Just a moment ago I was listening to the O’Reilly Show on FOX…Of course he was going in on President Obama and how he is no better than George Bush was at winning the war in Afghanistan…Blah, blah and blah…Then he said..NATO is involved and only the Netherlands, Great Britain (and one other country) are sending their soldiers out to help the world so again it falls on the USA to keep the world safe.
Stop the presses! It’s up to the USA to keep the world safe? I think not. There are numerous countries around the world who have threatened the US and they have small countries that they protect and we need to keep the world safe?
So I thought about this for a moment and while I would love to bring my future children into a safe world, that won’t do me one bit of good if I have to bring them into a war-torn country and that’s exactly what we have. We have children being beaten to death in our streets and while the children in Afghanistan and Iraq are important, the children in America deserve a chance to live in a safe country too. Most of the population cannot afford the health care to keep them alive and healthy, but we are sure to go running to Africa to offer assistance to people with AIDS. There’s no reason we shouldn’t be able to stop the AIDS epidemic here in the US.
I can understand political criticisms, but I think it is deplorable for people to criticize the POTUS for the decisions that he has made regarding his country. As a matter of fact…last Friday when he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize many people were disappointed and upset. Many wondered how could someone who had only been President 9 days on the final day of nomination win? Could it be because many people are aware of the fact Mr. Obama has a fairly decent plan of bringing some sense of peace to the Middle East?
And is it just me but after Bush isn’t it totally unfair to only give Obama 9 months before we deconstruct his original intent? However, are there any programs you wish he would move forward with? He’s started on healthcare and credit card companies, but what about student loans or the war? How ya’ll feeling at the beginning of fiscal year 2010?