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Charles Krauthammer: The only enemies Obama knows how to fight are straw men
National Post ^ | May 30, 2014 | Charles Krauthammer

Posted on 06/07/2014 5:22:38 PM PDT by rickmichaels

It is fitting that the day before U.S. President Barack Obama gave his grand West Point address defending the wisdom and prudence of his foreign policy, his government was urging Americans to evacuate Libya.

Libya, of course, was once the model Obama intervention — the exquisitely calibrated military engagement wrapped in the rhetorical extravagance of a nationally televised address proclaiming his newest foreign policy doctrine (they change to fit the latest ad hoc decision): the responsibility to protect (R2P).

You don’t hear R2P bandied about much anymore. Not with more than 50,000 civilians having been slaughtered in Syria’s civil war, unprotected in any way by the United States. Nor for that matter do you hear much about Libya, now so dangerously chaotic and jihadi-infested that the U.S. State Department is telling Americans to get out.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: obama; obamalies

1 posted on 06/07/2014 5:22:38 PM PDT by rickmichaels
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To: rickmichaels

Obama can lick his weight in strawmen and cocktail waitresses.

2 posted on 06/07/2014 5:30:43 PM PDT by RBStealth (--raised by wolves, disciplined and educated by nuns.)
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To: rickmichaels

And ‘straw’ Republicans

3 posted on 06/07/2014 5:31:06 PM PDT by CMailBag
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To: rickmichaels

Straw men and the very closely related false choice fallacies are hallmarks of every Obama speech and address.

4 posted on 06/07/2014 6:29:16 PM PDT by jiggyboy
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To: RBStealth

Why is Krauth worth listening to? In this very column he supports aiding the Syrian rebels - a bunch of Christian-killing Islamists.

5 posted on 06/07/2014 8:07:31 PM PDT by WilliamIII
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To: WilliamIII; RBStealth

In 1978, Krauthammer moved to Washington, D.C., to direct planning in psychiatric research under the Carter administration.[1] He began contributing articles about politics to The New Republic and in 1980 served as a speech writer to vice president Walter Mondale.[1] In January 1981, Krauthammer joined The New Republic as both a writer and editor.

Krauthammer is a member of the Chess Journalists of America[18] and the Council on Foreign Relations.

Krauthammer has been called a conservative;[35][36] however, he has also supported libertarian ideals on domestic issues. Krauthammer is a supporter of legalized abortion;[37][38][39] an opponent of the death penalty;[40][41][42][43] an intelligent design critic and an advocate for the scientific consensus on evolution, calling the religion-science controversy a “false conflict;”[44][45] a supporter of embryonic stem cell research using embryos discarded by fertility clinics with restrictions in its applications;[46][47][48] and a longtime advocate of radically higher energy taxes to induce conservation.

6 posted on 06/07/2014 11:12:26 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
Krauthammer is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

This puts up a huge CUIDADO" sign for me. Agenda 21, One World, Tri-Lateral, Bilderbergers, CFR. Yup! big time Caution.

7 posted on 06/08/2014 8:38:18 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: WilliamIII

“Why is Krauth worth listening to?”

Critical listening skills, even when disagreeing, used to be considered a virtue.

8 posted on 06/09/2014 10:33:42 AM PDT by Owl558 (Those who remember George Santayana are doomed to repeat him)
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