Obama thanks Cowen for US access to Shannon



Tomas Mor

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RTÉ News: Obama thanks Cowen for US access to Shannon

CHANGE my behind. Obama sounds different, but if you concentrate on the actions and not the words... he is continuing ALL of the policies and wars (and them some) that Bush/Blair promoted. :eek:

Pathetic!

When are people going to wake up?

Did ye see the cut of Cowen beside fine fit Obama. What did we do to deserve this, at least Bert could bluff his way. Take him home soon for God's sake.:confused:
 

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RTÉ News: Obama thanks Cowen for US access to Shannon

CHANGE my behind. Obama sounds different, but if you concentrate on the actions and not the words... he is continuing ALL of the policies and wars (and them some) that Bush/Blair promoted. :eek:

Pathetic!

When are people going to wake up?
So you expected him to abandon Bush's two wars on his first day in office? Yup, that would have worked. :rolleyes:

Deadlines my boy, deadlines. ;)
 

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cowens posture was terrible ,the head sunk down like he'd no neck, don't the handlers teach him anything,namechecked afghanistan, nice of him wasn't it;):rolleyes:
 

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Did ye see the cut of Cowen beside fine fit Obama. What did we do to deserve this, at least Bert could bluff his way. Take him home soon for God's sake.:confused:
The irony of it is that Michelle Obama was speaking at an obesity conference today - and when she gets back to the White House Cowen will be waiting. :oops:
 

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Stop cribbing. It is great to have access to the most important man in the world and Keep Ireland in the world media for good reasons.

It is right that we work with America and try to get as many economic ties as possible. Great too to see a parade in Beijing.
 

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Well at least he expressed discomfort. Bertie would have just grinned and given a "what's the big deal" look.

This really is an affront to Irish people (versus their politicians --a class onto themselves). Or are there people here who actually support the "War on Terror", believe Bin Laden is still at large, and in other myths and hype like "weapons of mass destruction".
 

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Well at least he expressed discomfort. Bertie would have just grinned and given a "what's the big deal" look.

This really is an affront to Irish people (versus their politicians --a class onto themselves). Or are there people here who actually support the "War on Terror", believe Bin Laden is still at large, and in other myths and hype like "weapons of mass destruction".
No point in annoying the most powerful country in the world (with hugh historical ties). Let them land here as long as they want (there isn't much else going on in Shannon)

When Obama is doing up his list of tax havens from an American tax legislation, this low tax country taxing many American companies is better off on their good side.
 

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American troops should be down to 50,000 this coming August, assuming Iraq forms a stable governmnet over the next month.

In Afghanistan & Pakistan, Obama is doing exactly what he said he would do in is campaign. He has turned the screws on Al Qaeda, and gained far more successes than Bush in that region.

Thinking of the subjugation of women and genocide that would take place under the Taliban, he has little choice but to continue.
 

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American troops should be down to 50,000 this coming August, assuming Iraq forms a stable governmnet over the next month.

In Afghanistan & Pakistan, Obama is doing exactly what he said he would do in is campaign. He has turned the screws on Al Qaeda, and gained far more successes than Bush in that region.

Thinking of the subjugation of women and genocide that would take place under the Taliban, he has little choice but to continue.

Once upon a time there were stories of what great things America were going to do in Vietnam, strange, no American wants to hear Vietnam mentioned today
 

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RTÉ News: Obama thanks Cowen for US access to Shannon

CHANGE my behind. Obama sounds different, but if you concentrate on the actions and not the words... he is continuing ALL of the policies and wars (and them some) that Bush/Blair promoted. :eek:

Pathetic!

When are people going to wake up?
+1

He is a war criminal. And he gets the Nobel Prize for peace. Of course the apologists will proclaim that we should let them use Shannon airport while they continue the 10 year campaign of killing inncent people to secure natural resource lines. Apart from the fact that this is cold blooded murder, the weapons trade revolves around using scarce resources to destroy more scarce resources. Talk about a double negative opportunity cost?

America has no business in the affairs of Afghanistan or Iraq.

He couldn't even wear shamrocks when he was sitting down for the camera's with our drunken slap of a leader.
 

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Still being smug? How grown up of you.

Oh, the second posting of victims now makes me realise people get hurt in war. Great debating skills there. Should I get pictures of victims of the taliban? would that make a difference.
 

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Once upon a Programme for Government (original version) -

Extraordinary Rendition

The Irish Government is completely opposed to the practice of extraordinary rendition.

1. The Government will prioritise effective enforcement of a) Criminal Justice (United Nations Convention Against Torture) Act, 2000 b) The Geneva Conventions Acts 1962-1998.

To that end the Government will encourage and support An Garda Siochana in the investigation and enforcement of these Statutes. It will do so by making resources available for specialized training in the provisions of those Statutes to members of An Garda Siochána and by other means as may be required by An Garda Siochana in order to ensure effective protection for the dignity of all persons within or passing through the State.

We will ensure that all relevant legal instruments are used so that the practice of extraordinary rendition does not occur in this State in any form.


That was 2007.

In 2009 that all went in the bin and this replaced it -

Renditions
• We will review and change if necessary the legislation affecting civilian aircraft in the context of the existing and ongoing work of the Cabinet Sub Committee on Human Rights and will, as is appropriate, strengthen the powers of inspection of such aircraft and the collection of flight information.


On the tarmac at Shannon, nothing changed. The only people arrested there were people pointing out what was going on.

Nice of Obama to say thanks.
 

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Oh, the second posting of victims now makes me realise people get hurt in war. Great debating skills there. Should I get pictures of victims of the taliban? would that make a difference.
Thats an issue for Afghanistan. What has the Taliban got to do with the United States? Apart from them being guests of honour on a number occasions prior to 2001.

The US has no business in Iraq or Afghanistan.
 

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He is a war criminal. And he gets the Nobel Prize for peace. Of course the apologists will proclaim that we should let them use Shannon airport while they continue the 10 year campaign of killing inncent people to secure natural resource lines. Apart from the fact that this is cold blooded murder, the weapons trade revolves around using scarce resources to destroy more scarce resources. Talk about a double negative opportunity cost?

America has no business in the affairs of Afghanistan or Iraq.

He couldn't even wear shamrocks when he was sitting down for the camera's with our drunken slap of a leader.
A war criminal? Says who? What court? Would you seriously feel better if he wore shamrock? Are you one of those insecure Irish who feel good when powerful people play at being Irish?
 


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