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Barack Obama’s reverse Midas touch
Toronto Sun (CAN), by Tarek Fatah

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Posted By:Scottyboy, 1/14/2014 7:36:37 PM

Only U.S. President Barack Obama could manage to pull off such colossal American failures in foreign policy. It’s as if the man has the reverse Midas touch. In fairness, it’s easy for countries to be jealous of America and detest its accomplishments. However, to earn the wrath of both sides in every conflict requires a special skill. Obama has that.(snip)But all of America’s blunders in diplomacy pale when compared to how it has managed to make an adversary out of a natural ally— India. As if it was not enough that Washington was funding India’s archenemy, Pakistan, with billions of dollars in military hardware,

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Barack Obama’s reverse Midas touch
Toronto Sun (CAN), by Tarek Fatah    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 1/14/2014 7:36:37 PM     Post Reply
Only U.S. President Barack Obama could manage to pull off such colossal American failures in foreign policy. It’s as if the man has the reverse Midas touch. In fairness, it’s easy for countries to be jealous of America and detest its accomplishments. However, to earn the wrath of both sides in every conflict requires a special skill. Obama has that.(snip)But all of America’s blunders in diplomacy pale when compared to how it has managed to make an adversary out of a natural ally— India. As if it was not enough that Washington was funding India’s archenemy, Pakistan, with billions of dollars in military hardware,

   

 

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