Can President Obama Be Trusted?
As a person who voted for Obama in 2008 (granted, there was no real choice) and who likes some of his policies and positions, the closer we get to the 2012 election, the more uncertain I am (granted, again, Romney is not much choice).
Recently, he interjected himself and his race into the Trayvon Martin murder, stating that has he had a son, it might have looked like him. A president is suppose to appear unbiased especially when it was non-black voters that put him in the office. While this irritated many non-black voters, far worse, IMO, is the "hot mic" incident in South Korea where President Obama whispered to Russian President Medvedev that he would have “more flexibility” to deal with the controversial issue of NATO's missile defense aimed at Iran after the 2012 elections! He went on to ask for "space" from Russia's new president, Vladimir Putin.
This should infuriate anyone who trusted Obama. Obama has since tried to explain pathetically his way out it. I think this excuse is total bullshit. Obviously, what other deals has he made when the mics were not on. It was almost like in public, he speaks one way yet in private, behind doors, he changes it. It simply creates distrust. It also speaks to the fact that Obama is not that certain he will be re-elected.
The missile shield is critical to our homeland security and the collective security of our NATO partners and for the security of our allies in the Middle East. Russia, while is friendly, Putin has been supporting Syria, Iran and has blocked many attempts to stopped the fighting in Syria because Russia has its own plan to remain in the Middle East. Russia is only a friend to the West when they get something in return for it. Putin also wishes to make Russia a major power again. Now, a US president is caught with backdoor comments that shows he just might weaken the US position on this issue and give in to Russia. What other issues has Obama given into? At worse, it sends the totally wrong signal to America's allies that what the President states in public is for real and not rhetoric. Already, there is some distrust between the US and Israel as to Obama's real positions on policy.