Obama obamablunders Syria

BUMBLING OBAMA OUTSMARTED BY PUTIN, ADDRESSES THE NATION ABOUT DOING NOTHING AND TAKES CREDIT FOR IT…….

 

A moment of clarity, not from Obama’s speech, but in understanding that the US is presently run by fools who are crippling the nation.

You better believe that he is trying desperately spin this as an ”Obama moment in international diplomacy and statesman-craft”. In reality, it’s a moment of clarity for the Iranians and Israelis, Obama is a bumbling fool who will allow others to run circles around himself and his ‘top team’ of advisors and analysts. For Israel it means that if they intend to keep Iran from becoming a de facto nuclear power, they are on their own.

Syria Tells You Everything You Need to Know About Barack Obama

This security crisis put the president’s best and worst attributes on display for the whole world to judge.

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September 10, 2013 | 9:20 p.m.

President Barack Obama addresses the nation in a live televised speech from the East Room of the White House, Sept. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Pool)

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Naive about the levers of power: Where to start? Obama reversed course on congressional authorization at the last minute, after a private chat with his chief of staff, and to the surprise of his national security team – all in violation of presidential best practices. He then left the country on a quixotic trip to Russia, allowing misgivings to grow in Congress and the public before he could build a case for striking Syria. Boxed in, Obama seized upon a Russian proposal to put Syria’s weapons in the hands of the international community. It’s an impractical solution, a fig leaf. Either Obama trusts Russian President Vladimir Putin (a mistake) or he is a partner in deceit (an outrage). A Democratic strategist who works closely with the White House, and who requested anonymity to avoid political retribution, told me, “This has been one of the most humiliating episodes in presidential history.”

Too cute by half: Obama and his allies are masters of “spin,” packaging partial truths and outright distortions to a malleable public. With Syria, their dark arts are on full display. There is no other way to explain the White House disowning Secretary of State John Kerry’s call for Syria to turn over its stockpiles until the savvy Putin seized on the off-the-cuff remark as a way to protect ally Bashar al-Assad. Suddenly, the White House is touting the Putin plan as their brainchild, an outcome Obama had in mind when he travelled to Russia. Don’t buy it. A broader problem is the Obama White House’s inability to break through the clutter of 21st century media to educate and persuade Americans on policy, a communications conundrum that dates to the 2009 health-care debate.

No friends: No student of the presidency would claim that Obama’s problems with Congress could be solved simply by schmoozing them. There are structural and political problems that no amount of alcohol can solve. But as a matter of history and common sense, Obama could do better for himself and his causes if he got to know Congress better – if he listened and engaged in a way that pushes leaders toward solutions that help both sides. Instead, Obama has what one former top adviser called a “check-the-box” approach to Washington relations. He’ll spend enough time to maintain appearances, nothing more, and lectures people who demand to be heard. And so, as he faced an international and constitutional crisis, Obama and his team were in a familiar state: isolated, insular, and alone.

Whenever his leadership is questioned, Obama and his allies accuse the critics of overstating the powers of the presidency and understating the intransigence of the opposition. Their argument has some merit. At home, the presidency has ceded power to Congress in recent years and the Republican Party is unusually obstinate. Abroad, Putin, Assad, and other nefarious world leaders cannot be swayed by reason alone. But Obama bears more responsibility than he is willing to admit, and polls show a growing number of voters are questioning his leadership.

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  1. If America is being driven out of the Middle East then I say GOOD. What do we get out of all the blood and treasure that we expend on it? Do we need lots of sand? And we don’t need its oil.
    If Europe, China, and Japan need its oil (or even lots of sand) then let them expend their blood and treasure on it. Even the Christians of the Middle East are sick of our ‘help’ that always supports the jihadis in the region that are killing them and even Muslims that say No to the 7th century. Even the Christians in the region are sick of us and want us out. The Egyptians are sick of us.
    So let Russia have it and get indigestion from it. Let them have their wars and kill each other. Israel without the US can take care of itself and will be stronger by being self sufficient and disentangled from the US.
    US out of the Middle East and Central Asia! We have nuclear weapons. Who can invade the US?
    How much we have sacrificed to maintain the Petrodollar and the US Empire. It is killing us. We need to kill the Petrodollar that ties us to Saudi Arabia before we collapse.
    We need to live in peace and reestablish the best of our Founding principles and the Constitution. Maintaining the US Empire is destroying our center, the heart of our civilization.
    Otherwise we will continue the path we are on to eventual collapse, and then nothing we think or say will make any difference in the end that are racing toward.

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