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Obama to warn against ‘over-reaching’ foreign policy in West Point address
Yahoo! News ^ | May 24, 2014 | Oliver Knox

Posted on 05/24/2014 5:44:12 PM PDT by Kaslin

President Obama will use his commencement speech at West Point this week to defend his handling of an ever-widening array of foreign policy crises and to outline top national security goals for his fast-shrinking time in office, officials say.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: obama; obamalies

1 posted on 05/24/2014 5:44:12 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

“his fast-shrinking time in office, officials say.”

Not nearly fast enough for me.


2 posted on 05/24/2014 5:45:18 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Kaslin

There is NO excuse for his treason against the American
people. NONE.


3 posted on 05/24/2014 5:45:25 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Kaslin

LOL


4 posted on 05/24/2014 5:45:42 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Kaslin

Does he realize he’s the head of the government?


5 posted on 05/24/2014 5:46:54 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: 2ndDivisionVet

If I were in that audience...I’D WALK OUT!!


6 posted on 05/24/2014 5:48:42 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Kaslin

Did he wear a clown suit?


7 posted on 05/24/2014 5:49:43 PM PDT by boycott
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Does he realize he’s the head of the government?

Not if he missed reading the 2009 and 2013 Inaugural Addresses in the WaPo or NYT.

8 posted on 05/24/2014 5:49:56 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Kaslin

Obama is not one of the most adroit leaders in foreign affairs. If he decided to pull US involvment back from various regions of the world due to concern for cost. I agree with him because when annual US debt is equal to the US GDP and unfunded liabilities equal to 7 times US annual GDP, the last thing the US needs is pursue empire America and policeman of the world. However planning a retreat is more dangerous then planning for an attack. Improperly done it can go from an orderly process to a disastrous rout. Unfortunately the US move to pull back is unluckily timed to the election/re election of a poor foreign affairs POTUS. God decides who our leaders are. We may have been given an Obama at the worst time to have an Obama. Has God forsaken us? Well we forsaken God by accepting sodomy and licentious behavior. 9/11 was our first shaking, financial implosion in 2008 is our second. Has our nation changed. Now more states now embrace sodomy. Even GOP establishment accepts this. Well 2015 is soon upon us or seven years from our second shaking. God will shake this nation again. Each shaking will be worst then the last till this nation either repents or destroyed.


9 posted on 05/24/2014 5:53:46 PM PDT by Fee ( Big Gov and Big Business are Enemies of America)
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To: Kaslin

The A$$hole couldn’t manage a school yard fight far less anything on a global scale. That having been said ‘F’ him and the commies back he rode in on.


10 posted on 05/24/2014 5:53:49 PM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: Kaslin

You have to have a foreign policy before you can have an overreaching foreign policy.


11 posted on 05/24/2014 5:54:02 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Does he realize he’s the head of the government?

He never has. He's the result of voter fraud and the U.S. is a foreign country for him.

12 posted on 05/24/2014 5:54:29 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Kaslin

Two words that have disappeared from public view when using our military are “overwhelming force”.


13 posted on 05/24/2014 5:59:37 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: Lurker

Neither for me


14 posted on 05/24/2014 6:03:54 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: MeshugeMikey

I don’t know why they even let him speak there


15 posted on 05/24/2014 6:05:14 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

I do. The know what he is....both as President...and utterly vile jackass...

The President side of his personality” gets him the ticket....while the other would....if taken on its own “merit” have him BANNED from ever even visiting the place!

Using an address...THERE...to Grads.... as a political pulpit..STINKS


16 posted on 05/24/2014 6:08:03 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Kaslin


17 posted on 05/24/2014 6:28:53 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The “fourth estate”has morphed into a 5th column)
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To: Fee

What in the Hell are you drinking?


18 posted on 05/24/2014 6:38:54 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: 2ndDivisionVet

The Bible.


19 posted on 05/24/2014 6:50:43 PM PDT by Fee ( Big Gov and Big Business are Enemies of America)
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To: Kaslin
I don’t know why they even let him speak there

I seem to recall a few years ago, that he went to West Point, and some media chump said he thought that at West Point, The Obungler was in enemy territory. He is partially right. I say, when he is in the USA, he is in enemy territory.

20 posted on 05/24/2014 6:56:53 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: Kaslin

Every civilian there should turn their backs while he is spewing. I know that the cadets can’t because it will be their ass.

Those cadets will be scarred forever knowing that their hard work and dedication was rewarded by a clown speech.


21 posted on 05/24/2014 6:57:36 PM PDT by bakeneko
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To: Kaslin
Ha....Overreaching Foreign Policy.....

Has his head up his @rse so far he thinks "Leading form Behind" is an advance.

My dad told me that his army group never polished the back strip on his boots....as a good soldier never looks behind.

22 posted on 05/24/2014 7:03:43 PM PDT by spokeshave (OMG.......Schadenfreude overload is not covered under Obamacare :-()
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To: Kaslin

His first official act under this new policy will be to close West Point and transfer all the cadets to Columbia at government expense.


23 posted on 05/24/2014 7:06:33 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: Mark17

“I say, when he is in the USA, he is in enemy territory.”

Barack Hussein Obama is NOT FAILING!! Judge him by the standard to which he adheres, not that of a loyal American.

He is marching to his own tune, or rather one composed for him by a cadre of very clever socialists. Be means of Executive Orders, for which the Constitution affords no ready means for overturning by the Congress, he will be able to effectively utterly negate our Constitution during the next two years.
I am awed by the spectacle, even as I grieve for my beloved America.


24 posted on 05/24/2014 7:10:55 PM PDT by Elsiejay
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To: Kaslin

This idiot’s been trying to get us into one war after the next... And he has the guts to say that?


25 posted on 05/24/2014 7:25:56 PM PDT by miliantnutcase
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To: Elsiejay
he will be able to effectively utterly negate our Constitution during the next two years. I am awed by the spectacle, even as I grieve for my beloved America.

In two yeas, I am wondering if we will still have a country. I am not confident.

26 posted on 05/24/2014 7:30:04 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: MeshugeMikey
Check out this response in the "Comment" section of the article! Forgive the long excerpt, but it really bears repeating, so here's the whole comment:

Courtesy of the washington times;

Navy SEAL Team 6 became a household name for their role in killing Osama bin Laden. Did the Obama administration put a target on the backs of members of Navy SEAL Team 6? This is the question that parents of slain SEALs are now asking — and rightly so.

Forget Benghazi, the IRS, Eric H. Holder Jr. and the National Security Agency spying on U.S. citizens. Important as these scandals are, what happened to SEAL Team 6 could very well dwarf them. Our government betrayed America’s finest warriors.

On May 1, 2011, the country rightly celebrated the death of bin Laden. The Obama administration, however, wanted to do more. It sought to claim full credit for the assassination, deciding to spike the football. On May 3, at an event in Washington, Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. did the unthinkable: He publicly revealed the identity of the special-operations unit responsible for bin Laden’s killing.

His reckless action put at risk the lives of every member of SEAL Team 6. The Taliban and other jihadists eager to avenge bin Laden now knew which unit to target. Stunned and shocked, SEAL members immediately realized they were going to be hunted by al Qaeda sympathizers.

Karen Vaughn, the mother of slain SEALAaron Vaughn, says that within hours after Mr. Biden’s comments, her son called to tell her to wipe away every piece of information regarding the family on social media, Facebook and Twitter. “I never heard Aaron that afraid in his life,” Mrs. Vaughn said in an interview. “He told me: ‘Mom, we’re picking up chatter. We’re not safe. You’re not safe. Delete everything.’”

According to Mrs. Vaughn, Mr. Biden essentially placed a bull’s-eye on her son’s back — and that of all the other SEALs. He leaked classified information. SEAL Team 6 is a covert unit, which is supposed to operate in the shadows. This is how they are able to conduct deadly raids on terrorist groups. Their reward, however, for killing the world’s foremost terrorist mastermind was to be outed by their own government.

Yet, the betrayal did not stop there. On Aug. 6, 2011, a Chinook helicopter carrying 30 U.S. service members — including 15 SEAL Team 6 members — was shot down in Afghanistan. Everyone on board was killed. The rescue team was sent to aid an Army Ranger unit battling the Taliban and desperately in need of backup. The Chinook was shot down by a Taliban rocket-propelled grenade in Wardak province. Taliban fighters were waiting on three sides for the aircraft as it approached. The Chinook was a sitting duck as it hovered in the sky. The evidence is overwhelming and disturbing: SEAL Team 6 members were ambushed. It was America’s single greatest loss of life in Afghanistan and the largest number of SEALs ever killed in one incident in history.

Recently, parents of the slain SEAL members held a news conference at the National Press Club. They are rightly demanding a congressional investigation. They have numerous troubling questions. Why was the Chinook not provided a military escort plane, as is standard military procedure when a special-operations unit conducts a raid? Why were the SEALs placed on an outdated aircraft built in the 1960s? Why were they not flying in a special-operations aircraft that is designed to take enemy fire and go deep behind enemy lines? Why were they ordered not to return fire against the tower from where insurgents were firing? Did the strict rules of engagement cause the deaths of our service members?

The most troubling question of all is, why did seven of the eight Afghans on that aircraft board at the last minute? They were not on the flight manifest, which was a gross violation of military procedure. The original Afghans scheduled to be on that Chinook were replaced just prior to the mission. In other words, the SEALs were accompanied by strangers. They could very possibly have been Taliban suicide bombers posing as Afghan soldiers. Did someone from within the corrupt Afghan regime betray our troops?

The scandal only gets worse. Mrs. Vaughn said that her family received a DVD from the U.S. military that recorded the funeral services in Afghanistan for her dead son, as well as the other slain SEALs. To the parents’ horror, a Muslim cleric presided over the services. In Arabic, he damned the “infidel” SEALs, condemning their souls “to hell.”

“I was disgusted,” Mrs. Vaughn said. “We went to multiple translators to make sure we got the imam’s exact words correct. All of the translators told us the same thing. I couldn’t believe that this cleric was allowed to so openly disrespect and insult our son and the other American soldiers.”

The U.S. military’s practice of using Islamic clerics at funeral services is part of Washington’s supposed outreach to the Muslim world. In reality, it is national self-abasement masquerading as multicultural tolerance. Aaron Vaughn valiantly served his country. Yet our military couldn’t even give him a proper, respectful funeral. He was betrayed — in life and in death. He was placed in a war zone with severe rules of engagement that eventually cost him and his fellow SEALs their lives.

Mr. Biden is no bumbling fool. Rather, his deliberate, reckless disclosure placed SEAL Team 6 in mortal jeopardy. He and his boss, President Obama, exploited them in order to boost their re-election chances. The SEALs, however, paid the ultimate price. Mr. Obama and Mr. Biden have American blood on their hands. The parents of the dead SEALs deserve to know the truth about what really happened on that final mission. Our finest warriors were killed and, possibly, sacrificed. It’s time for a congressional investigation. Or do we no longer care?

End of comment!

I don't remember seeing this posted in the Washington Times, but it sure rings true! •

27 posted on 05/24/2014 8:05:31 PM PDT by milagro (There is no peace in appeasement!)
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What foreign policy? WE have a foreign policy?
Ahhhh, Taking $$$$ from the ME terrorists / Chinese

28 posted on 05/24/2014 8:11:22 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: Kaslin

How about if this Kenyan explains to the graduates why he murdered Navy Seals and a US Ambassador, why he sells arms and missiles to Al Queda, why he does not see terrorism when a muslim extremist murders unarmed soldiers at Ft Hood, why he supports Muslim Brotherhood, why he ships arms to cartels in Mexico, and why he is a stinking filthy communist.


29 posted on 05/24/2014 8:58:21 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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Good outline for his resignation announcement


30 posted on 05/24/2014 9:04:29 PM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: All

Without reading the article it sounds like he’s making an excuse for things he’s not going to do.


31 posted on 05/24/2014 9:36:33 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: Kaslin

Will the graduates remember that Benghazi Barry Soetoro flubbed his first swearing in and made his second swearing in as CIC in private?

Why was that?

I love our fighting men, but what horse’s ass asked this piece of offal to speak?


32 posted on 05/24/2014 9:48:50 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: milagro

May God bless the person that made that comment.

It’s no wonder Benghazi Barry Soetoro gave away control over the internet—he and Valerie Jarrett need the censorship of truth.

I watched the SEAL Team 6 “press” conference. Those parents need justice.


33 posted on 05/24/2014 9:57:39 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: BerryDingle

I would argue there was no fraud involved in his election. We can thank the 52 percent of the electorate who wanted this train wreck in office ... scary huh?


34 posted on 05/25/2014 12:55:41 AM PDT by Dog (Founding member of the Osama Bin Laden was alive the whole time club..)
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To: Kaslin

What a waste - talking foreign policy to a bunch of cadets is like talking advanced physics to 4th graders...just another propaganda moment that can’t be wasted.


35 posted on 05/25/2014 4:33:21 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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“Over reaching FOREIGN policy”? What about all the over reaching DOMESTIC policies the bast$rd has implement right here in America?


36 posted on 05/25/2014 5:35:10 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: trebb

“Over reaching FOREIGN policy”? What about all the over reaching DOMESTIC policies the bast$rd has implement right here in America?


37 posted on 05/25/2014 5:35:10 AM PDT by DaveA37
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