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Team Obama Arrogance: Obama "Bows to Nobody in Understanding This World"
Monday, July 21, 2008 | Kristinn

Posted on 07/21/2008 9:03:29 PM PDT by kristinn

Barack Obama and his team agree: At 46 years old, with no military service or foreign policy experience, having only spent three years as a United States senator, he is master of the universe.

Susan Rice, Obama's senior foreign policy advisor, informed the German news magazine Der Spiegel in an interview published today that her candidate "bows to nobody in understanding this world."

Rice prefaced this conceit by relating his world travels: "Senator Obama has travelled to Europe, Africa, the Middle East and South Asia many times before. He lived in Asia."

This evening ABC News Nightline will broadcast an interview with Obama conducted after he met with Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki and Gen. Petraeus today in Iraq.

Obama's arrogance shone through as he dismissed Petraeus' concerns about Obama's plans for Iraq:

"My job is to think about the national security interests as a whole and to weigh and balance risks in Afghanistan and Iraq. Their job is just to get the job done here, and I completely understand that."

Obama, in his arrogance, failed to recognize that Petraeus, having recently been promoted to head up Centcom, which oversees both Iraq and Afghanistan, would also be looking at Iraq from the same perspective.

Obama also made clear he worked to undermine President Bush's negotiations with the Maliki government on the new status of forces agreement:

"I made very clear to him that we have one president at a time. And it is the job of the Bush administration to work with [the] Iraqi government. I am a United States senator, I can present my views as a candidate and I can present my views as a senator who believes that we can't bind the next president to an agreement that involves us committing troops or budget."

While Obama has not been elected yet, he and his team are acting like it is all over but the swearing in ceremony.

His presidential-style rally being held in Berlin later this week is one more example of the self-crowning of Obama.

Many an arrogant man who 'bowed to nobody in their understanding of this world' have found themselves to be proven disastrously wrong. Unfortunately the world usually pays a horrendous price for their arrogance.

Berlin is a good city for Obama to learn a valuable lesson or two. However, the lessons of Berlin will likely be lost on him.

In the Der Speigel interview, Rice said of Obama: "He sees the world as more complex than simply good versus evil"

For more than half a century, Berlin was the front line in the battle between good and evil in the world--from the rise and fall of Adolph Hitler through the rise and fall of the Berlin wall.

However, a man who has foretold his own coming ("we are the ones we have been waiting for") may be too far gone already.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: arrogance; blueturban; foreignpolicy; obama; obamasbigadventure; obamavisit
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1 posted on 07/21/2008 9:03:29 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Obama was a 6-10 year old in Indonesia, He has a solid understanding of Asia. /S


2 posted on 07/21/2008 9:05:58 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: kristinn

wow. just wow.


3 posted on 07/21/2008 9:06:38 PM PDT by bethtopaz (If Obama inspires you for longer than 1 minute, consult a physician immediately.)
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To: kristinn
Rice said of Obama: "He sees the world as more complex than simply good versus evil"

Asshats gonna get lost in nuance. The debates will be his demise

4 posted on 07/21/2008 9:09:09 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: A_perfect_lady

Ping.

This is along the lines of your comment on another thread regarding Obambi peaking...


5 posted on 07/21/2008 9:10:23 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: kristinn

Well done.


6 posted on 07/21/2008 9:10:42 PM PDT by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck)
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To: mylife
Asshats gonna get lost in nuance. The debates will be his demise

Exactly why Obambi is trying to avoid debates like the plague.
7 posted on 07/21/2008 9:11:38 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: kristinn

ok...when is McCain going to air these strange narcissistic moments of Obama’s with Carly Simon’s “You’re So Vain” playing in the background?

John Kerry was labeled “arrogant” and it killed his campaign.

Obama deserves to be labeled as “vain” over and over until it gets through.


8 posted on 07/21/2008 9:11:56 PM PDT by Scotswife
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To: Army Air Corps

Yes he is. It will be a pleasure to watch this guys downfall when they finally turn on the heat.


9 posted on 07/21/2008 9:12:51 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: kristinn

Let’s get our act together and defeat this commie pinko clown, folks.

Then we’ll fight the battles against those who continue to try to sell out conservatives and America.


10 posted on 07/21/2008 9:12:52 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: kristinn

Only a total ignoramus could imagine that he doesn’t need to bow to anyone — on any subject.

There’s always somebody who understands something you don’t.

For instance, I understand that everything Obama-lama-ding-dong knows is wrong, and he doesn’t.


11 posted on 07/21/2008 9:13:17 PM PDT by dsc
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To: kristinn
"My job is to think about the national security interests as a whole and to weigh and balance risks in Afghanistan and Iraq. Their job is just to get the job done here, and I completely understand that."

This guy sounds like an ignorant brand spankin' new 2nd lieutenant mouthing off to his sergeant major. Somebody needs to dent that ego a bit.

12 posted on 07/21/2008 9:13:34 PM PDT by BuckyKat
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To: kristinn

He’s digging his political grave with his mouth. Let him keep on.....as we all laugh ourselves silly.


13 posted on 07/21/2008 9:14:04 PM PDT by basil (Support the Second Amendment-buy another gun today!)
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To: kristinn
"Say, ah say Mr. Obama? It is clear to be that
you are educated WAY beyond your intelligence!"
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14 posted on 07/21/2008 9:14:24 PM PDT by mkjessup
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To: dsc

"Rebel Without A Clue"

15 posted on 07/21/2008 9:15:16 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: kristinn
I am beginning to understand why the Monty Python Flying Circus team had to give up making hilarious parodies of real life.
16 posted on 07/21/2008 9:16:27 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: BuckyKat
"My job is to think about the national security interests as a whole and to weigh and balance risks in Afghanistan and Iraq. Their job is just to get the job done here, and I completely understand that."

This from the Chairman of the European Affairs subcommittee who has yet to convene a meeting of said body. What a feckless, clueless tool.
17 posted on 07/21/2008 9:16:38 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: BuckyKat
This guy sounds like an ignorant brand spankin' new 2nd lieutenant mouthing off to his sergeant major.

Good analogy. And this is whats going to loose him Ohio.

18 posted on 07/21/2008 9:17:50 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: All

lose


19 posted on 07/21/2008 9:18:22 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: kristinn

He’s a world class liberal: Ignorant, Naive, and Arrogant.


20 posted on 07/21/2008 9:18:34 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham ("The land of the Free...Because of the Brave")
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To: Scotswife
Obama deserves to be labeled as “vain” over and over until it gets through.

He's also the most humorless human being I've ever seen.

21 posted on 07/21/2008 9:19:44 PM PDT by Chunga (Vote Republican)
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To: kristinn

Excellent piece kristinn!


22 posted on 07/21/2008 9:20:00 PM PDT by rockrr (Global warming is to science what Islam is to religion)
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To: kristinn

I seldom watch Nightline. But I did watch this interview. At first, I thought the interviewer was asking Obama some tough questions. Being somewhat surprised and a natural cynic, I figured out that the tough questions were posed to make his answers seem tough and true to his stance(o.k...I’m a little slow on the uptake). Even though what he said was double talk and misleading horse hockey.

Media manipulation at it’s finest, IMO.


23 posted on 07/21/2008 9:20:22 PM PDT by berdie
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To: kristinn
her candidate "bows to nobody in understanding this world."

Maybe her candidate will explain why he left Pakistan off of his "Tour of Duty"

I guess he didn't want to inform them of his future bombing timetable.

24 posted on 07/21/2008 9:20:50 PM PDT by BOBTHENAILER (One by one, in small groups or in whole armies, we don't care how we do it, but we're gonna getcha)
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To: kristinn

The smug arrogance of this senator has been bred by the senate itself, pity one of these 100 will get The White House after almost 50 years.

25 posted on 07/21/2008 9:20:55 PM PDT by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: kristinn

Someone needs to ask Black Racist Oblack if the World is better w/o Saddamn?

Pray for W and Our Troops


26 posted on 07/21/2008 9:21:50 PM PDT by bray (Drill Congress!!)
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To: BuckyKat
Commander Barama


27 posted on 07/21/2008 9:22:39 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: kristinn

Susan Rice’s comment that Obama “bows to nobody in understanding this world” parallels Michelle Obama’s claim a few months ago that “Barrack has seen everything.” How can a guy who has never run a business, never been impacted by marginal taxation, never seen combat, and never passed any meaningful legislation acquire such omniscience? Humility is an admirable trait that is seems to be sadly and dangerously lacking in the junior senator from Illinois. It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.


28 posted on 07/21/2008 9:24:51 PM PDT by ucsd1974 (Power to the people!)
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To: bethtopaz
I keep telling everyone!

Barack Obama is the real life version of Greg Stillson from Stephen King's novel, "The Dead Zone."

29 posted on 07/21/2008 9:27:49 PM PDT by Prole (Pray for the families of Chris and Channon.)
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To: mylife

I fear noone will turn on the heat. “They” love him.


30 posted on 07/21/2008 9:28:14 PM PDT by berdie
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To: ucsd1974
The phrase "bows to nobody in understanding this world." is truly a frightening statement. This is not a political campaign...it's a cult rally.
31 posted on 07/21/2008 9:29:17 PM PDT by twntaipan (Dump the Drill-nothing Democrats: Lower fuel costs in the process!)
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To: mylife

I’d pay money to watch Thomas Sowell debate this non-entity, this empty suit, this nothing.

Where are the Republican versions of Soros? It should be possible to set that up.


32 posted on 07/21/2008 9:29:51 PM PDT by dsc
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To: berdie

He’s headed for a “spectacular fall”


33 posted on 07/21/2008 9:30:09 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: dsc

I’d pay for that too!


34 posted on 07/21/2008 9:30:45 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife
The debates will be his demise

What debates?

35 posted on 07/21/2008 9:32:36 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Keep the change.)
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham

But he is clean. ;-)


36 posted on 07/21/2008 9:32:53 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Jeff Chandler

There will be debates in the fall


37 posted on 07/21/2008 9:33:40 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Scotswife

The vanity is a serious issue with this guy. Has anyone heard of any other people who have written TWO books - about themselves? I mean, you’d think he’d find something of value to write about. Has he no other interests? Hobbies? Sheesh.


38 posted on 07/21/2008 9:33:56 PM PDT by The Worthless Miracle (Where's Michele??)
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To: Chunga

“He’s also the most humorless human being I’ve ever seen.”

Which is why McCain’s folks really need to start making fun of him.
Everyone talks about McCain’s temper, but I cannot wait to see what kind of reaction we get out of Obama when he becomes the butt of more jokes.


39 posted on 07/21/2008 9:34:02 PM PDT by Scotswife
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To: fieldmarshaldj

And Articulate....when on a teleprompter..


40 posted on 07/21/2008 9:34:19 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: The Worthless Miracle

“Has anyone heard of any other people who have written TWO books - about themselves?”

Amazing he could fill up two volumes considering how little he has accomplished.


41 posted on 07/21/2008 9:35:13 PM PDT by Scotswife
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To: kristinn
Obama 08! Bloggers Against Racism
42 posted on 07/21/2008 9:35:40 PM PDT by Coffee200am ("We should all be living in mud huts and riding bicycles to avoid killing the polar bears..."/s)
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To: kristinn

I predict the wheels will come off.
No one can sustain this kind of hype.


43 posted on 07/21/2008 9:37:08 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

I sincerely hope your inferred meaning will happen.


44 posted on 07/21/2008 9:38:53 PM PDT by berdie
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To: mylife

I agree and McCain of all people could do the best job of slicing him up.


45 posted on 07/21/2008 9:39:09 PM PDT by Diggity
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To: kristinn

Sounds like something a Muslim would say.


46 posted on 07/21/2008 9:39:38 PM PDT by Diggity
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To: Diggity

I think despite my reservations about McCain, He prolly knows a thing or two about biding his time.


47 posted on 07/21/2008 9:40:46 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: kristinn
Wow. Spot on, Kristinn. Great piece.

When I read "Senator Obama has travelled to Europe, Africa, the Middle East and South Asia many times before. He lived in Asia..." I thought "Hey, I have travelled to Europe, Africa, the Middle East and South Asia many times before (or at least...before...:) and I lived in Asia...

Why should I BOW to him? Heck, I at least served in the Military!

I think these folks have no idea what they sound like to normal people.

48 posted on 07/21/2008 9:41:54 PM PDT by rlmorel (Clinging bitterly to Guns and God in Massachusetts...:)
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To: Scotswife

John Kerry was labeled “arrogant” and it killed his campaign.


Kerry was running against George W. Bush and Karl Rove. Obama is running against John McCain. A big difference.


49 posted on 07/21/2008 9:42:22 PM PDT by FFranco
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To: kristinn

50 posted on 07/21/2008 9:43:21 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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