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Blame Obama First
Washington Free Beacon ^ | Matthew Continetti

Posted on 06/15/2014 4:18:15 AM PDT by Rummyfan

On June 12, as al Qaeda forces marched toward Baghdad, John McCain spoke on the Senate floor. Noting that the al Qaeda affiliate ISIS has conquered a third of Iraqi territory, has overrun the city of Mosul, has captured abandoned American equipment, and has stolen more than $400 million in cash reserves, McCain said that the enemies of the United States are on the verge of a strategic victory. Only a major course correction, McCain went on, might prevent the emergence of an al Qaeda state that stretches from eastern Syria to the outskirts of Baghdad. “It’s time that the president got a new national security team,” he said.

Criticism of that team—of Obama’s National Security Adviser, his Secretaries of Defense and State, and his top foreign policy speechwriter—has been mounting. “This is what happens when hacks take over foreign policy,” Kim Strassel wrote last week in a devastating Wall Street Journal column. The criticism is bipartisan. Col. Jack Jacobs, a NBC military analyst, said the other day that the Obama team “most decidedly” is weak, “and isolated, and a lot of decisions it makes are either ill considered or do not consider everything that needs to be considered.” David Ignatius is blunt: “The administration,” he said on Morning Joe, “is going to have to step up.”

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1 posted on 06/15/2014 4:18:15 AM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: Rummyfan
"The first thing I think we need to do,” McCain said on the Senate floor, “is call together the people that succeeded in Iraq, those that have been retired, and get together that group and place them in positions of responsibility so that they can develop a policy to reverse this tide of radical Islamic extremism, which directly threatens the security of the United States of America.”

McCain is dreaming.

As he often is! But , in his own words, Barack Obama would make a fine president.

2 posted on 06/15/2014 4:22:04 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Rummyfan

If McCain had displayed some foundational principles and not run such a pathetic campaign, we wouldn’t be having this discussion.

I blame McCain


3 posted on 06/15/2014 4:22:10 AM PDT by GilesB
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To: GilesB

There it is.


4 posted on 06/15/2014 4:24:41 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Rummyfan
Gates, Panetta, Clinton, and Petraeus are celebrities who had the wit and stature to disagree with Obama.

But never did, did they?

I agree mostly with the author but that one sentence makes me wince. There are very few pundits who will simply say, or write, something without finding some way to equivocate.

5 posted on 06/15/2014 4:26:40 AM PDT by raybbr (Obamacare needs a death panel.)
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To: Rummyfan
Just like the GOP creates RomneyCARE and BLAMES Obama.


6 posted on 06/15/2014 4:33:04 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Rummyfan

There is the ‘Midas touch’ where every turn to gold...

Then there is the ‘Obama touch’ where everything turns to sh1t!

Egypt
Libya
Syria
Ukraine
Iraq
Jobs
Healthcare


7 posted on 06/15/2014 4:33:29 AM PDT by Bulwinkle (Alec, a.k.a. Daffy Duck)
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To: Rummyfan

From the halls of congress McShame screams the same words once more. KILL-KILL-BOMB-KILL-SEND OUR TROOPS! Please someone get this old fool a AK-47 a few hundred rounds and some MRE, drop him off in country.


8 posted on 06/15/2014 4:35:32 AM PDT by lostboy61 (Lock and Load and stand your ground!)
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To: GilesB

Juan threw it on purpose.


9 posted on 06/15/2014 4:35:56 AM PDT by newfreep
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To: Bulwinkle

The ‘Obama Touch’ as you describe it has been the goal from day 1 of this administration. If you don’t believe me, just ask Valerie Jarrett.


10 posted on 06/15/2014 4:37:09 AM PDT by abclily
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To: GilesB

“If McCain had displayed some foundational principles and not run such a pathetic campaign, we wouldn’t be having this discussion. I blame McCain”

I’m ok with blaming MCCain or Obamo for the current collapse taking place in the Middle East. But, the fact is this East/West Muslim/judo-Christian confrontation has been going on since the 7th century. For the U.S. Specifically, it’s been going on since the Barbary Wars. In fact, we tried paying them off with tribute but they just took our money and continued to hi-jack Ouse ships and put our sailers into slavery. It wasn’t until we got tough with them (killed the bastards) that they stopped. And, that’s how it’s been throughout the history of the two cultures; during periods when the west dominated them (i.e. The period of colonialism) that their aggression became dormant or at least a low percolation. Now, with the west wanting to make nice and apply their “can’t we all just get along” strategy Muslims correctly see weakness an are obviously taking advantage of it. And so it goes......


11 posted on 06/15/2014 4:38:27 AM PDT by snoringbear (E.oGovernment is the Pimp,)
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To: GilesB

I wish I could ask him: “Can we be afraid of an Obama presidency NOW, Senator McCain?”


12 posted on 06/15/2014 4:38:32 AM PDT by Mangia E Statti Zitto
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To: Rummyfan

Shouldn’t we blame al Maliki first? He’s running the damned place.


13 posted on 06/15/2014 4:42:24 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Rummyfan

Babylon's Covert War relies on solid research and the author's own expert anti-terrorist expertise to build its compelling argument that Islamic terror is something the West has been grappling with for hundreds of years. Written with clarity and an insider's perspective of the war on terror, J.H. White has written a book that will provoke some and anger others, while it enlightens anyone concerned with the current threats of international radicalism.

14 posted on 06/15/2014 4:44:50 AM PDT by BCW (Amazon: "Babylon's Covert War" - the Iraq conflict explained in detail)
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To: Rummyfan
Blame 0m0slem first

Blame the Pubbies second! They ARE accessories-co conspirators!

15 posted on 06/15/2014 4:49:36 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall ; / ?)
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To: rawcatslyentist

Blame 0m0slem first

Blame the Pubbies second! They ARE accessories-co conspirators!
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
Definitely CO-CONSPIRATORS but also Silent Witnesses. Their silence is deafening.
When the ‘purge’ starts it should drop back to GHWB as he was the ‘first’ to publicly promote and seemingly push the NWO.

We should have gotten out of the UN way back when but probably lost our chance for seemingly forever when Reagan didn’t ‘do it’.

BUSH I rode on RR’s coattails for 4 years, for an intelligent man, he sure fell into the Libs well baited ‘trap’, then Perot made it personal and a ‘charming’ Loud Mouth - straight out of the Eddie Haskell role - that was offered up to shut him up assumed control. (Those of us that ‘knew’ recognized WJC as the kid in school that everyone’s mother said “Why can’t you be more like Billy” when WE knew that Billy was the Biggest Liar and BS’er in the school, but always managed to push the blame elsewhere.)
‘WE’ had the ‘goods’ on Clinton for his 2nd run - when even an empty suit should have won - ‘we’ were presented with one Bob Dole...maybe a fine man but NOT Presidential material at that time.
We get ‘rid of’ Clinton and HILLARY arose from the ashes like a ‘Giant Phoenix’.
We get Bush II and as bad as algore is/was he almost beat ‘OUR’ choice. With an R House and Senate, W didn’t see a bill he didn’t like and the R’s just turned into a spending machine like the D’s have been.
If the Libs run any viable candidate other than Kerry, W probably doesn’t do a 2nd term. It took the ‘Vets’ to bring Kerry and his BS’n ways to the light of day.
W probably cost the R’s the ‘3 Spot’ for generations to come.
The ‘idiot faction’ of the R party dangled Jeb and now want to bring back Romney.
May as well save the money and time for a campaign if ‘they’ are going to usher Mitt through a second time.


16 posted on 06/15/2014 5:11:27 AM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98)"Better to keep your enemies inside peeing out, rather than keep them outside, peeing in.".)
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To: Bulwinkle

For the good of his very own daughters, O needs to resign as POTUS. It’s obvious that he couldn’t run a lemonade stand.


17 posted on 06/15/2014 5:14:04 AM PDT by major-pelham
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To: Bulwinkle

Go ahead and put United States on that list...


18 posted on 06/15/2014 5:14:28 AM PDT by logi_cal869
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To: Rummyfan
""The first thing I think we need to do,” McCain said on the Senate floor, “is call together the people that succeeded in Iraq, those that have been retired, and get together that group and place them in positions of responsibility so that they can develop a policy to reverse this tide of radical Islamic extremism, which directly threatens the security of the United States of America.”

Remove & hold accountable every elected official, including McCain who either stood aside or supported Obama as he fundamentally transformed American domestic and foreign policy agendas.

The global consequences of the US 2008 election. . . Obama promised to end the war in Iraq, close GITMO, redirect attention to Afghanistan among other domestic items on his 'fundamental transformation' [of America] agenda.

In his book "Audacity of Hope" page 261 he wrote: 'I will stand with them [Muslims] should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.' Once he took the oath of office, he bowed to the Saudi King and later proclaimed, ‘The Future Must Not Belong to Those Who Slander the Prophet of Islam’.

As CiC he shifted our military's RoE in Muslim lands to the clear disadvantage our troops and that of American interests resulting with an injury & body count of our troops surpassing the totals all eight years of the previous administration's. Where was the msm daily body count?

As the drawdown of America's battle weary troops in Iraq and Afghanistan commenced under this CiC's direction, remaining military equipment was abandoned to local authorities our troops were training.

GITMO (enemy) "detainees" (why weren't they prosecuted?) have been steadily and quietly returned to the battlefield until last month when Obama's poll numbers were in steady decline due to snowballing scandals erupting domestically. In an effort to jolt his popularity back into gear, his administration arranged for the "rescue"/exchange of one Army deserter for five of GITMO's high value al-Qaeda generals.

These five high-value GITMO detainees were esssentially on US taxpayer funded sabatical, protected from the preparing battlefields abroad. Over the last decade+ these murdering ne'er-do-wells were not prosecuted, rather they were well rested, well nourished psychically - having been provided US taxpayer funded Mecca oriented toilets, prayer rugs, and korans which were handled by brainwashed military security personel trained to don white gloves as 'respect'.

These detainees were nourished physically with halal compliant menus SERVED daily. Even regular entertainment for these violent 'detainees' was paid for by American taxpayers.

American troops guarding/serving these vile 'detainees' suffered through daily taunts at the GITMO Madrassa having been spit at, fecal concoctions tossed at them, verbally cursed (even through detainee devout prayers five times a day) as well as being physically assaulted in return.

Every GITMO detainee received consistent and immediate medical attention which surpasses the level and efficiency of care our own military veterans receive .

Entering the lame duck phase of this administration's term, it appears the above was a set up for a war which has been preplanned and prepared against US interests abroad and domestically for quite some time.

As 800 ISIS/ISIL 'militants' defeat 30,000US trained Iraqi soldiers, take control of abandoned military assets like blackhawk helicopters, US Armored Humvees, emptied banks to become more wealthy than al-Qaeda ever could dream in just a period of weeks, our current occupant of the oval office attends fancy political fund raisers and goes golfing. Attorney General Eric Holder opens the floodgates on our southern border permitting extremely violent gang members, cartel homies, OTM ner'do wells and innumerable 'children' refugees stream uninterrupted into holding pens popping up at military facilities on the border and/or flown/bussed into nearby states for further 'processing'.

Those paying attention over the last dozen years have been on high alert for some time, while those reading today’s headlines are just now becoming aware of the treason unfolding on a daily basis.

All those Iraqi and Afghani men trained by our military now have all that abandoned military equipment to turn against those who would challenge the battle for the resurgent caliphate - courtesy of Obama and his minions who dare not challenge his racial qualifications.

19 posted on 06/15/2014 5:16:52 AM PDT by wtd
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To: Rummyfan

Nice of McCain to speak up after 1/3 of Iraq has been taken over. Obama was sleeping at the wheel and McCain was along for the ride.


20 posted on 06/15/2014 5:22:40 AM PDT by boycott
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To: Rummyfan
"Does anyone think President Obama is about to replace Susan Rice with Fred Kagan, and switch out General Austin for General Petraeus? "

There may not be enough taxpayer money in all the land for that.


21 posted on 06/15/2014 5:24:42 AM PDT by clearcarbon
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To: BCW

Islamic terrorism has been going on since the seventh century. There have been fits and starts as it regroups, rearms, and retools, but it keeps coming back.


22 posted on 06/15/2014 5:33:23 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Rummyfan

Islam is to blame for Iraq, Iran, Syria, Egypt, Libya, terrorism..., and all the dysfunction in the Mideast. Islam sucks, and it always will, just like it always has, no matter how the West tries to cut it up; package it, control it, or sell it. McCain is to blame for Obama, and they both suck as bad as Islam.


23 posted on 06/15/2014 5:36:19 AM PDT by pallis
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If there are rag tag misfits marching towards Baghdad and the world is watching with baited breath why are there no marches on Washington yet? What is ISIS maybe a couple of thousand at best? We have millions of people fed up with our government. What the hell is it going to take? Why isn’t Glenn Beck organizing some kind of Tea Party Rally on Washington like today?


24 posted on 06/15/2014 5:42:56 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: BCW

bfl


25 posted on 06/15/2014 5:44:56 AM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Global Warming is caused by illegal immigrants!)
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To: Bulwinkle

I used to say something like this but it was either the reverse Midas Touch or the black Midas Touch. Everything Obama touches turns to crap.


26 posted on 06/15/2014 5:45:09 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: Rummyfan

The only thing more stupid than letting Iraq fall is letting Russia retake the Ukriane. Oh. Wait. Or allowing Libiya to be overrun by radicals. Oh. Wait.


27 posted on 06/15/2014 5:45:30 AM PDT by Excellence (Marine mom since April 11, 2014)
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To: Rummyfan

First and last.


28 posted on 06/15/2014 5:57:26 AM PDT by mulligan (I)
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To: Rummyfan

It is official, Jimmy Carter is NOT the USA’s worst president anymore.


29 posted on 06/15/2014 6:17:08 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: Rummyfan

Old rino idiot handed the muzzie the presidency when he told America that. He was a ‘fine family man’.


30 posted on 06/15/2014 6:30:35 AM PDT by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN (girl type))
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To: major-pelham

As I said Obama couldn’t run a lemonade stand in the middle of the Mojave desert on the hottest day of summer.


31 posted on 06/15/2014 7:04:39 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: GilesB

I blame the NWO (CFR) because they gave McCain the order to step back and let O Drama win the 2008 election.


32 posted on 06/15/2014 7:13:37 AM PDT by Kackikat
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