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Self-Inflicted Damage
Washington Post Writers Group, by David Ignatius

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Posted By:garnet, 5/7/2014 9:54:39 AM

WASHINGTON -- It´s painful watching the YouTube video of President Obama in Manila last week talking about hitting singles and doubles in foreign policy. Everything he says is measured, and most of it is correct. But he acts as if he´s talking to a rational world, as opposed to one inhabited by leaders such as Russia´s Vladimir Putin. In the realm of power politics, American presidents don´t get points for being right but for being (or appearing) strong. Presidents either say they´re going to knock the ball out of the park, or they say nothing. The intangible factors of strength and

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ledwith, 5/7/2014 10:08:55 AM     (No. 9839537)

Apologist balderdash, cloaked in uber gentle criticism of he who must not be criticized. But, balderdash defined.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Grampstosix, 5/7/2014 10:14:39 AM     (No. 9839542)

According to the article most of what Obama says is correct.Really? I´d say that most of what he says is a lie.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: eoddad, 5/7/2014 10:21:34 AM     (No. 9839550)

Hey Dave he´s your fool.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: qr4j, 5/7/2014 11:05:33 AM     (No. 9839625)

Most of what Obama says is correct? When he´s reading a dictionary, maybe.

How can anyone NOT hear the sucking sound from this major suck-up to Obama?! Seriously! It is like listening to the sound effects of a cartoon on TV. Except it´s not funny.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: krause, 5/7/2014 11:24:44 AM     (No. 9839651)

His foreign policy is to be a Monday morning quarterback.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Carolina Kat, 5/7/2014 11:26:50 AM     (No. 9839654)

If Ignatius thinks it´s painful now, give it a few days. When the truth comes out on Benghazi, it´s going to get downright ugly.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: farmwife, 5/7/2014 12:28:14 PM     (No. 9839779)

This is insane. The messes Obama has made are not his fault because the world just isn´t as rational as he is? Really?

He is the only president who has had to deal with the world as it really is instead of how he thinks it should be? These people never cease to amaze me at how far they are willing to stretch to praise ´the Won´.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: paglia guy, 5/7/2014 2:44:32 PM     (No. 9839952)

The knee-pad store in DC has a line out the door.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 5/7/2014 4:47:55 PM     (No. 9840153)

This is another in the category of articles where Obama is just too good for the world, like the one where David Remnick says Obama is disappointed with the world.

Baloney.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 5/7/2014 5:41:29 PM     (No. 9840216)

Truly pathetic. BO is not wrong, it´s just that the world is so screwed up with people like Putin! Benghazi problems are all about too much messaging and not enough action.

My God David. Four people were murdered, including a US ambassador, by a group that BO said was in decline. The problem is that BO´s policies are stupid and weak. He has NO CLUE of how to function on the world stage. That should not be a surprise since, with the exception of running for office, BO has shown no ability to function on the domestic stage either.

Then after letting these murders happen, BO & HRC whipped up a cover up to protect themselves from the outcome of failed policies and pathetic administration of their offices. The embassy needed more security and was denied it. There was no effort made to assist. The US is a Can Do! nation. BO´s slogan was "Yes we can!" but in this case he couldn´t be bothered to even come down to the situation room.

And now, David, a BO quisling, suggests that BO needs to "do something". Guess what David? It´s too late and one thing that BO has proved time and time again is that he has NO ability to lead. The world knows this and is laughing at him, Jon Carry, you David, and us as a country.

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