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Foreign policy crises intrude
on Obama vacations

Associated Press, by Julie Pace

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Posted By:JoniTx, 8/11/2014 5:30:28 PM

CHILMARK, Mass.— Foreign policy crises have a way of intruding on President Barack Obama´s Martha´s Vineyard vacations. Obama´s last three summer sojourns to this Massachusetts island have coincided with tumult primarily in the Middle East and North Africa, as well as elsewhere around the world. In 2011, the president´s golf outings and beach time were interrupted by briefings and calls to foreign leaders as opposition fighters in Libya gained against the government of Moammar Gadhafi. After skipping vacation while running for re-election in 2012, Obama returned to Martha´s Vineyard in 2013 for a trip that coincided with the Egyptian military´s

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: grahamcracker, 8/11/2014 5:41:37 PM     (No. 9961950)

Does this mean that since he conducted "official business" we are paying for the whole damned vacay?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: eoddad, 8/11/2014 5:43:26 PM     (No. 9961955)

Hope Obama doesn´t get "Buried Alive" from all the work.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: P51DMustang, 8/11/2014 5:53:35 PM     (No. 9961971)

O´Bumbler ceased to be relevant a very long time ago. Best to encourage him to stay on vacation, best practice for his pitiful current workload.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Pearson365, 8/11/2014 5:55:38 PM     (No. 9961974)

Dear Julie Pace - isn´t it enough that Obama always, repeat, always calls on you first at his press conferences. And, as your reward, you get to ask a preapproved question that has little relevance to anything but permits Obama to waste 10 minutes with an equally irrelevant, meadering answer? Now you have to write an obsequious column on how multiple foreign crisies that have been deepening for months are daring to intrude on yet another of Obama´s lengthy vacations? Perhaps Obama should have listened to his own 2008 advice that presidents shouldn´t take vacations. Please, stop. Stick with being an occasional an equally vapid replacement for Juan Williams on FNC.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: hoopsfan, 8/11/2014 5:58:51 PM     (No. 9961976)

Julie, a couple reasons why this might not be a coincidence:

1. Obama takes excessive vacation time
2. Obama is such a weak, clueless leader that foreign policy crises happen more often.



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Reply 6 - Posted by: MMC, 8/11/2014 6:10:56 PM     (No. 9961989)

400 campaign stops
180 rounds of golf

And the reporter is worried about his work infringing on vacation time?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Whamdbambam, 8/11/2014 6:21:08 PM     (No. 9961999)

It´s not an "intrusion" when you´re always on vaycay.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Ben Around, 8/11/2014 6:40:17 PM     (No. 9962017)

Poor widdle barry. Notice he has been looking very ragged lately? Looks like the all night gay sex and drug parties are beginning to take a toll on him.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Malia2012, 8/11/2014 6:57:03 PM     (No. 9962032)

Hey Julie! Your new monogrammed knee pads are on the way! Thanks for your "support". B.O.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Udanja99, 8/11/2014 7:06:10 PM     (No. 9962045)

Maybe if he weren´t so feckless and juvenile and didn´t ruin everything he touches, this wouldn´t happen. But he´s completely to blame - it was his decision to bail out on Iraq.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: farmwife, 8/11/2014 7:16:05 PM     (No. 9962060)

I´m remembering how many sad articles that were written when world crises were ´intruding´ on George Bush´s vacations. right. none.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Penney, 8/11/2014 7:20:04 PM     (No. 9962066)

The lsm is again showing its bias when most reports like today´s begin with the events of the day, ´´intrude,´´ on poor 0bama´s vacations. -Happens every time.

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