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U.S. Now Trying Softer Approach Toward Karzai (O bows to Palin, Cheney advice)
New York Times ^ | April 9, 2010 | HELENE COOPER and MARK LANDLER

Posted on 04/10/2010 9:56:44 AM PDT by anita

After more than a year of watching America’s ability to influence President Hamid Karzai ebb, Obama administration officials now admit privately that the tough-love approach Mr. Obama adopted when he came to power may have been a big mistake............ The difference in approach was evident in two recent scenes on Air Force One.......... “In some ways, we want to do more of the love part of ‘tough love,’ and less of the tough part,” a senior administration official said..... “There is a realization that public remonstrances and temper tantrums don’t work,”

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
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Liz Cheney & Sarah Palin = 1. Obama = 0.
1 posted on 04/10/2010 9:56:44 AM PDT by anita
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To: anita

Ah, the Loon is finally listening to grownups.


2 posted on 04/10/2010 9:57:51 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: anita

Beginning with the Obamanaytion’s election, what hasn’t been a big mistake with this a$$ clown?


3 posted on 04/10/2010 9:58:52 AM PDT by Common Sense 101
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To: anita

Community Organizer meets the real world.


4 posted on 04/10/2010 10:00:52 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: anita

Well the THUGS found out that not everyone is afraid of them.


5 posted on 04/10/2010 10:01:34 AM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: anita

Chicago punk...


6 posted on 04/10/2010 10:02:03 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: anita

He’ll suck up to every damned Muslim in the world, except when it’s in the interest of his country.


7 posted on 04/10/2010 10:02:07 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (That's the way your hard-core Commie works.)
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To: anita

Karzai was born into politics...and in a country which has gone trhough tremendous turmoil in the last 50 years..


8 posted on 04/10/2010 10:04:01 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: anita

Neither Cheney nor Palin are mentioned in the article.


9 posted on 04/10/2010 10:09:25 AM PDT by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: anita

Is there some reason why Obama likes to kiss ass of Muslim fanatics in the Middle East while flipping the bird at pro-Western leaders there?


10 posted on 04/10/2010 10:09:40 AM PDT by Chet 99
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To: Chet 99

Yes, I realize Afghanistan is not the Middle East, but the point remains...


11 posted on 04/10/2010 10:10:20 AM PDT by Chet 99
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To: anita
Obama was overheard to say:
"This working at a real job is a beatch! People are so uncooperative!"

12 posted on 04/10/2010 10:13:08 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies (I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself... - D.H. Lawrence)
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To: anita
As a community organizer, obama's main talent consisted of firing up a group of trained Chia pets, whipping them into a fervor of racial hatred and entitlement scorn.

Directing a group to go where they want to go anyway, is not leadership. The mainly are just looking for some goon in a suit to step up front and take the blame if something goes wrong - the Chicago stooge syncrome.

The kenyan could tell his Chia pets anything and they'll believe him, bedcause they WANT to believe him. They would even go so far as to believe that an island could tip over without the proper weight distribution.

But now he's in a new world; his lap-kitten media as taken good care of him up to now, but maybe it will occur to them that the "messiah" will not be president forever, and they have overdrawn their credibility account with the American people by carrying his piss bucket for him for so long.

He has proven one old adage I've always heard, "In America, anyone can grow up to become the President". Of course, that old adage meant any "American Citizen".

MR. obama once remarked that something was "out of his pay grade.". Well, I think he has sorely proven that anything other than race baiting and running his mouth is OUT OF HIS PAY GRADE.


13 posted on 04/10/2010 10:43:11 AM PDT by FrankR (Those of us who love AMERICA far outnumber those who love obama - your choice.)
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To: anita

There is absolutely nothing that this administration can do right. The president is totally unqualified and ditto for people like Axelrod and other “advisors.”

Karzai is a corrupt mutt and it is funny to hear him say that unless we stop pressing him he will join the Taliban. I think the creep has always had ties to the Taliban. No, I can’t prove that. But with a brother who is in the heroin dealing business and the Taliban financing its operation with drug dollars, it is hard to see how Karzai could not benefit from affiiation with at least some faction of the Taliban.


14 posted on 04/10/2010 10:55:30 AM PDT by SkipW
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To: FrankR
Great comments, I agree with you 100%!

Would like to add something.
Didn’t he tell us all in 2008 that he was sure he could just talk to these folks and they would be happy to see things his way?

Oh yeah, negoiation was the only way to solve this world’s most pressing problems, right Obummer? Well, let’s see you negotiate your way out of this paper bag you crawled into.

15 posted on 04/10/2010 11:00:58 AM PDT by IceAge
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To: anita

Nilbama... stupid and evil - together again!


16 posted on 04/10/2010 11:05:08 AM PDT by karnage (worn arguments and old attitudes)
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To: anita

I am surprised this rag had the gonads to publish a story so negative about Obummer’s foreign policy goof-ups.


17 posted on 04/10/2010 11:06:39 AM PDT by IceAge
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To: anita
I suspect he Afghans have long memories and I understand the Koran follows the Old Testament dictum, “an eye for an eye.”
18 posted on 04/10/2010 11:12:40 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: anita
The whole idea of the administration playing tough love shows their arrogance...who do they think their dealing with, some teen age kid and not the leader of a country...the joke of this administration is appalling.
19 posted on 04/10/2010 1:27:53 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: Da Coyote

Filing this in ...
Obama’s Outstanding Record of Dip-lunacy
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2470815/posts


20 posted on 04/10/2010 2:12:49 PM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Weakening McCain strengthens our borders, weakens guest worker aka amnesty)
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To: anita

Obama’s foreign policy has been a series of gaffe’s - the “reset” button to Russia, bowing to every tin pot dictator or Muslim despot, blowing our relationship with allies, and coddling our enemies.

The Libs complained that Bush had lowered our world standing. If that is true, how much further has Obama taken it? Can you get lower than dirt?


21 posted on 04/10/2010 5:02:56 PM PDT by 1010RD (First Do No Harm)
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