So the war didn't go as intended? Did Barrack Obama make sure of that?Alternative reasons for the war would be oil profiteering, again by companies like Halliburton (had the war gone the way that the neo-cons originally intended and we now had a puppet govt in Iraq with Exxon and Halliburton controlling the oil fields).
With Al Gore inventing the Internet and Barrack Obama inventing solar power, it seems the Democrats are really are on a roll. In fact 'inventing' appears to be their strongest suit.So... I'd suggest a different tack, since I doubt Obama invented solar power just to line the pockets of some monied supporter.
On January 17, 1961, Eisenhower gave his final televised Address to the Nation from the Oval Office. In his farewell speech to the nation, Eisenhower raised the issue of the Cold War and role of the U.S. armed forces. He described the Cold War saying: "We face a hostile ideology global in scope, atheistic in character, ruthless in purpose and insidious in method..." and warned about what he saw as unjustified government spending proposals and continued with a warning that "...we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military–industrial complex." Though he said that "we recognize the imperative need for this development", he cautioned that "...the potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist... Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together."
Dwight D. Eisenhower - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Obama Team Backed $535 Million Solyndra Aid as Auditor Warned on Finances - BloombergTwo months before Obama’s visit, accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP warned that Solyndra, the recipient of $535 million in federal loan guarantees, had financial troubles deep enough to “raise substantial doubt about its ability to continue as a going concern.”
The Obama administration stood by Solyndra through the auditor’s warning, the abandonment of a planned initial public offering and a last-ditch refinancing where taxpayers took a back seat to new investors. That unwavering commitment has come under increasing scrutiny since the company’s travails culminated in its filing for bankruptcy protection on Sept. 6 and a raid on its headquarters by the Federal Bureau of Investigation….
The Solyndra Fraud - Andrew C. McCarthy - National Review OnlineIn addition, as Andrew Stiles relates, OMB had figured out that there was no economic sense in restructuring: Solyndra was heading for bankruptcy anyway, and an immediate liquidation would net the government a better deal — about $170 million better. The case for leaving things where they stood was so palpable that OMB openly feared “questions will be asked” if DOE proceeded with an unjustifiable restructuring. So, with numbing predictability, the Obama administration proceeded with an unjustifiable restructuring. In exchange for lending some of their own money and thus buying more time, Solyndra officials were given priority over taxpayers with respect to the first $75 million in the event of a bankruptcy — the event all the insiders and government officials could see coming from the start, and that hit the rest of us like a $535 [m]illion thunderbolt last week.
Read more: Smith asks DOJ to probe Solyndra - Tim Mak - POLITICO.com“Solyndra’s downfall puts a spotlight on the kind of taxpayer-funded cronyism this White House said it would eliminate. After bundling tens of thousands of dollars for President Obama and his campaign, company officials were granted at least 20 visits to the White House and had Energy Department officials sitting in on company board meetings,” said Priebus last week.
Now that I've aired that well-known fact, the only thing the detractors have to work with is that the loan was supposedly restructured to put private investors ahead of the gov't (taxpayers). There is perhaps some usable scandal in that, if the right can resist their inherent impulse to contaminate their case with hyperbole.