Obama’s policies not strong enough
Speaking as a 91-year-old Tiger, Class of ‘42, a retired educator with 32 years of experience as the Head of the Independent McDonogh Middle School, located near Owings Mills, Md. – the first such school in the nation – and a Naval Officer Veteran with eight years of active duty, over two of which were spent aboard the aircraft carrier, The USS Enterprise, in the Pacific.
This information is being presented to the Towson students in the hopes they will be able to utilize it in their current events and/or foreign-relations courses, as I sincerely believe they should be well-versed in what actually happened, rather than what is endorsed, or otherwise failed to be revealed, by the liberal party.
Personally, I am an Independent voter with leanings toward the conservative doctrines which I believe will be able to reduce the food stamp programs and welfare unemployment lines which would then result in getting our middle class individuals back to work.
My heart becomes heavy and tears stand in my eyes each time I read the frequent articles published regarding the continuing civil upheavals in Iraq, the most recent one being, “Condemned VP defiant as tensions reigns in Iraq,” Sept. 11, 2012.
It takes the thoughts of one back to a tribunal newspaper editorial of Dec. 27, 2010 which stated, “…it’s vital that Mr. al-Maliki, the prime minister of Iraq, makes good on his promise to lead a truly representative government that offers the hope of a better life for all of its citizens.” What a beautiful democratic statement this was, and one which our U.S. troops and government officials were there in order to assist and support for its ultimate success.
But unfortunately, Iraq never had the chance to establish herself as the first democratic nation in the Middle East, as our selfish egotistical President Barack Obama eradicated the opportunities of a blooming Iraq by withdrawing our military forces from that country at the close of 2011 which was apparently executed to fulfill his selfish desires to please the home folks in order to enhance his chances for reelection in November of 2012. What a catastrophe this was – just as I had predicted in an open letter.
And now with the budding Iraq failing to blossom into a democratic nation which led to the disappearance of a U.S. military base from which our forces could work more efficiently with the other nations in that area, particularly Afghanistan while assisting to maintain control of al Qaeda and the Taliban which is an absolute necessity toward the safety and welfare of our United States, it was a beautiful gift from above.
In addition, 20 middle-Eastern countries and numerous countries in Africa openly demonstrated as anti-Americans Protesters which also cost the U.S. four American lives.
Personally, I do not believe this would have ever happened, if Iraq had been successful in becoming the first democratic nation in the Middle East for the whole wide world to behold, particularly her neighboring countries, from which our military forces would have definitely been ready for action, and while at other times thankfully serving as deterrents. Questions – Does President Obama really understand the frightening conditions which are erupting in the Middle East and Africa which, I believe, were a result of the U.S. losing control of Iraq; and which were all caused by Mr. Obama’s selfish short-sightedness in withdrawing our military forces from Iraq at the end of 2011? Is Obama really sorry, and does he really care about his obvious failures overseas?
In addition, we must also combine that with his horrible economic programs that have obviously gone nowhere. It all really makes one wonder.
I, as a dedicated American citizen, have serious doubts as to whether Mr. Obama has the strength of courage, experience, basic knowledge and a sincere desire to restore the dignity and leadership of our United States of America as it is now quickly taking on the appearance of our democratic government quickly changing into a socialistic state.
This we can not afford to tolerate.