Comments on: Obama in the footsteps of George W. Bush http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/10/15/obama-in-the-footsteps-of-george-w-bush/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: The Real Deal http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/10/15/obama-in-the-footsteps-of-george-w-bush/#comment-26200 Mon, 26 Oct 2009 14:38:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=5537#comment-26200 Anything that has anything to do with G W Bush must be HUMBLED. But the more accurate description is DESTROYED.

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By: JoeyJoe http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/10/15/obama-in-the-footsteps-of-george-w-bush/#comment-26164 Sun, 25 Oct 2009 09:16:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=5537#comment-26164 “For President Obama to progress the peace process, all he has to do is to cut all fundings to Israel. It will be a win to the peace process and a win to the American taxpayers.”

That would be an interesting plan.

But if it ends up starting a new regional conflict, will you personally agree to allow your neighbours to horsewhip you out of your hometown and keep all your personal property?

That would be fair, I think.

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By: james reginald harris, jr http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/10/15/obama-in-the-footsteps-of-george-w-bush/#comment-26159 Sun, 25 Oct 2009 01:57:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=5537#comment-26159 Good Article Bernd!

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By: Stephen Wong http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/10/15/obama-in-the-footsteps-of-george-w-bush/#comment-26156 Sat, 24 Oct 2009 22:30:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=5537#comment-26156 For President Obama to progress the peace process, all he has to do is to cut all fundings to Israel. It will be a win to the peace process and a win to the American taxpayers. The billions can be used to fund a public health option in America, instead of one in Israel!

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By: Somaiah M.S http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/10/15/obama-in-the-footsteps-of-george-w-bush/#comment-26088 Fri, 23 Oct 2009 13:35:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=5537#comment-26088 Commenting is very easy about a person or any delicated issue, but thinking in depth is difficult. human tendency is to prejudge and pass on comments may hurt any human. Obama has taken over charge as president and he has studied the Global situation to take decisions. If is a commodity, one can brief about that and talk about it without much thinking. But Presidential role is not a small one, hence it may take time to understand and react. And do not underestimate the leaders without understanding the situations.

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By: Noobface http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/10/15/obama-in-the-footsteps-of-george-w-bush/#comment-25887 Thu, 22 Oct 2009 05:35:02 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=5537#comment-25887 I remember in a finance lecture my lecturer explained to us how the credit crunch happened. It was something along these lines:

“A mortgage broker finds some guy (without a job) sitting on a porch and offers him a very large mortgage to buy a house, and assures the man ‘house prices are going to up anyways, so you don’t really need to worry about paying back the interest’. The guy charmed by the charismatic mortgage broker, without thinking of the consequences or ways to pay back the mortgage, took the mortgage broker’s offer.”

This was partly how banks got the toxic assets, which eventually led to the credit crunch.

Now, let’s replace the mortgage broker with Obama, and the guy sitting on a porch the American voters. The very charismatic Obama made a lot of promises, such as cutting taxes and more benefits, which sounds very attractive. However, most American voters didn’t really think clearly of the logic behind taking in less money while spending a lot more, and subsequently voted for Obama. I’m not saying Obama will create another credit crunch, but in my opinion, he is going to “change” America, although not in a way he had promised. As someone once articulated this to me, “Obama is a very good orator, but I just hope he can do half the things he promised”.

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By: Haha http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/10/15/obama-in-the-footsteps-of-george-w-bush/#comment-25879 Thu, 22 Oct 2009 01:43:15 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=5537#comment-25879 “It is time America and its president put his foot down and say enough is enough. Two independent states of Israel and Palestine, and independent city state if Jerusalem with independent election and rule under the UN.”

The UN tried that before. It didn’t work out well. In fact, it resulted in the Arab nations invading Israel. And this lead to the situation we have now.

After several attempts to fight Israel, as recent as last year, the clock cannot be turned back. The new Israeli borders and settlements are just something a Palestinian state will need to accept.

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By: ghost from the republic past http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/10/15/obama-in-the-footsteps-of-george-w-bush/#comment-25866 Wed, 21 Oct 2009 20:15:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=5537#comment-25866 I hate to pop all your spend happy people bubbles, but lets look at why Americans take 30% of our wages illegaly. (16th amendment has never been ratified with the proper 2/3 vote) Give it to an orginazation known as the IRS who is funded by the agriculture department. Fist off dosent that sound absurd that we pay our taxes to a subdivision of the agricutlure sector of government..?? Secondly as ben franklyn a founder of amreica and briliant mind said “comerce with ALL nations alliances with none. This policy allows the best from every nation and no paybacks. As we all know when you do a favor for someone usually its never repayed. If it is even brought up its never equilly matched. This has been americas plague since the UN creation. We cannot be the worlds big brother. Let alone a big brother to its own people. Democrats are an opisite to the republicans but its apparent to me being loyal to neither. They have the same interests since world war 2 and that is to bankrupt america fully make our children slaves on the land that was promised to them from their grandfathers. Worst off we are going into recievership from all the nations whom we have borrowed from just to pay for the 3rd world to have machine guns bombs and yes NUCLEAR weapons that threaten the world as a whole. Worst off we have to pay interest to service these debts that I am sure 9/10 people did not want to happen. Look where dose it state in our consititution that there has to be a seperation of church and state. If so then all the 501 C3 churches are doing illegal actions. Why is our country a whore when it comes to allowing its people to be pimped out to the highest bidder. Excuse me going to throw up now,and plan on a new place to call home before im too poor to leave. 2 years remember 2 years.

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By: Jack J. Lewis http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/10/15/obama-in-the-footsteps-of-george-w-bush/#comment-25864 Wed, 21 Oct 2009 18:36:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=5537#comment-25864 The only way for the president to change the world’s opinion of the U.S. is to pull all of our troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan and put our resources in protecting Americans in our own country.

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By: Caudillo http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/10/15/obama-in-the-footsteps-of-george-w-bush/#comment-25862 Wed, 21 Oct 2009 16:44:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=5537#comment-25862 Ive just returned to Europe(Stuttgart, Germany) after a previous sojourn (Milan, Italy)
Believe me there is nothing in Europe that we want emulated in the States. Europeans are very feminized. This place is rife with some of the most mushy logic presented by humanity. The European Union while enjoying a high but precarious standard of living, can collapse at the rise of any crisis. Most of the anti-Americanism is carried by the young people who are oblivious to the leadership failings of Obama but see him as emblematic of what is chic,vogue, and avant garde. All very shallow.

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