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Welcome to the White
House´s Nightmare

National Journal, by James Oliphant

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Posted By:garnet, 6/20/2014 9:17:27 AM

Of all the things to rise up and bedevil President Obama again, Iraq seemed to be low on the list. But now the White House must live with the reality that, almost three years after the war was declared over, American blood could be spilled anew in a conflict that could readily escalate. Obama´s announcement that up to 300 military advisers would be sent to Iraq marks a brutal moment in a brutal stretch for this presidency, one that threatens to indelibly stain not only his foreign policy record but his legacy as well. This was a man who, as a candidate

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: StormCnter, 6/20/2014 9:24:32 AM     (No. 9893296)

Welcome to our world, Mr. President. We are in an ongoing nightmare.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: strike3, 6/20/2014 9:30:06 AM     (No. 9893301)

"the world has reached up and pulled the once-soaring avatar of change crashing earthward"

We all know the story of Icarus and how his ego brought him plunging to Earth in a ball of fire. Obama didn´t even get up there on his own wings but that will not soften his fall.

The sad part is that this amateur idealist has no significant legacy or foreign policy to stain. He´s just an itinerant kenyan golfer bumbling his way through a job for which he was highly unqualified.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Truth Czar, 6/20/2014 9:45:35 AM     (No. 9893318)

The first Forrest Gump president...

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Reply 4 - Posted by: IowaDad, 6/20/2014 9:51:49 AM     (No. 9893331)

It´s not the White House that´s having nightmares. It´s the rest of us.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 6/20/2014 9:52:31 AM     (No. 9893333)

Er, no. A domestic ´crisis´ is 9/11, a hurricane or an outbreak of disease.

A CONSPIRACY and/or a SCANDAL are volitional acts by an administration and/or a government that infringe on the rights of citizens and interfere with the workings of a constitutional republic.

Judges implementing so-called gay marriage, revoking trademarks, opening the borders, targeting conservatives´ free speech, blocking pipeline expansion and energy exploration, and kneecapping coal production and power plants, to name a few, are not ´crises´ because they were not problems until Obama and his ilk deliberately set the wheels in motion.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: MattMusson, 6/20/2014 9:53:03 AM     (No. 9893334)

Obama´s plan was to be out of office before his chickens came home to roost. But 5 years in - it´s all falling apart. And, he has to deal with his own @$@#%.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Marzon, 6/20/2014 12:56:39 PM     (No. 9893636)

I wonder if has now joined the rest of us in wishing Romney had won in 2012.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: chriseh, 6/22/2014 12:03:38 PM     (No. 9895613)

The White House´s Nightmare! I doubt it, when did the WH care about America.


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Reply 9 - Posted by: shamus, 6/22/2014 12:36:40 PM     (No. 9895645)

The White House´s nightmare is having Obama occupy it.

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