Syria Strategy: Obama’s shift in thinking

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    I thought this article was interesting so I thought I would pass it on. Just have to see how this plays out. For the most part, Obama had proven himself to be fairly wise when it comes to foreign policy.

    http://consortiumnews.com/2013/12/12/obamas-syria-strategy-at-a-crossroads/
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    He's a sharp one there......:D


    " Now, I’m told, Obama’s thinking has evolved into a vision of a new strategic order in the Middle East, with Iran and Russia joining with the United States to tamp down the violence across the region", this is his plan after Putin belittled him on Syria.

    "and dragged his heels on intervening in Syria", he was all set to fire off some rockets until the US public said no way.
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    The righties and neocons are entitled to your own spin. It's just a good think that one isn't occupying the WH.
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    Obama was all gang busters to go help knock off another Middle Eastern regime until Congress, the American people and Russia said no. Your link is a spin piece trying to morph Obama into some wise sage with respect to foreign policy, the reality is he's been played by the Muslim Brotherhood and out maneuvered by Putin. He's a bigger flop overseas than here.

    No spin there man.
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    prezBo is a blithering idiot and a narcissist - I realize you worship the guy but he cannot change who or what he is

    the sooner the s....... is gone the better
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    Imagine if Romney was at the helm...the guy you voted for. Nuff said.
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    Dude it was like 6 months ago, at least wait a few years to try to push the "revise" button in the history books.

    BTW, funny you swiped Hannity's "Bush Derangement Syndrome". Can't even be original, except when it comes to Obama "facts"

    From USA Today


    "Obama's Syria push stymied by Iraq fatigue"

    "Central to the Obama's for a military strike is that holding Syria responsible will serve as a deterrent to Iran, Hezbollah and others in the region--an argument similar to one made by the George W. Bush administration in the leadup to the Iraq war. White House chief of staff Denis McDonough was pressed to explain in an interview on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday how a limited military strike would effect Iran's behavior when tens of thousands of U.S. troops in Iraq did not."

    "Nearly six in 10 Americans are opposed to using military action as a response to the Syrian government's use of chemical weapons in the nation's bloody civil war, according to a Washington Post/ABC News poll released Tuesday"
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    chompy I was critical of W and would have been able to be critical of Romney had he been elected- you cannot say that about your infatuation with prezBO-
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    Bill, I've been critical of Obama and Holder for not putting the banksters in jail. Also, I don't agree with him putting out a olive branch to the TPers when he talked about going to Chained CPI. There are other instances where we are not exactly on the same page. But nevertheless, for the most part, I would say he has been the best president in my lifetime.
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    Best prwz if you are a socialist maybe
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    Chompy---speaking of OTHER peoples' delusions.....lol.:p And then claiming Hussein to be the best prez in his lifetime. Sorta redefines "sheltered life" doesn't it.

    Now THAT is some funny stuff right there. :rolleyes:
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    Funny how all of that gets overlooked.

    Obama evolved in the same way that a guy who gets turned down by his wife "evolves" into thinking that he wasn't interested after all.
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    You are like 4 years old right?:cool:
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    Iran tamping down violence...truly delusional concept
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    I truly can't fathom the absolute delusion necessary to categorize abandoning long-time friends and cozying up to your long-time enemies with absolutely no guarantees as sage foreign policy. It's like a scene from "Dumb & Dumber." So obviously, over-the-top delusion, it's comedy.
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    That is why chomp is here...pure comedy gold.
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    Obama gets to 'shift his strategy,' but if that were Bush it would be called "flip-flopping."

    :rolleyes:
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    listening to Kerry parrot the Iranian prez objection to congress passing more sanctions that would only kick in if/when the talks produce nothing after 6 months was really disheartening. I can understand the Iranian pres pleading his case to the press but having the US Secretary of State repeat the same plea to the US Senate is beyond my limited ability to comprehend what is reasonable.

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