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Obama is a prisoner of compromise

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From Daily News Group readers
Posted: 03/26/2009 08:24:56 PM PDT

Obama is a prisoner of compromise

Dear Editor: Democratic President Barack Obama will not rule out using private military companies like Blackwater Worldwide in Iraq. Obama also has no plans to sign on to legislation that seeks to ban the use of these forces in U.S. war zones by January 2009.

Despite their anti-war rhetoric, Obama and congressional Democrats have taken a position that would leave open the option of keeping tens of thousands of U.S. troops in Iraq for many years. Those who would reach such a lofty office in the eyes of the world have entangled themselves deeply in the affairs of this world. Those who are elected to this office that is so highly esteemed among men have few choices left to them.

In their hearts they know exactly where they stand, and which way they'll go when the showdown comes, as many Democratic and Republican leaders have. They are prisoners of the compromises they have made to attain the office, prisoners of their advisers and counselors, prisoners of the policies of their party and the values of their nation.

Ted Rudow III,MA

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