A key part of President Obama’s press conference in St. Petersburg last Friday went largely under the radar in the US media--his bizarre analogy between the crisis in Syria, and the London Blitz. [Snip] Those kinds of interventions, these kinds of actions are always unpopular, because they seem distant and removed. And I want to make sure I’m being clear. I’m not--I’m not drawing an analogy to World War II, other than to say when London was getting bombed, it was profoundly unpopular, both in Congress and around the country, to help the British.
Comments: He´ll be comparing himself to Churchill next.
He´s got to be kidding. This is nothing like WWII and the alphagoof knows it. He is really grasping at the teensiest of straws here. Problem is, there are people who would probably fall for it. He has been so unmanned by his own behavior on the world stage, it is getting pathetic.
Obama is having an FDR moment where a failed presidency was transformed by WWII. FDR´s socialist policies did nothing but deepen and prolong the depression and his successful legacy gave the progressive movement a foothold in every facet of our government. The entire industrialized world was decimated by the war and the US was the only country left standing. This bozo in the White House is going for the full monte. The Time magazine front cover of Obama with FDR´s hat and cigarette holder was too prophetic.
I haven´t seen or heard much from punch drunk Biden on all this.He´s usually Obama´s number one sap when it comes to him pushing the latest Obama blather.It was disturbing to see Robert Gates come out in favor of this.Maybe they have a file on him too.I´d like to hear Colin Powell´s take on it.Of course Powell will never live down the shame of the UN presentation.
When I heard Obama say this the other day,it sounded more like a jab at FDR for his foot dragging in WWII.I think FDR was afraid of the big media at the time was very anti-war.Forget bombing England,FDR was well aware of the internment camps way before the Japanese struck Pearl Harbour and that wasn´t enough.
Just like an episode of the Outer Limits,Obama will seize control of your TV remote so you´ll be forced to watch his pitch on this Tues,night. Couldn´t do it Monday because it would upset the NFL.
...in regards to #7, I wouldn´t be surprised if word hasn´t gone out to Hollywood for the scriptwriter of "Lincoln" to come up with some fresh material of Tuesday´s night speech, as to why he will take on congress and move forward with the bombing...
...he´s been playing from that playbook for some time now...
And he said that in Russia where the Russians hold their contributions to victory against the Nazis in the Second World War, or the Great Patriotic War as the Russians call it, as being sacred.
He has been getting away with revising history and knocking over straw men now for five years, as most of his constituency does not have a clue, along with the fact that the liberal US media gives him a pass every time.
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Ida Lil, 9/8/2013 4:22:45 AM (No. 9510899)
Actually #7 has to be a master of subtle tongue in check with this one. Can´t you just see Obe giving a dramatic speech to free the remaining poor black slaves to create a belly fire for attacking the Syrian.
General Berock MacBama just needs a big corncob pipe and of course as Commander In Chief, he can make himself a General and then award himself The Congressional Medal of Honor for his heroic single handed action in beginning and ending World War III.
If the War on Syria is World War II, then pro-Assad operatives who enter the US dressed as civilians to blow stuff up and their supporters are not terrorists but resistance fighters. These are harder to deal with than uniformed fighters or drones. The resistance fighters have on their side the propaganda view of blown up civilians and weeping relatives.
The Obamboozler is totally off the rails on this one and I think it may be an indication of the amount of pressure that is being applied by the Saudis to fight this for them as well as an indication of how much power they exert over Barry.
Barry did not learn American history as a child. He learned Islamic history. Which is precisely why he is so interested in multiple civil wars in the middle east and Africa. He believes he is in power "for such a time as this". Only an idiot would compare entering World War II to save an ally, with starting World War III to save an enemy.
Too late for president Daddy Warbucks the train has left the station. When bozo could have and should have done something he played golf and dithered. Now it´s too late and too dangerous. Besides he´s siding with our enemy and who would replace Assad if he topples? We have a cabal of communist Cub Scouts in Washington who are giving Mr. Warbucks some bad advice. Besides Daddy Warbucks ain´t no Lincoln or FDR.
While all this is taking attention, the Obama Administration has stealthily used "stimulus" money on the nation´s governors.. to put in place Common Core, a federal take-over to indoctrinate America´s children. Obamacare, with its already-appointed death panel will get rid of the elderly who know history, while Obamacore will brainwash the youth. Remember Hitler´s Youth Program that had students turning their parents in for criticizing government? This is the long-range threat -- call your legislators to get Common Core thrown out!
Obama never studied nor ever learned the most important lesson of WWII...there are real enemies trying to kill us and if you go to war, you don´t do it to send a message or save your credibility, you do it to kill them and keep killing them until they are all dead or the ones who are left don´t have the capacity or the will to continue. It´s called "winning."
While our President has been playing spades and golf all summer, Putin has been moving political and military pieces into place and is ready to run the board on Syria to what will certainly be a checkmate of President Obama.
The king piece sought by Putin is a bilateral Congressional rejection of Obama and subsequent stand down from Syrian intervention. This would be more than an extreme embarrassment for President Obama but would also collapse political support for him both domestically and overseas. Russia and its allied states Iran, Syria and soon possibly Egypt (a long-time Soviet ally in days past) would gain a vastly greater free hand to pursue their regional interests with little threat of a neutered Obama administration.
Like any good chess player, Putin is thinking four turns ahead of Obama who seems to not even know what game he is playing. The moves that Putin has made have every appearance of a man who has a very good read on his opponent, his weaknesses and technical ability, and he moves with utter confidence.
Don´t know much about history Don´t know much biology Don´t know much about a science book Don´t know much about the French I took Don´t know much about geography Don´t know much trigonometry Don´t know much about algebra Don´t know what a slide rule is for
Delusions of grandeur Professor Gardiner? Comparisons to Sir Winston, FDR and World War II?...Don´t you agree this has to be almost as bad as, say, a young, undocumented, Muslim foreign student and professional Marxist street agitator, with zero previous "real world" employment history/military service, thinking he possesses the necessary background and experience needed to effectively serve as President of The United States of America, Commander-In-Chief of our vast global forces and Leader of The Free World?
#5 , he´s not over-invested, he could care less about the middle east, or us for that matter. The only objective he has is next years election. He needs another crisis to distract; to cover up his scandals, so he´ll fabricate one. He´ll blame the GOP. Whatever it takes to fool the voting fools. He gets complete control of congress again and it´s curtains down and lights out.
Suppose South Africa, backed by Russia accused the U.S. of genocide by encouraging and financing abortion, mostly among the poor and minorities? Using women´s health as an alibi. They could furnish countless pictures and political speeches to prove these atrocities, since the decadent U.S. is proud of this policy. Then we deserve a "surgical" strike of abortion mills. Of course there would be unfortunate "collateral damage" of teen age victims who happened to be in the "clinics" at the time. Maybe that´s why the majority of people interviewed want us to butt out of the Mideast Obama and the libs have no excuse for righteous indignation.
#4, Hubby reminded me of BO as Ronald Reagan... that was an abomination and insult to President Reagan.
I´m wondering when Time will feature BO as George W. Bush?
#16, i wish i could have clicked the "Like" line on your comment ad infinitum...
#16, At first i thought you had written that FLOTUS ought to be ON the Front Lines.
As for FDR´s vacillation, his LeftWing was pretty much in the bag for the Soviets, at least from 1939 when Germany and the USSR signed the "NAZI-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact". Regular messages from Stalin were relayed by his agents nestled in the USA.
So, when Hitler turned on and invaded the USSR, the American Bolsheviks didn´t know what to do, because they had been agitating on the anti-war front. Thereafter, they got the orders to make an about-face, and were "all in" for crushing Hitler, et al.
The moral of the story (or one of them) is that the Left, and BO as its head, has no moral core. The End is all that matters. This is why Lefties get so confused and self-contradictory.
Meanwhile, Wednesday is one year after Benghazi 9/11... BO has made NO response to this atrocity, this act of war, except to lie. ...and EVERYONE in that part of the world remembers... and some of us here remember AND care.
#1 Pathetic little man and reference to Churchill . Obama was so quick to get rid of Churchills Bust which was given to the US people.I will be brief, there is so many reasons we should not bomb Syria. On Fox News every weekend they have Susan Estrich an ex MA political hack presently teaching left wing mush to the next generation in CA. She said we have to support Obama to maintain his credibility.The host just looked at her said nothing like a dried prune. Heavens forbid this occupant of the WH lost his credibilty evening of 9/11 , it´s going on a year and the american people still do not know what this fly boy was doing when 4 American citizens were being murdered. Also all the people who survived the Benghazi consulate raid are still gagged. Syrian rebels have occupied Christian villages and paraded nuns through the steets time out . Obama is siding with this unscrupalous bunch of terrorists.Time out .Use of gas in wartime should be banned and the law enforced by a National World Body to enforce the penalty.( Forget the UN.
Remember that obnoxious little kid in your neighborhood, way back when, who loved starting fights, or calling others names on the playground but who was incapable - himself - of fighting his way out of a paper bag?
But, remember too - he almost always had an older, bigger, tougher brother or friend who was a bully himself and was always somewhere close (or could be the next day or so), to protect his little brother and avenge whatever harm came to him, or was threatened- as a result of his misdeeds?. No matter what he did...his big bubba would take care of it, so everyone was rather intimidated and were careful not to make this obnoxious twit too mad, for fear of the dire consequences?
Summary: His ´blackness´ is Obama´s protective big bubba. So far, it´s served him well during his disastrous presidency.
Well, Obambie has to find an excuse to not leave office at the end of his term and declare himself pres for life, after all... why else would he need four billion (Yes with a B) pistol rounds of ammo and more rifle?
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