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    Re: Has terrorism flourished under Obama?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Its been "exponentially expanding" since 2004... All data suggests this.


    I dont vote in polls that are clear hackery. The rise of terrorism is bigger than one person. The supplying of Islamic jihadis in the 80's, the destabilization of the middle east is all to blame. At least 5 administrations can all share parts of the blame for this monstrous reaction of our policies.
    Its quite true that terror didn't start with Obama, however Obama is POTUS and leader of the free world. Why does terror expand under him? You never answered that.

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    Re: Has terrorism flourished under Obama?

    Quote Originally Posted by Declan View Post
    The POTUS before Obama is why you see terrorism flourishing all over the world. Obama hasn't helped the situation by maintaining horrible Bush policies, but I haven't see too many skiers who could stop the avalanche they are swept up in either.
    So we agree here, then that terror is flourishing under Obama?

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    Re: Has terrorism flourished under Obama?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Its quite true that terror didn't start with Obama, however Obama is POTUS and leader of the free world. Why does terror expand under him? You never answered that.
    I did answer that. "The supplying of Islamic jihadis in the 80's, the destabilization of the middle east is all to blame. At least 5 administrations can all share parts of the blame for this monstrous reaction of our policies."


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    Re: Has terrorism flourished under Obama?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    I did answer that. "The supplying of Islamic jihadis in the 80's, the destabilization of the middle east is all to blame. At least 5 administrations can all share parts of the blame for this monstrous reaction of our policies."
    So then you mean to say that yes terror has expanded under Obama, as a results of his policies?

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    Re: Has terrorism flourished under Obama?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    I voted yes-Obama is seen as a weak leader who appears to prefer playing domestic politics rather than combat terror. ISIS only exists in Iraq because Obama lost the peace there for votes.

    Its a shame but it will take a new POTUS (Republican) to clean up Obama's mess.
    ISIS only exists because the Bush Administration choose to go into Iraq back in 2003 and depose a contained dictator that was no longer a threat to the United States. If we had continued the policy of containment in Iraq like we had since the original Gulf War, then Iraq would not be the mess it is today, there would have been no "Arab Spring", there would have been no resurgent Iran, there would have been no Al Qaeda in Iraq which later became ISIS. I mean seriously, were you in a coma from 2001 through 2009?? The neoconservative Middle Eastern social experiment is what created all this for us. Its your team that through the grenade in the outhouse that is now bitching about **** being everywhere because of it.
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    Re: Has terrorism flourished under Obama?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    ISIS only exists because the Bush Administration choose to go into Iraq back in 2003 and depose a contained dictator that was no longer a threat to the United States. If we had continued the policy of containment in Iraq like we had since the original Gulf War, then Iraq would not be the mess it is today, there would have been no "Arab Spring", there would have been no resurgent Iran, there would have been no Al Qaeda in Iraq which later became ISIS. I mean seriously, were you in a coma from 2001 through 2009?? The neoconservative Middle Eastern social experiment is what created all this for us. Its your team that through the grenade in the outhouse that is now bitching about **** being everywhere because of it.
    ISIS exists because Obama pulled out of Iraq and left them a giftwrapped present.

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    Re: Has terrorism flourished under Obama?

    In that terrorism is the use of violence by non-governmental entities in order to achieve a political goal, no. Terrorism seems to be pretty unchanged as a tactic for a long long time. Don't forget, World War 1 began with an act of terrorism. What is currently different is Islamic terrorism, but that's just the current breed. There were different types before and there will be different types after. That's one more reason why the war on terror is bull. It's really a war on the political sovereignty of a handful of oil rich nations.
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    Re: Has terrorism flourished under Obama?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    So we agree here, then that terror is flourishing under Obama?
    It is continuing to flourish under Obama, yes. It will continue to flourish under the next two Presidents as well.

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    Re: Has terrorism flourished under Obama?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    ISIS exists because Obama pulled out of Iraq and left them a giftwrapped present.
    Oh for crying out loud. I guess we should have stayed in that country for the next century spending a 100 billion a year there. Mind you, even the Iraqi government did not want us there anymore and if we stayed they wanted us to agree to subject our soldiers to their courts of law. Nevertheless, to appease the chicken hawks that "bravely" commit American lives and tax dollars to their failed nation building social experiments, we should have just stayed there doing all we could to cobble the country together with its corrupt and ineffectual government indefinitely.
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    Re: Has terrorism flourished under Obama?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    ISIS exists because Obama pulled out of Iraq and left them a giftwrapped present.
    ISIL has grown not because of Iraq but because Obama did not seem to fully appreciate why Syria had a dictatorship in the first place. I think he got wrapped up into the abstract principles of an Arab Spring without realizing that the only reason Syria has held together this long is because Assad's father was iron fisted toward all radicalism, no matter where it was coming from, because that was the only way to hold the country together. Syria is not a country in which there is anything naturally holding people together. It has always been a Pandora's Box of competing interests and factions, and Obama blew the side out while Assad was trying to shut the lid back.

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