Monday, January 30, 2017

Where was the outrage the last week of Obama's term?

During President Obama's final week in office, he did a lot that did not rile his supporters--like preparing the path for many very serious criminals (over a thousand) to be returned to the communities where they had caused chaos and grief. He OK'd millions of dollars to be sent to Palestinians to continue killing Jews and zero to Flint to fix the water system. But also he approved the killing of more than a hundred fundamentalist Muslims working with ISIS, and I don't know how many were wounded seriously, because the media doesn't report burns from exploding trucks and broken bones as bodies are tossed around or grieving families. Yet when President Trump temporarily blocks and asks for further checking for people in the countries (no killing, no pain except the wait) where Obama has been ordering bombing (seven ?), the left goes berserk without checking what's been going on. "That's not who we are," they wept. Yet Obama had us involved in more military conflicts than Bush. The reason these little people don't check is that they are puppets in a larger scheme to discredit anything Trump or the U.S. does. Marching orders. And the media are complicit.
 "Granted, Mr. Obama is leaving far fewer soldiers in harm’s way — at least 4,087 in Iraq and 9,800 in Afghanistan — than the 200,000 troops he inherited from Mr. Bush in the two countries. But Mr. Obama has also approved strikes against terrorist groups in Libya, Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen, for a total of seven countries where his administration has taken military action. (NYT, May 14, 2016)"
 This month, President Barack Obama officially became the U.S. president to have been at war the longest — longer than Lyndon Johnson, longer than Abraham Lincoln and certainly longer than George W. Bush.

A few people got caught in the government net of stopping immigrants, refugees and travelers from countries Obama had been bombing, but that will all be sorted out without the leftists storming airports, hiring judges and tying up traffic. That outrage is about Trump, but the same thing would have happened with a President Cruz or President Fiorina. They are much more fortunate than those Germans and Italians who were visiting relatives in the U.S. or were not yet citizens when the U.S. declared war on the Axis Powers in WWII on Dec. 11, 1941. They went to prison, some for the duration of the war.

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