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redsox95 October 21st, 2014 6:11pm

Why hasn't Obama closed Gitmo? Why did he increase troops in Afghanistan? Why has he done the opposite of his campaign promises? Some feel the President doesn't 'call the shots', but is just a figure head for a 'double government'. Believable?

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KatG Liberal in Ohio
10/23/14 5:31 am

Things change. He couldn't have predicted how things would be now. You have to adapt.

cowboy Dog Father
10/23/14 5:30 am

He said that he was going to "fundamentally change" America while all the good little Liberals cheered. He's done that. Leftists should be happy.

mikeey1962 on SOH where else
10/23/14 4:44 am

Because he lied, only man ever in history, that can lie without moving his lips!

PartyJustin R.O.C.K. in the R.O.C.
10/23/14 4:07 am

He didn't do those things for the same reasons every president doesn't succeed in some of their campaign promises: because things usually turn out to be much more complicated and difficult than they thought.

MisterE Conservistan
10/23/14 1:32 am

Politics is all about slowly expanding influence without anyone noticing. Obama would lose influence by closing gitmo and pulling out of Afghanistan. Empty promises are enough to get you the White House and keep you there.

MisterE Conservistan
10/23/14 1:32 am

Nothing changes unless someone with influence becomes more influential through it.

vin woof
10/22/14 10:54 am

It blows me away that so many just don't get it. Don't vote for the 2 party system. It's better to not vote at all.

Diogenes FreeMeBe
10/21/14 7:06 pm

Damn straight he's little more than a puppet.

AbandonedAccnt Not here.
10/21/14 12:04 pm

Each of those issues has a different answer. He would have closed Gitmo if he could. He increased troops in Afghanistan because he was shamed into doing so. The surge worked in Iraq and he had no good explanation for why he shouldn't do the same

AbandonedAccnt Not here.
10/21/14 12:05 pm Afghanistan. He does "call the shots," but he's influenced by polls, public pressure, the media, and sometimes a quandary with public perception that makes him temporarily go against what he believes.

redsox95 New England
10/21/14 1:53 pm

'Shammed into doing so' yes by who....

AbandonedAccnt Not here.
10/21/14 2:16 pm

Congress passed a law about not letting those bad guys be moved to U.S. soil and other restrictions.