Comments for http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/markmardell/2010/08/out_of_iraqi_ashes_first_sight.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/markmardell/2010/08/out_of_iraqi_ashes_first_sight.html en-gb 30 Wed 04 Mar 2015 11:41:19 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/markmardell/2010/08/out_of_iraqi_ashes_first_sight.html colonelartist http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/markmardell/2010/08/out_of_iraqi_ashes_first_sight.html?page=90#comment10 If Bush and Cheney were still in charge, would the BBC's headline read "Bush 'shocked and awed' by US Iraq sacrifice."? Or would it be just "Mission Accomplished!"?-------------------------------------------------------------------------Bush and cheney are still around, if not in charge, ask your free speaker journalists to ask them. Wed 01 Sep 2010 19:23:38 GMT+1 SaintDominick http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/markmardell/2010/08/out_of_iraqi_ashes_first_sight.html?page=81#comment9 Ref 9, crash"Oh it is so reassuring to here the man who flushed almost a trillion dollars down the toilet on the "stimulus" package,say he is going to concentrate on the economy.Obama could not run a lemonade stand let alone the worlds largest economy."President Obama's $780B stimulus package, President Bush's $700B TAP, and heavy infusions of money by the Fed prevented the total collapse of our economy, a probability announced by President Bush in mid 2008.Unfortunaely, decades of fiscal mismanagement, obtuse economic policies, and the migration of jobs overseas is not going to be solved in 19 months, in fact, it may take years to solve the mess we are in. Wed 01 Sep 2010 13:03:10 GMT+1 crash http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/markmardell/2010/08/out_of_iraqi_ashes_first_sight.html?page=72#comment8 Oh it is so reassuring to here the man who flushed almost a trillion dollars down the toilet on the "stimulus" package,say he is going to concentrate on the economy.Obama could not run a lemonade stand let alone the worlds largest economy. Wed 01 Sep 2010 12:11:30 GMT+1 filthy macnasty http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/markmardell/2010/08/out_of_iraqi_ashes_first_sight.html?page=63#comment7 2. At 00:35am on 01 Sep 2010, LucyJ wrote:(snipped)"This is a great, well-written statement, although I hope his speech tonight goes more into deal on HOW he intends to do this. I just hope its for real and that President Obama takes action on such, not just words.We need help, President Obama. We need good jobs and we need to see you have positivity and faith in our country. We do not need divisive, ultraliberal issues that will tear the country apart. If you choose to support ultraliberal issues that tear the country apart, know that this was your choice and that there is no turning back, that there will be effects due to cause and reason. ...."Like never trusting a word coming out of the mouth of a government wonk ever again? Like realizing that the political process isn't about governing but about gaining and keeping power at all costs (to me and thee, the pols never get hurt) no matter what the damage done to the country?(Be aware, I've stopped voting for Republicans now too. I stopped voting for Demogogs decades ago. If there isn't a Libertarian running then I'm voting 'none of the above is acceptable' and if that 'spoils' the ballot then so be it. I WILL NOT HELP THESE TWO PARTIES FINISH DESTROYING MY COUNTRY.)" ....We know you are not a miracle worker, but we also know that you are the President and if anyone can do it, you can, with the help of the American people, in which if anyone can do it, we can. If there's one thing we can bond over, it's the future of our country, which is good jobs. Please do not just give us words, President Obama, please act on your words and take action to create new jobs, new products, new life, and a new era for the world..."Nice sentiment Lucy but I fear that you're going to be disappointed.He can't do what you want him to do and stay in power. His money people and his Progressive's would run him out of office in a heartbeat. They depend on a dependent population to justify their existence. If they don't have one, they'll make one... oh, wait a minute...From my window in the cheap apartment (had to sell at a loss just to get out from under the mortgage I couldn't afford anymore) I'm living in I can see...one defunct aluminum smelter - ~ 3500 jobs gone.one teetering on the edge of closing aerospace composites manufacture ~ employs about 100 of the 1500 who used to work there.Broad streets lined with empty storefronts and vacant car lots.Subdivisions with only six or seven houses per block with lights still on - the rest are cold, dark and empty.Nice orderly lines at the food bank though...Thanks Democrats (although to be fair, the Republicans could have had grass growing in the streets cheaper and faster - if they'd tried.). Wed 01 Sep 2010 09:32:11 GMT+1 filthy macnasty http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/markmardell/2010/08/out_of_iraqi_ashes_first_sight.html?page=54#comment6 "Today, our most urgent task is to restore our economy, and put the millions of Americans who have lost their jobs back to work. To strengthen our middle class, we must give all our children the education they deserve, and all our workers the skills that they need to compete in a global economy. We must jumpstart industries that create jobs, and end our dependence on foreign oil. We must unleash the innovation that allows new products to roll off our assembly lines, and nurture the ideas that spring from our entrepreneurs. This will be difficult. But in the days to come, it must be our central mission as a people, and my central responsibility as president."Hilarious.Leader of a party that's spent the last forty year gutting every bit of industrial capacity this country ever had and tying everything else up in impenetrable red tape and regulation and union Gimme's is telling us that he's the one to make what's left replace what they took away?Go ahead, pull my other finger now. Wed 01 Sep 2010 08:59:30 GMT+1 MagicKirin http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/markmardell/2010/08/out_of_iraqi_ashes_first_sight.html?page=45#comment5 Untill we change the way goverment does business one thing won't change.Federal and state employees in the beauracracy( as opposed to the military and other life essential duties) will be overpaid and not be asked to sacrfice. Wed 01 Sep 2010 02:16:06 GMT+1 Curt Carpenter http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/markmardell/2010/08/out_of_iraqi_ashes_first_sight.html?page=36#comment4 If Bush and Cheney were still in charge, would the BBC's headline read "Bush 'shocked and awed' by US Iraq sacrifice."? Or would it be just "Mission Accomplished!"? Wed 01 Sep 2010 00:43:28 GMT+1 tuulen http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/markmardell/2010/08/out_of_iraqi_ashes_first_sight.html?page=27#comment3 The US president gave a good speech, about twenty minutes long, and it was a good, "presidential" sort of speech. He did not crow and swagger about "victory" and his assessment was realistic and down to earth. The combat missions in Iraq are now over, and so on to the future. Good! Wed 01 Sep 2010 00:41:27 GMT+1 Interestedforeigner http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/markmardell/2010/08/out_of_iraqi_ashes_first_sight.html?page=18#comment2 Could almost have written those Obama excerpts ... Wed 01 Sep 2010 00:10:27 GMT+1 LucyJ http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/markmardell/2010/08/out_of_iraqi_ashes_first_sight.html?page=9#comment1 Today, our most urgent task is to restore our economy, and put the millions of Americans who have lost their jobs back to work. To strengthen our middle class, we must give all our children the education they deserve, and all our workers the skills that they need to compete in a global economy. We must jumpstart industries that create jobs, and end our dependence on foreign oil. We must unleash the innovation that allows new products to roll off our assembly lines, and nurture the ideas that spring from our entrepreneurs. This will be difficult. But in the days to come, it must be our central mission as a people, and my central responsibility as president.-------------------------------------------------------------------------This is a great, well-written statement, although I hope his speech tonight goes more into deal on HOW he intends to do this. I just hope its for real and that President Obama takes action on such, not just words.We need help, President Obama. We need good jobs and we need to see you have positivity and faith in our country. We do not need divisive, ultraliberal issues that will tear the country apart. If you choose to support ultraliberal issues that tear the country apart, know that this was your choice and that there is no turning back, that there will be effects due to cause and reason. We know you are not a miracle worker, but we also know that you are the President and if anyone can do it, you can, with the help of the American people, in which if anyone can do it, we can. If there's one thing we can bond over, it's the future of our country, which is good jobs. Please do not just give us words, President Obama, please act on your words and take action to create new jobs, new products, new life, and a new era for the world... Tue 31 Aug 2010 23:35:28 GMT+1 SaintDominick http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/markmardell/2010/08/out_of_iraqi_ashes_first_sight.html?page=0#comment0 I suspect most Americans are happy we are finally getting out of Iraq, but that is not what is on our minds. Our big concerns are our economy, lack of good jobs, decaying infrastructure, a failed education system, recurring budget deficits, an out of control national debt, and the knowledge the we don't have the money to pay for the things we need, including a sustainable economic recovery. Tue 31 Aug 2010 23:20:55 GMT+1