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Krauthammer says ‘the tide of American power is receding,’ blames Obama for becoming ‘irrelevant’
Daily Caller ^ | 15 Sep 2012 | Jeff Poor

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 isn’t the primary cause of the ongoing violence and anti-American unrest in the Middle East.

In an appearance on Friday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel, Krauthammer downplayed White House spokesman Jay Carney’s insistence that the video is at fault for the turmoil. Instead, he blamed America’s weak policy posture.

“[Saying that] this has nothing to do with us or our policies, [that] it’s 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 doesn’t 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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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: islam
And when you withdraw the power and the influence of the strongest country on earth from a region, the vacuum will be filled. What we are seeing now is the Salafists, the Islamists, understanding this is their opening, America is in retreat. The tide of America is retreating in the region. And they are now going to fill the gap.”......................Except they want to go beyond and extend their influence to the western world.
1 posted on 09/15/2012 5:03:20 PM PDT by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

“HOW TO DESTROY A COUONTRY IN 4 YRS OR LESS” bY BARRY OBAMA.


2 posted on 09/15/2012 5:04:59 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: mandaladon

Ssshhhh. You’re not supposed to give away the plot to the 0bots. They like surprises and bubbles and things that go ‘ooooo.’


3 posted on 09/15/2012 5:06:57 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: mandaladon

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.


4 posted on 09/15/2012 5:09:24 PM PDT by matginzac
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To: mandaladon
“What has happened is, as you pointed out, beginning with the Cairo speech, Obama changed American policy...

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.

Former deputy national security adviser: US response to embassy attack ‘bizarre and unacceptable’

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.

We don't support Israeli attack, US tells Iran

The "movie" turns out to be a red herring excuse to cover for the rioters.

CNN: Protests against film a ‘diversion. Attack was planned’

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

UNREAL… Obama Invites Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood President to Meet Next Week – Refuses to Meet Netanyahu

The White House hands Iran's Ahmadinejad a global megaphone

REPORTS: No Live Ammo for Marines

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CNN: Protests against film a ‘diversion. Attack was planned’

Egypt intelligence warns (on Sept 4th) of attacks on Israel, US embassies

Congress was warned about Libya last month

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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.

5 posted on 09/15/2012 5:12:25 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: mandaladon
Krauthammer says ‘the tide of American power is receding,’ blames Obama for becoming ‘irrelevant’

Krauthammer has it backwards.

Obama's job was to make the U.S. irrelevant, and he has done quite good at that.

Obama might pretend to be surprised and outraged, but, it's all an act.

The enemy is destroying us from within.
6 posted on 09/15/2012 5:17:17 PM PDT by adorno
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To: mandaladon

The sad part is that it took three years and ten months for many of these polical pundits to figure it out.


7 posted on 09/15/2012 5:17:49 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: matginzac

I would agree. Look at all the examples.

Russia doesn’t think Poland and the Czech Republic need a missile shield

Obama agrees

China doesn’t think Taiwan needs the latest aircraft technology

Obama agrees

Iran thinks it has the right to pursue nuclear weapons without being stopped

Obama agrees

Venezuela thinks the Honduran dictator should be restored

Obama agrees

Argentina thinks the Falklands belong to them

Obama agrees

Pakistan thinks it’s okay to arrest the doctor who helped us kill Bin Laden

Obama agrees

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.


8 posted on 09/15/2012 5:17:51 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: mandaladon


9 posted on 09/15/2012 5:17:54 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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To: mandaladon

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.


10 posted on 09/15/2012 5:18:11 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: mandaladon

The enemy within.


11 posted on 09/15/2012 5:20:11 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: mandaladon

12 posted on 09/15/2012 5:21:16 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Viennacon

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.


13 posted on 09/15/2012 5:23:00 PM PDT by matginzac
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To: mandaladon

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.


14 posted on 09/15/2012 5:25:02 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: matginzac

just goes to show you. some people have been educated beyond their intelligence.

blessings, bobo


15 posted on 09/15/2012 5:27:35 PM PDT by bobo1
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To: dalebert

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


16 posted on 09/15/2012 5:28:37 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Unfortunately, there are a lot of Muslims in this country, and we are not isolated from the rest of the world.


17 posted on 09/15/2012 5:29:46 PM PDT by the anti-liberal
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To: mandaladon

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.


18 posted on 09/15/2012 5:31:14 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

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.


19 posted on 09/15/2012 5:36:24 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and bo stinks)
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To: Iron Munro

Uncle Sam Becile!


20 posted on 09/15/2012 5:37:15 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: MestaMachine

But they can’t even decide which sect is going to run the show over there. My thinking is that the fewer Americans in that part of the world to distract, the more attention they can spend in resuming their centuries old sectarian disputes. And all the while our people and economy will be recovering from the unnatural seventy year burden of running the world.


21 posted on 09/15/2012 5:54:48 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: mandaladon

Received an email today with President Reagan’s photo that reads: “In 1986 when he was president Libyans killed Americans. He bombed their leader’s house. Libya was quiet for 25 years. Then someone apologized.”


22 posted on 09/15/2012 6:03:16 PM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
America is a republic, not an empire.

And, when, exactly, have we acted as an "empire"?

When have we ever occupied or attempted to exploit another country?

When have we undertaken to subjugate another people?

Your perception of the United States of America's foreign policy history is, shall we say, puzzling...

23 posted on 09/15/2012 6:07:55 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA; Ignorance on parade.)
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To: okie01

I think our intentions have generally been very bad, but our current policies are still far from what people like George Washington envisioned as the republican ideal. And we’ve been in Germany 67 years, Korea over six decades and many other nations have come to see an expensive American military presence as their birthright. History has shown that nations invariably dissipate their national strength fatally by endless war. I think we’d rather return to Washington’s ideal than end up like the Spanish Empire.


24 posted on 09/15/2012 6:25:55 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

25 posted on 09/15/2012 6:26:48 PM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: manc; All

The debates are a great opportunity for Romney to pose the right questions to the One the the press will not pose.


26 posted on 09/15/2012 6:27:49 PM PDT by LachlanMinnesota
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To: okie01

I said the exact opposite of what I meant in my last post. I meant our intentons have been very GOOD since WWII. But we can’t do the world any good if we destroy our republican nature.


27 posted on 09/15/2012 6:34:21 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
I think our intentions have generally been very bad,

Really?

Do you really believe that George Washington objected to our intervention against the Barbary Pirates in Tripoli in 1801?

Do you really believe that our military presence in Germany or South Korea -- or, for that matter, Diego Garcia or Guam -- constitutes an exercise of "empire"?

All are, in fact, legitimate exercises in "power projection" to insure the free passage of commerce -- both ours and others.

You must have a very low opinion of your country...

28 posted on 09/15/2012 6:43:41 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA; Ignorance on parade.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
It was during George Washington's term, great guy that he was, that the US paid tribute to the muslims and gave them the impression that they were as superior as their Koran told them they were, and could run roughshod over us, demanding ever increasing amounts as their rightful jizrah tax.

Of course, in George's time the muslims were right, we were still pretty weak. We had lost the protection of the British nsvy because of our revolution, and the muslims could grab any sailors off our ships that they wanted, for the slave trade, and take any ships if we had not paid them their tribute.

George's term in office emboldened the Muslims to the point that the only way to fix the problem was to beat them by building a better navy and sending in marines.

29 posted on 09/15/2012 6:47:35 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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If we had been an empire we would have kept Tripoli...
30 posted on 09/15/2012 6:50:20 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: piasa

Great point.


31 posted on 09/15/2012 7:22:40 PM PDT by rbmillerjr (Conservative Economic and National Security Commentary: econus.blogspot.com)
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To: matginzac

Global leadership won’t stay vacant for long and there will probably wars over it.

Jihad Barry gave us the ghetto knockout king slam.


32 posted on 09/15/2012 7:27:11 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
But they can’t even decide which sect is going to run the show over there.

That little problem is being solved as we speak. The Muslim Brotherhood is being established as the controlling elite in every Muslim country (courtesy of 0bama's assistance) and then they can work in concert towards their common goals. A global Caliphate.

33 posted on 09/15/2012 7:29:32 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

“America is a republic, not an empire. “

The USA now has more military bases overseas than the Roman Empire.

Unfortunately, along the way toward good things, we’ve militarized the world - largely on borrowed money. It can’t go on forever.


34 posted on 09/15/2012 8:06:08 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion (Sorry, gone rogue, gone Galt, gone international. Gone.)
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To: adorno; Iron Munro

I see the issue from a different perspective.

Why doesn’t someone just say he plays for the other side?

Or better yet, he already knows exactly what is in the tube?

This arab spring thing is just one of Obama’s orchestrated, choreographed and conducted projects in building and consolidating his North African caliphate. Being muslim, he knows exactly what he is doing, and at America’s expense. As a result , we have a Ghazi operating in our White House.
Too many people are blind to this.

Strategically, his goal was to encapsulate Israel. Soon they will take a run at it and if they find it easy going, then they will take another run at America.

Worst part? Obama has a penchant for dictators and “rulers” and the alien/muslim feels the same should be for America. It will be a bitch prying his ass from the White House. I believe he will attempt to hang on to power at any cost.

Obama’s strategy is not pro American, rather the exact opposite/


35 posted on 09/15/2012 8:08:51 PM PDT by himno hero (hadnuff)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
But we can’t do the world any good if we destroy our republican nature.

What, pray tell, does "our Republican nature" have to do with it? We are, indeed, a representative government-- we have never been anything else. But what does that have to do with being a putative "empire"?

36 posted on 09/15/2012 8:41:30 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA; Ignorance on parade.)
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To: adorno
A good graphic would be Obama’s head on a Trojan horse. I also have been calling him, Rev. Jim Jones Obama, which would make a good bumper sticker, as his idea of a utopia is leading his naive, adoring followers down the path of death and destruction. They are drinking the kool aid.
37 posted on 09/15/2012 9:27:54 PM PDT by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: timestax

38 posted on 09/15/2012 9:52:53 PM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: mandaladon
Didn't Charles Krauthammer vote for Obama?
39 posted on 09/15/2012 9:56:07 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Please help Todd Akin defeat Claire and the GOP-e send money!!!!!)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

“The USA now has more military bases overseas than the Roman Empire.”

Proving just the opposite of what your point is.

America is no empire and we haven’t conquered, though the power is obviously there to do so.


40 posted on 09/16/2012 1:52:51 AM PDT by rbmillerjr (Conservative Economic and National Security Commentary: econus.blogspot.com)
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To: matginzac

The Hammer is right this time (he’s right most of the time) —Time for America to be Great again! Obama must be dumped and dumped fast. Watch the debates—the MSM will show their hand. I believe that if Obama wins—he will lose the American People and suffer a terrible Nixon like second term that will end in his forced out of office. If Romney wins, and I thinks its an 80% chance of this, he will be hounded by the Media as a new Dan Quale and a fool—These games will not work in a nation at war.


41 posted on 09/16/2012 6:02:02 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: rbmillerjr

“Proving just the opposite of what your point is.”

No, you missed my point entirely.


42 posted on 09/16/2012 12:11:28 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion (Sorry, gone rogue, gone Galt, gone international. Gone.)
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To: SaraJohnson

Yep, you’re probably right...
I smell WWIII some days...and we don’t have any Pattons in the wings.


43 posted on 09/16/2012 6:45:43 PM PDT by matginzac
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

No. I have your point precisely.

Here are your words:

“The USA now has more military bases overseas than the Roman Empire...
Unfortunately, along the way toward good things, we’ve militarized the world - largely on borrowed money. It can’t go on forever.”

We haven’t militarized the world, we have stabilized the world. We are not the Roman Empire or an empire, we have not taken a damn thing.


44 posted on 09/16/2012 6:59:17 PM PDT by rbmillerjr (Conservative Economic and National Security Commentary: econus.blogspot.com)
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To: rbmillerjr

Sorry Charlie, you still got it wrong.


45 posted on 09/16/2012 7:04:35 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion (Sorry, gone rogue, gone Galt, gone international. Gone.)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

I either got it correct, or you need to take a “communication and writing effectively” class.

So, you’re denying your own words now?

Ok, since I used the common meaning of those words, you can decipher your words and expose your point.


46 posted on 09/16/2012 7:09:44 PM PDT by rbmillerjr (Conservative Economic and National Security Commentary: econus.blogspot.com)
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To: rbmillerjr

Happy to elaborate - and equally happy for you to have a different opinion - just please don’t change mine.

Empire: “Imperial or imperialistic sovereignty, domination or control.”

... so to restate and elaborate my point for clarity

Through (largely) borrowed money, the USA has (militarily and now through FATCA) placed itself in a position of imperialistic domination and control over the world. Because of the cost, this cannot continue. It is too far flung to sustain and the world is running out of money that is willing to lend the USA.

Best to you


47 posted on 09/16/2012 7:31:11 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion (Sorry, gone rogue, gone Galt, gone international. Gone.)
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