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Question: (2009-10-29)

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Do you think Congress will pass Obama's health reform bill? Do you think Obama's health reform summit will lead to a bipartisan reform bill? Do you think the federal stimulus has significantly helped the economy over the past year? What was your reaction to Obama's State of the Union speech? Do you think Obama has been devoting enough attention to environmental issues? What should Obama's Afghanistan troop strategy be? Are you concerned the U.S. is becoming too involved in military operations in Pakistan? Did Obama deserve to win the Nobel Peace Prize? Do you think Obama should send more troops to Afghanistan? Twinkies? Soda? Cigarettes? What items would you pay higher taxes on to ensure health care for all? Do you agree with Obama's decision to continue the practice of sending terrorism suspects to third countries for detention and interrogation? Should President Obama be tackling both the economy and health care at the same time? Some gay rights activists say Obama is not taking their concerns seriously enough. Are they right? How should Obama prioritize the battles he takes to Congress? Will Obama's speech in Egypt improve America's image in the Muslim world? Who should Obama nominate as the next Supreme Court justice and why? Has the press been too lenient on Obama in his first 100 days? What do you think of Obama's performance on his debut trip abroad as president? Do you think Obama's budget plan is too ambitious? How do you think Obama has done in his first 50 days in office? Do you blame Obama for not living up to his no-earmark pledge?

Commenter: Dan
The unfortunate reason we are still in Afghanistan is political. President Obama knows that if we pull our troops out and then a terrorist strikes in the US, it will be political suicide for him, even though there is no real connection between the two. Hopefully one day soon he will say they can now run there own government and defend themselves so our troops can go home.

Commenter: Jody Bone
We have no business becoming involved in Pakistan. We need to work on this country only. The military is out of control. I saw a news blimp on a mother with 5 young children going to Iraq. What king of a country does that? All this is an opportunity for the military industrial complex to make money! How many people have have their life destroyed to support this Vietnam. It is time to STOP!!!!

Commenter: Theresa Mazzoleni
President Obama--Please do not let us down--I hope you will be more assertive and bring the grass root message to congress regarding health care reform.
We want a Public Health Care option--I hope you are not being swayed by special interst groups--The only special interest you should be concentrating on, is the interests of ALL Americans; not just the wealthy few. Please live up to the promises you gave us before your election.
Thank you, for allowing me to send you this.

Commenter: L. Anderson
We're in too many countrys. We should just take care of ourselves and not but into other country's business.

Commenter: FK in San Diego
Our long term military commitment to both Afghanistan and Pakistan will be our current Vietnam. We will expend billions and our young will die for nothing. We have nothing to gain with full military presence. We should act as UN peacekeepers and help the countries grow their infrastructure and help in their progress.

Commenter: Yehudah Winter
Pakistan may be the only place worth fighting for right now.

Commenter: Diehard
Obama should either listen to his Generals (men and women who spend their entire lives studying how to win at war) or pull out immediately. The Nation cannot afford to take half measures when it comes to the lives of our military men and women.

I see a school,.a bridge .a road,a library,a hospital,and many more less expensive projects going up in smoke here at home as a smart bomb finds its way to destroy schools ,churches homes and lives in Pakistan.My vote is to bring back the troops and let the Pakistan Army cowboy up and take care of thier own families and neighbors. We can use the money here at home.Our boys have allready given a full measure. BRING THEM HOME NOW.

Commenter: Shanti Services
It's incredibly stupid for the U.S. government to trust Pakistan. Pakistan has broken SO many promises to India.

Also, these drone attacks that heartlessly kill Pakistan civilians, are making this country more hated and feared throughout the world!

Commenter: Susan Helene
We NEED to pack up ALL of our troops and bring them HOME to REBUILD AMERICA!

Commenter: Greg O
Get out of Iraq, Afganistan, Pakistan - all of them

Commenter: Jeffery Rine
Any military involvement in Pakistan is too much.

Commenter: Marilyn Klinkner
Our country is trying to solve everything with weapons and misguided foreign aid. I have just read the document Just Foreign Policy and Security a project of the Institute for Policy Studies from 07. Please look for it on the web. It points out that many places in the world are growing in poverty from globalization. More conflicts are resulting from that. But the US military presence and continued arms sales, plus the continued nuclear stockpile of the US are doing nothing to reduce conflict, including in Pakistan. We must practice a model of rationality and international law. "Wars for democracy" are really abominable distortions and not what the US citizens really want for the most part.

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