Skip to comments.Krauthammer says ‘the tide of American power is receding,’ blames Obama for becoming ‘irrelevant’
Posted on 09/15/2012 5:03:16 PM PDT by mandaladon
According to Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer, the short anti-Muhammad video supposedly made by filmmaker Sam Bacile isnt the primary cause of the ongoing violence and anti-American unrest in the Middle East.
In an appearance on Fridays Hannity on the Fox News Channel, Krauthammer downplayed White House spokesman Jay Carneys insistence that the video is at fault for the turmoil. Instead, he blamed Americas weak policy posture.
[Saying that] this has nothing to do with us or our policies, [that] its about a video, is either willfully obtuse or simply clueless, Krauthammer said. What has happened is, as you pointed out, beginning with the Cairo speech, Obama changed American policy on the theory that the reason that people hated us was because we were tough. They hated us because of Iraq. They hated us because of Guantanamo. They hated us because of the torture he used the word, he accuses his own country abroad of torturing.
And he was now apologizing and promising to change course, he continued. We would no longer be tough. We would be loved. We would show compassion. And we would get out of Iraq. He set a deadline for Afghanistan. He doesnt support the Green Revolution in Iran. He shows the Ayatollahs tremendous respect. He essentially protects them when they are under attack. He gets nowhere on the Iran nuclear issue. He is equivocal uncertain during the Arab Spring. He leads from behind in Libya. The theory was if we go soft, if we are very nice, if we say Assalamu alaikum, enough times, everything will be all right. And what he decided is, the way to do that, the theory and therefore the practice is going to be, retreat and withdraw. Remember the line he uses? The tide of war is receding.
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Ssshhhh. You’re not supposed to give away the plot to the 0bots. They like surprises and bubbles and things that go ‘ooooo.’
Kraut tends to be a master of understatement, thinking it sounds cerebral and edumacated, in my opinion.
I would raise him one and say US influence and stature is virtually nonexistent thanks to Obozo and company.
Yet people still believe his foreign policy is simply bumbling and incompetence.
0bama has set Israel up the bomb...
Sept. 11, 2012
Netanyahu gets the cold shoulder.
The embassy in Cairo puts out an apology for a movie most of the rioters know nothing about.
0bama sends a letter to Tehran assuring them that the U.S. will do nothing to help Israel taking that off of the table removing a big worry for them that might have made them think twice. Iran is good to go now with 0bama's blessing.
The "movie" turns out to be a red herring excuse to cover for the rioters.
Quite a day of unfortunate coincidences. Israel was rebuffed and there were signals being sent to the MB and Iran. 0bama is giving the "go ahead" to the Muslim world to take out Israel.
Obama Admin Transferred 3,000 Detainees to Afghan Gov't Control Day Before 9/11
U.S. denies premeditation report
"The Obama administration is flatly denying a blaring British newspaper report that the U.S. diplomats in Libya were killed as a result of a continuing security breach, and that credible information about possible attacks had been ignored. A U.S. official told POLITICO: There's no intelligence indicating that the attack in Benghazi was premeditated."
Is that all incompetence? Or did it take planning to make all that happen?
Cloward & Pliven strategy and community organizing on a global scale?
This isn't just about getting re-elected, that's certainly a side benefit, this is about the big enchilada. No more Israel. The United States of the Muslim Brotherhood in the ME. ie the new Caliphate.
The sad part is that it took three years and ten months for many of these polical pundits to figure it out.
I would agree. Look at all the examples.
Russia doesn’t think Poland and the Czech Republic need a missile shield
China doesn’t think Taiwan needs the latest aircraft technology
Iran thinks it has the right to pursue nuclear weapons without being stopped
Venezuela thinks the Honduran dictator should be restored
Argentina thinks the Falklands belong to them
Pakistan thinks it’s okay to arrest the doctor who helped us kill Bin Laden
Name me even ONE time Obama stood up to anyone. He’s a gutless, empty chair. It’s time to throw the chair on the fire in November.
America is a republic, not an empire. The sooner our power recedes from the Middle East, the better for our republic. I think that is a point that Krauthammer and Obama both miss. The Monroe Doctrine, protection of the borders and freedom of our seaborne commerce is close to the limits of what our foreign policy should be.
The enemy within.
Yep, with plenty of lighter fluid....
Since the Apology Tour of the World, he has spent zippo time on any foreign policy ...
Except for a beer in Ireland, Austrians speek Austrian, Hawaii is in Asia and “God Save the Queen” is movie back ground music.
his failed policy is far realy got bad that the media know this , know it will hurt him if the right questions are asked and thus are trying to point this at Romney.
just goes to show you. some people have been educated beyond their intelligence.
I saw a sticker yesterday saing.
The GOP would rather ruin America than see obama get 4 more years.
I saw the guy get out of his pick up and said I guess you did not hear driving pick ups is bad to obama and then told him that I guess he had not sen the last 4 years with unemployment, forceclosures, credit rating, bills, gas, food, income down
The guy looked at me , thought about saying anything, then quickly walked away looking like a real turd
These left wing nuts are really stuck on stupd and dumb
Unfortunately, there are a lot of Muslims in this country, and we are not isolated from the rest of the world.
It used to be that our politicians gave the savages and scumgags of the world our tax money and pretended that the savages really liked us, not just for our money.
And the savages took our money and pretended they were our friends.
Now we still give them the money and the politicians still pretend they are our friends but they spit on us, kill us, and laugh at us for being easy to fool.
So our worthless politicians tell us if we give the savages even more money they will go back to liking us.
And the savages take our money and they still spit on us, kill us, and laugh at us and call us fools.
This is not the first time I’ve seen you post something like this, so might I remind you that what happens in the ME affects the entire world...including us...in ways large and small. Not to mention that even if we were to withdraw from there, they would not be satisfied and certainly they wouldn’t withdraw their hatred, which is beyond irrational, from the rest of the world. They are out to conquer the whole planet and nothing will stop them.
Uncle Sam Becile!
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