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Obama Seeks an Escape From the Middle East
Townhall.com ^ | July 3, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson

Posted on 07/03/2014 4:39:02 AM PDT by Kaslin

In his first term, Barack Obama all but declared victory in America's Middle East struggles.

As he precipitously pulled out all U.S. peacekeepers from Iraq, the president had his own "Mission Accomplished" moment when declaring the country "stable," "self-reliant" and an "extraordinary achievement."

Those claims echoed Vice President Joe Biden's earlier boast that Iraq somehow would prove Obama's "greatest achievement."

After the death of Osama bin Laden, and during Obama's re-election campaign, the president also proclaimed that al-Qaeda was a spent force and "on the run."

But what exactly was the new Obama strategy that supposedly had all but achieved a victory in the larger war on terror amid Middle East hostility?

(Excerpt) Read more at townhall.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial
KEYWORDS: 0bamaadmin; barack0bama; iraq; middleeast

1 posted on 07/03/2014 4:39:02 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

I like VDH’s work. But the prime factor in Hussein that he is in fact a muslim. Whether it is a desire to be “fair” or just the conservative bent to civility, the pretense must stop.

No one says it except online here and elsewhere, Hussein is muslim, therefor he will always act in whatever he perceives to be the muslim greater good.

He is not ignorant that the muslim model of the greatest good is destruction of the US, Israel, and the West in general.

Once you grasp that, Hussein’s policies at least make sense.


2 posted on 07/03/2014 4:44:22 AM PDT by the anti-mahdi
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To: Kaslin

VDH is a savvy guy...so I pose a few Q’s:

Does VDH (he) believe he is a muzzie?
Does he believe 0bummer’s definition of victory may include leave our troops there to be killed? (remember Seal Team 6 were left to die)

With these questions, exit strategy may not be compatible unless exit strategy includes allowing caliphate to exist as a “victory”.


3 posted on 07/03/2014 4:46:45 AM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Refuse to remain silent.)
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To: Kaslin

(snip) Once more in the Middle East, Barack Obama is looking to blame others for a mess that has grown since 2009. But mostly he just wants out of the lose-lose region at any cost and wishes that someone would just make all the bad things go away.

This was the last paragraph of the article. So perfect. SO Perfect. Totally explains the mentality of this spoiled rotten in socialist upbringing petulant man-child.


4 posted on 07/03/2014 4:48:31 AM PDT by mazda77
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To: the anti-mahdi
Whether it is a desire to be “fair” or just the conservative bent to civility, the pretense must stop.

Totalitarians foreign and totalitarians domestic keep rolling/plundering over the citizens of a "free" republic.

5 posted on 07/03/2014 4:51:38 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: Kaslin

There is no strategy, never has been. The course is to dither and stumble from one event to the next all the while makin speeches and telling lies.


6 posted on 07/03/2014 4:51:45 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Obama is public enemy #1)
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To: mazda77
But mostly he just wants out of the lose-lose region at any cost and wishes that someone would just make all the bad things go away.

or is it that Obama wishes he could find a way to take advantage of it for himself and doesn't care how bad it is?

7 posted on 07/03/2014 4:51:48 AM PDT by MulberryDraw (Repeal it.)
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To: Kaslin

Brave Hussein he ran away.
(”No!”)
Bravely ran away away.
(”I didn’t!”)
When danger reared it’s ugly head,
He bravely turned his tail and fled.
(”no!”)
Yes, brave hussein he turned about
(”I didn’t!”)

And gallantly he chickened out.

****Bravely**** taking (”I never did!”) to his feet,
He beat a very brave retreat.
(”all lies!”)
Bravest of the braaaave, Hussein
(”I never!”)

(Apologies to Monty Python)


8 posted on 07/03/2014 4:53:17 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: MulberryDraw

Petulant children do exactly as the last part of that sentence says. Cover their ears, shut their eyes and continually scream for someone to take it away. His appearances on Monday and Tuesday are prime examples but since he is now the most powerful man in the world, his man-boy hands are not big enough to cover his ears and his lackeys make sure there is nothing he has to see that may be unpleasant while he rant about everything that is wrong with everyone else.


9 posted on 07/03/2014 4:58:33 AM PDT by mazda77
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To: sickoflibs; GOPJ; ken5050; TADSLOS; South40; miss marmelstein; hoosiermama
I believe Obama did ask Susan Rice, Marie Harf, Jen Psaki and the girls at the State Dept about what to do.

Unfortunately Susan was at Staples getting a case of white-out.....she's rewriting her resume for the umpteenth time.

Marie and Jen were unavailable---they were on a health-food break....eating Proten-enriched Power bars and drinking bowel-cleansing Green Smoothies

10 posted on 07/03/2014 5:12:10 AM PDT by Liz (Another Clinton administration? Are you nuts?)
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To: Kaslin

Loosing Iraq will hang around his neck for ever. This is all democrat


11 posted on 07/03/2014 5:12:29 AM PDT by reefdiver (Be the Best you can be Whatever you Dream to be)
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To: mazda77

Mark Levin did some side-by-side speeches of Reagan and Obama yesterday. Petulant is a very precise word for Obama, and he also came off as a mental case. Have you noticed all those pictures of Obama? What employer would hire such a person to mix and mingle with other employees?


12 posted on 07/03/2014 5:16:50 AM PDT by odawg
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To: Liz
Marie Harf and Jen Psaki..the State Dep't "Pigeon Sisters"
13 posted on 07/03/2014 5:17:44 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: mazda77

Barack Obama is looking to blame others

***********
That is always his very first instinct: immediately find someone or something to blame. Never take responsibility for anything that goes wrong and deflect criticism elsewhere. Then make a short speech and walk away from the problem.

The country has only just begun to pay for this mistake.


14 posted on 07/03/2014 5:25:20 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: ken5050; Liz

-—Marie Harf——

Marie is so smart that she got her job without having sex with a single Department of State man. She’s so smart that her degree in international women’s studies has a gilt edge. She’s so smart her glasses have ego’s. She’s so smart that her office door is lettered Smart Woman Within.


15 posted on 07/03/2014 5:25:25 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Obama is public enemy #1)
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To: All
Dudester Tommy Vietor---Obama's van-driver with ntl security
clearance who Obama appointed his NSA advisor; Vietor sat in
on WH Situation Room crisis meetings.

"One night over beer and wings , I advised Obama to pull out all US peacekeepers from Iraq, and declare 'Mission Accomplished'
as his reelection campaign theme."

"Heck, Osama bin Laden was dead, al-Qaeda was on the
run, the country was stable, and self-reliant... an extraordinary
achievement for the Obama administration."

"Even Vice President Biden said so."

16 posted on 07/03/2014 5:25:56 AM PDT by Liz (Another Clinton administration? Are you nuts?)
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To: ken5050

LOL——good one.


17 posted on 07/03/2014 5:27:10 AM PDT by Liz (Another Clinton administration? Are you nuts?)
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To: bert

You forgot ‘and destroying the country’.


18 posted on 07/03/2014 5:30:36 AM PDT by originalbuckeye (Moderation in temper is always a virtue; moderation in principle is always a vice. Paine)
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To: bert
Marie is so smart that she got her job without having sex with a single Department of State man......

Yeah, but it all depends on what the meaning of "is" is........did she crawl under a few deks to (ahem) burnish her credentials?

19 posted on 07/03/2014 5:31:38 AM PDT by Liz (Another Clinton administration? Are you nuts?)
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To: Kaslin

Two words: Pebble Beach


20 posted on 07/03/2014 5:34:47 AM PDT by YourAdHere (I flip off all Obama bumper stickers.)
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To: Liz
You are on a roll...

Have a good 4th...

21 posted on 07/03/2014 5:34:55 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: YourAdHere

Three words: Criminal, Loser, Degenerate.

...and one more word: Prison.


22 posted on 07/03/2014 5:39:33 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Kaslin

Bookmark


23 posted on 07/03/2014 5:52:34 AM PDT by aquila48
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To: mazda77

Nothing has changed. He can not admit that the blame is entirely on himself.


24 posted on 07/03/2014 6:07:57 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: reefdiver

Indeed it is


25 posted on 07/03/2014 6:08:58 AM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

There is no escape, as long as (i)slam remains in force. In the long run there never has or will be any peace as any way you look at (i)slam it never has contributed anything to a peaceful coexistence between humans. You just cannot impose conditions upon your fellow man that either you believe in what I do or you will suffer severe repercussions, punishment or even death. This whole concept just doesn’t fall under “Freedom of religion”

I take no issue with believing in any God, praying and wailing several times a day from minarets, but all the other peripheral’s which go with this religion sure don’t inspire compliance.

I have mentioned many times in the past and will do so again, If mankind is to continue on its evolutionary path which is our destiny, by necessity we have to overcome some of the road blocks, with (i)slam being one of them, placed in our way. I would prefer a peaceful solution but feel that this is not in the cards.

Humans just happen to have an inborn yearning for freedom and justice and until we satisfy those feelings there will be trouble and strife and history has proven this point ad nauseam. Humans just happen to be slow larners.


26 posted on 07/03/2014 6:13:12 AM PDT by saintgermaine
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To: Kaslin

not quite up to the job huh there bare rock?


27 posted on 07/03/2014 6:45:12 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: Kaslin

May his ‘most beautiful sound that he has heard’ singer crawl up his alimentary canal.

He ‘made a bed with them’, now let him lie in it, even unto his bindings, and ball gag.


28 posted on 07/03/2014 6:50:31 AM PDT by Terry L Smith
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