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Barack Obama's greatest challenge as President of the United States



by Joseph Earnest  March 7, 2012


Newscast Media WASHINGTON, D.C. This will be one of the most challenging years for Barack Obama as President of the United States, because crucial decisions that could affect his re-election are underway. Despite preparing to embark on his re-election campaign, he still has to deal with the distraction that Israel could launch an unexpected attack on Iran.


To his credit, Obama is doing everything he possibly can to avert a war with the Islamic Republic and is engaging the country in talks and negotiations regarding its nuclear program.  Yet Obama is mindful of the warmongers trying to bypass the diplomatic means that are being employed to accomplish a win-win situation in this whole ordeal.


In a speech given on Tuesday, Obama scolded Republican candidates for "beating the drums of war" and ignoring the potential human cost of such a confrontation.

"The one thing that we have not done is: We haven't launched a war. If some of these folks think that it's time to launch a war, they should say so. And they should explain to the American people exactly why they would do that and what the consequences would be," he said.


"This is not a game. There is nothing casual about it. Those who are suggesting, or proposing, or beating the drums of war should explain clearly to the American people what they think the costs and benefits would be. I'm not one of those people," Obama said. Should Israel launch an attack on Iran, it would sabotage Obama's re-election for the following reasons:


He would immediately lose the moderates, independents and some of his hardcore base who have denounced previous wars would stay home.  An attack on Iran would also send the gas prices to the $8-$10 neighborhood and would affect the world markets.  As voters sit at their kitchen tables sorting out their bills, they will equate the high gas prices and cost of living to Obama's failure to cure the defects within the economy. That alone would be their justification not to vote for him.


China and Russia will not sit by, because they have interests in Iran they would want to protect.  Sleeper-cells in the West would then be activated, and those who wished for war would have a lot of explaining to do the general public.  This reflects what Obama said in his remarks that they (the warmongers) would have to "explain clearly to the American people what they think the costs and benefits would be."


North Korea's Kim Jung-un would not want to miss in action and would want to prove to his countrymen that he too is made of steel, as reflected in the comments he made on Friday Dec. 30, 2011 when he said: "On this occasion, we solemnly declare with confidence that foolish politicians around the world, including the puppet forces in South Korea, should not expect any changes from us."


Right there you have China, Russia, Iran and North Korea could align itself with them including Pakistan, Iran's next-door neighbor.  You then have a perfect scenario of East vs. West. There is no way such a war can be won on the seas or in the air.  A ground invasion would have to take place whereby troops are sent into Iran, which would be the perfect chance for Afghanistan to side with Iran and seek revenge for the Quran incident.  


All the war advocates who hide behind computer keyboards or their ivory towers encouraging an invasion of Iran should use "critical thinking" rather than make this an emotional event.  For the past  seven years, we've heard that Iran was 6-12 months away from acquiring a nuclear weapon. If you do the math, it means Iran has acquired nuclear weapons seven times over.  At the beginning of last year, Iran was six months away from a nuclear weapon. June came and went, and the "six-month narrative" continues to be sold to the public.


Americans and people across the world are weary of the wars that have had to be endured continuously for the past 10 years.  Soldiers just want to raise their kids, repair their marriages, finish school or find jobs, while the general public just wants to mind its own business.


Whether you agree with Barack Obama or not, the man is not being fooled, or allowing himself to be induced into an unnecessary military confrontation, and recently said, "I don't bluff."  Which means he knows who the bluffers arethe media being one of the major players. He has exclusive intel that is not available to the public, and can see what the button-pushers can't.


George W. Bush experienced what Obama is going through and warned Israel not to bomb Iran.  He was very clear about it and said the U.S. did not want to get involved in a third war."This is a very unstable part of the world and I don't need it to be more unstable," Adm. Mike Mullen, the Joint Chiefs chairman, said at a briefing. Bush said, "I have made it clear to all parties [including Israel] that the first option is diplomacy," in getting Iran to stop enriching uranium that could be used for a nuclear weapon. (pop-up)


Barack Obama's greatest challenge is not a battle with the GOP nominee or media or even his critics. Right now Obama's greatest battle, in my analysis, will be to get Israel to stay put.                                             Add Comments>>


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