Barack Obama, our next President

Barack Obama, our next President

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"The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep," Obama cautioned. Young and charismatic but with little experience on the national level, Obama smashed through racial barriers and easily defeated ...

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Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1195185 Sep 1, 2014
ByREBECCA KAPLANCBS NEWSSeptember 1, 2014, 5:29 AM
Obama's delay on ISIS strategy leads to strange bedfellows
Politicians and pundits on the right initially rallied around the idea that the U.S. needs to be more aggressive militarily in Iraq and Syria to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), which is wreaking havoc there.
But in the wake of President Obama's remark last week that "we don't have a strategy yet," there's a new twist: some with Republican ties are suggesting his deliberative approach to forming an ISIS strategy may have some validity to it.
"I do think it's important that...we not treat them as though they are 10-feet tall," the Washington Institute's Michael Singh said on CBS News' "Face the Nation" Sunday in response to a question about whether there's been an overestimation of ISIS' direct threat to the U.S.
"This is a threat that if we have the will, if we decide to do it, I think we can address," added Singh, whose background includes a stint at the National Security Council under President George W. Bush.
The success of U.S. airstrikes in helping to recapture the Mosul Dam and a besieged Shiite Turkmen town from ISIS help "demonstrate that this is a group with vulnerabilities if we do get that right strategy together to take it on," Singh said.
Offering a voice of caution, and breaking from many of his GOP colleagues, is Rep. Tom Cole, R-Oklahoma, who said Sunday there's "way too much emphasis on acting now and doing something immediately instead of being smart about what we do."
Despite the complaints over the president's remarks, Cole said on ABC that the basic strategy was already in place: air power, special operators, building alliances on the ground, and supplying and equipping the Iraqis and Syrians who share U.S. goals.
"Those things are there. They're tougher in Syria than they are in Iraq. We don't have any preexisting relationships there. But I think at the end, look, I think there's a consensus that we are going to do things," he said.
James Jeffrey, who was a deputy national security adviser to President George W. Bush and an Ambassador to Iraq under Obama, echoed the idea that the president's plan to carry out airstrikes against ISIS announced in June does constitute a strategy, and said that Mr. Obama was carrying it out "not too badly."
"The problem that we have is that we have a president who does not understand that saying we do not have a strategy sends chills down the spine of everybody in the world," he said.
Jeffrey was critical of Democrats who say the U.S. should wait until there are solid coalitions in place, arguing that will only happen with robust U.S. action.
"If we don't lead and really lead hard, we're not going to get a coalition," he said. "What we have to do is get on with the work and when we do get on with the work it starts working for us."
Juan Zarate, CBS News's senior national security analyst, said that ISIS "isn't a group of invincibles that can't be defeated or repelled if we have the right strategy and approach - along with our allies who are willing to fight."
But in another example that party lines are beginning to disintegrate on both sides of the ISIS debate, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California, bucked many of her fellow Democrats when she said that Mr. Obama needs a much more aggressive response to ISIS, without hesitation, agreeing with an op-ed by two of the Senate's most vocal hawks, Republicans John McCain of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina.
"I think I've learned one thing about this president, and that is he's very cautious -- maybe in this instance too cautious," Feinstein said on NBC's "Meet the Press." "There is good reason for people to come together now and begin to approach this as the very real threat that it in fact is."
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#1195186 Sep 1, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Cole is absolutely correct....
the US should focus on destroying ISIS, without regard to picking winners or losers in the Syrian civil war......
if the objective is to overthrow Assad, then the US should stay out....
replacing Assad with ISIS would be the worst possible outcome....
and there is no other realistic alternative.....
Oh. So now with the benefit of 20/20 hindsight reich wingers want to be involved.

What a bunch of useless, tail dragging, backward looking assessments....
Patrick

United States

#1195187 Sep 1, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
and outstanding medical benefits....
for being a checkout clerk in a store with few customers....
mooching off the system still nobama ... are you a federal check out clerk at a military post?
45% of Libertarians have government jobs... LOL
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1195188 Sep 1, 2014
Teaman wrote:
<quoted text>
Watch this drive.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =TCm9788Tb5gXX
much better form than Obama....

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1195189 Sep 1, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
right....radical Muslims would never try a terrorist attack in the US.....
and would never ask the American black Muslim ISIS fighters in Syria to return to the US to carry out an attack...
particularly when the government goes out of its way to avoid any surveillance of Muslims....
This has nothing to do with the potential of ISIS to attack the U.S.- it has to do with the Judicial Watch lie that ISIS is in Mexico which is a statement without any basis in fact.
Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1195190 Sep 1, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
to black freeloaders like Sonic, the Holocaust was no big deal either......
jus' gimme yo' treasure fo' my welfare.....
So the racist pig Galt proves once again that his idea of the ultimate insult is to call another a black person. What a lowlife loser.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1195191 Sep 1, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
We are Iraq's patsy. Iraq has requested aid from the USA but not Britain.
Britain has announced that they have "DECIDED TO RULE OUT DEFINITELY SENDING COMBAT GROUND TROOPS TO IRAQ" despite the threat of ISIS to THEIR continent but would "consider joining US air strikes against ISIS" if only the Iraqi government would request their help.
"The defence secretary, Michael Fallon, has said as he confirmed that Britain is keeping open the option of joining US air strikes against Islamic State (Isis) forces.
Fallon, who pointed out that the RAF has transported arms to Kurdish forces fighting jihadists from Isis, said Britain welcomed the US air strikes and said ministers would consider any request from the Iraqi government to join in further action.
The British government has decided to rule out definitively sending combat ground troops to Iraq, a position ministers are making clear in public. But they are leaving the door open to joining air strikes against Isis forces by saying they have no plans to do so at the moment and have not received a request to do so."
http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/aug/...
not surprising, given that the US is the dominant power in the world and nobody knows which side Obama is on....

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Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1195192 Sep 1, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh boy, is that more West Virginia logic???? The king of Bull shit himself has spoken. Soo you see someone else as infringing on your God given rights Mr. Deist? When if ever will we witness any of that self morality and reason that you as a professed Deist supposedly possess? Common sense tells me that if you don't live the life of a Deist then you aren't one. You are a phony Flack you always have been and always will be.
You don't even know what a Deist is moran! Go learn something for a change and quit being so friggin' stupid!!!! You are in a tie with your other nitwit YEAH for dumbest poster on the thread!!!!
Patrick

United States

#1195193 Sep 1, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
to black freeloaders like Sonic, the Holocaust was no big deal either......
jus' gimme yo' treasure fo' my welfare.....
"federal check out clerk " may give you some time to post, few customers provides , you say... your job is safe Figured you would be in the 45% of libertarians.
Moocher nobama ...say it ain't so
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1195194 Sep 1, 2014
ddt wrote:
Major Hasan who killed so many of our military?
Obama looks at incidents like Major Hassan as ordinary crimes and not terrorist attacks....
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#1195195 Sep 1, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
Bush gave up golf because he was no good at it. Claiming it had something to do with supporting our soldiers was a convenient political opportunity. If he really wanted to make a meaningful gesture, he should have given up mountain bike riding...something he actually enjoyed.
He then backslid on his promise playing golf several times.

Obama's golf is a non-issue created by right wing media and bloggers. He's the first POTUS who truly enjoys golf since Ike

“Peace on Earth”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#1195196 Sep 1, 2014
Teaman wrote:
<quoted text>
Watch this drive.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =TCm9788Tb5gXX
LOL. The really funny thing about that video is...it was made during the Iraq war. Guess WMD's weren't the only thing he lied about.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1195197 Sep 1, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
never speak too soon when living on the edge of disaster....
I believe it's coming sooner than later. It scares me no end that these libtards see no danger in letting just anybody stroll across the border. A question! If they can safely bring hundreds of pounds of pot into this country on the backs of mules(humans) what else could they bring into the country???

Not to mention the boats and submarines!!!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#1195198 Sep 1, 2014
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard predicted the central bank will raise interest rates starting in the first quarter of 2015, sooner than most of his colleagues think, as unemployment falls and inflation quickens.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#1195199 Sep 1, 2014
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>He then backslid on his promise playing golf several times.
Obama's golf is a non-issue created by right wing media and bloggers. He's the first POTUS who truly enjoys golf since Ike
lol! No different than the reich wing teleprompter 'complaint.'
TSM

El Paso, TX

#1195200 Sep 1, 2014
Biden to Detroit:'Don't give up'!! Don’t you all love it, Joe… Detroit the prodigy of ‘Liberalism’ not only is Unions driving business out but residents are packing up and leaving and its Bankrupted!! Joe… The lesson we should take away from Detroit is… Liberalism Destroys!!
Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1195201 Sep 1, 2014
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Oh. So now with the benefit of 20/20 hindsight reich wingers want to be involved.
What a bunch of useless, tail dragging, backward looking assessments....
Kinda amazing that the Pugs have all of the answers now and were totally blind for eight years.
Grey Ghost

Bumpass, VA

#1195202 Sep 1, 2014
TSM wrote:
Biden to Detroit:'Don't give up'!! Don’t you all love it, Joe… Detroit the prodigy of ‘Liberalism’ not only is Unions driving business out but residents are packing up and leaving and its Bankrupted!! Joe… The lesson we should take away from Detroit is… Liberalism Destroys!!
That would be the Texas idiots version.

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Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#1195203 Sep 1, 2014
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>He then backslid on his promise playing golf several times.
Obama's golf is a non-issue created by right wing media and bloggers. He's the first POTUS who truly enjoys golf since Ike
BULLSHIT!!!

We asked SI Golf Group staffer to rank the top 10 golfing presidents based on their skill, passion and contribution to the game. Since no one was that familiar with President Taft's short game, we limited the poll to presidents since FDR. Here's our top 10..

1. Dwight D. Eisenhower
2. George H.W. Bush
3. Bill Clinton
4. John F. Kennedy
5. Barack Obama
6. Gerald Ford
7. Franklin D. Roosevelt
8. George W. Bush
9. Richard M. Nixon
10. Ronald Reagan

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1195204 Sep 1, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text> I believe it's coming sooner than later. It scares me no end that these libtards see no danger in letting just anybody stroll across the border. A question! If they can safely bring hundreds of pounds of pot into this country on the backs of mules(humans) what else could they bring into the country???
Not to mention the boats and submarines!!!
you should hide deep down in your bunker...don't gnaw on your stored food too loudly, the commies, er...islamist will get you!

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