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Our World: An Obama foreign policy (0's America = Surrender Monkey)
Jerusalem Post ^ | 6/21/2011 | Caroline Glick

Posted on 06/21/2011 10:49:28 AM PDT by mojito

Outgoing US Defense Secretary Robert Gates is worried about the shape of things to come in US foreign policy. In an interview with Newsweek over the weekend, Gates sounded the warning bells.

In Gates’ words, “I’ve spent my entire adult life with the United States as a superpower, and one that had no compunction about spending what it took to sustain that position. It didn’t have to look over its shoulder because our economy was so strong. This is a different time.

“To tell you the truth, that’s one of the many reasons it’s time for me to retire, because frankly I can’t imagine being part of a nation, part of a government... that’s being forced to dramatically scale back our engagement with the rest of the world.”

What Gates is effectively saying is not that economic forecasts are gloomy. US defense spending comprises less than five percent of the federal budget. If US President Barack Obama wanted to maintain that level of spending, the Republican-controlled Congress would probably pass his defense budget. What Gates is saying is that he doesn’t trust his commander in chief to allocate the resources to preserve America’s superpower status. He is saying that he believes that Obama is willing to surrender the US’s status as a superpower.

THIS WOULD be a stunning statement for any defense secretary to make about the policies of a US President. It is especially stunning coming from Gates.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: obama; robertgates
I shudder to think of the damage another 4 years of this evil Manchurain fraud would visit on this nation.
1 posted on 06/21/2011 10:49:34 AM PDT by mojito
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To: mojito

Coming from gates, who helped make this possible. friggin’ hypocrite.


2 posted on 06/21/2011 10:53:27 AM PDT by MestaMachine (Sarah Palin is the mirror by which evil reflects back upon itself until consumed out of existence)
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To: mojito

O’bummer....a githeri-eating surrender monkey


3 posted on 06/21/2011 11:04:12 AM PDT by mkboyce
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“?...... I can’t imagine being part of a nation, part of a government... that’s being forced to dramatically scale back our engagement with the rest of the world.”

I see, but it was okay to support a CIC that orders Israel to give up it’s land to an enemy that wants to kill each and every Jew. Gotcha......


4 posted on 06/21/2011 11:04:16 AM PDT by Gator113 ("GAME ON." I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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“?...... I can’t imagine being part of a nation, part of a government... that’s being forced to dramatically scale back our engagement with the rest of the world.”

I see, but it was okay to support a CIC that orders Israel to give up it’s land to an enemy that wants to kill each and every Jew. Gotcha......


5 posted on 06/21/2011 11:04:16 AM PDT by Gator113 ("GAME ON." I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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