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Iraq: Barack Obama’s self-regarding goodness is bad news for the rest of us
telegraph.co.uk ^ | 7:00PM BST 13 Jun 2014 | Charles Moore

Posted on 06/14/2014 6:29:19 AM PDT by BenLurkin

Europeans...felt what it said on the poster – “Hope”. But in the Muslim world, the people who were bitterly anti-American for reasons way beyond the invasion of Iraq were not converted or even appeased. Nor did anti-Western wolves like Vladimir Putin want to lie down with the new American lamb.

He made lots of speeches....each slightly less interesting than the last. He held out the hand of friendship.... and it began to hang a bit limp. America had no quarrel with Islam, he told audiences in Cairo and Istanbul, but this had no effect on those extreme Muslims who believe that Islam itself is, and always will be, a quarrel with the West.

... Out went the bust of Churchill from the Oval Office, and the Obama administration sent no high representative to Lady Thatcher’s funeral. Israel and Saudi Arabia, America’s most important allies in the Middle East, felt disrespected. ... In Iran.... President Obama did nothing to fertilise the shoots of the “green revolution”, and effectively let the Islamist regime develop its nuclear programme unmolested.

.... He withdrew from Iraq, leaving it without US troops and without proper intelligence.... By a paradox .... When he finally came round to the idea of doing something about Assad’s chemical weapons, he sought.... what one critic in the Congress called “legislative authority for a drive-by shooting”.

.... He does not grasp, apparently, that the Pax Americana, under whose protection we have lived since 1945, has existed because it has always been backed by the credible threat of force. Weakness is provocative to bad actors, and some of the world’s worst have now been provoked. This seems to have come as an almost complete surprise to the Obama White House. The Peace President is starting to leave a legacy of war.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: childillegals; foreignpolicy; illegalsinvasion; iraq; islam; narcissism; obama; obamaforeignpolicy

1 posted on 06/14/2014 6:29:19 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

“The Peace President is starting to leave a legacy of war.”

Barack Hussein Obama.

Did we really need more proof?


2 posted on 06/14/2014 6:35:38 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz ("Heck of a reset there, Hillary")
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To: BenLurkin

These are crucial times, in deed. Muslim enemies are on the march. Putin’s tanks are rolling in. Numerous domestic scandals that would sink any other president. This “president” is overwhelmed and all he can offer are investigations and studies. All, results of his policies.


3 posted on 06/14/2014 6:39:38 AM PDT by ryan71 (The Partisans)
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To: BenLurkin

Isn’t that just typical of America - give a difficult and unrewarding job to an oppressed black man!


4 posted on 06/14/2014 6:41:47 AM PDT by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: BenLurkin

I’ve decided to refer to him as TWMFAG or The world’s most famous amateur golfer rather than wasting the word president on him.

(I suppose FAG or “Famous Amateur Golfer” will do)


5 posted on 06/14/2014 6:44:33 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: BenLurkin
He held out the hand of friendship.... and it began to hang a bit limp.

His wrist has always been limp.

6 posted on 06/14/2014 6:47:06 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: Mears

bfl


7 posted on 06/14/2014 6:47:30 AM PDT by Mears
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To: cripplecreek
I suppose FAG or “Famous Amateur Golfer” will do

Has he ever broken 100?

His golf scores have apparently disappeared into the same abyss as his college transcripts and Lois Lerner's e-mails.

8 posted on 06/14/2014 6:49:21 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: ryan71
This “president” is overwhelmed and all he can offer are investigations and studies

And expensive vacations, parties, golf, trips around the world, etc, etc.

9 posted on 06/14/2014 6:52:27 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: BenLurkin

baraq has no love for the US, he is against it


10 posted on 06/14/2014 6:59:24 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: BenLurkin



11 posted on 06/14/2014 7:04:51 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: P-Marlowe

Putin’s or Barry’s?


12 posted on 06/14/2014 7:10:16 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: BenLurkin

Suck it up, Brits (and Euros). You were all-in for this turd six years ago. Now live with it.


13 posted on 06/14/2014 7:11:36 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Can Juan Williams possibly be that stupid?)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

I recall when the dufus was elected POTUS, Rush Limbaugh was excoriated because he said he hoped he fails on his policies . Well he has not failed. He has followed through on his promises, and we are suffering the consequences.


14 posted on 06/14/2014 7:21:56 AM PDT by Rennes Templar (If Obama hated America and wanted to destroy her, what would he do differently?)
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To: BenLurkin

“Weakness is provocative to bad actors, and some of the world’s worst have now been provoked”

This is what Obama brought us — nobody is taking the US seriously any more.


15 posted on 06/14/2014 7:26:28 AM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Rennes Templar

I sure hope there are some adults in the background waiting to take the keys from the drunken teenagers!


16 posted on 06/14/2014 7:28:25 AM PDT by kevslisababy
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To: BenLurkin

Great post, thanks!


17 posted on 06/14/2014 7:57:44 AM PDT by Kansas58
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To: BenLurkin
I'm sure the American news media, if they monitor foreign news at all, are totally confused by the opinion expressed here except for one thing - the writing is critical of Obama and they disagree with it.

In another era I would have confidence that Americans in a relatively homogenous society would be repelled by the failures of this administration and correct matters at the next election.

But now, I'm afraid, we are no longer as cohesive and there are far too many here who came to simply pick America's bones and these types don't give a rip what happens to the US in the long run. They'll vote for Charles Manson if he promised to keep the gravy train running.

18 posted on 06/14/2014 8:17:37 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: cripplecreek
I’ve decided to refer to him as TWMFAG or The world’s most famous amateur golfer rather than wasting the word president on him.///

I have never referred to him by the “p” word.

19 posted on 06/14/2014 9:24:46 AM PDT by Know et al (Keep on Freepin'!!!)
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To: Know et al

Hero of Benghazi


20 posted on 06/14/2014 9:26:37 AM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Taliban, Fast and furious, VA, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: BenLurkin
Bears Bears Bears Bears Bears Bears Bears Bears Bears Bears Bears Bears Bears Bears Bears Bears Bears Bears Bears Bears Bears Bears Bears Bears Bears Bears Bears Bears Bears Bears Bears Bears Bears Bears Bears Bears Bears (repeating)

[Øbama] does not grasp, apparently, that the Pax Americana, under whose protection we have lived since 1945, has existed because it has always been backed by the credible threat of force. Weakness is provocative to bad actors, and some of the world’s worst have now been provoked. This seems to have come as an almost complete surprise to the Obama White House. The Peace President is starting to leave a legacy of war. [emphasis added]

21 posted on 06/14/2014 11:08:24 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi or Atty General Holder, who brought more guns to Mexico?)
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To: BenLurkin

Goodness?

You mean his imbecility.


22 posted on 06/14/2014 11:40:13 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Rennes Templar

Exactly.


23 posted on 06/14/2014 12:33:23 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

100 Days of Being a Laughingstock in Paris (Obama versus the CIA)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2298074/posts


24 posted on 06/14/2014 11:31:56 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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