Legacy at risk, Obama struggles to redefine foreign policy

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pyradius wrote:

Right, because it was Obama who screamed about against attacking Syria…no wait that was the GOP and actually most polls of Americans did not favor Syrian strikes and CONGRESS…but no you’re right it was Obama not being a “Strong” leader that prevented him intervening in Syria…lol.

Ukraine..also laughable to imply that somehow Putin would not have taken Crimea if he for some reason feared Obama’s convictions. If anything he has seen what Congress and the GOP have done to hamstring the president and simply taken advantage. More likely he would have done this no matter who was in charge in the US.

May 29, 2014 8:55pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Dr_Steve wrote:

The problem is there is NO foreign policy, unless you consider a by the seat of the pants approach to be policy.

May 29, 2014 10:05pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
nose2066 wrote:

A country is only as strong as its people. Work on that one.

May 29, 2014 10:36pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
sumbunny wrote:

@pyradius

let me continue the sarcastic rant . . . Obama is the first President in the history of the Republic to have to deal with an opposition Congress. It is so unjust, and so unfair

Keep blaming anyone and everyone else, but the fact is . . . no results & no accountability.

May 29, 2014 11:43pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Bakhtin wrote:

For the GOP, the only good foreign policy is starting wars. They think being strong and starting wars are the same thing.

May 29, 2014 11:49pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
TBellchambers wrote:

This is not a ‘risk averse’ president! This is the image of a man who, when offered the most important job in the world, had not even the moral fibre to face down the lobby. Instead he became their ‘useful idiot’ but even then could not retain the support of a congress similarly indebted. This is possibly the greatest blow to democratic government in the history of the United States whereby an elected president has voluntarily abdicated responsibility of high office for reasons that today are inexplicable particularly when he held the hope and trust of so many millions not only in America but around the world. A tragedy of immense proportions.

May 29, 2014 12:24am EDT  --  Report as abuse
pyradius wrote:

“sumbunny wrote:
@pyradius

let me continue the sarcastic rant . . . Obama is the first President in the history of the Republic to have to deal with an opposition Congress. It is so unjust, and so unfair”

0/10, try adding some substance to your continuation next time. Everything I said is 100% fact.

May 29, 2014 12:48am EDT  --  Report as abuse
hariknaidu wrote:

$5B more for what? Drones – Yes. He’s going to replace foot soldiers with drones to defend US strategic interests around the world. May be he’ll succeed. Or, may be not. Fall and decline of hegemonic power is on-going and becoming more inevitable – with mainland China (+Putin) on the rise.

May 30, 2014 5:00am EDT  --  Report as abuse
rlm328 wrote:

To pyradius:

Could also be the action he is taking to make good on his aside to Medvedev that in which he “would have more flexibility in his second term”? This statement is also a fact.

The main problem with this administration is that they have not put forth an effort to form a coalition within the congress. His my way or the highway in his first 2 years with a Democratic controlled congress bought no support from the opposition party. After losing control of the House he still did not try to build anything at all resembling a coalition. The 4 previous presidents had opposition congresses and they succeeded in working with them.

This administrations policies are knee jerk reactions. Syria is a good example. In lieu of going to the leaders on both sides in comgress and trying to determine what could be accomplished with Syria, he blurts out a direction no one supported. When time came to act he was out on that limb all by himself as he continued to saw.

In the Ukraine, Crimea was a given as Russia was not going to give up their warm water port. However, we can provide aid to the gov’t in power over there with something other than bandages to bind their wounds.

Arab spring, so far we have only backed gov’ts with extreme islamic leanings. When it came to the protests in Iran, not one word was said. In Egypt when the muslim brotherhood was slaughtering Coptic christians and burning their centuries old churches, not one word was said. In Libya where the ambassador to the US was murdered, not one action has been taken the islamic murders walk free.

This is not a risk averse president, this is a president whose only goal is to diminish the US overseas and at home.

May 30, 2014 8:37am EDT  --  Report as abuse
rlm328 wrote:

To pyradius:

Could also be the action he is taking to make good on his aside to Medvedev that in which he “would have more flexibility in his second term”? This statement is also a fact.

The main problem with this administration is that they have not put forth an effort to form a coalition within the congress. His my way or the highway in his first 2 years with a Democratic controlled congress bought no support from the opposition party. After losing control of the House he still did not try to build anything at all resembling a coalition. The 4 previous presidents had opposition congresses and they succeeded in working with them.

This administrations policies are knee jerk reactions. Syria is a good example. In lieu of going to the leaders on both sides in comgress and trying to determine what could be accomplished with Syria, he blurts out a direction no one supported. When time came to act he was out on that limb all by himself as he continued to saw.

In the Ukraine, Crimea was a given as Russia was not going to give up their warm water port. However, we can provide aid to the gov’t in power over there with something other than bandages to bind their wounds.

Arab spring, so far we have only backed gov’ts with extreme islamic leanings. When it came to the protests in Iran, not one word was said. In Egypt when the muslim brotherhood was slaughtering Coptic christians and burning their centuries old churches, not one word was said. In Libya where the ambassador to the US was murdered, not one action has been taken the islamic murders walk free.

This is not a risk averse president, this is a president whose only goal is to diminish the US overseas and at home.

May 30, 2014 8:37am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Redford wrote:

You can’t redefine what you never had.

May 30, 2014 9:38am EDT  --  Report as abuse
UauS wrote:

Winding down two protracted and unfunded wars, keeping the country safe while taking it out of the Great Recession and enabling the most sweeping health care reform in 60 years – well, “the odds look stacked against him.” doesn’t sit well, unless you’re a right wing Republican of course.

May 30, 2014 9:55am EDT  --  Report as abuse
4825 wrote:

His legacy was ruined by all the scandals he has been involved in. No ones fault but his. He has been on a mission to bring our country down because the liberals do not want us to be a super power in the world. The liberals would be happy to become a part of Europe and turn the country into a socialist state. The country will be much better off if we throw these liberals out of office and replace them with people that understand that for all to prosper we have to have an environment that fosters a healthy economy. Someone that understands you do not make the poor rich by making the rich poor. Someone that understands that opportunity to succeed is the best thing you can offer any person and someone that will offer people a hand up instead of always beating them down with a hand out. Someone that will teach a man to fish instead of just giving him an occasional fish. Vote these incompetent liberal democrats out of office every chance you get, I am.

May 30, 2014 11:06am EDT  --  Report as abuse

We are not losing credibility and respect around the world because we have a “weak and ineffectual” leader. No, there are two very specific reasons the US is losing prestige in the international community: 1) the Iraq War, and 2) congressional obstruction. To elaborate:

1) The Bush administration exploited 9/11 sympathy to goad our allies into joining us in an unnecessary war of choice in Iraq. They exaggerated, misled and outright LIED about the reasons for doing so. And, after finding none of the WMD’s we allegedly went there for in the first place, we stayed for another 6 or 7 years, wasting untold billions of dollars that we’ll probably never have a full accounting of, and losing thousands of American lives and anywhere between 500,000 to one million Iraqi lives. Just another of our failed exercises in counter-insurgency and nation-building. We squandered our just reputation and the United States will never be trusted again, at least not for several generations.

2) All presidents face opposition from the opposing party, but no president has ever faced hyper-opposition the way this one has. Republicans oppose Obama’s plans before they even know what they are; they oppose his plans, even if they were former advocates of those plans before finding out Obama agreed with them. They practically line up at Faux News to get a chance to be seen criticizing him over anything, from his foreign policy to the condiments he puts on his burger (and that’s not an exaggeration). In his first term, the Senate minority leader held a press conference to boldly announce their strategy to oppose anything and everything he does in hopes of sinking his approval rating enough to deny him a second term. There is unprecedented hatred for this president, coming mostly from white southern Christians, the descendants of slave owners.

The world is watching, and what they see is embarrassing. A president who is substantially identical to his predecessors, in terms of policy, being metaphorically flogged on a daily basis by his political opponents. A congress that bickers like children over matters that the rest of the world figured out decades ago. And a minority party whose idea of “leadership” is to undermine the president at every possible opportunity. In the past, partisan politicking used to stop at the water’s edge. Democrats fought with the Bush administration like cats and dogs, but the never went so far as to attempt to undermine him on the international stage. Not these new republicans – there is nowhere they won’t bring their poison, they’ll attack this president to anyone who listens (take the Bachmann/Gohmert sideshow in Egypt for example). The world sees this circus and LAUGHS – because not only does the president have to fight our enemies abroad, he has to fight his enemies in our own government just to accomplish anything. Almost every move he tries to make, his hands are tied by an obstructionist congress. And if we can respect ourselves, why should they?

When Bush was president, the republicans insisted that democrats support him in a time of crisis or else show the world an un-unified country. At least they proved themselves right about the detriments of that behavior; it’s just unfortunate they didn’t take their own advice.

May 30, 2014 11:42am EDT  --  Report as abuse
rlm328 wrote:

To UauS:

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were funded, although they were not part of the general budget. they were funded with supplemental bills, so do a fact check occasionally. While the US / Iraq war maybe questionable, the Afghan war was totally justifiable and was by thee US Congress overwhelmingly by both Democrats and Republicans.

While the “Great Recession” maybe over for you, we are still in the “Great Recession” for a great number of people who are still out of work or are working in jobs they are way over qualified for and under paid. If you truly believe the “Great Recession” is over then you should be for a reduction in the time people can draw unemployment benefits and we should cut back on food stamps.

While I have not yet had the priviledge of joining the ranks of the most sweeping health care reform in 60 years, my daughter has. Her premiums when down by $50 per month. Her out of pocket expenses went up by $60 per month for medication and $100 per office visit. You may want to discuss this sweeping change with her. She has the Silver Plan and her deductable is so high she will not meet it during the normal course of a year.

And just for your edification not all people who are not happy with the present administration are Republicans.

May 30, 2014 12:10pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Bakhtin wrote:

4825 wrote:
“He has been on a mission to bring our country down because the liberals do not want us to be a super power in the world.”

That doesn’t even make sense. If you can remember as far back as 2008, Republicans had already brought the USA down. They had already completely wrecked it. If, as you claim, Obama is on a mission to bring the USA down all he had to was… nothing.

The fact that he fixed the Republican recession, enabled US businesses to make record breaking profits, and reduced unemploymet proves you 100% wrong.

May 30, 2014 12:35pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Bakhtin wrote:

rim328 wrote:
“While the “Great Recession” maybe over for you, we are still in the “Great Recession” for a great number of people who are still out of work or are working in jobs they are way over qualified for and under paid. If you truly believe the “Great Recession” is over then you should be for a reduction in the time people ”

The Great Republican Recession is definitely over. There is no doubt about that. Of course there are still people having their own private recessions, but you can’t blame it on Obama after he has provided years of unbroken economic growth.

May 30, 2014 12:39pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
rlm328 wrote:

To Bakhtin:

To whom is the “Great Recession” over? Median incomes are down for all percentile categories. From 2006 to 2009 50 percentile median income dropped from $53.8k to $52.2k, and from 2009 to 2011 it dropped from $52.2k to $50.5k. And this is with a trillion dollars plus debt every year for the last 6 years.

While the definition of positive growth for 2 straight months equal recovery, a growth that does not keep up population is not very healthy.

I can blame a no jobs recovery on the obama administration. He has followed policies that do not allow for growth. He has not even tried to build a coalition in congress to further any agenda even his own. The Democrats controlled congress his first 2 years and the policies they have instituted have not worked.

May 30, 2014 1:40pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
UauS wrote:

@rlm328
For the lack of time, just one reminder, Re: “the Afghan war was totally justifiable” – Bin Laden was actually hiding and killed in Pakistan.

May 30, 2014 1:44pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
4825 wrote:

@rim328- Bakhtin does not know the state of the American economy other than what he reads on the liberal sites and sees on the liberal news channels that he watches. He lives in Europe so he does not see it on a daily basis as you and I do.

May 30, 2014 1:49pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
WestFlorida wrote:

President Obama is doing what he was elected to do and what he promised to do which is get the United States out of wars abroad.

Americans are tired of shedding blood for people who spit in their faces and don’t appreciate it.

He has ended the Iraq war, and ended the Afghanistan war, and is refusing to get into other conflicts.

This is the correct grand strategy for the United States.

Arm-chair pundits on TV are always willing to recommend fighting down to the last American soldier, except their own children.

Syria is not a U.S. problem. The United States does not have a strategic interest in Ukraine. As the US draws down its dependence on imported energy, the Middle East will recede from being of strategic importance.

The world is chaotic, but the U.S. military does not need to spend its time fixing other people’s problems.

May 30, 2014 2:29pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Bakhtin wrote:

rim328

A jobless recovery that reduced unemployment by over 3%? That doesn’t add up.

Obama’s policies have produced growth. They have also produced jobs and allowed businesses to make record breaking profits, despite Republican opposition doing everything they could to prevent growth and recovery.

May 30, 2014 2:30pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
sabrefencer wrote:

Simple..non at all…

May 30, 2014 3:50pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
rlm328 wrote:

To UauS:

The instigator of murder and war was living in the Tora Bora Mountains at the time of the US invasion of Afghanistan. We asked the Afghan gov’t to arrest him and turn him over to us. They told us to come and get him, so we did. He fled Afghanistan and took up residence in Pakistan after the invasion.

May 30, 2014 4:00pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
rlm328 wrote:

To Bakhtin:

“A jobless recovery that reduced unemployment by over 3%? That doesn’t add up.

Obama’s policies have produced growth. They have also produced jobs and allowed businesses to make record breaking profits, despite Republican opposition doing everything they could to prevent growth and recovery.”

Since jobs are so plentiful then you would back the canceling of extended unemployment benefits and a reduction in the size of the food stamp program. If the economy is so great why has the median income declined the 8 years?

Obama has not done what the 4 Presidents before him did. He has never tried to build a coalition in congress with either party. He used to be a pretty fair orator but even that is deserting him now.

For edification purposes, everyone that disagrees with this administration’s policies is not a Republican or Tea Party or John Bircher or etc.

May 30, 2014 4:08pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
mrnukem wrote:

Sometime a legacy can be what a president could have done but didn’t do, a good example is when Truman and Eisenhower were urged to drop an A-Bomb to end the Korean war, both presidents were highly criticized at the time for not doing it but in the end it was the right call. Does America need to send troops into Syria, into Ukraine, he didn’t think so and he was correct in not getting us involved in another set of wars. Our (USA) days of being the police force of the world is over. Anyone who thinks that sending our men and women to fight and die in either Syria or Ukraine is a fool. We need to focus on things here at home, there are a lot of problems we need to correct in our own country.

May 30, 2014 4:27pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
JRTerrance wrote:

Obungle’s main problem is that he worries too much about his “legacy” and not enough about the mess he’s making of this country.

May 30, 2014 4:44pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
JustProduce wrote:

People, Bathking is European.
Since Obama is so well liked over there, we should just ask them to invite him over to stay and rule the ole’ continent. That would be awesome in my book and am sure Europeans will be happy too.
We will then be able to get someone who can get things done here.

May 30, 2014 4:55pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
JustProduce wrote:

@JRTerrance
Right on!

May 30, 2014 5:01pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
ReadandShare wrote:

Legacy? A legacy of arrogance and ignorance — not much better than the Republican one he inherited.

We Americans would NEVER tolerate any country sending armed drones over our skies to hunt down their enemies — and issue repeated ‘apologies’ when our children are ‘accidentally’ killed as a result.

We Americans would NOT tolerate other countries meddling in our elections and domestic debates. But Obama (and Kelly) — like too many before them — have not the respect to let other societies debate their own issues and dynamics.

And speaking of meddling — be it dictatorships or democratically-elected governments — the Obama administration — again too much alike its Republican predecessors — hesitate little to undermine any that it disapproves. Two recent examples: Egypt and Ukraine. And both times, the Obama Administration find events spiraling out of their control… and it’s the locals that suffer the consequences.

Obama. A precocious little boy playing with political fire and setting fires that rage out of control. But being the spoiled brat of the neighborhood’s most powerful family, there is a little the rest of the village can do…

So yes, he (and America) gets away with continued mischieves… but legacy? No.

May 30, 2014 5:03pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Calfri wrote:

Obama’s mistakes in foreign policy were, of course, the famous ‘reset’ with Putin, his deciding unilaterally to discard the planned missile defense installations in Poland and the Czech Republic, the massive Defense cuts that are being planned, not doing serious sanctions against Putin after he invaded Crimea, his statement that he wouldn’t defend Ukraine if Russia invaded, his refusal to provide any weapons to Ukraine, his refusal to provide substantial military or any other substantial help to the Syrian rebels, and perhaps most of all his desperate looking last minute decision not to bomb Assad targets. Besides this, there is his apparent belief, with a desperate and shrill sounding Kerry globe-trotting this way and that at Obama’s behest, that talk alone must be able to cure all ills on the world stage. There’s every reason to believe that communist Chinese leaders believe Obama is weak, and that Putin thinks he’s weak, too. If they think he’s weak, then they’ll act accordingly. That’s what it looks like. If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, it probably is a duck.

May 30, 2014 5:25pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
AlkalineState wrote:

I’m much less worried about ‘defining foreign policy’ than I am about the prospect of starting new bogus wars which kill thousands of our own personnel and cost trillions of dollars. The Bush Doctrine was a ‘defined foreign policy.’ And it sucked. Worst failure of any President in history.

I’m good with Obama just using some drones where needed, and swinging some deals where we can. I don’t need it defined.

May 30, 2014 6:16pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Loucleve wrote:

struggles to redefine his foreign policy?

that implies he had one to begin with. a dubious assumption at best.

May 30, 2014 7:34pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
desertares wrote:

The US has worse relations with every country in the world since this man took office. That’s a fact and the result of this President’s fumbling, feckless and total inexperience. How can you say you are pivoting to one section of the world when you have thousands of employees in DC and all over the world to represent the US without having to pivot. Mr. President the world is counting down towards the end of your administration and the coming coronation of Hillary Clinton.

May 30, 2014 7:39pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Chazz wrote:

Earlier today poster USofRationality wrote:
“We are not losing credibility and respect around the world because we have a “weak and ineffectual” leader. No, there are two very specific reasons the US is losing prestige in the international community: 1) the Iraq War, and 2) congressional obstruction.”

Really?….. Let’s see…. we are losing (present tense) credibility and respect (it’s going on right NOW) because of….the Iraq war….which ended December 11, 2011…which is what?…two-and-a-half years ago?!!!??? SInce 2009 our great, benevolent leader has been apologizing in word AND deed for the transgressions of his predecessor – the much hated G W Bush. You’d think that by NOW…the loss of credibility and respect would have been washed aside by the love, brilliance and re-set of “American” behavior as demonstrated by our Community Organizer-in-Chief.

Now…when it comes to congressional obstruction the ALWAYS-left-leaning poster who titles himself “USofRationality” is right. There is and has been an increasing level of resistance from the Republican side of government. It was that way too when Wet Willy Billy Clinton was in office…..and when Ronald Reagan was in the White House and when Ford and Carter and Nixon and Johnson were in there too. The ONLY difference was/is…those PRESIDENTS knew how to govern so that BOTH parties (and therefore the American Citizens) would at least benefit from the policies and views and desires of the liberal left AND the conservative right.

That ability to govern equally is clearly lacking in the present administration where it’s either “my way or the highway.”

The congress didn’t become so divided entirely on it’s own. On THAT division I’d give HUGE props to Obama for leading the way. Remember…HE was the one who called the opposition (and therefore HALF of the citizens the US) the “Enemy.” What President…what “leader” of ANY country would say that about their own countrymen/women/citizens?

And finally….if it’s just the Republicans who are resistive….explain Harry Reid’s “just say NO” approach to governing…and explain why NO Republican was allowed to be engaged in creating and implementing the awesome healthcare system that bears Obama’s name. From what we’ve ALL seen…their participation clearly couldn’t have hurt!

May 30, 2014 8:18pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
freeokinawa wrote:

Obama simply got a dose of Reality Check, that’s all. He was misled by his neocon team and I think Hillary bear most of the blame in the crisis in Asia. What did she achieve? Nothing but trouble and embolden the smaller countries to gang up against China.

May 30, 2014 9:59pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Kahnie wrote:

When Truman left the White House, he was ranked beneath Franklin Pierce and Millard Fillmore who many Americans had never heard of and now Truman is ranked by historians as one of the top 10 Presidents.

May 30, 2014 10:11pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
pyradius wrote:

I love the fact that Democrats being able to compromise with Bush is somehow treated as a Bush strength, while GOP intransigence is treated as an Obama weakness. This is even worse when you consider that Bush is an idiot and Obama was an intellectual.

As for Obama no longer being an orator? Compared to whom? This guy? ROFL

http://politicalhumor.about.com/od/bushquotes/a/dumbbushquotes.htm

May 30, 2014 11:35pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Bakhtin wrote:

Maybe the right-wing posters could try using data instead of Fox.

Every year PEW poll citizens in other countries and ask them how they view the USA. This is way more credible than Fox making a wild guess about what other countries think of the USA.

The data from PEW shows that the low point in the worlds respect for the USA was under the Bush regime, and it has increased under Obama. Righties saying that Obama is destroying respect for the USA are just making stuff up to fit there ideology, and contradicted by facts.

Simple common sense should make it clear. Bush and his mob of Republicans lied to the world about WoMD. That killed all respect for the USA.

May 30, 2014 12:28am EDT  --  Report as abuse
sjfella wrote:

Obama is a one man cluster fluck.

May 31, 2014 1:46am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Lowell_Thinks wrote:

To: USofRationality,

It’s pitiful to see you down to the last arrow in your quiver–lame Bush deflections–give it up, Obama failed you–even Carney jumped off the sinking ship. Bush is not president anymore. It must be horribly excruciating for you as the Midterms approach.

May 31, 2014 4:34am EDT  --  Report as abuse
philbo wrote:

All this, assumes that the President of the United States is at liberty to do anything but what he is told to do. The American people used to do the telling, now powerful corporate lobbyist (some who are advisers) lay out the menu of American options.

Why can’t we take the gloves off this western rhetoric that somehow democracy is still working? The people reading this, they’re just not that stupid. Propaganda will work to mind melt most people into going along for a while, but isn’t it clear the second coming is all that can save Obama’s “legacy” now? I do not think he cares about his “visible” legacy. Like Clinton before him, and Bush, he is far more concerned with the payday at the end of all this.

This is not just my view. Ukraine, this was a NATO expansion move all along. Putin tried to be more cohesive with the EU, with visa regimes and trade, they were not buying it, and Obama was behind that. Furthermore, the silent power in all this, Israel, has had more to do with the mess we are all in than any nation.

It’s about time we wake up and address these issues. Or we will be out of time. Here, this sheds some light.

http://everything-pr.com/israel-obamas-silent-partner-for-a-russian-spring/249184/

Always,
Phil

May 31, 2014 4:38am EDT  --  Report as abuse
philbo wrote:

All this, assumes that the President of the United States is at liberty to do anything but what he is told to do. The American people used to do the telling, now powerful corporate lobbyist (some who are advisers) lay out the menu of American options.

Why can’t we take the gloves off this western rhetoric that somehow democracy is still working? The people reading this, they’re just not that stupid. Propaganda will work to mind melt most people into going along for a while, but isn’t it clear the second coming is all that can save Obama’s “legacy” now? I do not think he cares about his “visible” legacy. Like Clinton before him, and Bush, he is far more concerned with the payday at the end of all this.

This is not just my view. Ukraine, this was a NATO expansion move all along. Putin tried to be more cohesive with the EU, with visa regimes and trade, they were not buying it, and Obama was behind that. Furthermore, the silent power in all this, Israel, has had more to do with the mess we are all in than any nation.

It’s about time we wake up and address these issues. Or we will be out of time. Here, this sheds some light.

http://everything-pr.com/israel-obamas-silent-partner-for-a-russian-spring/249184/

Always,
Phil

May 31, 2014 4:38am EDT  --  Report as abuse
lucky12345 wrote:

Well stated!

May 31, 2014 6:44am EDT  --  Report as abuse
CSParty wrote:

Bakhtin —– You need to get with the here and now. You seem to reference Bush many times and we are 6 years into Obama’s tenure. Between appeasing Russia and not building the missile defense with our allies Czech and Poland, appeasing China and not selling new F-16′s to Taiwan and appeasing Iran with rhetoric while they continue to build a bomb, our foreign policy is junk. Not to mention the Arab Spring and another war Obama started and hasn’t finished yet…Libya. We still have thousands in Iraq and Afghanistan even though Obama said he knows how to wind down the wars. Arab Spring pandemonium will be Obama’s legacy along with the inability to finish the war in Afghanistan.

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