Chinese Aircraft Carriers, Plan B, And Obama – Wingin’ It Wednesday
Here’s what the panel had to say:
1. Amid mounting unrest in the Middle East, President Obama today warned Iran that the time for diplomacy is running out and challenged global leaders to confront the “deeper causes” of the crises, saying the turmoil serves as a reminder that true democracy is “hard work". Do you think the President is as naïve as he sounds?
Tom Angers led off:
I think he's very naïve and very deceptive. I think he doesn't want to admit what happened in Benghazi is an Al-Qaeda terrorist act and now he's talking in platitudes and constitutional rights which are totally misunderstood in the Middle East.
Mike Stagg countered:
I guess its always a thrill to be lectured about international responsibility in the Middle East by people who backed two wars and refuse to pay for them, and those wars are still the primary cause for anti American sentiment in the region. Go back to the start of Al Queda, what that was about was US troops in Saudi Arabia going back to when Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait.
Carol Ross added:
I love it when a Democrat talks about the rules of law especially in relation to Obama.
This president is a total narcissist who actually called himself “eye candy” on The View. Do you think any other world leaders could have respect for this bozo?
2. China formally entered its first aircraft carrier into service on Tuesday, underscoring its ambitions to be a leading Asian naval power, although the ship is not expected to carry a full complement of planes or be ready for combat for some time. Do you think this naval build-up can be compared to Germany’s military build-up of the 1930’s leading to WWII?
They got a brand new 1984 Ukrainian aircraft carrier and they don't have any planes that can land on it, but other than that they're doing great.
This is for show. This aircraft carrier can't be used in its current form. It's an eye-catcher, but it's no reason to ramp up defense spending.
The real country to watch here is Vietnam which has a long contentious history with China and is much better prepared militarily to deal with China.
I think the naval buildup is eerily similar to the Japanese naval buildup before WWII. I think a naval buildup by China will threaten Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea. There's no question this threat is designed to intimidate our friends.
I don't know about that. I will say this, now we know where some of our debt service is going, buying an old bucket of bolts like this.
It may not be a buildup to WWIII, but our friends in that area are getting very nervous.
3. The New York school system will begin giving the “morning after” pill to girls as young as age 14 without their parents consent or knowledge. Do you think the school system is going too far?
Carol Ross began:
Why would you enable bad behavior and something that really is unhealthy to adolescent girls. You're almost encouraging girls to get pregnant.
Mike Stagg countered:
We also know that the abstinence policy doesn't work either. States that implement abstinence only policies have among the highest pregnancy rates. We need proper sex education.
To do this without the consent or knowledge of the parents is a horrible violation of the legal rights of the parents.
Now it’s your turn to tell us what you think about today’s Wingin’ It Wednesday topics. Who got it right, who got it wrong, and who was way off? Let us know in the comment section.