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The Alleged Leader of the Free World
National Review Online, by Rich Lowry

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Posted By:Toledo, 7/22/2014 7:59:22 AM

President Barack Obama must have missed his calling as head of the National Transportation Safety Board. In the wake of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, Obama has been the nation’s forensic-investigator-in-chief. He has summoned all the moral authority of his office to call for the professional handling of the wreckage. President Ronald Reagan famously implored the Soviets to “tear down this wall.” President Obama’s injunction is, “Investigate this crash.” Or as he put it rousingly in his statement on Ukraine from the South Lawn Monday, “I’ve sent teams; other countries have sent teams.” If transportation-disaster assistance specialists strike fear

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 7/22/2014 9:01:16 AM     (No. 9934989)

Obama´s actions only seem to be designed to fend off some of his critics. He just wants the issue to go away, and hope that Putin doesn´t nibble off Ukraine during his 15-day Martha´s Vineyard slumber.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: MattMusson, 7/22/2014 9:10:19 AM     (No. 9935004)

Liberals hated it when America was leader of the Free World and the world´s policeman.

So, they are turning the USA into the world´s Social Worker.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 7/22/2014 10:20:49 AM     (No. 9935147)

He has missed his calling as President of the U>S>, in my opinion. With the support of the Nation in 2008 , he COULD have been one of our greatest Presidents, but he took the low road.
In my opinion, he is the least Patriotic man ever to be our President.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: grace1798, 7/22/2014 11:48:26 AM     (No. 9935346)

Putin just told Obama in no uncertain words to BUTT OUT!

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