, but WE are fine. Gotta Love these Republicans. Not a CLUE about the Economy. Here’s a Link if you want to learn about economics, especially you, Georgie Porgie—> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economics
That’s it for me. Catch ya Later.
Today’s Nuggets: This process of election affords a moral certainty that the office of President will seldom fall to the lot of any man who is not in an eminent degree endowed with the requisite qualifications. Alexander Hamilton
Reason and free inquiry are the only effectual agents against error… They are the natural enemies of error, and of error only… If [free enquiry] be restrained now, the present corruptions will be protected, and new ones encouraged. Thomas Jefferson