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11:13:06 pm on January 27, 2010 |
The President could express his concern for the hundreds of thousands of Haitians who are threatened with forced relocation away from their homes in Port au Prince. President Preval is planning to live in a tent in solidarity with Haitians facing forced relocation.
11:10:48 pm on January 27, 2010 |
The 30 billion to Israel is designated for military spending.
11:10:17 pm on January 27, 2010 |
Why is the U.S. giving 30 billion dollars over the ten year stretch from 2007 – 2017 to Israel when Israel has refused to acknowledge it possesses 200 – 400 thermonuclear weapons?
11:08:41 pm on January 27, 2010 |
Resources they need in war include 22 gallons of fuel per soldier, per day, in Afghanistan and it costs approximately 400 dollars for each gallon of fuel to arrive in the tank of a land or air vehicle.
11:06:26 pm on January 27, 2010 |
President Obama has an opportunity to support political negotiations with the leaders of Afghanistan’s insurgencies and with Afghanistan’s regional neighbors, –Pakistan, Iran, China, India, and Russia.
Karzai himself is promoting political negotiations among Afghanistan’s warring factions to bring resolution to Afghanistan’s armed conflicts.
Not supporting such negotiations — as it is current US policy to do — merely delays resolution, giving our government an excuse to delay our departure.
10:52:55 pm on January 27, 2010 |
Will he veto spending for the military which is entitlement spending which we can’t afford?
10:52:20 pm on January 27, 2010 |
Digging ourselves out of the massive fiscal hole in which we find ourselves could begin by cutting the corporate welfare given to companies profiting from U.S. defense spending.
Zinn’s obituary quotes him calling on people to push Obama beyond being a mediocre president, noting that a mediocre president is a dangerous one.
10:42:27 pm on January 27, 2010 |
Compare the amounts spent on locking up a prisoner, (approximately 35,000 per year) for one year with the amount spent on a youngster’s education for one year. It will cost one million to keep one soldier in Afghanistan for one year (Congressional Research Service); compare this to what is spent to sustain a student in college.
10:37:13 pm on January 27, 2010 |
It’s disappointing that President Obama doesn’t use this opportunity to educate U.S. people about our responsibilities individually and collectively,to change our approach toward consumption of fossil fuels and other limited sources of energy.
10:30:59 pm on January 27, 2010 |
Given the need for a jobs bill that will employ people to build infrastructure and address terrors caused by what we’re doing to the environment, why are we continuing to bankroll the defense industries and Homeland security?