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To fix foreign policy mistakes,
President Obama must first admit them

Washington Post, by Jackson Diehl

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Posted By:Judy W., 8/16/2014 5:26:11 AM

“What I just find interesting is the degree to which this issue keeps on coming up, as if this was my decision.” These words, marrying petulance and implausibility, were spoken by President Obama when he was asked, shortly after the beginning of U.S. airstrikes in Iraq, whether he regretted withdrawing all U.S. troops from the country during his first term.“That entire analysis is bogus and is wrong,” was his startling answer. That Obama is somehow not responsible for the Iraq pullout would be news to anyone who remembers his announcement of it, when he bragged of fulfilling his “promise” to end

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Obama has become so dangerous to America that liberals like this WaPo editorial writer and Hillary Clinton are alarmed. I have thought for a while that since impeachment is impossible, only Democrats can save us, if there are some with a shred of sanity and honor.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: strike3, 8/16/2014 5:36:52 AM     (No. 9967847)

The WaPo keeps giving President Putz advice like he actually understands what is going on and he has the ability to fix what he has destroyed. Face it, he doesn´t know and he doesn´t care. He won and America lost.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: knarfski, 8/16/2014 7:09:32 AM     (No. 9967898)

It could be that Mr. Obama is not able to evaluate his own actions (deficiencies in self evaluation to the point of pathology). The task would then be to figure how to deal with a man so constrained.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: M2, 8/16/2014 8:02:09 AM     (No. 9967956)

Do these people ever stop bashing Bush? It seems to be a reflexive jerk that every time an Obama failure is mentioned, someone else mentions Bush´s shortcoming. Get over it already.

What’s most disturbing about Obama’s outburst, however, is what it says about his willingness, with 2?1 / 2 years left in his term, to recognize his foreign policy mistakes and endeavor to correct them.

It´s not simply foreign policy mistakes he cannot admit. It´s all his mistakes on every issue he has tackled, starting with TARP, "shovel-ready jobs", Solyndra, GM, cash for clunkers, giving the Churchill bust back to Britain and giving the Queen CDs of his speeches, bowing to Muslim heads of State, Obamacare, energy policies, the IRS, the TSA, the NSA, Benghazi, the HHS, Susan Rice, immigration, race-relations, the DOJ.....need I go on?

Everything he touches, not simply foreign policy, turns to cah-cah and the WaPo is only now seeing this?

Obama will not admit mistakes and Diehl is playing Sisyphus by asking him to.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: janylou, 8/16/2014 8:05:24 AM     (No. 9967959)

When does a dictator ever listen to his advisers? When does a dictator ever admit mistakes?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Udanja99, 8/16/2014 8:09:03 AM     (No. 9967966)

Maybe because, to him, they aren´t mistakes. He and Valjar must be fist bumping on an hourly basis at all of their successes.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: a man over thirty, 8/16/2014 8:46:45 AM     (No. 9968005)

If you have a strong stomach read the comments under the column in the WaPo.
There are a lot of Lois Lerners in D.C.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: chicodon, 8/16/2014 8:57:33 AM     (No. 9968028)

They aren´t mistakes to him. Our first clue should have been his purging of high ranking military officers. Obama´s MO is to install his own people at top positions. Funny, but that was Saddam´s MO too. Unfortunately for us, that means that none of them are actually qualified for the posts they hold. Jeh Johnson, Holder, Susan Rice, Hagel, Brennan, Kerry et al.? He says jump and they ask how high.

Or is it really Obama? Someone wants this chaos on all fronts to happen. I can´t get around Soros´ point man Podesta now having an office in the White House.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: congar, 8/16/2014 9:05:14 AM     (No. 9968041)

What can you do with a delusional egomaniac like Captain Zero with paramount power? I don’t know, but a net might be useful.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino, 8/16/2014 9:46:30 AM     (No. 9968079)

Just about every political pundit - - right-wing or left-wing - - including Mr. Diehl - - makes the same glaring mistake.

Namely - - they start with the premise that Stinky wants to defeat islamist terrorism and establish peace and tranquility in the mideast with western values.

But we on this board understand the truth - - that Stinky is on the side of the islamists - - and he wants nothing more than the defeat of western civilization and the establishment of an islamic caliphate.

When you filter the news the way we do - - it all makes sense. But delusional pundits like Mr. Diehl are always baffled - - because they don´t understand what´s really going on.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: MDConservative, 8/16/2014 10:50:31 AM     (No. 9968165)

The pundits and the public have a "Leader of the Free World" model of Presidential behavior in foreign policy that was more or less true since WWII ended. It is rooted in decades of bi-partisan anti-Communism. That model no longer holds true. We have no common "national interest" as the core of our foreign policy these days. Nothing of consensus principle to rally around. Even the 9/11 events are contentious. It´s all about domestic policy these days anyways, and how to split up the trillions whizzed away annually.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: steveW, 8/16/2014 1:20:26 PM     (No. 9968312)

It´s not a "mistake" when you make something worse on purpose. It´s not a "mistake" when the same thing would be done by any other Democrat. With their unambiguous, undeniable record of always doing the wrong thing, how can anyone possibly believe Democrats merely make "mistakes"?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: T-Bubba, 8/16/2014 2:13:05 PM     (No. 9968364)

Our President Boko Obola has gone viral--and the world has been infected.

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