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In Obama’s speech, echoes of JFK (No, he's serious!)
The Washington Post's Post Partisan ^ | March 28, 2011 | Robert Kagan

Posted on 03/28/2011 6:47:57 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

With his speech tonight, President Obama placed himself in a great tradition of American presidents who have understood America’s special role in the world. He thoroughly rejected the so-called realist approach, extolled American exceptionalism, spoke of universal values and insisted that American power should be used, when appropriate, on behalf of those values. I was particularly pleased to see him place Libya in the context of the Arab Spring. This is the part of the equation that the self-described realists have missed....

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Military/Veterans; Politics
KEYWORDS: jfk; kennedy; libya; obama
Where to even begin?
1 posted on 03/28/2011 6:48:01 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So we’re going into Vietnam again?


2 posted on 03/28/2011 6:49:56 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Democrats- Forgetting 9/11 since 9/12/01)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yeah, but instead of getting jiggy with Marilyn Monroe, Obamsky like her brother...


3 posted on 03/28/2011 6:50:28 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Robert Kagan huffs airplane glue.

"But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: for men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away, for his name is Obama."

4 posted on 03/28/2011 6:51:09 PM PDT by Viking2002 (RELEASE THE KRAKEN!!!!!!)
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To: MuttTheHoople

Or the Bay of Pigs? Is Eric Holder his J. Edgar Hoover?


5 posted on 03/28/2011 6:51:12 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet ("You cannot invade the US There would be a rifle behind each blade of grass." Yamamoto)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

For the Left, Kennedy and Obama are living gods. Mere humans pale in comparison to their brilliance and majesty. We do not really deserve to be led by men of such magnificence.


6 posted on 03/28/2011 6:51:26 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: ClearCase_guy

Obama is a dumb ass.
He is a joke on the nation.
Prove me otherwise.
Dollar to a doughnut he was a c- affirmative action graduate, if that.


7 posted on 03/28/2011 6:54:45 PM PDT by 9422WMR (Illegal is not a race. Obamacare is a crime)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

America is in the process of getting an “Obamarectimy” and this fool is in a drug induced stupor with images of Kennedy.

Mad I tell you, they are all mad.


8 posted on 03/28/2011 6:56:41 PM PDT by stockpirate (Rebellion to tyranny is obedience to God!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
He thoroughly rejected the so-called realist approach, extolled American exceptionalism, spoke of universal values and insisted that American power should be used, when appropriate, on behalf of those values.

Sounds more like echoes of first-term GW Bush. The same liberals who vilified Bush for emphasizing exactly these points now grow dewy-eyed hearing the same words coming out of Obama's mouth.
9 posted on 03/28/2011 6:59:04 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
He thoroughly rejected the so-called realist approach

He uses the term 'so-called realist' again in the excerpt.

Obama is now above reality.

I wish I knew how to post the little smiley who's puking his guts out.

10 posted on 03/28/2011 7:00:53 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (We don't need no stinkin' consistency!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
For the Obama admin, this wasn't about European oil, or stopping genocide, getting rid of Kadhaffi. It was about bolstering up the Obama reelection bid by making him a war president. This is Obama’s Kosovo. It is a twofer for him because his terrorist friends benefit.

Now the media will extol what a leader he is. How he is saving innocent lives and promoting democracy. All day long the media, including FOX have been breathlessly reporting torture and atrocities. The truth is we don't know who did it to who. Not really. AlQaeda has been known to be as brutal as Kadhaffi.

11 posted on 03/28/2011 7:01:09 PM PDT by dforest
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Kagan’s lips are vapor-locked to Zero’s posteriors again.


12 posted on 03/28/2011 7:01:52 PM PDT by tumblindice (The New, New Left: bloodthirsty vampires)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“In Obama’s speech, echoes of JFK”

Must have been his snoaring rhetoric.


13 posted on 03/28/2011 7:04:27 PM PDT by haroldeveryman
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Where to even begin?

the mind boggles in the first few words...the semen dripping from this guy's chin is revolting.

14 posted on 03/28/2011 7:04:46 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This was a Kennedy-esque speech.

Patches Kennedy.

15 posted on 03/28/2011 7:06:10 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (We don't need no stinkin' consistency!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
So Obama is like JFK and believes in American Exceptionalism. Who knew.
16 posted on 03/28/2011 7:07:39 PM PDT by Artemis Webb (What, if not a bagel and coffee, confirms the existence of a just and loving God?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Tonight the president began to place the United States on the right side of the unfolding history in the region.

Mega-Giant-Ultra-Giganto HURL ALERT!

17 posted on 03/28/2011 7:08:37 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (We don't need no stinkin' consistency!)
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Obama had better hope Iran is complicit in the rebel cause, because if they aren’t, Iran will be convinced the entire rebel campaign throughout the mideast has been orchestrated by the US and the west.

Obama and crew might be good as liars to the West, but they don’t fool the people at the bottom who are being demonized along with groups Obama is attacking.

If they aren’t complicit, they will have a moral imperative to always consider anything spoken by the West as a lie. Where more sane heads may have prevailed in the past, if they are not complicit, they are likely to vow unabashedly to strike irreversibly with proper prior planning at the West.

They now know he will irrevocably commit himself to causes completely antithetical to the moral convictions he ascribes to defend. If the Congress, Constitution, Supreme Court, and Pentagon don’t hold him accountable, nor the international bodies or foreign nations, they will fall back to a simple moral defense mechanism, never accepting anything he promises or pretends to offer.

He is a motivational speaker. He is doing a good job of creating enemies to the death, where negotiations will not be considered in any future situation by friend or foe to his position.

Now is a good time to watch and document who abets his cause.


18 posted on 03/28/2011 7:10:57 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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A rather sad echo of Camelot with Obama playing the part of the Pixie King.


19 posted on 03/28/2011 7:26:03 PM PDT by Milhous (Lev 19:18 Love your neighbor as yourself.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

JFK???

LOL

right...


20 posted on 03/28/2011 7:52:48 PM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

$3.50 gas, starting a whole new war on the basis of U.N. approval, chronic unemployment, Wall Street bailout, Obamacare, DADT repeal, DREAM Act, suing Arizona, Pigford reparations scam, coddling the New Black Panthers, Supreme Court picks on the basis of “diversity” ...

I don’t listen to anything this man says anymore. He is not my president.


21 posted on 03/28/2011 8:56:10 PM PDT by WilliamHouston
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