Skip to comments.He Came, He Saw, He Led from the Rear
Posted on 10/24/2011 12:42:50 AM PDT by neverdem
Obama is getting a lot of praise for his recent successes in foreign policy, particularly the new and clever doctrine of "leading from behind," which, we're assured, is superior to the practice of earlier presidents such as FDR and Harry Truman. Along with the usual left-liberal suspects we've heard from John McCain, who really should know better. (The latest on record is the great Geraldo Rivera, who paused from interviewing dolphins or whatever he's been doing lately to inform us that Obama has mastered the most "efficient" foreign policy of any president -- granted that "efficiency" is not the first thing to come to mind in this context.)
Of course, the actual target is George W. Bush and his handling of the Iraq and Afghanistan campaigns. With his negative domestic record, Obama the Conqueror is, ever so ironically, attempting to fill the gap with foreign victories, over and above all in Libya, which was gained without pressure, without loss, without worry...
...without even being involved, if the record means anything. If one thing is clear, it's the fact that U.S. forces were at no point meaningfully engaged in the Libya uprising. The bulk of foreign intervention -- mostly air strikes, with limited special forces activity and operational planning assistance -- was carried out by the U.K. and France, with minor assistance from other NATO states. Even this came reluctantly. Both David Cameron and Nicolas Sarkozy waited the better part of a month before taking action. Much of this time was taken up by obtaining a resolution from the U.N., without which no one dares rescue a cat from a tree these days.
Even then, intervention was undertaken with extreme reluctance, and in large part only to avoid the moral condemnation that would have followed the wholesale massacre...
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Where else would an ass lead from but behind ?
If by “Lead from the Rear” you mean how he enjoys being in a dominant, virtually unassailable position as he has his way with our nation and its founding document, then yes, the pResident has shown “superior” skill in his leadership style.
Leading from behind pushes the Islamist ass into power. While we were sleeping almost all North Africa has turned Islamist.
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I suspect the Messiah believes that with the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt (and maybe Syria); Al Qaida for the Libyans, and Iraq as a satellite of Iran, that will all be a wall of menace for the country the Messiah hates so much, Israel. That is true but we will feel the menace of our creation in Libya, also.
The Royal Meat Head wishes that you Freepers would ease up in your criticism of his military genius!
obama is a murderer. He is responsible for the murders of countless Christians in ALL of those countries where he has interfered...some since from BEFORE he became president. He is a criminal. Period.
He was the last on board and the first to take credit.
Again, a perfect doctrine for a man without a country or any sense of personal responsibility.
Hitler was efficient. So was Stalin and Mao. I see a common thread.
“...his recent successes in foreign policy...”
I’ve heard it described also as “good leadership is good followership” — watch where the people are going and then get in front of them.
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Thanks for the ping!