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President Obama finally moves
against the “jayvee,” sort of

PowerLine, by Paul Mirengoff

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Posted By:Hazymac, 8/8/2014 12:26:25 PM

In an interview with the New Yorker’s David Remnick in January, President Obama dismissed ISIS as the “jayvee”: "The analogy we use around here sometimes, and I think is accurate, is if a jayvee team puts on Lakers uniforms that doesn’t make them Kobe Bryant." Yesterday, with much of Iraq now in the jayvee’s hands, Obama finally recognized it as enough of a threat to warrant the authorization of U.S. military action. Sort of: "To stop the advance on Irbil, I directed our military to take targeted strikes against ISIL terrorist convoys should they move towards the city." What is

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Mirengoff writes that Obama is "criminally inattentive." But America got her token president, didn´t she? Every time he ventures outside the White House, he should be deluged with calls for his resignation. His presidency just hasn´t worked out. If he had any soul, he´d quit, creep away, and disappear.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ru4us, 8/8/2014 12:33:48 PM     (No. 9958083)

Where is George W. Bush? If he has no wisdom for the Nation at this time, he is as worthless as many of us suspected.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: msjena, 8/8/2014 12:43:36 PM     (No. 9958097)

If Bush spoke out, it would just energize the haters who would demand that Obama do the opposite. O should be consulting Bush or some other adult privately, but I´m sure he is not.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: harper, 8/8/2014 12:58:09 PM     (No. 9958116)

Mr. Cynic says: too little, too late with ROEs
designed to minimize benefits to the civilized world and maximize dangers to the military.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Hazymac, 8/8/2014 12:59:33 PM     (No. 9958121)

I don´t agree with #1. George W. Bush, maligned, provoked, and slandered by his unpresidential successor for six long years, is doing the gentlemanly thing by staying out of the limelight and resisting the temptation to insert himself into international situations like the hapless Jimmy Carter whose foreign policy was almost as big a mess as Obama´s. Obama could do a lot worse than to ask W for some private advice. But he won´t. It would be an admission of defeat.

Sure, we´d all have a good laugh if W told us what he really thinks of Obama--it doesn´t take much imagination to know how he feels--utilizing appropriate sailor language. But in keeping silent, W is doing what practically every president before has done: non-interference. Let those who are still in government call Obama what he is: a cosmic loser who will be a cautionary tale to future generations.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Pearson365, 8/8/2014 1:30:52 PM     (No. 9958169)

Bush has made it very clear that he would not criticize his successor even though Obama has been critical of everything Bush for 8+´years. The real person missing is General Petraeus, who led the successful surge against the Sunni terrorists in 2006-08. Not a word has been heard from Petraeus even though everything his men died and sacrificed for in Iraq and Afghanistan has been tossed into Obama´s memory hole.

Does Obama have your tongue, O mercenary General Betrayus?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Th-Gr-Sil-Majority, 8/8/2014 2:58:05 PM     (No. 9958273)

...can´t see why Bush or Petraeus get drawn into the subject of the failures Barry continues to make on the world´s stage...

...the "smartest guy in the room" has built on his own, the failures we are witnessing around the world. He wants all the perks and none of the responsibility...

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