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The dog ate my homework
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez

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Posted By:Hazymac, 8/26/2013 12:57:04 PM

A number of articles examine the reasons why Barack Obama got into his current foreign policy fix. (Snip) Obama’s responses to adversity have been typical. It must be Rush Limbaugh’s fault. His handlers apply euphemisms like ‘miscalculated’, ‘unexpected’ or ‘difficult’ as synonyms for the unutterable word ‘blunder’. Or else the tame press argue that America’s influence in the world was bound decline anyway and Obama’s made the best of a bad hand inherited from Bush.More than a year ago Peter Beinart led the way

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In a treacherous world that demands from America a responsible adult in the policy making catbird seat, we have a neutered, politically correct, affirmative action hire who despises his country and can´t think outside his skin or his Bolshevik heart.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: pinger, 8/26/2013 1:12:24 PM     (No. 9492121)

It´s inexplicable that the greatness that this country attained in 200+ years is being systematically dismantled by a single man (sic) and those who surround him. The world is standing by smiling and the people who we sent to Washington to protect us are standing by and allowing the demolition to continue.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Hazymac, 8/26/2013 1:12:56 PM     (No. 9492124)

Even by Wretchard´s lofty standards, this essay is one of his most trenchant at a time when it´s most needed, although few outside our ranks will ever assimilate his teaching. At least one can safely say that Obama is the best vacation taker ever to park his narrow ass in That Chair behind That Desk. Everybody´s gotta be good at sumpthun´ (as former Sturgeon General Joycelyn Elders might have said).

FTA: Obama is trapped by his own propaganda, the victim of his own myth. He came to power on the strength of his supposed genius; his messianic transcendance. He was destined to make the world America’s friend; usher in a world without nuclear weapons; and fundamentally transform the nation. He was even going to make the oceans fall. Why he was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize in anticipation of achievements he had not yet even attained. It is these expectations that weigh down on him like lead. Had Obama not made any of these vaunting boasts he might not look like the fool he is now. But as his speech on “Red Lines” exemplifies the teleprompter can write check his autopen doesn’t even know how to sign.

And yes, "if WMDs can disappear from Iraq, they can disappear in Syria too." They´ll come creeping over the southern border next year. Is Obama about to get us neck-deep in another Middle Eastern quagmire? And for what purpose?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: steveracer, 8/26/2013 1:28:08 PM     (No. 9492153)

Yes,Staff,I read the article. My take away is the author thinks Obama is a dupe and a stooge. Hard to see otherwise. Obama is stupid.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mickturn, 8/26/2013 2:12:04 PM     (No. 9492236)

Not quite, "The dog crapped on his homework".

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Reply 5 - Posted by: harper, 8/26/2013 3:22:30 PM     (No. 9492371)

Why all the back and forth about BhO´s abject failures internationally?

He is neither smart nor stupid. He is merely following the socialist appeasement playbook, in keeping with Democrat policy. Winning is never an option when appeasement policies are applied in the real world.

It´s the media´s job to hide failure in a flurry of lies and obfuscations.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: StuartL, 8/27/2013 3:34:58 AM     (No. 9493062)

Another Mideast quagmire would be a dandy distraction from sinkholes closer to home that might be even more damaging to Stinky Squirrel-Paws and his gang of punks.

And if it were stage-managed properly, a Syrian war… er, police action… umm, contingency operation … might even keep the electorate distracted all the way to the second Tuesday in November, 2014.

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