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Obama: U.S. doesn’t ‘have a
strategy yet’ to comprehensively
respond to Islamic State

Washington Post, by Karen DeYoung

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 8/28/2014 10:00:35 PM

Amid conflicting congressional demands, impatient Arab allies, and public concern that he will do too much or too little, President Obama made bluntly clear Thursday why he has not yet implemented a comprehensive U.S. response to the Islamist insurgency that is rapidly spreading across the Middle East. “We don’t have a strategy yet,” Obama said, in response to questions about when he is prepared to begin military action in Syria, and, if not, why not? Rarely has a president spoken so plainly. “I don’t want to put the cart before the horse,” he said. The suggestion that “we’re about to

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Dreadnought, 8/28/2014 10:03:57 PM     (No. 9985252)

It´s not the conflicting demands. He has a fund raising strategy. He has a golfing strategy. He has a Keystone Pipeline strategy. He has a worldwide environmental command and control strategy. He has an immigration strategy. He has a fundamental American transformation strategy.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 8/28/2014 10:06:27 PM     (No. 9985253)

He has had 4 years to figure it out, as he was advised that long ago of the group. He was not interested in the JV, only the Varsity.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: smcchk, 8/28/2014 10:09:28 PM     (No. 9985255)

Every Obama voter should have to serve in the military or their child should under this man. They wanted him; they should get the full effect.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: ruready?, 8/28/2014 10:15:24 PM     (No. 9985261)

Both parties have leaders without strategies.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Yorkiemom, 8/28/2014 10:23:28 PM     (No. 9985269)

It must be Bush´s fault.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Muguy, 8/28/2014 10:27:09 PM     (No. 9985275)

Hard to believe that the military advisers in his intelligence briefings haven´t been giving him reports on this.....

Oh, wait! MSLSD hasn´t been giving him his briefings while he has been away...

He has a golf bag and he isn´t afraid to use it!

s/off

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Reply 7 - Posted by: xcenturion, 8/28/2014 10:28:26 PM     (No. 9985277)

Here´s a strategy Zippy. When we find them, kill them. Simple enough?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: synchronicity, 8/28/2014 10:44:03 PM     (No. 9985293)

Seeing that no one in his party, the Republican party nor anyone in the Executive, Legislative, Judiciary or MSM cares to step up to the plate to do what it will take to save this nation and expound a sane way forward, we will continue on the bike path of Obama´s choice - he on permanent vacation in his mom jeans and helmeted against a crash at 1 mph while the rest of the world is bludgeoned and brutalized. While he is obviously clueless and could care less about anything other than who wins in basketball, football, racial matters or in the clash of Islam with the modern world (his apologetics on race and religion are 100% one way), the nation that gave him this power to destroy at will is more concerned about being called names than the call of duty. When the City on the Hill´s leader is intent on relieving his bladder on the light that conceived and created this country, the only beacon of its kind in the history of mankind, we are well and truly entering some form of end times.

PS - His "no strategy" is a strategy whether he understands this consciously or unconsciously. The only strategy he ever had, or will have, is CYA no matter who is hurt or how many die as a consequence.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: rytwng, 8/28/2014 11:05:13 PM     (No. 9985309)

Resident Omakesmewannavomit does have a strategy, he is one of them.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: dmjr, 8/28/2014 11:18:03 PM     (No. 9985319)

25th Amendment, Section 4 time is now upon us. GOP should try going to Biden and have him oblige.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Veritas2009, 8/29/2014 12:46:17 AM     (No. 9985377)

Liberal/Democrat in search of "Substitute for Victory" Jubilation T. Cornpone reincarnated!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: hdgalley, 8/29/2014 12:18:22 PM     (No. 9986006)

and obama will never have a strategy because he is one of them... he has shone that ever since he was elected in Illinois, years ago.


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