I'm glad someone had the balls to post this, in a world that is so blindly pro-Obama. Where minorities identify with him because of the color of his skin and not his policies. I will preface my statements by saying I sit pretty far to the left and that I did vote for Obama.
As someone on the left, I have felt isolated and left in the dust by Obama's presidency thus far. Everyone celebrated when Obama got into office, like their job was done. The fact is we as the American People MUST hold our leaders accountable for their actions. What made me upset is, I stood behind Obama because I felt him most capable to get us out of Iraq immediately. Then he announced that we would be in Iraq until at least 2011. This, to me, is unacceptable. I feel, as an American voter, and a Democrat Party Member, betrayed by Obama. He promised to get us out of this war that has claimed so many young lives, and stands to claim more, to get us out of this unjustified war, in a place we never should have been in in the first place. To end a war that was founded on lies and deception of the American Public. Fact is, we're in Iraq for much longer, even with Obama in office, than we ever should be.
Then to further our efforts in Afghanistan is yet another flexing of our military muscle that is both uncalled for and unneccessary. Fact is terrorism exists in this world, the best we can do is arm ourselves for it. Smoking out Bin Laden from whatever bum**** cave he is hiding in won't end hatred of American policy, there will always be someone willing to blow themselves up to further a radical cause. It's a fact of life. I'll quote one of my favorite TV Shows ever, The Wire, when they talk about the War on Drugs, because it relates so well to our "War on Terror, "You can't call it a war...Wars end."
I'm not saying we should QUIT the war on terror, but we should realize that if people are so desperate to prove a point they will blow themselve up, there's nothing we can do to truly prevent that. The best we can do is protect ourselves, but we also can't live our lives in fear. Fact is, this country is SO ****ed up, little kids starving worse than in 3rd World African countries, single mothers feeding their kids popcorn for dinner, drug addicts giving birth to babies in poverty, there's so much we need to fix here. I thought with Obama in office maybe we'd have someone who cared about OUR people more than some Iraqis, but I guess I was wrong.