Under Obama, we're winding down in Iraq, withdrawing troops, we've killed Bin Laden and actually are focusing on Afghanistan again.
The Iraq war was already due to wind down and we are no closer to victory in Afghanistan.
Also, we'd be on the way to getting out of the energy crisis, if Republicans would not try to kill every bill that involves companies lessening pollution and waste. Oh, and trying to pass a bill that cuts money to clean energy, education, and R&D.
We elected a Democratic Congress in 2006 and a Democratic President in 2008 in order to lead and get things done. You can't blame the minority party when Democrats had control of the House, Senate, and White House. We were promised change if only they were given power. Instead, they ended up suffering a historical election defeat, losing control of the House. What are you going to say next, that they somehow need more
I think it's an obvious case of them lying and taking advantage of partisan fools, which is precisely what leftists have exposed themselves to be.
In any case, bashing on Obama was pretty tactless. I expect better from you.
Hey, I've got plenty of praise for Obama as well. But if you want to talk about freedoms and legislation, Obama and your legislators are the go-to people.
You're right. They did install a theocracy. And oddly enough it actually works.
For an extremely limited definition of "works".
But because Iran was declared the Axis of Evil and we're doing everything in our power to isolate them (aside from bombing them and causing WW3), they're a bit hostile. But we can keep pretending that our policies toward Iran doesn't directly affect that country.
I didn't know they were such sensitive daisies. Did North Korea also become any more hostile or any less manageable? The only relevant thing we've learned from Iran in recent years is that conciliatory dialog doesn't work, either. Geopolitics is all about using power and influence to dominate regions. Iran's broader ambitions have always been there.
Here's my overall point: there's no need to beat yourself up for being an American and a Westerner. We're entering a very competitive century. There's no need to make excuses for anyone. Let's be realistic, move forward, and get things done. Returning to the original topic of this thread, we certainly don't have to feel bad about celebrating Bin Laden's death. All this talk about how we should be perpetually somber and mournful is little more than pretentious grandstanding by people who reflexively dislike anything that makes the US look successful or powerful.