Skip to comments.As World Boils, Fingers Point Obama’s Way
Posted on 08/16/2014 6:26:29 AM PDT by blam
By PETER BAKERAUG
August 15, 2014
WASHINGTON In this summer of global tumult, the debate in Washington essentially boils down to two opposite positions: It is all President Obamas fault, according to his critics; no, it is not, according to his supporters, because these are events beyond his control.
Americans often think of their president as an all-powerful figure who can command the tides of history and presidents have encouraged this image over the years because the perception itself can be a form of power. But as his critics have made the case that Mr. Obamas mistakes have fueled the turmoil in places like Syria, Iraq and Ukraine, the president has increasingly argued that his power to shape these seismic forces is actually limited.
Apparently, he said in frustration the other day, people have forgotten that America, as the most powerful country on earth, still does not control everything around the world.
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“...leading from behind”
More like leading with his behind.
Of course! That’s ehere his HEAD is!
And if that child should ever get the chance to travel the world and someone should ask her where is she from, we believe that she should always be able to hold her head high with pride in her voice when she answers, I am an American. That is the course we seek. That is the change we are calling for. Barack Obama
Larry Niven created an alien race of herbivores called, “The Puppeteers.” Being herbivores they were outrageously cowardly. Their leaders, the most important, lead from the back of the herd, called, “leading from behind.” This is what I think about every time somebody says Obama is leading from behind. The Puppeteers used others, braver people, to do their hard work while they stayed safe and far away. How appropriate.
retaliated against Syria for crossing his red line by using chemical weapons,....Umm, the Syrian government probably didn’t. The rebels probably did, by heralding the fact that the US will be coming to their aid soon because of “circumstances.” Kidnapping enemy children who were gassed and photographed dead was the “circumstance.”
Our CIA had to know it was the rebels that did the gassing as a provocation, you'd think.
More like Obama directly funded ISIS to make it one of the most powerful terrorist organizations ever. And to think this fool was bragging about how Al Qaida was defeated...
This just in...... We don’t expect the commie, muzzie, fag to do anything except campaign or screw americans.......
What happened to it’s Bush’s fault?...
Is it’s Obama’s fault racist?..
Obama seems to have sprung a Boehner.. a Harry one..
yeah typical liberal speak there by calling the true terrorists “rebels” or “militants”. Sort of how they call illegal aliens “undocumented” or “unaccompanied”. The deceitfulness of the left is pure evil.
The combination of all those foreign policy debacles (Russia versus Ukraine, the increasing Middle East turmoil, the runaway Ebola outbreak in western Africa, and the increasing belligerence of China) and domestic policy debacles (the border mess with Mexico and now the high tensions between police and residents of Ferguson, MO) must absolutely scare the daylights out of the Democratic Party—all this could result in a election disaster for the Democrats they haven’t seen since 20 years ago.
Followed by Excuse.
Round and round for six years, and two more years.
Crime. Followed by Criminal Cover Up. Followed by Inaction from the so called opposition.
It's no longer a new thing. It's the way it is, and has been, for six years.
A Republican Congress, and later President, may help. But so far, there is no reason to believe it will help.
Nothing but an enlightened (today the term is 'conservative') revolution in thinking in the US, leading the world, will change that.
Barring that, mankind will drift into his default state - various different names and historical nuance words for: Looting and Thuggery.
The question is whether mankind will remain anesthetized to the the pain of what's plainly going on long enough that the cement in his brain fully sets. Then it's Narnia for six hundred years.
That's mankind's default state, throughout history, during periods when his thinking, emotions and spirit are are in Purgatory.
I often wonder if Vlad Putin isn't right - that the fall of the USSR - the Evil Empire - was the greatest tragedy. Without evil staring mankind in the face, he seems to lose his ability to distinguish it. And not able to see it, not guarding against it, he becomes identified with it, and begins to manifest it - the allegorical meaning of 'Zombie Apocalypse.'
I totally despise Obama and HIS Democratic Party. Now, the word “despise”, when I use it, means some multiple of HATE, just to be clear.
And, my posts certainly support that assertion.
But, that said, I do support the policy of none of our kids being in harms way, getting killed, getting maimed and leaving orphans and widows back here in the states.
THE HELL WITH ALL SYRIANS, IRAQIS, IRANIANS, Afghans, Saudis, Qataris, Kuwaitis, AND LEBANESE. These barbarian, sub human, cultists have been killing each other for THOUSANDS of years and will be doing it THOUSANDS of years from now!
To keep them in check, manufacture ten million Tomahawks and fire them 1,000 per day at some dirt where Islamic Radical fighters are standing ANYWHERE in the world!!!
Have RCV’s standing by to film the the disintegration of the radicals bodies for popcorn u tubes back here at home!!!! Never let the bastards have a moments peace.
But, don’t send our kids over there!
Highly trained Special Forces for rescue missions of little girls in the desert YES! Permanently garrisoning large numbers of regular Army troops No!
It is all President Obamas fault and no one to blame talk about karma.
The Puppeteers appeared long before Ring World.
The one time he gets something right, he is still wrong. While it would be correct to say the US does not control everything around the world, the underlying truth to this position is: why should we for those things in which we have no interest? The US has never controlled the entire world, never will; however, in the past through WW2, when the US got involved, we ensured the outcome was controlled by US and our allies. We did not fight wars with precise milestone solutions, no, the ultimate goal was we win and the enemy totally lose. To do so, we destroyed the enemy, his ability to wage war and took command of their lands ceding them only when pacified. Compare that to the beginning of the appeasement wars like Korea, which incidentally is not over, just an armistice. Vietnam, same thing and that has continued right through now with his excellency's party, the party of defeat. I can think of no image more representative of this "policy" then the photo of our last helicopter out of Saigon.
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