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Old 06-23-2008, 12:26 AM
 
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Little Elian Gonzalez comes back to haunt Barack Obama | Top of the Ticket | Los Angeles Times

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Old 06-23-2008, 06:12 AM
 
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Wow...it doesn't stop with the associations with Obama and his campaign members...
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Old 06-23-2008, 06:31 AM
 
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I dont remember seeing any pictures of US citizens (not just this picture, but also Waco Tx) being held by gunpoint during the Bush administration, I could be wrong but maybe someone here could find me some.
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Old 06-23-2008, 06:32 AM
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You'd be surprised by how many of us simply saw this as a little boy being reunited with his own daddy and not as a political action. This poor little boy was being used as a political pawn by his relatives and the Cuban exile community instead of being treated as a poor little kid who's mother was dead and who needed to be with his only remaining parent.
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Old 06-23-2008, 06:36 AM
 
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Obama foreign policy adviser Greg Craig represented Elian's father in the custody dispute that returned the child to the communist island. Eric Holder, a member of Obama's vice-presidential selection team, was deputy U.S. attorney general in Bill Clinton's administration when government agents seized Elian from his relatives' home in Miami's Little Havana.

What happened to Obama's pledge of "Change", sure sounds like he is using the same politicians of the past.
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Old 06-23-2008, 06:37 AM
 
Location: Wilmington, NC
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anyone with a brain knows that obama stands for status quo.
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Old 06-23-2008, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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You'd be surprised by how many of us simply saw this as a little boy being reunited with his own daddy and not as a political action. This poor little boy was being used as a political pawn by his relatives and the Cuban exile community instead of being treated as a poor little kid who's mother was dead and who needed to be with his only remaining parent.
Exactly. Elian just pledged his support to Castro. Pic of 14 yr. old Elian included in report.

http://www.propeller.com/viewstory/2...%2F&frame=true
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Old 06-23-2008, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Toledo
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I dont remember seeing any pictures of US citizens (not just this picture, but also Waco Tx) being held by gunpoint during the Bush administration, I could be wrong but maybe someone here could find me some.
The use of guns could've been avoided if the relatives would have complied. Just because we don't like communism doesn't mean we have the right to rip a child from the closest family he knows. That's just sick..
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Old 06-23-2008, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Albemarle, NC
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I dont remember seeing any pictures of US citizens (not just this picture, but also Waco Tx) being held by gunpoint during the Bush administration, I could be wrong but maybe someone here could find me some.
Jose Padilla comes to mind. He was convicted of aiding terrorism, but he was still held without access to his lawyers and without charge for several years.

José Padilla (prisoner - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
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Old 06-23-2008, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Washington state
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The use of guns could've been avoided if the relatives would have complied. Just because we don't like communism doesn't mean we have the right to rip a child from the closest family he knows. That's just sick..
Correct, The right thing was done, he was reunited with his father.

BTW, I don't think this will haunt Obama at all. Polls, at the time, showed the American people agreed with the government's action of returning Elian to his father.
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