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  1. Has there been a less serious president in our lifetime than President Obama?

    What does this mean? Given the fact that the US had not had a decent president in more than 80 years why would you expect Obama to be ‘serious’?

    But history will cast a harsh judgment on this aspect of our fight against terrorism, and those of us who fail to end it. Imagine a future—ten years from now, or twenty years from now—when the United States of America is still holding people who have been charged with no crime on a piece of land that is not a part of our country.

    What is wrong with this position? Have neoconservatives forgotten the principles on which the United States was founded?

    But, as stated at the outset, this president has shown day-in, day-out, with defense cuts, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Libya, Benghazi, Syria, and now the war on terror, that he is either incapable of being or simply unwilling to bear the burden of being the nation’s “commander-in-chief.”

    I think that he has shown himself to be a coward who is incapable of standing up to the war-loving neoconservatives who have managed to bring the country to the brink of bankruptcy and have shown themselves to be without honour, courage, or morals.

  2. I have a question about executive authority: If President Obama doesn’t agree with force-feeding prisoners, doesn’t he already have the power to put an end to it?

  3. Benjamin Cole

    I just wish we would cut defense outlays in half, as recommended by the Cato Institute.

    Does anyone at AEI realize we spend $1 trillion a year on Defense, VA and and Homeland Security, but we never seem to make any progress in the war on terror?

    The War on Terror—like the War on Poverty and the War on Drugs—designed to last forever, to suck taxpayer money forever, and to benefit federal employees and certain interest groups……

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