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Obama on Recent Middle East Violence: 'Bumps in the Road'
The Weekly Standard ^ | September 23, 2012

Posted on 09/23/2012 6:51:32 PM PDT by Steelfish

Obama on Recent Middle East Violence: 'Bumps in the Road' SEP 23, 2012 • BY DANIEL HALPER This evening on CBS's 60 Minutes, President Barack Obama called the recent violence in the Middle East "bumps in the road."

CBS's Steve Kroft asked, “Have the events that took place in the Middle East, the recent events in the Middle East given you any pause about your support for the governments that have come to power following the Arab Spring?”

President Obama answered, “Well, I'd said even at the time that this is going to be a rocky path. The question presumes that somehow we could have stopped this wave of change. I think it was absolutely the right thing for us to do to align ourselves with democracy, universal rights-- a notion that-- people have- to be able to-- participate-- in-- their own governance.

But I was pretty certain and continue to be pretty certain that there are going to be bumps in the road because-- you know, in a lot of these places-- the one organizing principle-- has been Islam. The one part of society that hasn't been controlled completely by the government.

There are strains of extremism, and anti-Americanism, and anti-Western sentiment. And you know can be tapped into by demagogues. There will probably be some times where we bump up against some of these countries and have strong disagreements, but I do think that over the long term, we are more likely to get a Middle East and North Africa that is more peaceful, more prosperous and more aligned with our interests.”

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TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhomiddleeast

1 posted on 09/23/2012 6:51:38 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish
"There are strains of extremism, and anti-Americanism, and anti-Western sentiment."

And that's just in the White House (rim shot!).

2 posted on 09/23/2012 6:56:18 PM PDT by Major Matt Mason ("Journalism is dead. All news is suspect." - Noamie)
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To: Steelfish

Sheesh, many times ya gonna say “bump?”, Barry?

I’ll bet he had a few “bumps” before the interview.


3 posted on 09/23/2012 6:56:59 PM PDT by bryan999
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To: Steelfish
An American diplomat...an ambassador....was kidnapped,raped,tortured,murdered and dragged through the streets by a mob of attackers.

Apart from being ejected from the White House after only four years one can only wonder what Osama Obama thinks is a serious situation

4 posted on 09/23/2012 7:01:56 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive!)
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To: Steelfish

“over the long term...”

Translation: “It’s nothing I’m going to concern myself with at this time, thank you”.


5 posted on 09/23/2012 7:02:43 PM PDT by bryan999
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To: Steelfish

Obama likes chaos - he is a radical and a useful tool of The Destroyer.


6 posted on 09/23/2012 7:03:09 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Steelfish

In the middle of the honor guard lies the flag-draped coffin of one of Obama's "bumps in the road".

OK media, here's your chance to do some real investigative reporting. Talk to this victim's family and ask them how they feel about Obama calling him a "bump in the road".

7 posted on 09/23/2012 7:03:15 PM PDT by ZOOKER ( Exploring the fine line between cynicism and outright depression)
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8 posted on 09/23/2012 7:06:09 PM PDT by Nachum (The List was hacked- www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Steelfish

Concern about Iran and stuff is just “noise”


9 posted on 09/23/2012 7:07:38 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Steelfish

How sad. I pray this evil man is but a blip on the line of American history and is voted out Nov. 6.


10 posted on 09/23/2012 7:08:14 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: Steelfish

More inanity from the loser in chief.


11 posted on 09/23/2012 7:12:51 PM PDT by Henry Hnyellar
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To: ZOOKER

Can someone, anyone, please send this to the RNC to make it into an ad!
Great post, and great line.


12 posted on 09/23/2012 7:13:16 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

Steelfish ~~” the one organizing principle— has been Islam. The one part of society that hasn’t been controlled completely by the government. “

The bump in this road is that Islam is both a religion and a political force .
That same political force is trying to realize a “Caliphate” (a theocracratic government), NOT A DEMOCRACY !
A government which preaches/instructs “SUBMISSION” to Islam , or the members will kill you .

There is nothing Democratic about Islam
Zero calls this a “bump in the road” .
I call it a wreck/”pile up” by amateurs who mislead , lied , denied , obfiscated information, and are so enamoured by the billiance in their own mind , that they didn’t see what everyone else already knew : “ The Emperor doesn’t have any clothes on “ .

The only successful foreign policy that I have observed seems to be is the fact that Zero hadsn’t picked up the phone when Netanyahu calls.

A bump in the road ? Tell that to the 6 families who have seen loved one’s die recently.

A bump ? ... - you shouldn’t be driving !


13 posted on 09/23/2012 7:17:17 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Disclaimer - the opinions above merely reflect the writers restricted ability to observe reality)
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To: Steelfish
Bump One: Ambassador Christopher Stevens

Bump Two: Info. Management Officer Sean Smith

Bump Three: Ex-Seal Tyrone Woods

Bump Four: Ex-Seal Glen Doherty

nice to know O-BLAME-O brushes the lives of these four butchered soles as mere "bumps in the road", his damn road to hell.

14 posted on 09/23/2012 7:22:35 PM PDT by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85)
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To: tina07

*brushes OFF*


15 posted on 09/23/2012 7:24:47 PM PDT by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85)
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To: Steelfish

Obama is a disgusting piece of filth. How can ANYONE call the murders of 4 Americans a “Bump in the road.” To call Obama a human being is an insult to human beings. I want to see how the media makes excuses for this tomorrow because we all know they will


16 posted on 09/23/2012 7:27:09 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Steelfish

Americans die at the hands of ROP and it is just bumps in the road.

Somebody dubs a movie and makes a trailer insulting to Islam, that is reprehensible and disgusting. So much so that they made a commercial to apologize and he will be groveling at the UN as well.

Dead Americans=bumps in the road

Islam hurt feelings= scrape, grovel and beg forgiveness, even consider limiting free speech. Carry on for weeks about how sorry we are.


17 posted on 09/23/2012 7:29:08 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

The RNC should be executed if they don’t turn this “bumps in the road” phrase with pics of burning embassy, and dead bodies returning home, and being dragged on the streets.


18 posted on 09/23/2012 7:31:30 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish
but I do think that over the long term, we are more likely to get a Middle East and North Africa that is more peaceful, more prosperous and more aligned with our interests.”

We are at war, and the president of The United States of America, is on the wrong side.

The republic can not stand much more of this.

19 posted on 09/23/2012 7:32:50 PM PDT by Kakaze (I want The Republic back !)
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To: Steelfish

Exactly! They better run with this tomorrow. Obama just gave them another gift they better use it..but expect the media to say Obama was taken out of context just like they always do


20 posted on 09/23/2012 7:34:03 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sarah Barracuda

I can’t seem to find the “Vanity” forum on to make this suggestion below:

MEMO TO RNC: Use Obama’s “Bumps In The Road” With Pics of Bodies Dragged and 4 Coffins

We must go on the offense no more McCain-style advertising or campaigning


21 posted on 09/23/2012 7:50:39 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

BTTT


22 posted on 09/23/2012 8:14:16 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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