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Obama: a cautious warrior president
Yahoo ^ | 3/19/11 | Stephen Collinson - AFP

Posted on 03/19/2011 8:07:00 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The international assault on Libya has shown Barack Obama to be a cautious presidential warrior who has reframed US rules for war abroad after absorbing the painful lessons of Iraq.

Though he escalated the Afghan conflict, one of two wars he inherited, the Libyan action is the first military adventure Obama has actually launched and reveals key aspects of his philosophy as commander in chief.

The president's preference for avoiding overseas entanglements led him to anchor his political rise on opposition to "dumb" wars.

He was against the Iraq invasion launched by his Republican predecessor George W. Bush in 2003 ..

In office meanwhile, his quest to get troops home from resource-draining wars in Iraq and eventually Afghanistan is a bedrock theme of his presidency.

In a speech to Americans on Saturday while on a visit to Brazil, Obama laid down the conditions for US involvement in the effort to protect civilians and halt Moamer Kadhafi's brutal advance on rebels in Libya.

"I want the American people to know that the use of force is not our first choice, and it's not a choice that I make lightly," Obama said, ..

He made clear that though the United States wants Kadhafi gone, the goal of the action is not regime change, the concept favored by neo-conservatives after the September 11 attacks in 2001, which led the country into Iraq.

Obama, who obtained a UN mandate for the Libyan assault, also stated that all action must be multilateral, with clear legal backing, ..

"American leadership is essential, but that does mean acting alone. It means shaping the conditions for the international community to act together," Obama said, repeatedly stressing the multilateral nature of the offensive.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: cautious; obama; president; warrior
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Yeah.. cautious.
1 posted on 03/19/2011 8:07:02 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

Are they kidding?


2 posted on 03/19/2011 8:08:28 PM PDT by Williams (It's the policies, stupid.)
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To: NormsRevenge

You forgot the Barf Alert.


3 posted on 03/19/2011 8:09:37 PM PDT by Gamecock (I didn't reach the top of the food chain just to become a vegetarian.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Obamammy obtained NOTHING

France and Italy pushed for this - they both ahve major ntrestins in the Area

Italy - Lybia
France - Chad, next door to Lybia and BOTH with oil


4 posted on 03/19/2011 8:10:54 PM PDT by ASOC (What are you doing now that Mexico has become OUR Chechnya?)
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To: NormsRevenge

You mean “cautious” as in not getting Congressional approval, unlike his predecessor?


5 posted on 03/19/2011 8:11:08 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Williams

That is one of the funniest headlines ever. You really can’t make this stuff up!


6 posted on 03/19/2011 8:11:12 PM PDT by volunbeer
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To: NormsRevenge
Amazing this guy can even talk, what with his mouth being full of obama's teabag and all.
7 posted on 03/19/2011 8:11:18 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Williams

A writer with any morals would be showering for hours after writing that print version of a BJ...


8 posted on 03/19/2011 8:11:18 PM PDT by MNlurker
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To: NormsRevenge

Obama? Warrior??

Not on your life. Stupidest statement I have ever heard.

What have they been smoking??

The U.S. still has “warriors”, but the Traitor in Chief does not have the interest of the U.S. in mind, EVER.


9 posted on 03/19/2011 8:11:26 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: NormsRevenge

Is this a press release from the WH? Wow.


10 posted on 03/19/2011 8:11:32 PM PDT by nhwingut (Palin '12... Accept No Other)
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To: NormsRevenge

What a Crock.

Our troops were supposed to be out of Afgan by now.

This idiot couldn’t fight his way our of a paper bag.


11 posted on 03/19/2011 8:12:52 PM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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To: NormsRevenge

Phoning it in from Rio doesn’t make him a warrior anything.


12 posted on 03/19/2011 8:12:54 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: NormsRevenge

Here come the MSM apologists right on cue. Absolutely pathetic.


13 posted on 03/19/2011 8:13:07 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (The most dangerous place on the face of the earth is between a liberal and their money.)
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To: NormsRevenge

This is a joke right? Just like when Gadaffi is ranting they report it but when Gadaffi says anything that makes Obama look bad they all of a sudden call Gadaffi’s words propaganda.


14 posted on 03/19/2011 8:13:12 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: NormsRevenge

To use the words Obama and Warrior in the same sentence is ludicrous. The man is a total pussy on foreign affairs and should have stayed with his community organizing in the Chicago ghettos.


15 posted on 03/19/2011 8:13:37 PM PDT by fish hawk (R. Emmett Tyrrell: Liberalism is dead. What we see now is "soft Nazis-ism".)
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To: NormsRevenge

This guy’s resemblance to a con artist is striking.


16 posted on 03/19/2011 8:14:16 PM PDT by davisfh (Islam is a mental illness with global social consequences)
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To: volunbeer
Talk about 'teabaggers.' The real teabaggers are at Yahoo.

Adolescent sucknuts.

17 posted on 03/19/2011 8:14:49 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

Warrior? LOL

That is laughable.


18 posted on 03/19/2011 8:15:05 PM PDT by JaneNC (I)
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To: NormsRevenge

Cautious?

LOL If I recall it took nearly a year of debate in both congress and the UN for Bush to “rush to war”.

BTW anybody got any figures on the cost of the cruise missiles we’re flinging into the desert?


19 posted on 03/19/2011 8:16:13 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: NormsRevenge

I purposefully misspell Gadaffi’s name but in this article it sounds like a 12 year spelled it. The MSM usually spell it like Obama does with a Q


20 posted on 03/19/2011 8:16:49 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: Williams

Can I BARF now ... My pet goldfish is more warrior than FUBO


21 posted on 03/19/2011 8:17:22 PM PDT by clamper1797 (Pray for Obama ... Psalms 109:8)
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To: NormsRevenge
....who has reframed US rules for war abroad after absorbing the painful lessons of Iraq.

Perseverance, fortitude, and courage carried through till victory is a painful lesson?

22 posted on 03/19/2011 8:18:02 PM PDT by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: NormsRevenge

“Warrior” He’s got a badge in `man-to-man combat’ for sure.


23 posted on 03/19/2011 8:18:02 PM PDT by tumblindice
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To: NormsRevenge

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2691232/posts?page=33#33


24 posted on 03/19/2011 8:18:53 PM PDT by bushpilot1
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To: NormsRevenge

I read the headline and cracked up. lol You have to grant that at the very very least they’re creative.


25 posted on 03/19/2011 8:18:53 PM PDT by bronxville (Sarah will be the first American female president.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Another Socialist Brit with his turn on the Kenyan knob.


26 posted on 03/19/2011 8:21:35 PM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
Another one of this so called Correspondents headlines from last year.

“Obama signs toughest-ever US sanctions on Iran”
By Stephen Collinson (AFP) – Jul 1, 2010

Someone get this guy some ice for his knees and a tissue for that mess on his _ _ _ _

27 posted on 03/19/2011 8:24:32 PM PDT by DAC21
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To: NormsRevenge

I wonder if these presstitutes even understand their status as ‘useful idiots’


28 posted on 03/19/2011 8:24:49 PM PDT by Mr. K (Job #1 DEFUND THE LEFT then Palin/Bachman 2012 -Unbeatable Ticket~!)
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To: NormsRevenge

First impression of this article:

Where’s the BARF ALERT?

Second thought is this guy has relinquished his authority for such decisions on behalf of the people of the United States of America to the United nations setting a dangerous precedent.

Somehow he needs to be removed from office along with his entire cadre of anti Constitutionalists immediately if not sooner.


29 posted on 03/19/2011 8:25:46 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: bushpilot1

Good call but for the love of anything good and God; Obama has not even left Copacabana beach vacation yet and they have him a warrior for possibly having people ordered off of a RIo beach so his fattassed wife can go there while others may storm a beach and risk their lives.

Whoever wrote this fluff piece for the POS Obama should be called out and held accountable for every word of spin.


30 posted on 03/19/2011 8:26:01 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: NormsRevenge

They are spinning so hard, they look pathetic to any reader who is not drunk on the kool-aid.


31 posted on 03/19/2011 8:27:14 PM PDT by Moorings
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To: NormsRevenge

FU Stephen Collinson.


32 posted on 03/19/2011 8:29:20 PM PDT by Gator113 (I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

He did not consult with congress much on this did he? Wonder what all of the congress critters think about this.


33 posted on 03/19/2011 8:29:42 PM PDT by phormer phrog phlyer
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To: NormsRevenge
"I want the American people to know that the use of force is not our first choice, and it's not a choice that I make lightly," Obama said

"I want the American people to know that the raising of taxes is not our first choice, and it's not a choice that I make lightly," Obama said [at a date in the not too distant future].

34 posted on 03/19/2011 8:31:38 PM PDT by mlocher (Is it time to cash in before I am taxed out?)
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To: NormsRevenge

nuanced, too, no doubt.


35 posted on 03/19/2011 8:35:04 PM PDT by yup2394871293
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To: NormsRevenge
He made clear that though the United States wants Kadhafi gone, the goal of the action is not regime change, the concept favored by neo-conservatives after the September 11 attacks in 2001

The goal is not regime change. We just want the regime changed.

You can't make this stuff up.
36 posted on 03/19/2011 8:36:51 PM PDT by nhwingut (Palin '12... Accept No Other)
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To: rockinqsranch
Vomit pumpkin Pictures, Images and Photos
37 posted on 03/19/2011 8:38:02 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: NormsRevenge
This will likely be labeled an “Unprecedented” military challenge.
38 posted on 03/19/2011 8:39:00 PM PDT by Shqipo (I am the unofficial originator of the Mega-Bump! Only use judiciously.)
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To: DAC21

He is a WH correspondent that lies for Obama.

http://blogs.afp.com/?tag/White%20House


39 posted on 03/19/2011 8:39:30 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: NormsRevenge

It sure is weird to see “Obama” and “warrior” in the same sentence. Really weird.


40 posted on 03/19/2011 8:41:52 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (If you thought the lame duck Congress was fun, you're gonna love a lame duck Kenyan president.)
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To: cripplecreek

Exactly.

It took Bush one year to “rush” into war.

It took Obama one day to “cautiously” launch a war.


41 posted on 03/19/2011 8:43:31 PM PDT by nhwingut (Palin '12... Accept No Other)
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To: NormsRevenge
cautious warrior philosopher president...
42 posted on 03/19/2011 8:45:41 PM PDT by yup2394871293
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To: NormsRevenge
Now for the truly appropriate reaction to this


43 posted on 03/19/2011 8:45:51 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: hinckley buzzard
Oh my hb...that conjures up one heck of an image...
44 posted on 03/19/2011 8:46:45 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

45 posted on 03/19/2011 8:48:04 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Moorings; All

“They are spinning so hard, they look pathetic to any reader who is not drunk on the kool-aid.”

WAR IS NOT THE ANSWER! (Unless it’s a demorat asking the question)


46 posted on 03/19/2011 8:50:59 PM PDT by tcrlaf (2012 Slogan: "You'd Have To Be Insane, To Vote For Hussein!")
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To: nhwingut

The Obama butt kissing reporter is listed as a WH correspondent. So this is to try to appeal to the 26 percent progressive no common sense idiots?


47 posted on 03/19/2011 8:51:03 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: nhwingut

Obama could go on TV speak perfect arabic and say HAHAHA he has infiltrated us and is a Nation of Islam NBP militant white hating terrorist born on the planet Uranus and this reporters headline would say...

Obama is a Man of the World


48 posted on 03/19/2011 8:55:33 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: NormsRevenge
The international assault on Libya has shown Barack Obama to be a cautious presidential warrior...

I wonder who thought up with this crapola?

49 posted on 03/19/2011 8:58:13 PM PDT by Doofer
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The international assault on Libya has shown Barack Obama to be a cautious presidential warrior...

I wonder who thought up with this crapola?

50 posted on 03/19/2011 8:58:18 PM PDT by Doofer
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