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Posted on 03/03/2014 5:39:16 AM PST by Sub-Driver
President Obamas foreign policy is based on fantasy By Editorial Board, Published: March 2
FOR FIVE YEARS, President Obama has led a foreign policy based more on how he thinks the world should operate than on reality. It was a world in which the tide of war is receding and the United States could, without much risk, radically reduce the size of its armed forces. Other leaders, in this vision, would behave rationally and in the interest of their people and the world. Invasions, brute force, great-power games and shifting alliances these were things of the past. Secretary of State John F. Kerry displayed this mindset on ABCs This Week Sunday when he said, of Russias invasion of neighboring Ukraine, Its a 19th century act in the 21st century.
Thats a nice thought, and we all know what he means. A countrys standing is no longer measured in throw-weight or battalions. The world is too interconnected to break into blocs. A small country that plugs into cyberspace can deliver more prosperity to its people (think Singapore or Estonia) than a giant with natural resources and standing armies.
Unfortunately, Russian President Vladimir Putin has not received the memo on 21st-century behavior. Neither has Chinas president, Xi Jinping, who is engaging in gunboat diplomacy against Japan and the weaker nations of Southeast Asia. Syrian president Bashar al-Assad is waging a very 20th-century war against his own people, sending helicopters to drop exploding barrels full of screws, nails and other shrapnel onto apartment buildings where families cower in basements. These men will not be deterred by the disapproval of their peers, the weight of world opinion or even disinvestment by Silicon Valley companies. They are concerned primarily with maintaining their holds on power.
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And the Washington Post turns.............maybe.
Hey Washington Compost... his whole worthless, pathetic, unaccomplished life has been a fantasy... written by you and the other nazi-esque propogandists.
Mac daddies entire life is a fantasy or in a more truthful term a giant lie.
They have to post one negative to balance the thousands of atta-boys. Now later they can say they editorialized against the abject failure.
What do you expect from a narcissist who won a Nobel Peace Prize just for being himself?
progressives live in a lala land in their head that has nothing to do with reality
Obama set out to reduce the power of the US, and he has achieved it.
And I don’t mean only militarily. He has no support from our (former) allies and no respect from our enemies because he is clearly a shallow, self-obsessed politician who thinks that a phone call from him counts as “diplomacy.” He doesn’t understand this thing about getting allies to go along, supporting allies, being supported by them, having a realistic common goal, etc. He does “diplomacy” just the way he handles the rest of the government, thinking he can do it all by himself with a word or two. What a stupid, stupid man.
So is his domestic policy.
Kerry pouts so eloquently.
president obama IS a frikkin' fantasy !
Sure sounds like he lost the Post’s support. Who’s next?
This is significant because it comes from the editorial board, rather than a token conservative columnist.
“Sure sounds like he lost the Posts support. Whos next?”
I wouldn’t bet on it. These are likeminded people - America bashers; Christian haters. Even propagandists have to ‘try’ to make it look good lest they be criticized for biased reporting.
He doesn’t understand what intimidation really means. Don’t make a threat without some backing to it. It’s like making a bet that you don’t have much of a chance of winning at a Poker Game, or being a pathetic bluff.
The Washington Compost did everything it could to put Obama into office and support him. He’s was THEIR fantasy.
The odumbo years in Washington have all been “fantasy” but unfortunately for the rest of us, it has all been real, a real disaster.
I expect in the daily press closed door briefings(Mafioso style sit downs) the heads of the big media outlets including FauxNews have been instructed a cpl more days of Ukraine coverage and then back to Robin Thicke’s divorce,new capabilities of the Samsung Galaxy S5, viral crowdfunding for urban startups and other equally useless news. Lets not waste any time here getting in a lather about Ukraine, its gone, nothing we can do and really nothing we should do. Ukrainians helped the Nazi death squads exterminate their own people including about a over 300,000 Jews. My heart does not bleed for those people, screw them. Still commie bastards regardless if they fly a new flag, let them slug it out with their mongoloid kin next door. A heard a joke that Ukraine’s biggest export is almond eyed strippers and porn stars...I’d believe it.
the editorial board
A misnomer if there ever was one. Its a propaganda board. For decades the WP has been an insidious tool of the left.
This is the first bombardment as they realize Obama is toast. They plan to lay the ground work for Hitlery as she has always been portrayed as more of a hawk then Ozero.
>> There may be something to be read between the lines or maybe a hidden message, encrypted for liberals
Setting the stage for the relatively hardnosed “smartest woman in the world” Madam President Clinton, maybe?
I think the WaPo crowd prefers Hillary to Bronco anyhow, although in a pinch, any rat will do.
If the WashPost turns against him, then O’bama’s chances of reelection in 2016 are sinking.
Shame on you for your wicked, ignorant, hateful lies!
This is from The Onion, right?
Its real and probably driven by liberal fear — not concern for the country. Its just a matter of the WP fearing that Obama’s monumental incompetence and naivete is close to bringing down their party, perhaps for a long time to come. This is purely a damage control attempt on their part. But the horse is already out of the barn. Our foreign problems are just beginning; the worst is yet to come.
Elections have consequences.
Unfortunately there’s a ring of truth to that. I have no doubt that the conspirators in the White Hut are looking for illicit ways to extend his “presidency”.
I don't know about that. Hillary's re-set button with Russia didn't work out so well. Come to think of it, democRats will be hard pressed to name even one accomplishment she had as senator or SOS. She pretty much rode Bill's coattails to the senate and SOS was her consolation prize for losing the '08 election.
So now those responsible for the elevation of Clown Prince nobama and his communist minions begin their criticism??????? These degenerate idiot-journalists are responsible for his rise. The washington compost is a commie rag. I’d even go so far as to say they are macacas.
They have a lot of work to do. As our foreign policy deteriorates and we become more vulnerable, Benghazi is a potentially serious liability for her.
Nah.... They’ll get summoned to White House and be told to be sure to put their tax lawyers on standby...
And tomorrow they will publish something that kiss their guys rear end.
You have to admit, as much as we do not like her, she is twice the man that Obama is. Also, I would not want to be on her bad side. Talk about hell on wheels. I think that a lot of guys felt sorry for Billy Bob because he had to go home to that.
Just WP code for “Obama, wake up or Democrats are going to loose everything by 2016”
“Progressives live in lala land in their head that has nothing to do with reality.”
Either they’re psychotic, adolescent,
badly-toilet-trained, childish punks, or they’re subversive communist revolutionaries seeking the the destruction of “evil, heartless, cold, mean and cruel capitalism.”;
whaterve it might be, both are obnoxious, unhealthy, dangerous and destructive frames of mind.
“Also, I would not want to be on her bad side.”
That is the problem right there, we KNOW we are on her bad side. The only good news about that is she would be right in our faces, not like the weasel who tries all the back door approaches.
“Come to think of it, democRats will be hard pressed to name even one accomplishment she had as senator or SOS.”
Unfortunately they did a good job keeping quiet all of Obama’s accomplishments too, they were not able to find one! She will run purely on the “it is time for a womyn” line.
Exactly. You nailed it in one sentence. Nice post.
Did Washington Post endorse the Clown?
I understand that the commie CEO of the Post recently retired. Might this be a sign of new leadership?
What lies was that? The Ukranian SS divisions? The Jews that died? The fact they were enthusiastic and active members in the USSR's politburo. Don't be such a contrarian and lemming, that because Obama can do nothing all of a sudden Ukrainians are by proxy your friends.
Yes, I agree
They'll find someone even further to the left, if that's even possible.
Ukrainian guards were some of the worst. I still feel sorry for the Russians, my grandmother was a Russian from Ukraine, and the fact that they are still in the grip of Communist evil
A possible motivation for this editorial is to lament the absence of Hitlery....how our dear Obama became unmoored without her at the helm of State.
Reality has been a void his entire life.