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A legacy for Barack Obama
Washington Times, by Wesley Pruden

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Posted By:Maryland_Patriot, 9/6/2013 10:08:51 AM

A war nobody believes in, led by a man nobody trusts. If Barack Obama is still looking for a legacy, here it is. Everything about the Syrian dilemma stinks. Bashar Assad is recognized by nearly everybody as the source of at least half the stink. But only half. The rest of the stench is supplied by the rebels. It’s tempting to suggest that Mr. Obama, who yearns for applause, deserves the dilemma. Bombers always sound to the uneducated ear like the cheap, quick and sensible way to punish international bad guys. Lots of bang-bang, fire, smoke and bravado is exciting, stimulating and

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Melody, 9/6/2013 10:34:18 AM     (No. 9508347)

´´For better or worse, the credibility of the president, any president, and the credibility of the nation are bound together.´´

Where is it written, Mr. Pruden? Everyone knows already that he is not credible. Why should people die because we think we need to protect the president´s imaginary credibility? This is no token action. Many of us suspect that it will be the spark that sets the world on fire. Do you really want to do that to protect a false image?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: pros7767, 9/6/2013 10:34:26 AM     (No. 9508349)

Obama has already destroyed America´s credibility. Engaging in Syria will not change that, nor will American soldiers in body bags.

However, the only ones who will feel the pain will be the families of those KIA for Obama´s credibility, not the general public at large.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Watlines, 9/6/2013 10:59:33 AM     (No. 9508396)

Obama may rue the day he ran for a second term: Benghazi will never go away; Obamacare is an unfolding, unmitigated disaster; Syria is a cauldron of disaster; and the economy is still limping along after five years of spending our children´s and grandchildren´s money and getting nothing of redeeming value in return.

Watch October for the real surprises when the US needs to raise the debt ceiling, deal with the continuing resolution, vote on a new Fed chairman, debate continuation of the sequester, etc.

Obama, rather than planning to lead on these issues, most likely is looking for someone to blame when things don´t go his way.

We need a real president in these times. Americans chose not to elect Mitt Romney and look what we´ve got. A pretender.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Observer177, 9/6/2013 11:06:09 AM     (No. 9508417)

What kind of convoluted BS logic is this?

Let me get this straight. We should sign on for a misbegotten, highly dangerous, and likely to be ineffective military action, one which will very likely slide into an actual war, one that could perhaps escalate into WW III, just to save Obama’s supposed "credibility," which somehow is now the credibility of the U.S.?

Well Bucko, my guess is that world leaders already know that Obama is just a smooth talking con man, a punk, a wunnabe with no backbone and not a clue, and us getting a lot of Americans killed is not going to reverse their opinion.


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Reply 5 - Posted by: mickturn, 9/6/2013 11:07:06 AM     (No. 9508421)

The only fitting legacy is the outhouse in New Mexico...a brilliant idea.

http://www.breitbart.com/InstaBlog/2013/09/04/Outrage-over-Outhouse-Labeled-Obama-s-Presidential-Library

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Reply 6 - Posted by: uscgretired99, 9/6/2013 11:31:57 AM     (No. 9508472)

Wes we hardly knew ye! I usually agree with your opines, however on this I must call BS! Remember Viet Nam? It was lost for several reasons mainly loss of I repeat LOSS OF public support.

You reccomend starting a conflict with NO I repeat NO Majority Public support.

Also as Mercenaries for other mideast empires.

It would be prudent Pruden to find out the right answers and let the world who is against us except the French decide which way to go.

My money is still on the rebels doing this to cause this stir.

sorry for the rant.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: bighambone, 9/6/2013 12:09:25 PM     (No. 9508546)

What a bunch of crap, opening the possibility that an undetermined number of American military people will be sent to die to secure a what would be a fraudulent legacy for the first black President.

Liberal Democrats like John Kerry and Barack Obama would never do that for G.W. Bush! Remember all they did for Bush was come up with a bogus slogan "Bush lied and people died" to undercut US military strategy during the time that combat operations were going on.

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