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Harvardís Niall Ferguson Rails Against Obamaís Foreign Policy On Morning Joe
Mediaite.com ^ | 2-14-11 | staff

Posted on 02/14/2011 2:05:27 PM PST by jackv

Niall Ferguson, Harvard professor and Newsweek columnist, rained on the Morning Joe parade this morning by arguing President Obama blew it in Egypt and has now left the country in a fragile state potentially susceptible to domination by the Muslim Brotherhood. Prior to hearing Ferguson, Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough thought Obama did pretty well with the situation, however Ferguson passionately attempted to convince them otherwise.

Brzezinski claimed “looking at all the different reports coming in, and the pictures, and the peacefulness on the streets of Cairo, so far so good it actually seems like it went pretty damn well.” Ferguson responded “I wished I shared your confidence” and attempted to teach Brzezinski a history lesson suggesting “anybody who counts this as a major breakthrough for United States foreign policy, hasn’t got a clue about what happens in the wake of a revolution like this.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: egyptcrisis; ferguson; foreignpolicy; morningjoe; muslimbrotherhood; niall; niallferguson
Although this will make you laugh out loud, it is a pretty sad commentary on how the United States is portrayed thanks to this clown in office.
1 posted on 02/14/2011 2:05:35 PM PST by jackv
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I liked Ferguson before this, he is a brilliant Economist who handed Krugman his a** once in a debate, but now I really trust him.

I urge all Freepers to watch his series (how this got past the Komrades @ PBS ??), "Ascent of Money" for insight into how money really works, and how banks have historically and repeatedly driven governments into ruin.

2 posted on 02/14/2011 2:16:10 PM PST by SecondAmendment (Restoring our Republic at 9.8357x10^8 FPS)
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Every time he blasts Obama and crew you can hear the stammers from the MSM lefties. Love it!
3 posted on 02/14/2011 2:17:42 PM PST by al44
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4 posted on 02/14/2011 2:20:25 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: jackv

Gee, how did he get on?


5 posted on 02/14/2011 2:23:39 PM PST by truthkeeper
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Gee, how did he get on?

That's what I was wondering!! haha

6 posted on 02/14/2011 2:26:49 PM PST by jackv (The darkness hates the light!)
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Mika Brzezinski is the daughter of Zbig Brzezinski, who was Carter’s foreign policy adviser when he sold out the Shah of Iran and brought in the Muslim terrorists.

And although I haven’t seen him mentioned recently, I believe that Zbig is working in the background for Obama right now.


7 posted on 02/14/2011 2:26:54 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: SecondAmendment

Interesting. Thanks. I’ve never heard of him til now and will definitely check it out.


8 posted on 02/14/2011 2:28:48 PM PST by jackv (The darkness hates the light!)
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Call it either irony or brilliant debating: one of the panelists tried a “gotcha”, pressing Ferguson on his statement that “Obama has surrounded himself with advisors who are second-rate, if not third-rate”, “would you say Hillary Clinton is second-rate?” He responded something like, well, she’s no Henry Kissinger or Zignew Brzinsky, now is she.


9 posted on 02/14/2011 2:32:25 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: jackv

Ferguson is a heavyweight in the History/Economics universe.


10 posted on 02/14/2011 2:33:30 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (Who needs Al Queda to worry about when we have Obama?)
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Yikes. He gave it to Obama!!!! Must see TV right there. Wow


11 posted on 02/14/2011 2:34:30 PM PST by GoCards (Why me? Why not me?o)
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ah here we go, that’s at about 3:23 here http://www.nationalreview.com/media-blog/259701/must-see-tv-greg-pollowitz


12 posted on 02/14/2011 2:36:11 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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That really is funny.

Actually, Zbig was one of Kissinger’s grad students at Harvard. One of my roommates had Zbig as a tutor, in History and Literature of all things. I met him once for that reason.

They are both, actually, EXTREMELY bright. But horribly misguided, as bright people sometimes are.


13 posted on 02/14/2011 2:40:30 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: GlockThe Vote

He has just been signed by Newsweek, and some believe it may be an effort by that magazine to move toward the center and thus fend off its demise.


14 posted on 02/14/2011 3:17:37 PM PST by Melchior
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To: jackv

Niall F. bump for later.......


15 posted on 02/14/2011 3:48:16 PM PST by indthkr
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A withering barrage of educated opinion. That’s worth watching a few times.


16 posted on 02/14/2011 5:03:44 PM PST by Two Alpha
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Note: this topic is from 2/14/2011. Thanks jackv.
Mika Brzezinski ...claimed "looking at all the different reports coming in, and the pictures, and the peacefulness on the streets of Cairo, so far so good it actually seems like it went pretty damn well."

17 posted on 08/10/2013 6:24:12 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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