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The United States’ global
leadership has eroded

Washington Post, by Lawrence Summers

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Posted By:StormCnter, 7/7/2014 5:13:00 AM

Coaches know that there is nothing more dangerous for a sports team than retreating into passivity out of fear of making a mistake. Whether it is because of a desire to sit on a lead or because of nerves following a setback, failing to advance aggressively is almost always a strategic error. What is true in athletic competition is all too true in the life of nations. While imprudence is never good, excessive caution in the name of prudence or expediency can have grave consequences. A nation will never have more power or influence than it has ambition to shape the

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: pineledger, 7/7/2014 5:38:05 AM     (No. 9913422)

Coming from Larry Summers, this is a mouthful. The economic danger that Soetoro poses to the country are equally serious as the military and political.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Spidey, 7/7/2014 6:07:48 AM     (No. 9913431)

Obama´s supporters are always egging him onto "go big" and everytime he has he´s "failed big".No matter how hard you push and shove a hair brain scheme will always fail.It´s also impossible to run a successful country that´s totally void of conservatism.It´s not a matter of whether goes big if the base plan is bad,like the first Obamacare website.The ugly results from that are still pouring in.

Obama´s getting ready to turn riot gear police on honest citizens a couple weeks after releasing 5 Taliban masterminds.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: steveW, 7/7/2014 6:31:19 AM     (No. 9913442)

Mission Accomplished

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Reply 4 - Posted by: periwinkel, 7/7/2014 7:26:29 AM     (No. 9913484)

Larry Summers just noticed? Welcome to reality, Larry. Now what?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ocjim, 7/7/2014 9:13:40 AM     (No. 9913594)

As much as I´m inclined to blame everything wrong these days on obama, this Export-Import Bank issue is more complicated. The Charles Lane --- and he bears watching --- article linked to after this Summers OpEd delves more into the details of what Summers only calls ´´Congress´´, e.g. The Ex-Im Bank lost a BFF in Eric Cantor´s defeat, and some Tea Partiers call this Bank an example of ´´crony capitalism.´´

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