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The Obama Questions

8th November 2012

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Obama may have won the election but he still has some questions to answer from the media...

1. The drones, the drones! When will you stop the drones?

An important note: in 2009, Obama was given the Nobel Peace Prize for "his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and co-operation between peoples."

Before being elected in 2008, Obama promised that he would pull troops from Iraq. Even the White House admits, on its website, that:

"President Obama took office pledging to end the war in Iraq."

In 2011, he pulled the last of American troops from the country.

Unfortunately for Afganistan and Pakistan, someone introduced the man to drones.

Even more unfortunately, this is one issue that Obama and Romney agreed on - they both support the un-targeted and mindless killing of... sorry.

They both support the use of unmanned aircrafts containing  explosives, despite the difficulty of attacking specific individuals, therefore resulting in many civilian deaths.

 337 CIA drone strikes in Pakistan have killed an estimated 1,908 to 3,225 people since 2004.

Obama argues that he is bringing down Al-Qaeda, however Gregory Johnsen, an expert on Al Qaeda spoke out recently, saying:

"Who's dying, whether or not they're actually Al Qaeda - we just don't know." 

Of course, there is no link to the siege on these countries and their large oil reserves...

The attacks have been in operation since 2004, under the Bush administration.

Although not exclusively in these countries, the main focus of drone attacks is in Afganistan and Pakistan, where it is believed Al Qaeda is strongest.

2. Are you going to take any significant action against climate change this time?

For some reason (not too obscure a reason, just that Romney wasn't talking about it and Obama didn't want to stick his neck out), climate change wasn't mentioned at all in the 2012 election campaign. Luckily, Obama broke his Green silence last night when he talked about the "destructive power of a warming planet."
Unfortunately, there has been no timescale announced for Obama's climate change plans but his statement made last night has raised hopes that it will be soon.
The Democrat party have promised to:
"Keep investing in wind and solar and clean coal, where farmers and scientists harness new biofuels to power our cars and trucks, where construction workers build homes and factories that waste less energy, where we develop a hundred-year supply of natural gas that's right beneath our feet."

It's nothing too dramatic but it's something at least.
The temperature of the USA in general has risen by over 3.23 degrees. This is leading to wetter weather and floods as well as droughts in other drier regions. America also has the power to influence other countries - until it does something dramatic, why would anyone else?

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