Obama's visit to Southeast Asia gives newly re-elected US president chance to build legacy

Nov 17, 2012 Full story: The Washington Post 40

For President Barack Obama, expanding U.S. influence in Asia is more than just countering China or opening up new markets to American businesses.

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Dearborn, MI

#1 Nov 17, 2012
Puerto Rico 51st State
Philippines 52nd State

Democrats reign FOREVER. LOL

“The Commander-in-Chi ef”

Since: Jun 07

Always bet on Black

#2 Nov 17, 2012
It just makes me so happy to see President Obama representing us around the world for another 4 years… we won big and elections have consequences so the best consequence is see these right-wingers suffering through the next 4 years…

THERE IS A GOD, LOL!
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#4 Nov 17, 2012
Legacy? Well, at least it won't be for lying this country into an unnecessary war costing 4500 lives and two+ trillions dollars.
Dane Thorsen

Long Beach, CA

#5 Nov 17, 2012
Now we know the whole "fiscal cliff" thing doesn't matter. If it did what kind of Loser in Chief would fly off to a meaningless Third World Tour and ignore his responsibility to the American people?
Unreal

New London, CT

#6 Nov 17, 2012
Shake hands with the Chinese, Walmart needs new products! To Hell with the Middle East!

Since: Dec 07

Athens, TX

#7 Nov 17, 2012
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
It just makes me so happy to see President Obama representing us around the world for another 4 years… we won big and elections have consequences so the best consequence is see these right-wingers suffering through the next 4 years…
THERE IS A GOD, LOL!
Is that the same God causing the massive layoffs that began after the election??

18,500 laid off yesterday? Apparently, you and him really don't give a shit, do you? They're the ones suffering, phoney.

Since: Dec 07

Athens, TX

#8 Nov 17, 2012
Gary wrote:
Legacy? Well, at least it won't be for lying this country into an unnecessary war costing 4500 lives and two+ trillions dollars.
Nobama's legacy 1st four years..........nothing. Jobs failures, green energy failures, middle east failures and extension of Bush programs that kept the nation from getting into a deeper recession.

His legacy next four years, business shutting down, prices going up, and layoffs abundant.

Brilliant.
conservative crapola

Allentown, PA

#9 Nov 17, 2012
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
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Nobama's legacy 1st four years..........nothing. Jobs failures, green energy failures, middle east failures and extension of Bush programs that kept the nation from getting into a deeper recession.
His legacy next four years, business shutting down, prices going up, and layoffs abundant.
Brilliant.
After predicting a rugby Presidency and failing, you should've learned your lesson about dabbling in the future. Next time, try it with nancy raygun's astrologer, first.

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Hmmm

New London, CT

#10 Nov 17, 2012
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
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Is that the same God causing the massive layoffs that began after the election??
18,500 laid off yesterday? Apparently, you and him really don't give a shit, do you? They're the ones suffering, phoney.
It's the same one that asked the Democrats to create Welfare, Food Stamps, Medicaid, and Section 8 housing for the poor!

“Obama Shames the USA”

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#11 Nov 17, 2012
Legacy? His legacy is and always will be Benghazi. Who are they trying to kid. First ambassador dead since 1979? That kind of sticks on your resume bub.
conservative crapola

Bethlehem, PA

#12 Nov 17, 2012
Ninthman wrote:
Yawn..........
radiofreeamerica

Tarpon Springs, FL

#13 Nov 17, 2012
How about suffocating debt for future generations.
conservative crapola

Bethlehem, PA

#14 Nov 17, 2012
radiofreeamerica wrote:
How about suffocating debt for future generations.
Wanna start by targeting the cost of flubya's phoney war first?
Liberal Crapola

Rio Rancho, NM

#15 Nov 17, 2012
conservative crapola wrote:
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Wanna start by targeting the cost of flubya's phoney war first?
I love Christmas lights! They remind me of..... "the DUMMIES who voted for Obama......." They all hang together; half of them don't work, and the ones that do, aren't all that bright!
Liberal Crapola

Rio Rancho, NM

#16 Nov 17, 2012
conservative crapola wrote:
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After predicting a rugby Presidency and failing, you should've learned your lesson about dabbling in the future. Next time, try it with nancy raygun's astrologer, first.
hahahahahahahahaha
Thanks to this idiot, we are entering the end of our democracy. It is well known that democracies die when more than half of the population is on the public dole, and start voting themselves benefits without working for them. We are at 47% who don't pay taxes like this clown, but do vote themselves all the benefits they can think of. The Hollywood Crowd and Main Stream Media (MSLSD, ABC, NBC, CBS) who helped Obama get elected twice think it's great! Let them be the first give up most of their money for their cause! So, where do we go from here. Usually, post democratic societies fall into socialism, a dictatorship and or fascism. A good example of this is Senate Majority leader Harry Reid. Reid wants to stop any and all opposition. Really?? That's exactly what socialist and dictatorships do! Either way, our world is changing: more taxes, more government control of our economy, less economic freedom, more taxes, and less choice in medical and other areas of our lives. Our economy starts looking more like Europe ( Greece, Spain, Portugal, and Italy). We will no longer have the financial strength to afford things like a strong military, a space program and good medical care and I could go on and on. You can move somewhere else, but most of the world is in the same or worse condition. Regardless of what happens, half of the population who voted for the status quo are going to get what they deserve. Unfortunately, the rest of us may have to suffer because of their ignorance!
Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery."
-- Winston Churchill
Liberal Crapola

Rio Rancho, NM

#17 Nov 17, 2012
Gary wrote:
Legacy? Well, at least it won't be for lying this country into an unnecessary war costing 4500 lives and two+ trillions dollars.
dissensions, wars, divisions, hates ... around the world??? hey Dumbazz! Afghanistan was training terrorists responsible for murdering almost 4,000 American LIVES on 9/11. What are you saying clown?? That we should have just stuck our heads in the sand and cried our little eyes out?? Not hardly!! You may sit back and take it in the rear but most Americans were for taking out terrorist training camps responsible for 4,000 American Deaths!! Stop the ignorant nonsense!! Iraq's Saddam Hussein created a far greater humanitarian nightmare than Libya. "The Butcher of Baghdad" slaughtered, at minimum, hundreds of thousands of Iraqis -- far more people than were killed in Bosnia and Kosovo, where President Clinton ordered military force for humanitarian reasons. Yet, when weapons hunters found no stockpiles of WMD in Iraq, the dwindling number of pro-war Democrats turned against the war never mind the sickening sight of thousands of Iraqis found in shallow graves.
That Saddam possessed stockpiles of WMD, having used chemical weapons on the Iranians and his own people, was not in dispute. All 16 U.S. intelligences agencies thought so "with the highest probability." France, the United Kingdom, Russia, Egypt, Jordan, China, Israel and even Saddam's own generals assumed Iraq possessed WMD. Even U.N. weapons inspector and Iraq War critic Hans Blix thought Saddam likely possessed these weapons. As Blix admitted at a 2004 University of Berkeley forum:' I'm not here to have gut feelings. But yes, in December 2002 (three months before the invasion) I thought Saddam had weapons of mass destruction." The non-unilateralist Nobel Peace Prize laureate Obama, unlike Bush, sought no congressional war resolution. Obama, therefore, ordered military action against Libya "unilaterally" -- without the congressional approval that he once argued the Constitution demanded.

As Obama further explained in his December 2007 statement, "In instances of self-defense, the President would be within his constitutional authority to act before advising Congress or seeking its consent." So a president, according to Obama, does not need congressional authority -- provided the action involves "self-defense" or "stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation."

What is the "actual or imminent threat" to America posed by Libya?
Ritter served from 1991 to 1998 as a United Nations weapons inspector in Iraq in the United Nations Special Commission (UNSCOM), which was charged with finding and destroying all weapons of mass destruction and WMD-related manufacturing capabilities in Iraq. He was chief inspector in fourteen of the more than thirty inspection missions in which he participated.

In January 1998, his inspection team in Iraq was blocked from some weapons sites by Iraqi officials stating that information obtained from these sites would be used for future planning of attacks. UN Inspectors were ordered out of Iraq by the United States Government, shortly before Operation Desert Fox attacks began in December 1998, using information which had been gathered for the purpose of disarmament to identify targets which would reduce Iraq's ability to wage both conventional and possibly unconventional warfare. UN Weapons Inspectors were thereafter denied access to Iraq. He spoke on the Public Broadcasting Service show. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Ritter

Liberal Crapola

Rio Rancho, NM

#19 Nov 17, 2012
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
It just makes me so happy to see President Obama representing us around the world for another 4 years… we won big and elections have consequences so the best consequence is see these right-wingers suffering through the next 4 years…
THERE IS A GOD, LOL!
I love Christmas lights! They remind me of..... "the DUMMIES who voted for Obama......." They all hang together; half of them don't work, and the ones that do, aren't all that bright!
Liberal Crapola

Rio Rancho, NM

#20 Nov 17, 2012
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
It just makes me so happy to see President Obama representing us around the world for another 4 years… we won big and elections have consequences so the best consequence is see these right-wingers suffering through the next 4 years…
THERE IS A GOD, LOL!
You were not in the marine Corp!! They don't allow in clowns that stupid!!
conservative crapola

Bethlehem, PA

#21 Nov 17, 2012
Liberal Crapola wrote:
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Here schnoz, dry your tears and clean out your snot locker...

kleenex.com

hahahahahahahahaha
Liberal Crapola

Rio Rancho, NM

#22 Nov 17, 2012
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
It just makes me so happy to see President Obama representing us around the world for another 4 years… we won big and elections have consequences so the best consequence is see these right-wingers suffering through the next 4 years…
THERE IS A GOD, LOL!
It wasn't a landslide dummy!

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