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Obama lifted his Syria speech from Bush
Washington Post ^ | 11 September 2013 | Marc A. Thiessen

Posted on 09/11/2013 7:09:29 AM PDT by ShadowAce

President Obama never misses a chance to “blame it on Bush,” and last night’s address to the nation on Syria was no exception.

The reason Obama has failed to win support military action in Syria, the president declared last night, is not because he has failed to lay out a coherent strategy — it’s because of “the terrible toll of Iraq and Afghanistan.” Obama further slammed former president George W. Bush for presiding over “a decade that put more and more war-making power in the hands of the president and more and more burdens on the shoulders of our troops, while sidelining the people’s representatives from the critical decisions about when we use force.”

Put aside the fact that Congress explicitly authorized the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, while Obama did not seek congressional authorization before launching his war in Libya — or that dozens of nations joined us in Iraq and Afghanistan, while in Syria we have . . . France.

If Bush was so bad, then why did Obama lift so much of his speech making the case for military action in Syria from Bush’s speech making the case for military action in Iraq?

In his address Tuesday night arguing that the United States must hold a Baathist dictator who used chemical weapons against his own people to account, Obama said: “I know Americans want all of us in Washington — especially me — to concentrate on the task of building our nation here at home. . . . It’s no wonder then that you’re asking hard questions. So let me answer some of the most important questions that I’ve heard from members of Congress and that I’ve read in letters that you’ve sent to me.”

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1 posted on 09/11/2013 7:09:29 AM PDT by ShadowAce
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To: ShadowAce
He is despicable. Through and through.

CPS should remove his kids from his and his wife's custody.

2 posted on 09/11/2013 7:11:19 AM PDT by onona (The Earth is the insane asylum for the universe)
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To: onona

It is quite amazing to watch narcissism at work. It can be painful at times, but it is quite amazing.


4 posted on 09/11/2013 7:16:39 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: ShadowAce

“a decade that put more and more war-making power in the hands of the president and more and more burdens on the shoulders of our troops, while sidelining the people’s representatives from the critical decisions about when we use force.”

Didn’t both of his SOS’s vote for Iraq and Afghanistan?


5 posted on 09/11/2013 7:16:51 AM PDT by barmag25
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To: barmag25
a decade that put more and more war-making power in the hands of the president

Congress needs to take its powers back from the executive and make it clear that Presidents who start wars without Congress will be impeached.

6 posted on 09/11/2013 7:19:31 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: ShadowAce

More deaths in Afghanistan happened during Obama’s watch. Something like 73% ...


7 posted on 09/11/2013 7:26:26 AM PDT by SkyDancer (A white woman would be accused of racism if she gave birth to a white baby.)
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To: ShadowAce

The guy is crazy. He’s also a Muslim Marxist, but crazy is the operative word. Hopefully, that will be his downfall.

Or, as with Hitler, crazy may be the thing that gets him to the top. This means, of course, that he will take all of us down with him when he falls, which he will because they always do.


8 posted on 09/11/2013 7:26:28 AM PDT by livius
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To: All

......discussed on one of the talkers.

That transformational Ohaha WANTS the US to decline as a superpower.....and has worked toward that goal.

And that lib/progs are “uncomfortable” w/ the US as a global power....meandering all over the globe to work its will.


9 posted on 09/11/2013 7:34:08 AM PDT by Liz
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To: livius

He’s very narcissistic. Very. To the point that he’s delusional.


10 posted on 09/11/2013 7:34:29 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: Liz

In the 2008 campaignthe Obama’s even talked down the “American dream”, the idea that you should work hard and get ahead. They encouraged people to work for non-profits and volunteer instead of having ambition. They called it “middleclassism” or something.


11 posted on 09/11/2013 7:37:42 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL

He is a first class weirdo.


12 posted on 09/11/2013 7:40:20 AM PDT by Liz
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To: ShadowAce

“it’s because of “the terrible toll of Iraq and Afghanistan.”

I thought Obama said Afghanistan was the “right” war during his first campaign.


13 posted on 09/11/2013 8:19:13 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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So now there were WMD’s but bush still lied and the war was bad?
So much for the United Negro College Fund cause bath house’s mind is already wasted.


14 posted on 09/11/2013 8:20:23 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: headstamp 2

I thought Obama said Afghanistan was the “right” war during his first campaign.


He did, but we aren’t supposed to remember that.


15 posted on 09/11/2013 8:22:05 AM PDT by patriotspride
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To: onona
You may not  know whether to laugh or cry but you MUST help make this go VIRAL!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-sdO6pwVHQ&sns=em


16 posted on 09/11/2013 8:25:22 AM PDT by Dick Bachert
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To: ShadowAce

He is delusional. The sad thing about delusional people who get into power is that they usually manage to convince a number of ordinary time-serving employees and minions to go along with them, usually because these people are afraid of them and also because in most cases, they didn’t realize how nutty the boss was until they were in too deep to get out.

I think that’s the case with a lot of ordinary Dems nowadays. On the other hand, then you have GOPers like McCain, who seem to have caught the madness. But, personally, I think McCain is developing a bit of dementia. Unfortunately, Barry the megalomaniac will use it.


17 posted on 09/11/2013 12:25:24 PM PDT by livius
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To: Dick Bachert
That was freaking hilarious !!

Yuppers, it's posted on fb where all my obammy lovin friends can gnash their teeth over :)

18 posted on 09/11/2013 6:38:05 PM PDT by onona (The Earth is the insane asylum for the universe)
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To: ShadowAce
It is quite amazing to watch narcissism at work. It can be painful at times, but it is quite amazing.

It would be more fun if we weren't the victims...

19 posted on 09/12/2013 7:09:35 AM PDT by GOPJ (Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts - Churchill)
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To: GOPJ

Agreed. That’s why I used the word “amazing” rather than “amusing”. LOL!


20 posted on 09/12/2013 9:20:21 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: ShadowAce

Good one Ace... you’re right.


21 posted on 09/12/2013 9:43:31 AM PDT by GOPJ (Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts - Churchill)
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