Skip to comments.I Like Barack: Obama Reminds Historian Brinkley of Eisenhower
Posted on 07/05/2013 5:23:00 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
This Fourth of July weekend is turning into an unforseen laff-fest. Yesterday we had NBC featuring a photo of President Obama making what he might have thought was an assertive hand gesture while discussing the situation in Egypt with his aides.
Today treats us to historian Douglas Brinkley, on Morning Joe, claiming that when it comes to foreign policy, President Obama reminds him of, yes, Supreme-Allied-Commander-turned-President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
View the chuckle-worthy video here.
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Ike never struck me as a great military leader, good I guess. Patton was the superior general. If I were in WWII as a soldier, I would take my chances under Patton as opposed to Ike.
Actually he shrunk conventional forces,the army particularly. His DoD developed the doctrine of massive retaliation, and as he campaigned on ending the war in Korea, he had no desire to become involved in more limited engagements. He turned to the CIA to do much of the ground work in opposing Communist expansion. There are actual comparisons with Barky. Barky cuts back the military and relies on drones like Ike relied on the CIA. Unfortunately for Brinkley Obama knows nothing of foreign issues, desires, and conflicts while besides Ike’s own vast experience he had the Dulles brothers working for him. Finally, Ike had American interests as his guiding principle. Barky???...
If "comprehensive" amnesty is signed by Obastard the new list will be:
“Eisenhower was a political general.” You seem to know quite a bit about Eisenhower. However, you neglected to mention his role in the 20th Century slave trade.
nobama reminds me of a homeless grifter (with a sad story cardboard sign) I saw this morning trying to filch money from working people. nobama should be in prison.
Ike showed no tolerance for dishonest or illegal conduct in his administration. Those who were dishonest, were summarily discharged.
You are so right. It was Lincoln who lay the precedents of unconstitutional actions that other presidents would follow. Lincoln is the absolute worst president in the history of this nation.
Clearly not a real historian, but he plays one on TV.
Ike as general= 9
Ike as POTUS=4
I liked that Ike implemented “Operation Wetback” to deport about 5 million illegals, to provide jobs for returning vets after WWII. Ike also was the impetus for the USA Interstate Highway system. Where would we be today without the Interstates connecting everyone and the transport of goods across this country?
I only give him a failing grade for pushing for the formation of the United Nations. It may have seemed like a good thing after the war, but it has long out-lived its usefullness and needs to be dismantled!
If we EVER get a sentient President and a Conservative Legislature, they should move to stop all payments to the UN, tell the UN they have to move out of America and ignore all the ridiculous edicts the UN espouses!
Sorry for the little rant. I HATE the UN!