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Obama Rejects Criticism of Shifting Syria Policy: 'I'm Less Concerned About Style Points'
Yahoo! News ^ | 9/15/13 | Devin Dwyer - abc news

Posted on 09/15/2013 9:36:06 AM PDT by NormsRevenge

WASHINGTON - President Obama says a tumultuous month as commander in chief, when his policy toward Syria took a number of unexpected turns, may not have looked "smooth and disciplined and linear," but it's working.

"I'm less concerned about style points. I'm much more concerned with getting the policy right," Obama told ABC's George Stephanopoulos in an exclusive interview on "This Week."

Obama said his surprise announcement on Aug. 31 that he would seek congressional authorization for U.S. military strikes against Syria, then the abrupt cancellation of a vote this week and pursuit of a diplomatic plan led by the Russians, has put the country "definitely in a better position."

"My entire goal throughout this exercise is to make sure what happened on Aug. 21 does not happen again," the president told Stephanopoulos of the large-scale chemical weapons attack outside Damascus that he said killed more than 1,400 civilians.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; Israel; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: criticism; epicfail; iran; kerry; obama; obamafail; obamafailure; obamasfault; obamateur; putin; rejects; russia; syria
"We have the possibility of making sure it doesn't happen again," he said.

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No, Mr. Pres__ent, You ensure it does happen again.. and who knows where.

1 posted on 09/15/2013 9:36:06 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
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‘Gaffe Diplomacy’ is no way to run a shop, yaknow.


2 posted on 09/15/2013 9:36:33 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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Obama said he is optimistic but cautious that Putin will be a reliable partner.

“I don’t think that Mr. Putin has the same values that we do,” Obama said in response to Putin’s controversial op-ed.

How perceptive of him.. Did that come to him during a golf round?


3 posted on 09/15/2013 9:38:48 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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To: NormsRevenge

Let me be clear: Aside from his Marxist, Islamist, Black empowerment agenda, he is ONLY concerned about political style points.


4 posted on 09/15/2013 9:40:56 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: NormsRevenge

http://www.thehimalayantimes.com/fullNews.php?headline=Putin%27s+Cold+War+stance+chills+ties%3A+Obama&NewsID=386892


5 posted on 09/15/2013 9:43:21 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: NormsRevenge

Right...our values are not the same. Our children are at the mercy of faggots!!


6 posted on 09/15/2013 9:44:51 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: NormsRevenge

Wrong, Obozo! With you it’s all about style:
nar·cis·sism (när s -s z m) also nar·cism (-s z m). n. 1. Excessive love or admiration of oneself.


7 posted on 09/15/2013 9:46:40 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: NormsRevenge

http://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/systems/cw.htm


8 posted on 09/15/2013 9:48:34 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: NormsRevenge

“My entire goal throughout this exercise” was to shed responsibility.

Fixed it.


9 posted on 09/15/2013 9:48:49 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: NormsRevenge
said the boy who is all about style since he has NO substance...
10 posted on 09/15/2013 9:51:59 AM 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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To: NormsRevenge
The moron Obama never ceases to amaze me.. Does he really think we believe a word the liar ever says?
11 posted on 09/15/2013 9:53:49 AM PDT by PLD
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smae article posted earlier here
(and I did do a search first)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3067005/posts


12 posted on 09/15/2013 9:54:04 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Even the Marxist, Islamist and Black Empowerment agendas are all about the style points.

In any debate, failure to enter even one iota of supporting data, while using high rhetoric, eventually means the debate is lost. But if for only a few moments, you can get all the fools on your side, then kick over the debate table, you have the majority with a quick show of hands. Only when the table is righted is the falsity of the argument revealed.

A lie can fly around the world twice while the truth is still pulling on boots.


13 posted on 09/15/2013 9:54:06 AM PDT by alloysteel (Those who deny natural climate change are forever doomed to stupidity. AGW is a LIE.)
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To: Chode

All Hail The No Fault No Style No Substance Pres__ent to the World!


14 posted on 09/15/2013 9:55:18 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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To: NormsRevenge
"I'm less concerned about style points. I'm much more concerned with getting the policy right,"

Obama spin on steroids is now playing a very dangerous Hokey Pokey

Put your right hand in
Take your right hand out
You do the hokey pokey and you turn yourself about...
That what it's all about.

...I don't think he is fooling anyone, certainly not Putin...

15 posted on 09/15/2013 9:58:42 AM PDT by yoe ("They Come To America" order it now: http://www.theycometoamerica.com/buy-dvd/)
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To: NormsRevenge

LOL!!!

You have openly and nakedly exposed your amatuerism and sheer idiocy.


16 posted on 09/15/2013 9:58:48 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: NormsRevenge
100%
17 posted on 09/15/2013 9:59:11 AM 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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To: tumblindice

We are in a Kafka world. Obama supports the role of Putin in the Syrian civil war; Russia will keep Assad in power and maintain supplying him with unlimited conventional weapons while U.S. agreed that they will no attack Syria under any circumstances, even though the accord for the disposal of the chemical weapons is a charade and complete embarrassment for the prestige of the United States’ role as first world power.

Many of those who support Obama’s involvement on the Syrian civil war are the same people who were opposed to the Iraq war, even though Syria is not a menace to the U.S. and it is a civil war among Muslims in which one band is as evil as the other.

To further their agenda those who want to involve U.S. in another Middle Eastern war are using as an emotional argument that Assad killed with chemical weapons over 1,400 civilians, most of them children according to the pictures. (According to the French intelligence, the dead were about 300 and the French leftist organization working in Syria, “Physicians without Frontiers”, put the dead count over 400.)

The problem is that the picture they are using was posted by the BBC and they had to retire it when the photographer who took the photo saw it on the BBC web site, it was taken on Iraq in 2003 when Saddam Hussein murdered with chemicals weapons more than 5,000 Kurds in a single day!

Even though BBC retired the picture, the fake photo was edited and all TV news programs keep posting it as proof of the horrendous crimes against humanity committed by the butcher of Bagdad. Obama, and those supporting the involvement of U.S. on Syria’s civil war on humanitarian grounds, prefer to ignore that they kept silent when Assad last year used chemicals weapons in Syria and when he murdered with conventional weapons more than 100,000 of his own people.

It is unconscionably that Obama had not shown the same humanitarian concern for the lives of the Christians, since Obama took power, more than one million Christians have been massacred all around Africa and their churches set on fire by Muslims while Obama, the United Nations, and the rest of the world, kept a thundered silence.


18 posted on 09/15/2013 9:59:54 AM PDT by Dqban22
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To: NormsRevenge

Obama = epic fail. Worst president ever!


19 posted on 09/15/2013 10:00:19 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Tool


20 posted on 09/15/2013 10:04:12 AM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices.")
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To: NormsRevenge
One more notch in the British Subject and his handlers belt toward diminishing US influence in the world.
It is a bit weird with all the neocons within the Federal Bureaucracy and International power brokers allowing this path to be taken.
Big things must be up. Perhaps a large paradigm shift is taking place behind the curtains.
21 posted on 09/15/2013 10:10:13 AM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Galt level is not far away......)
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To: NormsRevenge
Obama argued on "This Week" that the choices he's made - including a renewed partnership with Putin - have already created a desired deterrent effect, making it less likely the Syrian government will again use chemical weapons in the short term.

One hopes that the alleged "news" media will ask if for this "renewed partnership", Mister Obama might have made any agreements with, or concessions to Mister Putin that have not been made public.

My huge hope is nyet.

22 posted on 09/15/2013 10:12:54 AM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Dqban22

“It is unconscionably”

Sociopaths are unable to feel remorse, guilt or shame. In other words, they lack a normal objective conscience like the rest of us (universal moral imperatives) but do have a `democrat’s subjective conscience’: “Man is the measure of all things.”


23 posted on 09/15/2013 10:43:42 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: NormsRevenge

24 posted on 09/15/2013 10:52:58 AM PDT by Dallas59 (Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
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To: Dallas59

Perfect. I declared right here in this space during his rambling wreck of a speech last week he’s using hair relaxer. I ain’t joshing.


25 posted on 09/15/2013 10:56:16 AM PDT by Dysart (Being nuts has its advantages...and the machete doesn't hurt, either.)
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To: NormsRevenge

I’m thinking that we just witnessed the first metrosexual war planning process - both Obama and Kerry....

“Some people think they are gay, but they are actually metrosexual.”


26 posted on 09/15/2013 11:15:18 AM PDT by relentlessly
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To: Marine_Uncle

More wars means more weapons sales.. Plus, pipelines need right of ways.. And they say selling a woman’s body is the oldest profession..


27 posted on 09/15/2013 11:22:51 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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To: NormsRevenge
RE: "And they say selling a woman’s body is the oldest profession.."
ROLF! What a world we live in. :)
28 posted on 09/15/2013 11:27:50 AM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Galt level is not far away......)
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To: NormsRevenge

“...How perceptive of him.. ...”

A veritable genius of intellect, dontcha think???


29 posted on 09/16/2013 8:48:09 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NormsRevenge

30 posted on 09/16/2013 5:47:07 PM PDT by rhema ("Break the conventions; keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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