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Sleep well, America: Obama reveals U.S. foreign policy derailed by World Cup soccer
Hot Air ^ | June 26,2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN

Posted on 06/26/2014 4:55:19 PM PDT by Hojczyk

Tensions between China and Japan escalated on Wednesday when the Philippine government endorsed Tokyo’s assertive military posture in the East and South China Seas, where Beijing has laid claim to a variety of disputed islands. Elsewhere, Iran and Syria violated Iraq’s airspace as ISIS fighters seized oil fields and attacked airbases. In Europe,

The fragile post-Cold War global order is rapidly collapsing, threatening to draw the world’s last remaining superpower into a number of expanding conflicts. Fortunately, the President of the United States is on the job.

En route to Minnesota on Thursday for a campaign-style rally, Barack Obama took the time to brief ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos on the state of America’s global diplomatic offensive.

Okay, maybe not.

“We had elements — which I won’t detail — of our foreign policy that have been shaped around the World Cup,” Obama revealed. “Phone calls meetings initiatives we had to think about.”

The president went on to share his thoughts on the Cup and how the American team was faring. “The U.S. exceeded expectations,” the president said.

“We’re not Germany yet or Italy or France or Argentina or Brazil,” he said. “But we’re now in the mix.”

Well, that’s comforting. Some have suggested that that the president was merely joking, but ABC did not report his statements as jokes. Nor was the president talking about himself, it would seem, but a variety of unnamed world leaders who may have been sidetracked by the global sporting event.

Even if he wasn’t referring to himself and his own interest in watching the World Cup rather than attending to America’s interests overseas, at least his hand was not long off the tiller.

When Obama touched down and the games were over, surely Obama got right back to the hard work of statecraft…

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1 posted on 06/26/2014 4:55:19 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

He’s a pop star, not a leader.

Foreign policy? After my appearance on Letterman, silly.


2 posted on 06/26/2014 5:01:44 PM PDT by llevrok (Straight. Since 1950.)
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To: llevrok

Yes. I refer to him as the Celebutard-in-Chief. Really pisses off the obamabots.


3 posted on 06/26/2014 5:08:51 PM PDT by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: Hojczyk

But he will be ready to answer the phone at 3:00 AM and write with his pen.


4 posted on 06/26/2014 5:22:39 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Hojczyk
This is a real photo taken on "Talk like a Pirate Day":

Who considers him really SERIOUS about the job?

5 posted on 06/26/2014 5:42:41 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: llevrok

yeah and that’s all America will ever elect going forward, they wanted Saul, he looked like a king, they want someone that looks good on TV, only those providing pleasing ‘images that both move and speak’ need apply,

“Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;” 1 Timothy 4:2

Just look at our vain botoxed up leaders, from biden and kerry to (insert your senator or congressman here)

this cannot end well for the republic,


6 posted on 06/26/2014 6:06:31 PM PDT by captmar-vell
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