Friday, November 6, 2009

Come Home Troops!

“President Bush said it's now time for a change in Iraq and he wants them to have a Western-style democracy like ours. So right now in Iraq, the economy is collapsing, businessmen are corrupt, and Hussein wants his son to take over as president. Sounds like mission accomplished,Jay Leno.

So, what exactly is it going to take to bring our troops home? When is enough, enough? Well, the article written in USA Today, "Our view on ending the war: Obama recalibrates on Iraq, and that's as it should be," tells readers of the efforts put forth by President Barack Obama to end the war with Iraq. While some people agree by saying that President Obama has kept his campaign promise of bringing troops home, others argue that he hasn't. The argument that our President is not doing enough for this particular situation is based on his way of doing things and the time it's taking him to do it. While some may say that he is not "moving fast enough" I say that he is clearly putting more effort into this situation than others. For example, Barack Obama was one of many Democrats who were in favor of creating a times table as a way to promote peace with the Sunni's while also extracting our American soldiers from the war. While Obama as well as other Democrats were searching for ways to bring our soldiers home, President Bush was dismissing their idea and also sending more troops to Iraq. Is this the kind of "effort" we are wanting from Obama? I think not. Unfortunately, America is a tough crowd to please, not to mention spoiled too. When we want things we want it now. It's clear that Obama's participation in bringing the soldiers home was present before he even became President. America needs to realize that change is great, but it doesn't happen over night. No one else is to blame except for our United States Government for making us this way. Not even the President can make major changes over night. It takes time and effort and I certainly believe that President Obama is contributing his time and effort into bringing our troops home.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you! Every time I turn on the news I get the same story "Obama's making things worse" "He hasn't done anything". Well that's going to take time he has to undo all the things he saw Bush and Cheney do. It isn't going to happen in a month maybe not in a year, but he will cause change we just need to be patient. I like the message you put out and the way you say it. The only problem I have is that it was too short and you could have put in more information on why we are failing in Iraq and what President Obama is doing right now to fix it, with that you can let people know the facts along with your opinion.