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Writing on the Wall
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez

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Posted By:Hazymac, 9/3/2014 11:36:10 PM

Much of today’s commentary revolves around the president’s inability to articulate a policy towards ISIS. The president was pressed in Estonia to outline his plans amid multiple crises, especially in the aftermath of Steven Sotloff’s decapitation. (Snip) When you lead from the front, you control the coalition. When you lead from behind, the coalition controls you. This indecision can be disguised under the pose of “sophistication” or “nuance,” where you claim to adapt your behavior to the “context”. But it is really a euphemism for spinelessness. When you’re not in charge, someone else is. Since Obama has declined to take

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It makes perfect sense that the Estonoid President would make a beeline to Estonia, even though he has no intentions of defending them, only of protesting when they are Putinized. What a bad man bare-chested Putin is! And what an anorchus dolt Obama is.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Maggie2u, 9/3/2014 11:50:50 PM     (No. 9992815)

Can you imagine the world-wide outrage if President Bush had made even the slightest veiled reference to our ´nuclear´ weapons anytime during his Presidency? And yet when Putin threatens with his, it´s ho-hum. Liberals are truly mentally defective.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: StuartL, 9/4/2014 12:36:49 AM     (No. 9992828)

Subtle, and altogether apt, OP.
(But please do spell the adjective "anorchous." :-))

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Melody, 9/4/2014 1:50:16 AM     (No. 9992842)

There was writing on the wall at one time that is recorded in the book of Daniel. In part it was interpreted as saying, ´´Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting.´´

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