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  • He found out a ton of classified information once he took office.

    3 13.64%
  • He never was a dove in the first place, but wanted to contrast with hawkish McCain for the election.

    3 13.64%
  • He isn't really making the decisions.

    1 4.55%
  • He was influenced by his advisors

    2 9.09%
  • He's merely continuing the foreign policies of the previous administration as is traditional.

    2 9.09%
  • I can't figure it out, I thought he wanted peace!

    0 0%
  • He is in completely over his head.

    4 18.18%
  • Other please explain!

    7 31.82%
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    Why is Obama being so Hawkish now?

    I'm curious why Obama is being so hawkish. Any opinions? As usual, I'll offer some possibilities or you can offer your own theory.

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    Re: Why is Obama being so Hawkish now?

    I'm very skeptical of most politicians, and I think most of them claim to hold positions purely for their own benefit, so I think he's probably trying to garner some support from the right. His poll numbers are dropping, and he needs any kind of support he can get.

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    Re: Why is Obama being so Hawkish now?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    I'm very skeptical of most politicians, and I think most of them claim to hold positions purely for their own benefit, so I think he's probably trying to garner some support from the right. His poll numbers are dropping, and he needs any kind of support he can get.
    I don't trust politicians either, but the one thing I hoped from Obama was for him to get us out of these expensive and deadly overseas military escapades. I don't understand this.

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    Re: Why is Obama being so Hawkish now?

    He slammed a rocket into the Moon.

    What ever made you think that he wasn't going to be Hawkish?
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    Re: Why is Obama being so Hawkish now?

    Obama is a Bush Clone.

    Enough Said.
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    Re: Why is Obama being so Hawkish now?

    He emphasized the importance of Afghanistan before he was ever elected. One of his campaign promises was to increase the troop level in Afghanistan. In February he sent 2 more brigades of troops to Afghanistan. Why do you think he is only now being hawkish?
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    Re: Why is Obama being so Hawkish now?

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    I don't trust politicians either, but the one thing I hoped from Obama was for him to get us out of these expensive and deadly overseas military escapades. I don't understand this.
    Certainly you don't trust a politician who is a by-product of the Chicage political machine to be honest. During the campaign, he repeatedly showed himself to be evasive and dishonest, and disloyal, all qualities which I believe exhibit poor character. He, like most politicians, will say anything to get elected, and will say even more to stay in power.
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    Re: Why is Obama being so Hawkish now?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Certainly you don't trust a politician who is a by-product of the Chicage political machine to be honest. During the campaign, he repeatedly showed himself to be evasive and dishonest, both qualities which I believe exhibit poor character. He, like most politicians, will say anything to get elected, and will say even more to stay in power.
    No, I certainly didn't trust Obama, and I agree, the Chicago political machine is utterly corrupt, and Obama is a product of that entity. I did hope that he sincerely wanted to bring the troops home.

    You're right, politicians are scum and will do whatever it takes to maintain the illusion that they are in power, when in fact they are puppets of the people behind the scenes.

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    Re: Why is Obama being so Hawkish now?

    And to answer your poll (since I posted before you had your poll questions up), I believe he is in way over his head.

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    Re: Why is Obama being so Hawkish now?

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    I did hope that he sincerely wanted to bring the troops home.
    It's really hard to say for sure. He had to say those things to get the support of his party. He may have thought that he could actually do it. I didn't vote for him, but I don't support the wars- I don't believe they are winnable because we don't have the stomach for war anymore, and I don't think a "war or terror" is even realistic with regular troops. The war didn't have anything to do with my not voting for him. His lack of character did. That may not be the best reason to vote for a politician, but it's the most important issue to me.

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