Naysayers can say what they want, but I believe Obama had a great first three days in the Oval Office. He did some grounding breaking work and made some extraordinary executive orders that one has to commend. They include:
No more torture – easing the mind of many in the world.
Guantanamo Bay to be closed in one year- removing a black spot on US .
Stem cell research on. It will save many lives and improve the quality of life for many.
Executive orders to remove restrictions on abortion.
Executive orders to end lobbying his government.
Executive order to freeze the salary of senior staffers (great symbolic gesture for these tough economic times).
Sending high level delegates to the Middle East, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Asking Israel to remove the embargo on Gaza if it wants peace.
These are just a few examples. Neo-cons are already angry on many of these issues and about Gitmo they say it is too dangerous to bring Gitmo detainees to the US. Now let us see. The following serial-killers, living or dead, are ok. To name a few.
"Jeffrey Dahmer was responsible for a series of gruesome murders of seventeen young men in Ohio and Milwaukee
Ted Bundy was one of the most prolific serial killers in U.S. history. Bundy screamed his innocence until his death in the electric chair was imminent. Then he told just enough to show the true evil inside him.
David Berkowitz – aka "Son of Sam" and "The .44 Caliber Killer"; convicted of six murders in New York.
Kenneth Bianchi and Angelo Buono, Jr.– aka the "Hillside Strangler"; killers of 13 women and possibly involved in three other killings."
However, Gitmo detainees are too dangerous, according to these neo cons. The fact is that many of them have been charged with nothing and maybe getting training at Gitmo to become hardened extremists. They might have been peaceful citizens when they entered Gitmo. This happens all the time when people with minor delinquencies are housed with hardened criminals – prisons become universities for criminals.
Then there was this bozo who attacked me when I made this post: http://ledaro.blogspot.com/2009/01/ehud-olmert-mission-accomplished-and.html. He insisted that I should include Obama in that picture as Obama is mirror image of Iggy according to this bozo. First I tried to reason with him but then he became very obnoxious and abusive. Bozos like this need parental guidance when they use the computer and especially when they attempt writing blogs. If bozos like these are supporters of Iggy and Israel, then I feel sorry for Iggy and Israel.