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Syria crisis reveals uneasy relationship between Obama, nationís military leaders
Washington Compost ^ | Sep 18, 2013 | Ernesto LondoŮo and Craig Whitlock

Posted on 09/19/2013 8:07:00 AM PDT by Hoodat

The Syrian crisis over the past few weeks has thrust President Obama into a role in which at times he has seemed uneasy: that of commander in chief.

The prospect of an attack to punish Syria’s alleged use of chemical weapons exposed the Nobel Peace laureate’s strained and somewhat tentative relationship with the military. His dramatic oscillation from detachment on Syria to the brink of military action, with him ultimately settling for a potential diplomatic solution, has unsettled many people in uniform.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: emptychair; emptysuit; obama; present; syria
The reason Obama shows unease being commander-in-chief is because the role of C-I-C requires an extraordinary amount of leadership ability. And as we already know, the ability to lead is a character quality that Obama completely lacks.
1 posted on 09/19/2013 8:07:01 AM PDT by Hoodat
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To: Hoodat

I would not trust any of our military leaders who (in confidence, of course) would not consider Obama to be the lowest of the low...and one who they’d court martial immediately should the military have been dumb enough to allow him to enlist.

They are professional and obey him thus far.

However, I do know that most regard him as slime.


2 posted on 09/19/2013 8:10:59 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Hoodat

Obama is so divisive that in a one on one meeting with the guy, you suffer from split personality disorder by the time you get out of the room.


3 posted on 09/19/2013 8:11:29 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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4 posted on 09/19/2013 8:12:01 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: blackdog

Can you imagine Obama and Larry Summers both in the same room. Each of them not only thinking that he is the smartest person in any room, but also making sure that everyone else knows it.


5 posted on 09/19/2013 8:17:12 AM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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re: “His dramatic oscillation from detachment on Syria to the brink of military action, with him ultimately settling for a potential diplomatic solution, has unsettled many people in uniform.”

What a crock! How about Obama’s agenda and idiotic policies are what “unsettle many in uniform”?

The high brass are all in his pocket because they got there by pure politics.

These Washington Compost writers are trying to make it look like the military are a bunch of war-mongers and that the boy genius Obama is just too quick for them in his move to “settle” Syria diplomatically.

Yeah, our “Nobel Laureate” prize winner was about to start another war for what? His so-called “word” being kept?

What a joke.


6 posted on 09/19/2013 8:19:32 AM PDT by rusty schucklefurd
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Note to SNL sketch writers...........

Hoodat & blackdog just hit paydirt for you.

7 posted on 09/19/2013 8:19:42 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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Criticism from both Gates and Panetta is huge.

It is huge for other countries, for Congress, for media figures, etc.

In each case, Obama, his advisors, Kerry and lapdog Hagel look incompetent.


8 posted on 09/19/2013 8:22:54 AM PDT by truth_seeker
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