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Obama: US must lead globally but show restraint
AP ^ | 5/28/14 | Julie Pace

Posted on 05/28/2014 8:52:23 AM PDT by TangledUpInBlue

In a broad defense of his foreign policy, President Barack Obama declared Wednesday that the U.S. remains the world's most indispensable nation, even after a "long season of war," but argued for restraint before embarking on more military adventures.

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Hmm, Obama is weak. But I can't say I was for intervention in Syria. There has to be a serious medium, and he's never come close to finding or hitting that.
1 posted on 05/28/2014 8:52:23 AM PDT by TangledUpInBlue
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To: TangledUpInBlue

And gimmie 5 billion dollars while you’re at it.


2 posted on 05/28/2014 8:53:20 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: TangledUpInBlue

Obama hates America and the West and is living in a mental world frozen in the late 1800’s colonial expansion of France, England, Spain, Belgium and Germany.

He is a very, very sick man.


3 posted on 05/28/2014 8:54:05 AM PDT by ZULU (https://www.facebook.com/freejustina)
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“but argued for restraint before embarking on more military adventures.”

Is that why he is advocating sending in “advisors” to train the “moderate” Syrian rebels?


4 posted on 05/28/2014 8:54:09 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: TangledUpInBlue

Most indispensable nation??? What a wuss.


5 posted on 05/28/2014 8:57:28 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (The Stone Age didn’t end because we ran out of stones)
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To: TangledUpInBlue
Money, tech, arms, MANPADs, Sarin, and SAMs to al Qaeda
does NOT show restraint. Nor do
the crucifixions, beheadings, slavery
and Nun-rapes by Obama's allies.

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.
We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream.
It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same,
or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children
and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.
"
President Ronald Reagan

6 posted on 05/28/2014 8:59:31 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: TangledUpInBlue

What a Putz!


7 posted on 05/28/2014 9:01:03 AM PDT by Empireoftheatom48 (God help the Republic but will he?)
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To: TangledUpInBlue

Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah.

That’s about what he said. No one cares anymore.


8 posted on 05/28/2014 9:02:44 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: TangledUpInBlue

Who could possibly have a better record of international consensus building and working with coalitions than Obama?? Well, GWB has O beaten by a country mile!


9 posted on 05/28/2014 9:02:58 AM PDT by JimSEA
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Translation: We’re broke, militarily weak, and no longer have any credibility in the world.

So I’ll just say I don’t want to be a player on the international stage, and let it go at that. The alphabet channels have my back anyway.

Phew! Getting tough to save face these days...


10 posted on 05/28/2014 9:03:48 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: cripplecreek

Yeah, I assumed this was going to be a fund set up by “member nations” as in - the US wasn’t footing the entire bill. If that’s not the case, then I ask WTF? Surely we can find better use for the money.

“And gimmie 5 billion dollars while you’re at it.”


11 posted on 05/28/2014 9:03:50 AM PDT by TangledUpInBlue (I have no home. I'm the wind.)
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To: TangledUpInBlue

FUBO!


12 posted on 05/28/2014 9:04:09 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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Actually, I think America has always used restraint. If we crashed into Mexico or Canada with 3 divisions, that would be lack of restraint. Napoleon showed lack of restraint. Hitler showed lack of restraint. America has never been like that.


13 posted on 05/28/2014 9:04:36 AM PDT by virgil (The evil that men do lives after them)
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His definition of restraint includes keeping military options on the sidelines while leaving Americans, in the service of their country, to die in Benghazi. [/dripping, venomous sarcasm]


14 posted on 05/28/2014 9:06:29 AM PDT by Qiviut (Obama: A Caesar at home & a Chamberlain abroad, dividing the country & uniting the world against us.)
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Restraint...you know, like Obamacare, the IRS, NSA, F&F, BLM, ad nauseum...


15 posted on 05/28/2014 9:09:20 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: TangledUpInBlue
Stop farting, Obongo!
16 posted on 05/28/2014 9:09:33 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: norwaypinesavage
Lead? What Foreign Policy? Just as Obama was an empty shirt (or chair) in 2008 and 2012, so too his policies. There never has been substance and he's been consistent in that. Zero, zero, nothingness...
17 posted on 05/28/2014 9:15:59 AM PDT by Netz
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To: TangledUpInBlue
Spoken with all the grasp of global dynamics a community organizer would have.


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18 posted on 05/28/2014 9:17:28 AM PDT by DoughtyOne
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Restraint?
I want every non-American on earth to be afraid of us.
Every time an American is abused or killed, the country harboring the offender needs to be bombed.
We should start by dropping bombs on Mexico City until they release our Marine.


19 posted on 05/28/2014 9:18:44 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Unarmed people cannot defend themselves.)
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Obama golf photo: Obama Golf GolfBall-Obama.jpg A lawyer married a woman who had previously divorced five husbands. On their wedding night, she told her new husband, "Please be gentle, I’m still a virgin." "What?" said the puzzled groom. "How can that be if you’ve been married five times?" "Well, Husband 1 was president of the United States; Barry kept telling me how great it was going to be, but never got around to doing anything, so we adopted. Husband 2 was an engineer; he understood the basic process but wanted three years to research, implement, and design a new state-of-the-art method. Husband 3 was in marketing; although he had a nice product, he was never sure how to position it. Husband 4 was a psychologist; all he ever did was talk about it. Husband 5 was a stamp collector; all he ever did was... How I miss him! But now that I’ve married you, I’m really excited!" "Good," said the new husband, "but, why?" "You’re a lawyer. This time I know I’m really gonna get screwed!"
20 posted on 05/28/2014 9:19:08 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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