Barack Obama’s Presser … 55 Minutes and No Mention of Iraq, Afghanistan, Troops, Soldiers or War .. Hmm


What he didn’t say …

A 55 minute Obama press conference and no mention of Iraq, Afghanistan, troops, soldiers or War. Why would this be? Is it as Blue Crab Boulevard points to that these topics are of no great concern to Obama or the press at the present?  We are supposed to forget what is presently going on and on focus on the new whirl wind of spending Obama policies and act as if nothing else has occurred. Not referencing the troops and their bravery at every opportunity is hardly a change that one should embrace, especially a “Commander” and Chief.

A couple of surprising words were missing from President Barack Obama’s 55-minute news conference on Wednesday: “Iraq” — and “Afghanistan.”

Also MIA: “Korea,” “Pakistan,” “soldiers,” “surge” and “war” — as well as the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines.

The omissions were partly a result of the short attention span of the press, which did not ask about those topics after the president did not mention them in his opening statement.

A President is supposed to be able to juggle many topics and issues at the same time. Not just the issues that One wishes to spin to the people like healthcare and spending programs. However, no need to talk about the troops and the tremendous job they are doing in the war on terror, Mr. President, unless One needs a photo-op.

Line of the day from Blue Crab Boulevard

John Kerry was branded with the nickname “Waffles”. I rather suspect Obama and his team – and the media, now – have earned another title. Not waffles but crêpes. Light, thin and airy. Nothing much to them at all.

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  • Comments

    16 Responses to “Barack Obama’s Presser … 55 Minutes and No Mention of Iraq, Afghanistan, Troops, Soldiers or War .. Hmm”

    1. ANewGirl on June 24th, 2009 8:06 am

      Headlines this a.m. read that Obama is, and I quote

      “hardening his tone”. Gee, Thanks Barry for that warm, fuzzy feeling you are giving Americans and the World enemies abroad. NOT

      P.S. I am still PO’d regarding his “Independence Day” Invitation ! If his Senior Advisors, and maybe Old Joe Biden himself were smart, they would advise him to retract it. Every time I see the slain face of beautiful Neda Agha-Soltan, the 26-year-old Philosphy student who was shot by Basij in the news—it brings it home once again.

      More Headline News: Iran’s Nuclear concerns weighing heavy on the US to boot? As Sarah Palin would say, “You Betcha!”





      ……Invite them all over for Hot Dogs and Apple Pie while watching the 4th of July Fireworks?

      ANSWER THE QUESTION PLEASE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2. Dolf on June 24th, 2009 8:42 am

      aNewGirl, Obama is going to do the same thing with North Korea as Bush, Clinton, Bush, Reagan


    3. Vote Present For the Stimulus on June 24th, 2009 9:42 am


      I believe that he is voting present on Iraq, Afghanistan, etc., etc.

      When you vote ‘present’ it means you don’t want to deal with or talk about it.

      Kind of like going into the local IHOP and telling the waitress, “Shut up…. I just want to eat my waffle” when asked whether you want sausage or bacon with that.

    4. Scott on June 24th, 2009 1:30 pm

      Dolf – shows how really stupid you are…we barely heard a peep from North Korea under Reagan because they knew we couldn’t be messed with under Reagan. Stop proporting LIES and back up your nonsense with facts. Reagan left NK alone because they had NOTHING; their people had NOTHING! North Korea really starting messing with us under Clinton. And actually if you cared to do any research, GWB, out of the last three, for two years, helped put the harshest sanctions on North Korea.

      Obama is pissing his pants at the thought of what is going on. It’s QUITE OBVIOUS he does NOT have a handle on foreign affairs NOR the economy. He has NO answers. What don’t you idiots get it? He has NOT provided an answer to any important national security question;; but more mumbo jumbo that only Gus Jones sleeping on a park bench with a “valid” address could understand!

      If NK launches a missile and we don’t shoot it down, you will continue to see his numbers DROP and deny it if you want but his numbers are dipping!

    5. SUPER DAVE on June 24th, 2009 4:48 pm

      he better get out of that burger joint and do the job he bought. this should show the ones that voted for him that he can’t or won’t do what’s best for the US.
      too bad that half the people in this country voted for popularity instead of leadership.

    6. on June 24th, 2009 8:28 pm

      Obama is pissing his pants at the thought of what is going on. It’s QUITE OBVIOUS he does NOT have a handle on foreign affairs NOR the economy. He has NO answers.

      I’ll agree O is a be NO in the answers department, but I doubt that he’s smart enough to be “scared” of them. I do rather think he’s shaking his head and wondering what went wrong and perhaps mulling over putting North Korea on the secret letter and invitation to parties list.

    7. on June 24th, 2009 8:28 pm

      “be NO” should have been “big NO”.

    8. Dolf on June 25th, 2009 1:39 am

      no you didn’t hear a peep because North Korea is very isolated and China was covering its back.
      furthermore, there was nothing to gain in confronting North Korea. (except destroying both North and South Korea (South Korea wants to be reunited and in case of a war would be flattened the first day)

      those sanctions didn’t really help….North Korea got their atombomb

      and scott, if North Korea shoots a missile at the US I would be worrying about something else insteda of the polls and ratings

    9. Dolf on June 25th, 2009 1:42 am

      and for the last time, no country messes with the US militairy (that would be suicide).

      (good to see that you have faith in the US)

      and no the Taliban didn’t attack the US, they provided shelter and support, just like the US did with the IRA.
      most Taliban are not happy with A-Q

    10. Scott on June 25th, 2009 8:39 am

      Really, China was covering their back? How? While Kim let millions of own people starve?

      And NK doesn’t have a missile that can reach the US mainland….keep living in fantasy land and if they did, we’d shoot it down. LOL! I’m shaking in my boots!

      It’s the same thing as aiding and abetting. They harbored and FINANCED the attack on 9/11. How can you continue to make assine and ridiculously stupid and uninformed comments? Dull!

      And how and the hell do you know that most taliban aren’t happy with A-Q? Do you have inside info?



    11. ANewGirl on June 25th, 2009 8:51 am

      #9- Dolf—Once again, don’t underestimate the FAITH we have in our own Country. While we know no country wants to engage with the US Military…in addition to the facts Scott just gave you…remember this:

      You cannot be so ignorant as to assume that no one would “mess with the US”. . We remember 9/11 and hope that is never going to happen to us again. Scary thing about that is—can’t be said with 100% certainty since there are pockets of Terrorists all over the World and it’s literally impossible to capture them all.

      We got caught with our gaurd down before and the US/Dept.of Homeland Security continues to take every measure to insure that it won’t happen again, but there is no guarantee.

    12. Dolf on June 25th, 2009 9:46 am

      scott, get a education on how to read text.

      Taliban not happy with A-Q, lets see, they had their nice little country and everybody left them alone. Now their country is blown up, their topguys are dead and they are hunted down

      damn, that would make me happy

      Taliban didn’t, CIA and Saudi Royals, Bin Ladens did a good job funding Osama

      China doesn’t care for the NK civvies, they cared for a communist Korea

      NewGirl: sad thing is that scotts facts are useless in the rest of the world, cause they are BS most of the time.

      and the sollution to the terrorism is not bombing, but try to prevent ppl becomming a terrorist in the first place.

      and there will never be a guarentee.

    13. Scott on June 25th, 2009 1:22 pm

      They aren’t BS, its the truth, the Taliban used their MULTI MILLION dollar drug crop called opiates to finance Bin Laden and the 9/11 attacks. Those facts CAN NOT be disputed and you can’t prove otherwise. It’s been well documented the Taliban helped finance the attacks. You have no clue.

      Since you have the answers to everything why don’t you clue us in to your majestical powers? LOL you tool!

      There is NO preventing people from becoming terrorists how naive and gay are you?

      You mean the same Saudi Royals Obama blew on national TV? Wrong! The CIA funded Bin Laden in the early 80s to defeat the Soviets. It was widely known that the money the CIA used was long gone before 9/11.

      The world knows what happened only people like you with your head buried in the sand and bare ass in the air getting f’d from behind have no clue!

    14. SUPER DAVE on June 25th, 2009 3:28 pm

      sic em !!!

    15. Dolf on June 26th, 2009 9:13 am

      wait…you learned that the CIA funded and trained Osama, last time you dienied(?) that.

      but, you would know, you would make an excellent Taliban (and you would be 1, if you were born there)

      so again scott, you “idea’s” might work in your white only world, but most ppl don’t live there, most ppl deal with the reality that you don’t seem to grasp.

      with your attitude, a new attack on US soil is bound to happen and then don’t come whining and bitching AGAIN

      before 9/11 the rest of the world was already dealing with terrorism

    16. Dolf on June 26th, 2009 9:14 am

      why don’t you build a wall all around the US?

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