Skip to comments.Why listen to Obama's speech on Syria?
Posted on 09/10/2013 3:13:47 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
In the oft-admired model of a decisive lone warrior, President Obama could have ordered strikes on Syria without asking Congress. Instead, the commander in chief chose to ask lawmakers. At the least, all Americans should now reciprocate. They could suspend judgment and listen to what Mr. Obama has to say in his Tuesday evening address to the nation.
In decisions of war, bravery is needed in knowing when to be humble in listening for ones biases and evaluating new evidence. Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen, said Winston Churchill.
Obama is hardly a warmonger, thus he deserves attention to his arguments for a limited attack on Syrias military. He has not told other nations if you are not with us, you are against us. He is being a listener in chief even as he asks Americans to join him in pursuing the goal of curbing Syrias use of chemical weapons and reestablishing a global norm.
Im not itching for military action ... and if there are good ideas that are worth pursuing, then Im going to be open to them, he told one reporter, in a statement that suggests he is the type of leader who is comfortable with his doubts.
Tuesdays speech should be an opportunity for Americans to ultimately listen to Obamas case for a military strike. The strike itself would be done by old-style command-and-control management. But the decision to do it must be done by a new style of leadership, one in which leaders and followers have a conversation in which listening is as important as talking.
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Ain’t gunna on in this domicile...no way, no how.
I don’t listen to any thing that POS has to say. It’s all lies.
"The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong
to some man as his absolute property - either as a child,
a wife, or a concubine - must delay the final extinction of slavery
until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men."
[Winston Churchill, 1899, "The River War"]
"Bust of Churchill Returned by Obama
"After the September 11th attacks our British allies loaned President George Bush
a bust of one of the greatest Britons the world has ever known, Sir Winston Churchill.
It was a gesture to show their support for the United States in one of its darkest hours.
The bust sat prominently in the Oval Office for the balance of President Bushs tenure there,
and once President Obama took office, the British offered him the opportunity to keep it for the length of his term.
His response was cold and most likely sent tremors through the British diplomatic community."
"Diplomatically this is a faux pax that only an unseasoned politician could make.
The British have stood by our side as strong allies for decades and we need to maintain that relationship,
especially in a world that is becoming increasingly dangerous (See Is Nuclear Weakness on the Horizon)
If he did not want to look at it in the oval office he could have displayed it elsewhere in the White House
and not slapped the British in the face in such a blatant disregard of political etiquette."
I’ve suggested on other threads: watch IDIOCRACY on DVD instead. With each passing day, this satire looks more and more like a documentary.
Gag me with a spoon.
Blecchhhh, and double blechhh. The plots on my telenovelas are more believable than anything the CiC has to say. If Telemundo bumps my Mexican Soaps for his address, I will be totally PO’d.
“All Americans should now reciprocate”
You know, that looks like something you would read in the old Pravda.
Aint gunna on in this domicile...no way, no how.>>>>>>>>>>>>
Right with you on that. Everything that will come out of his mouth is going to be a lie.
This should have a “barf alert” warning on the title.
Why you ask? Exactly.
As much as anything, this will be a concession to the Russian Federation that the US now forfeits any moral authority it may have had in the Middle East, and the region becomes a de facto hegemony of the regenerated Russian state.
Russians may have stopped being Communists, but they have never stopped being Russians. The confrontation between Mother Russia and that rather irregular federation that now sits in governance of the territory formerly known as “the United States of America” is ongoing and largely an unending source of friction for two cultures on one hand is the archetype of paranoia, and on the other hand, the Code of the Cowboy.
I don’t know. Is he going to say there are 57 states again? That was a laffer.
Where is he giving it from, the 18th Tee??
I’m sorry but as much as I’d LIKE to like him, his speeches make me barf up my dinner
Can’t think of a single reason to listen and haven’t found one for years.
Why should I listen to this lightweight tonight? Is he suddenly going to start telling the truth?
I have more constructive things to do than listen to Taquiyya; like picking fleas off my dog.
I feel the same way. If I ever happen to hear him I start singing loudly to drwon out his lying voice.
When is this speech supposed to be? I thought at 6PM EST? It’s 6:30 EST isn’t it?
Who’s got the Bingo Card for this one?
He has got to cover those rhinoplasty scars, you know.
I'd rather give a wolverine a bikini wax than listen to him.
I long ago stopped respecting pleas to give Obama the benefit of the doubt. His asshattery is so firmly established that no thinking person can ever trust or respect him.
its gotta be 6pm PST.
“””Ive suggested on other threads: watch IDIOCRACY on DVD instead. With each passing day, this satire looks more and more like a documentary.”””
What a bunch of blather. Yes, we should all adopt new ways of listening, because this is a new era, because Obama is President, Blah, blah,blah.
My eyes will be on something else tonight.I can’t stand viewing a repeat performance of what the clown has to say.Everything he’s said in the past will be repeated tonight.
Why waste time?
Mexico, Libya, Egypt, now he's pushin WWIII.
Warmonger is an UNDERSTATEMENT!
There’s a much better ball game on tonight and I’m not going to miss that just to listen to odumbo “the liar in chief”. I’ll read about it tomorrow instead.
Why listen to lie after lie after lie?
He is already backing away from military strike.
Congress is backing away from voting on any action regarding Syria.
So, what does he have left to talk about?
I would not be surprised to see a bait-and-switch and him reselling Obamacare.
It may be the biggest non-event speech of his presidency.
My cable box is scheduled for Rizzoli & Isles and I forgot how to unschedule, so I will have to miss the most glorious and greatest speech every given by those who give glorious and greatest speeches.
No matter what he says, the media will be fawning all over it for days.
I’ve spent 5 years avoiding listening to the Purple-Lipped Poseur
I wouldn’t walk out the door to p!ss on his leg, even if his nicely-creased pants were on fire.
Because some find self-flagellation gratifying?
It didn’t copy my search string: obama speech bingo
I’ve got night school stuff to study. Besides, I make it a point never to listen to any Marxist politician on TV or radio whenever possible.
I, uh, hmm, I, I have, uh, already scheduled, uh, I have already scheduled that, hmm, time to, uh, wash, uh, my hair.
I have it in "Protected" mode on my DVR
I think I have a few episodes of, “Hoarders” recorded that I’ll watch again.
It will be the best fiction program on TV tonite.........
Nice! But I think it’s missing two:
1) millionares and billionares
2) most folks out there...
You know, that looks like something you would read in the old Pravda.
It sure does. The current Pravda has some truth at times. Better than US media sometimes.
“Why listen to Obama’s speech on Syria?”
I dunno, so we can hear what an asshole sounds like when he’s not blowing just blowing it out of his ass?