Obama's Foreign Policy a Failure

Obama's Foreign Policy a Failure

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#1 Aug 26, 2013
WASHINGTON -- Nearly five years into his presidency, Barack Obama confronts a world far different from what he envisioned when he first took office. U.S. influence is declining in the Middle East as violence and instability rock Arab countries. An ambitious attempt to reset U.S. relations with Russia faltered and failed. Even in Obama-friendly Europe, there's deep skepticism about Washington's government surveillance programs.

In some cases, the current climate has been driven by factors outside the White House's control. But missteps by the president also are to blame, say foreign policy analysts, including some who worked for the Obama administration.

Among them: miscalculating the fallout from the Arab Spring uprisings, publicly setting unrealistic expectations for improved ties with Russia and a reactive decision-making process that can leave the White House appearing to veer from crisis to crisis without a broader strategy.

Rosa Brooks, a former Defense Department official who left the administration in 2011, said that while the shrinking U.S. leverage overseas predates the current president, "Obama has sometimes equated `we have no leverage' with there's no point to really doing anything'."

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#2 Aug 26, 2013
Hey FFS! I'm waiting. Waiting for you to call the Huffington Post a "nutter blog"!

Even YOUR left wing nutter blogs are turning on your anointed one! Wassup with that?

Typical Liberal Coward.

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#4 Aug 26, 2013
The weapons of mass destruction used by Syria are the WMDs Saddam Hussein hid there!

I agree. I would not lift one finger to help any of those Syrians. Not our problem.
GUMPNF

Niagara Falls, NY

#5 Aug 26, 2013
Just stay at home

let them fight their own problems.

We had enough of war that cant be won

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#8 Aug 26, 2013
Lacrosse Coachh wrote:
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So, you admit that Dick Cheney invaded the wrong country?
They should have invaded Saudi Arabia and Pakistan.

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#12 Aug 26, 2013
Lacrosse Coachh wrote:
Of course Rush Limbaugh supported the invasion of Afghanistan to ensure the free flow of opium to feed his pain killer addiction
I don't listen to Rush. But I know the U.S. allows the natives to grow the poppies because it's their only cash crop.

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#14 Aug 26, 2013
Lacrosse Coachh wrote:
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And guess where it's eventually sold
You know opium is not grown in some field out in Brant
Heroin, cocaine, and much of the marihuana sold in the U.S. comes from outside our borders.

The DEA is not doing their job and the border security forces needs to be beefed up tremendously.

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#15 Aug 26, 2013
Back to the Syria chemical attacks.

I know what response this clown in Washington will have. He will launch a few cruise missiles, a la Bill Clinton in '98, which will be based on old intelligence. But hopefully he'll hit some actual enemy positions instead of some aspirin factory this time.

He doesn't have the balls to do much more than that militarily.

If it was me I wouldn't do crap. Let those ragheads solve their own problems.

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