Mark,Comment Posted By funny man On 14.05.2009 @ 23:10
the problem for conservatives like us and many on this blog is that we like using our brain and reason. Bad move, we are elitist, secret Obama lovers with no backbone and conviction. Purge!
Travis Monitor (Freedoms Truth),Comment Posted By funny man On 14.05.2009 @ 18:17
why do you always have to evoke ridiculous comparisons like now Nazi economics. Let's just say Obama wants a system like present day Germany, nothing more nothing less. I can tell you lot of things that are not good in Germany but they are still pretty competitive when compared to let's say Texas.
I agree with you in not having circular firing squads but that's what happens after lost elections. Things will straighten out in the end but of course it also is a power struggle. We'll see who will be in charge of the GOP in let's say 2 years. I'll do my best it's neither the neocons nor the Coulter brigades.
Unfortunately you are so right with this post. As I have said before, real life socialism did really exist and it cost millions of lives. The Democratic party has been in power before and I did not see thousand detained and sent to Gulags. I knew both East and West Germany and indeed there was a big difference. Present day Germany might be much more liberal than the United States in economic policies and Rush Limbaugh might call European Countries socialist but as far as I know Mercedes Benz, BMW and Audi are no socialist entities. The phone service used to be government run but that is long ago and as you can attest to here in the US, T-mobile is doing pretty well (just in case you didn't know they are German; and so is DHL). All I'm saying is that it really is ridiculous to call Germany or the Democratic Party 'socialist'.Comment Posted By funny man On 14.05.2009 @ 12:00
However, this will go over well at Hot Air.
Iraq did not have any WMDs, the Niger connection was deliberately cooked up. That was a war the neocons wanted no matter what the intelligence said.Comment Posted By funny man On 17.05.2009 @ 23:21
I agree with you about good Israeli intel but they are not going to share them with you.
If I were you I'd be careful of defectors of any kind as they usually have their own agenda. Remember Ahmed Chalabi? How anyone in their right mind could have believed a man who took down Petra Bank years ago. He served the neocons well but Saddam didn't have any of WMD so it was all a lie. Israeli sources? They also have their own agenda. How do you know they are not exaggerating? All I can tell you is that I take things seriously but I don't blow the limited capabilities of a country out of proportion. That was done in the case of Iraq, don't you remember? They didn't have any Air force and Navy so they didn't have a chance. Do you really believe we went in there because we were worried about WMD?Comment Posted By funny man On 17.05.2009 @ 22:45
Iran as a major superpower rivaling Britain or France is just ridiculous. They are a third world nation without any serious Navy or Airforce. I don't know where you get your intel from but you totally overestimate them. A serious Navy in the Persian gulf? What? There I can assure you that if a conflict were to break out, Britain could take care of their Navy in no time. Sure, Britain or France don't have the military will now, why should they. I said if it is life or death they would defeat Iran conventionally.Comment Posted By funny man On 16.05.2009 @ 22:27
I was just kidding with Germany and Japan. What do you mean with permanent interests? National Interests? Germany has them, France has them, the United States have them. What is the point? Most normal thing in the world.
BTW, secret services are one of the most overrated entities in this world. I'm not really worried about them either. You seem a bit paranoid.
It's really hard to believe you are from America with so little faith in our creative capability. Talking about decaying nuclear arsenal are you sure you are not talking about Russia? Ok, if you want to ring the alarm, fine. However, it has to be reasonable.Comment Posted By funny man On 16.05.2009 @ 20:07
You stated Iran could "beat' the United States. How? With the non existent Navy or Airforce? I mean if it were life and death, either France or Britain could take them out.
India? Yeah right, their tanks probably would be stuck in traffic. When did you see Indian soldiers efficiently in action. Same goes for Russia and China. They probably are the biggest threat in the long run but I bet you never visited those countries. I mean why in the world would they want to start an all out war with the United States. To annihilate the Earth?
Germany and Japan have an even more impressive manufacturing capability but you don't seem to be worried about them. Hm, I wonder, given their history. My bad, forgot the impressive Iranian manufacturing capability.
B. Poster,Comment Posted By funny man On 16.05.2009 @ 17:59
you are not American for sure. Where are you from? There is no lead that either China or Russia have build up for sure.
Solar is clean and with nuclear you always have the waste. So why not work on that, I don't see any downside. Even more with gas guzzlers. I'm not against using nuclear energy but why shouldn't we use wind and sun. Who already spent large sums on alternative energy sources? The technology has improved greatly.Comment Posted By funny man On 16.05.2009 @ 15:13
Sure America can remain a (or the) world power. Why not?
B. Poster,Comment Posted By funny man On 16.05.2009 @ 12:30
Iran is not able to defeat the United States. That's not even a match. However, Iran is a typical example of your thinking going wrong. That is a young population which in part is pretty pro Western. Now some there are obviously the opposite. So it is good to play for time and hope that eventually things will change (and they will).
In war, size does matter (see Russia) so in the long run Israel has to find a peace deal with her neighbors and if we care about Israel we should encourage that. It is definitely not in our interest to have this problem going on and on and we should be seen as an 'honest broker' not totally partisan on Israel's side.
Now regarding the neocons, yes they pushed for the Iraq war with a small force. Remember Wolfowitz, Richard Pearl, Don Rumsfeld and this joke of a con man Achmed Chalabi. Luckily Bush gave those folks the boot in his second term.
No, even though I opposed the Iraq war, I think we can't pull out hastily and the same applies to Afghanistan. I think we will have some sort of success (as long as it is not nation building and bringing democracy). Getting more energy independent certainly is a good goal but you forgot half of the equation. You also need more energy efficient cars and homes, more alternative energy sources etc etc because that is the stupidity of this debate between liberals and conservatives, both are right.