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Obama to lay out defense of foreign policy in West Point speech(multilateral efforts,not military)
Yahoo! News ^ | 5/24/14 | Steve Holland - Reuters

Posted on 05/24/2014 3:34:35 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Stung by criticism, President Barack Obama will use a speech on Wednesday to launch a sweeping defense of his approach to foreign policy, one that he will say is reliant on multilateral diplomacy instead of military interventions.

Obama is to deliver the commencement address at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, the first in a series of speeches that he and top advisers will use to explain U.S. foreign policy in the aftermath of conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan and lay out a broad vision for the rest of his presidency.

Obama has come under withering fire in recent months for what his critics say is a passive approach to foreign policy, one that has allowed Russian President Vladimir Putin to flex his muscle in Ukraine, and left the Syrian civil war to fester and China to threaten its neighbors in the South China Sea.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: defense; foreignpolicy; nationalsecurityfail; newyork; obama; westpoint
Worked great in Benghazi, Cairo, Tehran, Boston, huh?

s o s a .

1 posted on 05/24/2014 3:34:35 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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meanwhile he had more important duties..

like speaking at the Baseball Hall of Fame.

or hosting the Seattle Seahawks at the WH.

Photo op Resident of the WH.


2 posted on 05/24/2014 3:38:15 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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as our nation is under assault from without and within..


3 posted on 05/24/2014 3:39:07 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Wonder what Jarrett will let him say.


4 posted on 05/24/2014 3:39:55 PM PDT by laweeks
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Have a Safe and Sane Memorial Day Week-end
All!

Be Safe!!


5 posted on 05/24/2014 3:40:30 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

"policy ? we don't need no stinkin policy !"

6 posted on 05/24/2014 3:40:54 PM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Now if some enterprising upper classman would figure out how to unplug his teleprompter about two minutes into the speech, I’d pay admission to see the rest of the story!


7 posted on 05/24/2014 3:40:58 PM PDT by fantail 1952 (Common sense policy: Help your friends. Whip your enemies. Sort out the rest later.)
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To: fantail 1952

http://nation.foxnews.com/2013/06/07/%E2%80%9Cuhhh%E2%80%A6uh%E2%80%A6uhhh%E2%80%A6people%E2%80%9D-obama-total-loss-words-when-staff-forgets-his-speech

President Obama strolled out to the podium today in San Jose, CA and was immediately at a loss for words. Not only did the President not have teleprompter, his aides forgot his speech.

“My remarks are not sitting here,” the President declared awkwardly. “I’m uhhh….people….oh goodness….uhhhh...folks are sweating back there right now.”


8 posted on 05/24/2014 3:51:53 PM PDT by digger48
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To: NormsRevenge

from the article, “.... lay out a broad vision for the rest of his presidency.”

How much more can we American Citizens take of his failed foreign and domestic policies>

Secondly, hopefully “the rest of his presidency” comes to an abrupt end and soon....

For all you NSA jackboots lurking out there I do not mean assassinated, I mean he is impeached for treason and summarily tried, convicted and hung by his neck until dead for his crimes against this nation. IMO that is the outcome for this thug and his administration


9 posted on 05/24/2014 3:53:44 PM PDT by eartick (Been to the line in the sand and liked it)
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To: NormsRevenge

What a joke. We’ve never had a bigger buffoon as a Commander in Chief.


10 posted on 05/24/2014 3:56:53 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: NormsRevenge

Bowing & kow-towing. Issuing empty ultimatums. Gutting the armed forces. Skipping national security briefings. Abandoning Americans fighting for their lives.
Golfing, fundraising and bathhousing. Learning about important matters while watching TV. Delegating CICh authority and responsibilities to underlings ....
He’s a national embarrassment.


11 posted on 05/24/2014 4:01:37 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: NormsRevenge

I have got a ringside seat.

Can’t say I am thrilled with the speaker, Biden was good for laughs at least.


12 posted on 05/24/2014 4:08:03 PM PDT by Geoffrey
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To: Geoffrey

We were there when Gore spoke. Lots of curses muttered under peoples’ breath.


13 posted on 05/24/2014 4:12:32 PM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: NewHampshireDuo

I was there for Gore, as well. About a third of the way through his talk, it was clear most people were just watching the little kids gather for the hat toss.


14 posted on 05/24/2014 4:34:56 PM PDT by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: Huskrrrr

So far.

15 posted on 05/24/2014 4:43:45 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: NormsRevenge

“A sweeping defense of his approach to foreign policy”

Got it, A broom with a white flag on the handle!!!!


16 posted on 05/24/2014 4:44:29 PM PDT by EXCH54FE (Hurricane 416,Feisty Old Vet !!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Oh boy, another Obama speech. Never had one of those before. /sarc


17 posted on 05/24/2014 4:52:13 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Gawd if I could only stand to listen to any more islamoNazi lies. This could be hilarious.


18 posted on 05/24/2014 5:01:59 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..)d)
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To: NormsRevenge

multilateral approach....arm terrorists and manipulate protestors to topple stable governments that kept their populations in line.


19 posted on 05/24/2014 5:04:28 PM PDT by grania
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To: NormsRevenge

I pity the poor cadets.... I hope they boo him out of the room ! How dare he use these good men and women as props (again) ?

It wasn’t always so bad , they LOVED George W. Bush :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TgLYLuDjlY


20 posted on 05/24/2014 5:12:22 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: eartick

If we only had Cheney and Bush still in office, we would be in Syria, Iran, and Ukraine showing how we rule the world like we did in Iraq and Afghanistan.


21 posted on 05/24/2014 5:16:13 PM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

lol!


22 posted on 05/24/2014 6:06:49 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Huskrrrr; MeshugeMikey; ProtectOurFreedom; BerryDingle; Kaslin

23 posted on 05/24/2014 6:40:09 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: NormsRevenge
Here is Obama and his senior advisors....

Obama....

So I got this strategery now....

Heads ....we have Ragu Beef for lunch....

Tails....we get Lobster.

24 posted on 05/24/2014 7:11:27 PM PDT by spokeshave (OMG.......Schadenfreude overload is not covered under Obamacare :-()
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To: Ben Ficklin

I became an American when I saw Cheney and Rumsfeld while I was trapped in canada. 2 of my idols.


25 posted on 05/24/2014 9:33:29 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: NormsRevenge
So he's going to talk our enemies to death?

-PJ

26 posted on 05/24/2014 9:36:30 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: eartick
This is what I hope to see..obozo getting his just rewards for his acts of treason against this country.
27 posted on 05/25/2014 12:21:19 AM PDT by itssme
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To: tumblindice
obozo is a danger to the citizens of the United States. When someone wants to cause me harm on behalf of his political ideology, he's my enemy and I will take him down. obozo has to go down hard, before he causes any more deaths in this country...imagine, a pResident of the USA being responsible for the death of citizens who got in his way, or did not fit into his plan of action. In obozo’s case, it started with his ex-lovers at Rev Wright's church, and most recently in Benghazi. What ugly times we live in.
28 posted on 05/25/2014 12:28:40 AM PDT by itssme
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To: Ben Ficklin

bwhahhahahah

you are kidding....right?


29 posted on 05/25/2014 3:53:43 AM PDT by eartick (Been to the line in the sand and liked it)
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To: NormsRevenge
one that he will say is reliant on multilateral diplomacy instead of military interventions.


30 posted on 05/25/2014 3:55:37 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: NormsRevenge

Photo of the king and his court.


31 posted on 05/25/2014 6:37:10 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (MARANATHA, MARANATHA, Come quickly LORD Jesus!!! Father send thy Son!! Its Time!)
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To: max americana; eartick
"I became an American when I saw Cheney and Rumsfeld while I was trapped in Canada"

You can word it that way, but it would be more accurate to say: I became a NeoCon when I saw Cheney and Rumsfeld while I was trapped in Canada.

You are a NeoCon. You subscribe to the NeoCon foreign policy doctrine. You could also call it the Wolfowitz Doctrine, or the Bush Doctrine, or the Cheney Doctrine.

Whatever you choose to call it, it goes like this:

The US won the Cold War, is the last remaining SuperPower, and therefore is the World Hegemon. That the US is so militarily and economically strong, we can rule the world if we are willing to use our military to that end.

And because of this strength as the world hegemon, we can do this as unilateralists, we don't need allies. Allies are a weakness, multilateralism is a weakness, multilateralism is leading from behind. The world order can exist only as a hierarchy of powers with the US at the top.

And as the world hegemon operating unilaterally we can pursue a foreign policy based not just on what is realistically and pragmatically best for the US, but instead based on an Idealism of humanitarianism, nation building, and spreading democracy.

Sounds good, doesn't it? What happened?

You NeoCons had your way on foreign policy for 8 years, what happened?

You lost your ass in Iraq and Afghanistan, destabilizing the entire area, You killed and wounded huge numbers, including many, many Americans. You came within a hair of destroying the US economy because you did all this on credit and we still have to pay for it.

And to add insult to injury, even though you killed, wounded, and maimed many Americans, you refused to increase spending on VA to care for them.

32 posted on 05/25/2014 7:04:53 AM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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To: NormsRevenge
...the first in a series of speeches that he and top advisers will use to explain U.S. foreign policy....

Anytime Barry runs into problems, this is the default setting: Go into campaign mode. It's all this one-trick pony knows how to do. Have teleprompter, will travel.

33 posted on 05/25/2014 8:56:10 AM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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Guilt trip?

reports he is off to Afghanistan on a troop visit.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/05/25/obama-makes-surprise-visit-to-afghanistan-to-visit-troops/

suhprise suhprise


34 posted on 05/25/2014 9:34:14 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Maybe I nodded off——where was that “withering fire” again?


35 posted on 05/25/2014 11:30:03 AM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: digger48

No speach? But but but-—DUDE, that was like yesterday.


36 posted on 05/25/2014 11:32:47 AM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That movie was wwwaaaayyyy too close to the truth to be funny.


37 posted on 05/25/2014 11:34:42 AM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: cherokee1

On the back nine of Congressional country club.


38 posted on 05/25/2014 11:38:32 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

This child thinks all his job as president is about is to go and make speeches. He is such such the son of entitlement he actually and really be levies this is how a President “leads”.

Fool.

I doubt he will ever refrain from giving speeches and spend his time making well informed and hard choices.

If America were to be invaded this child would likely grab an ice cream cone and go for a bike ride or something metrosexually entertaining or something like that.

We have a child for a President.


39 posted on 05/25/2014 3:44:15 PM PDT by R0CK3T
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To: Future Snake Eater

Multilateral diplomacy without a military option
is just blather.


40 posted on 05/25/2014 4:33:58 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: R0CK3T

Man child haPPens.

His upbringing is certainly suspect..

Much less his origin of birth in some folk mind


41 posted on 05/25/2014 6:02:28 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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