Insight - Obama and Syria: a trail of...

Insight - Obama and Syria: a trail of half-steps, mixed messages

There are 58 comments on the Reuters story from Jul 26, 2013, titled Insight - Obama and Syria: a trail of half-steps, mixed messages. In it, Reuters reports that:

As the Syrian civil war deepened and anti-government rebels struggled to unify their fractious forces, the White House early last year quietly convened an elite group of senior policymakers to advise President Barack Obama.

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Since: Nov 12

Marrickville, Australia

#2 Jul 27, 2013
Total BS the fact is the West had a hell of a lot of traction in the World two years ago that it doesn't have today.
Deficit Spending means the world picks up the bill for Western Welfare and now even Defence Spending.
It was always going to end two years ago , today its not even going to be slowed.
And there is the Jew Messiah Event that was always inevitable, according to all influential people who had it under control.
Little Jewey gets Jack sh*t.
North Korea gets the Event.
Take a sh*t Obama forget the bow.

“My Commander-in-Chi ef!”

Since: Jun 07

Obama got Osama!

#3 Jul 27, 2013
I will take a thoughtful President like Obama any day of the week over an idiot cowboy like Bush who wanted to attack everything guns a-blazing. These are complicated issues, and it takes a President with a brilliant mind to tackle itů all one has to do is look at the results of the hunt for Osama bin Laden to realize that after 7 years of an idiot in office it took just 2 years when we elected a President with a brain to run things.
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“I laugh at Robo Posters”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#5 Jul 27, 2013
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
I will take a thoughtful President like Obama any day of the week over an idiot cowboy like Bush who wanted to attack everything guns a-blazing. These are complicated issues, and it takes a President with a brilliant mind to tackle itů all one has to do is look at the results of the hunt for Osama bin Laden to realize that after 7 years of an idiot in office it took just 2 years when we elected a President with a brain to run things.
DOZENS KILLED IN CAIRO CLASHES, you can thank Obama for backing the brotherhood. One more decision one more mess.

UPDATE: Egypt's Mursi accused of murder and kidnapping...

If Obama actually does something it will always turn in to a clusterf-ck.

Since: Mar 08

Allentown, PA

#6 Jul 27, 2013
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
I will take a thoughtful President like Obama any day of the week over an idiot cowboy like Bush who wanted to attack everything guns a-blazing. These are complicated issues, and it takes a President with a brilliant mind to tackle itů all one has to do is look at the results of the hunt for Osama bin Laden to realize that after 7 years of an idiot in office it took just 2 years when we elected a President with a brain to run things.
I say, send in the Marines...starting with you!
ZeroSum

United States

#7 Jul 27, 2013
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
I will take a thoughtful President like Obama any day of the week over an idiot cowboy like Bush who wanted to attack everything guns a-blazing. These are complicated issues, and it takes a President with a brilliant mind to tackle itů all one has to do is look at the results of the hunt for Osama bin Laden to realize that after 7 years of an idiot in office it took just 2 years when we elected a President with a brain to run things.
Well you are about half way right. The issues in the world as well as in our own country ARE complicated and they DO need a president with a brilliant mind. I think you do a great job there of explaining why Obama is simply failing on so many fronts. We need a brilliant president but what we have is Obama and he simply isn't up to the job. We elect a president that has never been gainfully employed in a real job his entire life and wonder why he doesn't have the skills to make genuine improvements in unemployment. We elect someone with zero foreign policy experience and questionable domestic policy experience and wonder why our foreign policy is now the laughing stock of the world - one misstep after another. I haven't heard anyone say " What the country really needs now is a president who can make a good speech and blame anyone but himself". That is the extent of what Obama has to offer - nothing more. The country desperately needs a president with a brilliant mind I agree - maybe we can get one when Obama leaves office.

By the way - there is an "s" in Marine Corps chief - may want to look at that.
NSA

United States

#8 Jul 27, 2013
I hope that Snowden doesn't leak that half the CIA operatives working with the rebels are turning into fanatical jihadists themselves.

I'm afraid we'll be vetting them on their return, checking for jihad rabies and such. Pretty sure we'll have to go into vet overtime.
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Syrian

Waterford, CT

#10 Jul 27, 2013
Obama is too busy playing golf to concern himself about the Middle East!

Since: Nov 12

Wentworthville, Australia

#11 Jul 27, 2013
Speaking of letting enemies go 1000 of my comrades escaped from Benghazi Prison today.
The dictatorial regime Big Jewey (,Obama,) imposed on Libyans is a wealthy cumbucket for sh*it heads .
Soon there going to die.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#12 Jul 27, 2013
Eighthman wrote:
Half Baked.
Just like everything else Hussien does.
Half Baked.
He should do as Ronald Reagan did in 1984 when
he launched a bunch of air strikes against Gaddafi
in Libya to take him out. Didn't work.

Reagan: big words, small results.

We don't need more of that.
Latrine Corpse Pat

Halsey, OR

#13 Jul 27, 2013
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
I will take a thoughtful President like Obama any day of the week over an idiot cowboy like Bush who wanted to attack everything guns a-blazing. These are complicated issues, and it takes a President with a brilliant mind to tackle itů all one has to do is look at the results of the hunt for Osama bin Laden to realize that after 7 years of an idiot in office it took just 2 years when we elected a President with a brain to run things.
You seem obsessed with bin Laden, yet your professed brilliant
president needed years to locate him even with every military
instrument at his disposal?

I wish he had cared so much about Benghazi and not been asleep
while awaiting that all-important fundraiser in Las Vegas.

BTW, isn't it time to grow up and let Obama become a man and
forget about Bush?
history commons

United States

#14 Jul 27, 2013
Gary wrote:
<quoted text>
He should do as Ronald Reagan did in 1984 when
he launched a bunch of air strikes against Gaddafi
in Libya to take him out. Didn't work.
Reagan: big words, small results.
There were some pretty big results actually. Their name was Lockerbie.
history commons

United States

#15 Jul 27, 2013
Latrine Corpse Pat wrote:
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BTW, isn't it time to grow up and let Obama become a man and
forget about Bush?
What do you propose he do, stick his fist into another hornet's nest?
history commons

United States

#16 Jul 27, 2013
He could always send Madeleine Albright into the fray. She looks like Golda Meir, maybe that would scare Assad into giving up the reigns to al Qaeda.
history commons

United States

#17 Jul 27, 2013
Eighthman wrote:
Jihad Hussien Obama let's all of our worst enemies go that we capture anyway.
What's the point?
Well, if we invade Syria there are plenty more we can round up. Just stop calling them 'allies'.
Latrine Corpse Pat

Halsey, OR

#18 Jul 27, 2013
history commons wrote:
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What do you propose he do, stick his fist into another hornet's nest?
It is time that he stop his faux campaign tours, 100 million
dollar vacations, and learn how to negotiate with Congress.
He needs a remedial course in civics.

Hornet's nests? Lets see ... Libya, Egypt, Syria, Yemen,
Afghanistan, Pakistan, etc.
Angered American

Rochester, MN

#19 Jul 27, 2013
Eighthman wrote:
Half Baked.
Just like everything else Hussien does.
Half Baked.
President Barack Obama is worthless and useless
Syrian

Waterford, CT

#20 Jul 28, 2013
history commons wrote:
He could always send Madeleine Albright into the fray. She looks like Golda Meir, maybe that would scare Assad into giving up the reigns to al Qaeda.
LOL!!!
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Since: Nov 08

Paris

#22 Jul 28, 2013
Syrian wrote:
Obama is too busy playing golf to concern himself about the Middle East!
Scores killed as army launches offensive against Muslim Brotherhood...

Kerry: Egypt at 'pivotal moment' in history..., hope they pivot better than Obama does on jobs.
conservative crapola

Bethlehem, PA

#23 Jul 28, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>
2010 edition of boner: jobs are our number 1 priority.

since then.....not 1 created

..........crickets.

“I laugh at Robo Posters”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#24 Jul 28, 2013
conservative crapola wrote:
<quoted text>2010 edition of boner: jobs are our number 1 priority.

since then.....not 1 created

..........crickets.
Harry Reid's number one priority is blocking jobs bills from the house.

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