As Mideast talks open, Obama plays hands-off role

Jul 30, 2013 Full story: Newsday 9

The first Middle East peace talks in years are underway a few blocks from the White House, but President Barack Obama is conspicuously keeping his distance.

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Dane Thorsen


#6 Jul 30, 2013
The "Hands Off President" is doing the right thing by flying around demonizing others rather than starting to actually Do His Job. No one is surprised. No one expects much of him except divisive speeches in prescreen audiences who adore him on Q.

“Open your eyes”

Since: Sep 09

Central Florida

#7 Jul 30, 2013
LOL! Hands-off role.

That is the biggest amount of bullshit ever right there.

Publicly he may be hands off, but, as we have come to learn with our government. They are never hands off.

What happened on Friday afternoon? While the media was focused on the Royal Leeching aka the Royal Birth? I bet nobody knows.

Well this is what happened. While everyone was watching the disgusting display of hereditary succession, Obama signed an executive order. The EO essentially gives the Palestinian Authority $500M of our money. Yours and Mine.

Now the EO bypassed a law passed by Congress that banned monetary contributions to the Palestinian Authority.

So for the idiots in media who think that government is hands off. STFU and sit down. No more of your bullshit lies.

And the problem is that the people fall for this crap.
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serfs up

Ormond Beach, FL

#9 Jul 30, 2013
conservative crapola wrote:
5 years into this historic 2-term Presidency and the frightwing rubes are more batshit crazy than ever.
That is why we are going tohelp you bring America to its knees. Learned this from black folks with agendas. Now it will be us all involved.
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Dan Salazar


#12 Jul 30, 2013
Come on people. Americans voted to commit National Suicide last November. Everything is intended to go downhill from here. It's a "progressive" thing.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#13 Jul 30, 2013
Oh please, yet ANOTHER round of "peace talks" in the Mideast?

Does anyone really expect the results of this round to be any different than the last 50 "peace talks"?

They're all insane with religion, and have been for thousands of years.
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Hamilton, Canada

#15 Jul 30, 2013
Obama just needs to say "I killed Bin Laden" and everything will be OK. Benghazi and other stories don't matter.

Columbus, OH

#16 Jul 30, 2013
Exactly...Obama had nothing to do with the State Department failing to protect the Benghazi Consulate, but he had EVERYTHING to do with authorizing bin Laden's termination.

That counts for a LITTLE more.

How many times were U.S. diplomatic facilities attacked under Bush, you ask?

Glad to tell you:

January 22, 2002. Calcutta, India. Gunmen associated with Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islami attack the U.S. Consulate. Five people are killed.

June 14, 2002. Karachi, Pakistan. Suicide bomber connected with al Qaeda attacks the U.S. Consulate, killing 12 and injuring 51.

October 12, 2002. Denpasar, Indonesia. U.S. diplomatic offices bombed as part of a string of "Bali Bombings." No fatalities.

February 28, 2003. Islamabad, Pakistan. Several gunmen fire upon the U.S. Embassy. Two people are killed.

May 12, 2003. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Armed al Qaeda terrorists storm the diplomatic compound, killing 36 people including nine Americans. The assailants committed suicide by detonating a truck bomb.

etc. etc.

Remember those? The far right doesn't, either...and guess what? There were no huge outcries by the rightie media or demands that the President or Sec'y of State be removed or impeached.

That's hypocrisy, folks! ;)

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#17 Jul 30, 2013
Obama's 'hands off' leadership style has certainly worked for the DOJ and the IRS. Now that he is, for all practical purposes, a lame duck president, there is no sense in changing now.
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Far Away

Anchorage, AK

#19 Aug 1, 2013
Why should Øbama go getting all hands on now when he can have a nap or go golfing and learn about in on the news like everything else.

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