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Karzai named winner in Afghanistan by Karzai appointed election officials after Abdullah pulls out…

…so where does that leave us?

We’ve been waiting for Obama to make his decision on what to do with troops going into Afghanistan to attack Al Qaida (who aren’t in Afghanistan any more) after the rerun of the election which was proven to be fraudulent and allowed Karzai to win.

Whew.

I’m really sick of our playing games in the world. With Karzai’s brother accused of being a top Heroin Chief, with General McChrystal calling for more troops (while being criticized for his dealings with the Pat Tillman controversy), with a Civil War going on amid the Afghans that WE CANNOT CORRECT (just ask the Russians)… we are perceived as Occupiers and we should get out.

We won’t.

The world is turning into an increasingly bad place where the interests of the United States are not served, security or otherwise, and where we continue to get in up to our necks. And Republicans and Democrats will fight with each other to see who can get us ending up in a worse position.

Today is an Anniversary… let’s not celebrate.

It is the eighth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan today. As of yesterday, when a contingent from Congress met with the President, it looks like we’re staying. Will troops increase and, if so, how many? Will Obama start being seen the way we saw Bush?

Look at the mask!

I find this disturbing, especially since we’re still in the useless war in Iraq and we hear people talk about going after Iran… and we still have to protect Israel.

When I drive my car today, I’ll think about the oil it uses and, if it were not for oil, would we be in the mideast at all?

HuffPo ran pictures of the eighth anniversary of Afghanistan yesterday. See them HERE.

Obama In Cairo

An Egyptian man buys a cartouche which reads 'Obama New Tutankhamon Of The World'Here’s part of the speech… but go into Huffington Post and read the whole thing… it’s important!

CAIRO (AP) — President Barack Obama called for a “new beginning between the United States and Muslims” Thursday and said together, they could confront violent extremism across the globe and advance the timeless search for peace in the Middle East.

“This cycle of suspicion and discord must end,” Obama said in a widely anticipated speech in one of the world’s largest Muslim countries, an address designed to reframe relations after the terrorists attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and the U.S.-led war in Iraq.

In a gesture, Obama conceded at the beginning of his remarks that tension “has been fed by colonialism that denied rights and opportunities to many Muslims, and a Cold War in which Muslim-majority countries were often treated as proxies without regard to their own aspirations.”

But the president said the actions of violent extremist Muslims are “irreconcilable with the rights of human beings,” and quoted the Quran to make his point.

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Obama just landed in Saudi Arabia…

The trip that Obama is on right now may be the only chance he gets to firm up a Middle East policy that could actually create a two-state solution for Israel and Palestine. The Oval Office has never reached out to the Arab nations before in our history the way Obama is reaching out now.

There is also the fact that Obama will be touring the Arab world but NOT stopping in Israel. It will be interesting to see where his course takes hum.