Are They Right?

Philippines
December 26, 2008 10:55pm CST
Are the majority right to vote Barak Obama for presidency? What now will happen to Iraq? Will the conflict be BETTER OR WORST?
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• United States
27 Dec 08
Welcome to a democracy. The Americans people voted, and the VAST majority voted him president. Thus, he is the new president. Iraq will finally be left to the leaders of that country so they can destroyed it on their own. This is a country that is not civilized, has been ruled by force, and it will take decades for it to learn that they don't have to live that way. It will be much better under Obama, because he won't use it to be reelected, and he can always get out of Iraq, and blame Bush for the mess (rightfully so).
@xfahctor (14126)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
27 Dec 08
6% margin is hardly a "vast" majority
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• United States
27 Dec 08
It is better than Bush's - 0.5 in 2000. This was not an election decided by two states, even the states that McCain won they were close.
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• Philippines
27 Dec 08
Yeah. You're right. Bush started all this mess. A conflict that doesn't stop. Thank you for your response. Happy New Year!
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@lvaldean (1612)
• United States
27 Dec 08
Well right or wrong the majority spoke for a change in leadership and in 20 some odd days Barack Obama will be the new President of the United States of America. No one knows today whether he will be a good or bad President. No one knows today whether he will be able to lead our country back to prosperity. No one knows today whether he will be able to lead our country back to a position of global leadership. We only hope that he can make inroads into these things in the next four years. As to Iraq, well I think many Americans hope that he will keep his promise to listen to his military team but will begin to pull out our troops. I think many Americans hope that he will focus some attention where it belongs on Afghanastan and the leadership of the true terrorist forces that put us all at risk. But we shall see what will happen.
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• Philippines
28 Dec 08
Well I hope so. But no one knows. We'll just wait for some BAD OR GOOD changes.
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@xfahctor (14126)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
27 Dec 08
Let me say first, that it wasn't a VAST majority that voted for him. He only won by 6% hardly what one could call "vast" despite the way one poster put it. Iraq, though a mistake, is going just fine now under the powers that be. Barrak Obama will do nothing more than continue what was started and in the way it is going now, he'd be foolish to mess with it. Presidents don't fight wars, generals plan and fight them and make recomendations to the president. If Obama is smart, he will listen to them. After a long faught gain there, we are finaly making headway and Obama has nothing to do with it, he isn't even president yet. It didn't matter who won the elections, things in Iraq were going to be no different.
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@spalladino (17927)
• United States
27 Dec 08
I think this country was in dire need of a change and Barack Obama offered the promise of that. He seems to be very intelligent and is in the process of surrounding himself with the best team he possibly can. He also appears to be the kind of man who listens to his advisors and those with more knowledge and experience than he has before making decisions.
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@anniepa (27244)
• United States
28 Dec 08
Well, since I was actually part of the majority this time around of course I think we were right...lol! I'm hopeful and optimistic everything will improve in time. As for Iraq, at least we have a chance to get out of there sooner rather than later and maybe the people won't hate us so badly anymore. It's a nice thought, anyway. I'm hoping for more openness and honesty in our government for a change. Annie