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Dutch Wrote: Jared, you disappoint me; I was not talking about OTHER things than the Dem's platform(s), as well Obama's platform. Not what he achieved beyond the platform. Thus all the points Hillary/Sanders made, how many will be achieved?. Related to Obama his points were: Closing Guantanamo prison; did not happen. Stop the war in Afghanistan did not happen (he's sending even more troops instead) let alone in Iraq and an added war in Syria as well more troops stationed over the whole world as well in places like Romania, Poland etc. Thus only an expansion of our "military" involvement everywhere; instead of reduction. Your points of achievements are an "better economic environment" which was achieved not only by him. ?
So we now judge how successful a President is by whether or not they achieve every single thing they wanted to get done?
One of President Obama's first Executive Orders was to shut down GITMO, but Congress tied his hands and prevented him from being able to do so. And even without Congressional help, he was still able to get the number of prisoners there down to 80.
He dramatically reduced the number of troops in Afghanistan and cut the number of troops in Iraq to a few hundred.
We have had troops placed in Romania, Poland, and all throughout Europe for decades. He never promised to withdrawal any of those and the countries where the troops are stationed have never asked him to.
Jared, related to "troop deployment" sorry to say what you mentioned is not true; everywhere the troops stationed all over the place only expanded and made up for your mentioned reductions; thus result "0" Just draw a map of the world and mark every location where we have troops stationed; I bet you forget at least half of them, because the Pentagon wants to keep a lot "secret" and hidden for the public, or calls it by a different name; so you can't trust it.
Hopefully you saw the speech ( again an speech?) he gave in Spain for thousands of US troops stationed there. (what for?)
Why station 1000 US troops in Romania; that will only boost the tensions between us and Russia only more. The same in Poland. Why US troops? Why not NATO? I guess they don't trust NATO and want their "noses" into it.
Russia will never attack western Europe; because the scars of WWII are still there, as well they need Europe for western goodies. Also if they want, then just like in WWII they are quicker in Berlin than the US; so forget NATO.
Hope you looked at Bill Maher, who said the same thing, that our foreign policies "stink" as well that our "drone" use only creates more "terrorist" than ever. Etc. So wise up about what the US is doing beyond our borders; most of it will eventually backfire.
Hillary is absolutely the wrong person for foreign policies; she is an war hawk; voted for the Iraq war, as well thus "brainless" in that respect. She only "visited" heads of state; stayed in well protected luxury hotels as well bodyguards all around her. That way, then you have no clue about these countries themselves and their people. The arrogance in this country to dictate other countries on how to live is ridiculous; if we don't like something, then sent in the drones; that will help.
During her speech with Bernie she on purpose deleted anything about foreign policies or the military; because those are her weak points looking at things in world as an US lawyer. ( laws all over the world are different than ours; looking at for example at our "gun" laws; what a joke)