February 2nd, 2009

yellow_elephant

Racial Violence, In America????

Four New York men have pleaded guilty to a string of racially motivated assaults on the night Barack Obama was elected as the first black U.S. president, a court spokesman said on Monday.

The three assaults in the New York City borough of Staten Island on Nov. 4 targeted black men, court documents said.
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"The conduct of the defendants is shocking and deplorable," said U.S. Attorney Benton Campbell. "On a night of historic significance, these four angry men assaulted their victims in an attempt to punish them for exercising a fundamental right of all Americans -- the right to vote."

[ cf Four plead guilty to U.S. election night violence ]
Suprise, Suprise, Suprise....

Why yes Gomer...
yellow_elephant

What if The Generals Are Not Allowed To Win In Iranq?

CENTCOM commander Gen. David Petraeus, supported by Defence Secretary Robert Gates, tried to convince President Barack Obama that he had to back down from his campaign pledge to withdraw all U.S. combat troops from Iraq within 16 months at an Oval Office meeting Jan. 21.

But Obama informed Gates, Petraeus and Joint Chiefs Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen that he wasn't convinced and that he wanted Gates and the military leaders to come back quickly with a detailed 16-month plan, according to two sources who have talked with participants in the meeting.

Obama's decision to override Petraeus's recommendation has not ended the conflict between the president and senior military officers over troop withdrawal, however. There are indications that Petraeus and his allies in the military and the Pentagon, including Gen. Ray Odierno, now the top commander in Iraq, have already begun to try to pressure Obama to change his withdrawal policy.

A network of senior military officers is also reported to be preparing to support Petraeus and Odierno by mobilising public opinion against Obama's decision.

[ cf Generals Seek To Reverse Obama's Iraq Withdrawal Decision ]
Should the President elected by the mere civilians be allowed to over rule the War President, and Praetor Patreus?

And ESPECIALLY in a time of Homeland Security Investment Bubbling???

I mean, what would the unborn baby UBU do?