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Lawmakers welcome Obama´s
´new emphasis´ on Middle East

The Hill [Washington, DC], by Julian Pecquet

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 2/18/2013 12:10:09 PM

Lawmakers are applauding what they see as President Obama´s “new emphasis” on the Middle East in his second term after Secretary of State John Kerry confirmed this week that he would be headed there ahead of the president´s trip in March. The twin visits are a tacit acknowledgment that the troubled region´s problems — the civil war in Syria, Iran´s nuclear ambitions and the stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace process — continue to dominate U.S. foreign policy. Lawmakers say the timing, coming after elections in both the United States and Israel, is ripe for Obama

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Oh puhleeze. Since his policies in the Middle East have been such a resounding success. s/o

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Rolfnader, 2/18/2013 12:18:49 PM     (No. 9183080)

And the (s)Hill thinks will will matter how?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: veritas, 2/18/2013 12:27:52 PM     (No. 9183104)

Well, we´ll see. But I guess even a Mayor Bloomberg-type would have to notice when a fire at, say, the Metropolitan Museum of Art hits 8 alarms.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: horacer, 2/18/2013 12:39:06 PM     (No. 9183135)

I can´t wait to see Kerry turn his mighty intellect to Syria. The former Syrian Prime Minister, who defected 6 months ago, has said Assad is no longer in charge. Iran is. Kassem Suleimani, the head of Iran’s al-Quds Brigades is in charge. Deal with that Johnnie. You gonna threaten to blow up Tehran if he doesn´t step down. I think we´d all be safer if Obama would ignore the Middle East.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: KanCreeper, 2/18/2013 12:53:16 PM     (No. 9183159)

It only took the Russians a week(or so) to get back to or S.O.S. Jon-Boy. [And it was much a-do about Nothing}

So now Skippy and Jon-Boy are going to the Middle East. The Israeli´s will tell them to ´pack sand´.
The Iranians (who invented chess). Will string them along some more.
Our Press Corps will come back to report that Skippy,and Jon-Boy had a wonderful trip.
Everything will be just ducky; until the Iranians put a bomb in their hip pockets.

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