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Are You Syrious?
TIME ^ | September 1, 2013 | by Joe Klein

Posted on 09/01/2013 1:05:19 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

This President has shown a unique ability to make the correct foreign policy judgments in the worst possible way.

Barack Obama has had a very embarrassing time of it over Syria — and the trouble stems from a problem I’ve written about before: He continues to make pronouncements that he doesn’t really intend to carry out. His “Mubarak Must Go” was the start — and he got lucky there, since Muburak went, as a result of the Egyptians wanting him to go. He was also lucky with “Gaddafi must go”, achieving the desired result with a maximum of international support and a minimum of U.S. force. “Assad Must Go” hasn’t worked so well, and chemical weapons as a “red line” has been an absolutely disaster for American — read: Obama’s — credibility, compounded by subsequent statements like “a shot across the bow.”

(Excerpt) Read more at swampland.time.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; Russia; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: arabspring; failure; iran; israel; leadingfrombehind; lebanon; maheralassad; redline; russia; syria; thebrotherdidit; unitedkingdom; waronterror
Losing Joe Klein for Obama is like losing the black vote.
1 posted on 09/01/2013 1:05:19 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

...the teleprompter doesn’t have it’s papers in order, so it’s passport has been pulled....


2 posted on 09/01/2013 1:07:15 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Obama is a rodeo clown.


3 posted on 09/01/2013 1:09:07 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

pretty amazing coming from Joke Lein


4 posted on 09/01/2013 1:10:14 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Oldeconomybuyer


5 posted on 09/01/2013 1:14:25 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
I'm surprised progressives have stayed with Obama's war-mongering this long. Maybe Obama asserting that "Snowden's a traitor" and our loss of freedoms is a little much for them.

Has Obama done ANYTHING that would give progressive a reason to support him?

6 posted on 09/01/2013 1:15:40 PM PDT by grania
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Joe Klein hasn’t a clue what is the right thing to do. You could sum this article up as: Bill Clinton was my favorite smart crook, but, much as I love him, Barack Obama is a dumb crook.

All Klein cares about is that his beloved crooks succeed, regardless of how evil their projects are.


7 posted on 09/01/2013 1:16:59 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

It looks like he will fall flat on his face and start a war that will will end with Israel defending itself and having to nuke Damascus. Iran will jump them also and probably Egypt.


8 posted on 09/01/2013 1:20:16 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Barack Obama has had a very embarrassing time of it over Syria

Psychopaths are incapable of feeling embarrassment.

9 posted on 09/01/2013 1:21:06 PM PDT by Slyfox (Without the Right to Life, all other rights are meaningless.)
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To: Slyfox

So true!!! My sister in law is completely incapable of feeling shame unless she calculates that by ACTING. certain way will advance herself.


10 posted on 09/01/2013 1:27:21 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: grania

He has done a lot for the gay community.


11 posted on 09/01/2013 1:29:47 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Ubama wants to implement policies over which he has no apparent control so that he can campaign against them.


12 posted on 09/01/2013 1:29:49 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (When your policy is to rob Peter to pay Paul, you can count on enthusiastic support from Paul.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

How’s the circulation doin’ Joe ?


13 posted on 09/01/2013 1:31:40 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This President has shown a unique ability to make the correct foreign policy judgments in the worst possible way.

What in the name of Sam Hill does that sentence mean?


14 posted on 09/01/2013 1:32:24 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: Fungi

Good question. Sounds like “Well, I don’t think so but I doubt it’’. Or this New Jersey gem; “He thinks who he is’’.


15 posted on 09/01/2013 1:40:05 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Cicero
Joe Klein used to be a theater critic for The NY Slimes.
16 posted on 09/01/2013 1:41:34 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Obama is a rodeo clown.

Or as I saw on some one's tag line - "The wrong clown has been banned !"

17 posted on 09/01/2013 1:42:48 PM PDT by llevrok ("It's a beautiful thing, the destruction of words....." - Geo. Orwell)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Obama follows one of my favorite Dilbert dictums for life survival -
"Never be in the room when a decision is made."
18 posted on 09/01/2013 1:45:53 PM PDT by llevrok ("It's a beautiful thing, the destruction of words....." - Geo. Orwell)
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To: jmacusa

Positively maybe


19 posted on 09/01/2013 1:46:53 PM PDT by llevrok ("It's a beautiful thing, the destruction of words....." - Geo. Orwell)
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To: llevrok

LOL! Yes, the firm possibility of a definite maybe!


20 posted on 09/01/2013 1:54:34 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
This President has shown a unique ability to make the correct foreign policy judgments in the worst possible way.

Incorrect. Here, let me correct for spelling and punctuation:

This President has shown a unique ability to make the correct worst possible foreign policy judgments in the worst possible way.

There. Much better. Don't they have copy editors at Time???!?

21 posted on 09/01/2013 1:58:53 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: autumnraine
So true!!! My sister in law is completely incapable of feeling shame unless she calculates that by ACTING. certain way will advance herself.

That is called 'sociopathy' and it must be incredibly painful to be so afflicted.

22 posted on 09/01/2013 2:00:09 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

You know if you think about some limited strike there are 2 options. Kill Assad or don’t target him. If you kill him we likely will see wholesale slaughter of the Alawites. Remove the head,confusion ensues and the people there will be settling scores real or perceived dating back 1000 years.
Theres no after plan to go in and protect civilians. I think a nightmare scenario.
If they shoot and don’t target him them Assad will simply pull down his pants, bend over and moon the White House.
There is no good way to get involved but Obama never once thought of that. He’s never been smart enough.


23 posted on 09/01/2013 2:04:59 PM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: windcliff
He has done a lot for the gay community

And as a group they don't seem much concerned about anyone or anything except for their rights. Now that they're serving in the military, I just can't see most of them wanting to go to war.

24 posted on 09/01/2013 2:05:30 PM PDT by grania
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To: Lazamataz

Bingo. Well said.


25 posted on 09/01/2013 2:06:00 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: Fungi

It’s a backhand compliment. Klein didn’t have the heart to simply call Obama an idiot.


26 posted on 09/01/2013 2:06:05 PM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: wiggen

True, they are gutless when they have to toe the party line. I believe someone called them “useful idiots.”


27 posted on 09/01/2013 2:08:57 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: Fungi

He has succeeded so far in furthering the creation of the Muslim Caliphate,that’s what he means


28 posted on 09/01/2013 2:17:06 PM PDT by ballplayer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“Leading from behind” is all well & good until everyone in front of you disappears ...


29 posted on 09/01/2013 2:18:00 PM PDT by mikrofon (Sunday BUMP)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
“This President has shown a unique ability to make the correct foreign policy judgments in the worst possible way.”

Obama has not made a single “correct foreign policy judgment” in his entire life. From Benghazi to Egypt every single decision has been a disaster. The only thing Obama has going for him are MSM agents willing to lie on his behalf.

30 posted on 09/01/2013 2:36:02 PM PDT by detective
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To: bigbob

Joe Klein still talking nonsense? Why doesn’t somebody bury him?


31 posted on 09/01/2013 3:01:00 PM PDT by wmileo
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To: autumnraine
My sister in law is completely incapable of feeling shame unless she calculates that by ACTING. certain way will advance herself.

My sister in law, too!

32 posted on 09/01/2013 3:32:26 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The first thing we should do is drop Joe Klein on Syria.


33 posted on 09/01/2013 3:34:41 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Obama is several steps down from rodeo clown.


34 posted on 09/01/2013 3:59:41 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Fungi

This President has shown a unique ability to make the correct foreign policy judgments in the worst possible way.


What in the name of Sam Hill does that sentence mean?

He(and much of official america) are trying to fail to bring down the Great Satan..
Its all in “Rules for Radicals”- Saul Alinsky..
You know the “progressive” handbook and primer..

Its no big secret.. He is trying to make the worst possible judgements on everything ON PURPOSE..
To overwhelm “the System”... and it’s working..

Quite simple really.. BUT sad to say it went right over your head.. Zip bang..
You must be republican, republicans have a problem getting their heads around trying to fail on purpose..

UNLESS; they are complicit in it.. like Bohner and McConnell..
WHOM have FUNDED all Obama has been doing ... ON PURPOSE...
I know it’s easy to call them STUPID.. But.. THEY ARE NOT..
They know exactly what they are doing.. AND NOT DOING!..

Apathy is 100% in the republican camp...
The democrats are NOT apathetic..


35 posted on 09/01/2013 4:04:40 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Lazamataz

Yeah especially since my step brother is a deadbeat and she is a psycho or sociopath and have had their daughter since birth and as irritated as I gat at their lowlife behavior, I,nor my daughters could imagine this 2 1/2 year old that has lived with us since birth not in our home or lives.


36 posted on 09/01/2013 6:18:29 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Jim Robinson
“Obama is a rodeo clown.”

With all due respect: I live in an area where rodeos are a big part of the culture. Rodeo clowns are held in very high regard. When I was a kid I was at a rodeo watching a woman do an archery demonstration when an enraged bull broke out of his stall, knocked her down and started to trample her. The clown ran to her aid and distracted the bull (This is their real job). He took one hell of a beating keeping him away from her until several wranglers could rope the bull. He saved her life and could easily have lost his. No way does Obama have the stuff to be a rodeo clown.

37 posted on 09/01/2013 8:48:05 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: Chode

Prayer for Peace in Syria

 

God of Compassion,
Hear the cries of the people of Syria,
Bring healing to those suffering from the violence,
Bring comfort to those mourning the dead,
Strengthen Syria’s neighbors in their care and welcome for refugees,
Convert the hearts of those who have taken up arms,
And protect those committed to peace.

God of Hope,
Inspire leaders to choose peace over violence and to seek reconciliation with enemies,
Inspire the Church around the world with compassion for the people of Syria,
And give us hope for a future of peace built on justice for all.

We ask this through Jesus Christ,
Prince of Peace and Light of the World,
Amen.

Petition: For the people of Syria, that God may strengthen the resolve of leaders to end the fighting and choose a future of peace.


38 posted on 09/01/2013 8:55:23 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Does Obarky even care or realize how embarrassing this who debacle has been to him? He just goes and shoots another few rounds of golf.

I wish this miserable experiment would end.


39 posted on 09/01/2013 8:59:23 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty or Big Government - you can't have both.)
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To: Salvation
Amen
40 posted on 09/01/2013 9:10:38 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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