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    Re: Obama administration foreign policy... or lack thereof.

    We can probably combine two pplicy iniatives. Energy/Foreign Policy: All of the above except what will work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimzinsocal View Post
    We can probably combine two pplicy iniatives. Energy/Foreign Policy: All of the above except what will work.
    And we all know “All of the above” isn’t a policy, it’s an attempt to avoid criticism.
    "The most dangerous myth is the demagoguery that business can be made to pay a larger share, thus relieving the individual. Politicians preaching this are either deliberately dishonest, or economically illiterate, and either one should scare us...
    Only people pay taxes, and people pay as consumers every tax that is assessed against a business."


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    Been over 3 years since the SCOAMF took office and other than "restoring our reputation in the world" by the mere presence in the WH our foreign policy is a complete mess. Cankles might as well have stayed home with Bubba in their double wide. On "flexibility" and sellouts....

    Obama campaign's big blunder

    "The most dangerous myth is the demagoguery that business can be made to pay a larger share, thus relieving the individual. Politicians preaching this are either deliberately dishonest, or economically illiterate, and either one should scare us...
    Only people pay taxes, and people pay as consumers every tax that is assessed against a business."


    -The Gipper


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    Wow... gonna need a big f*cking reset button to get them jewbags in line after this exchange.


    The Other Hillary Still Just As Appalling


    As a fitting follow-up to Nina’s post on the U.S. government’s shocking indifference to the persecution of Christians by Muslims, let’s shift to something the Obama administration cares passionately about: the good will of Muslims who wear on their sleeves their hatred for Israel.

    In a story that’s gotten very little attention, involving a town hall meeting in Tunisia last weekend, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was asked how the U.S. could expect people in Muslim countries like Tunisia and Egypt to trust American politicians given that, during the U.S. election season, those politicians cozy up to their “enemy” (in context, an obvious reference to Israel) and “run towards the Zionist lobbies”).

    Mrs. Clinton responded that she thought this was “a fair question.” Really? And the answer to this fair question? Madame Secretary explained that these Muslims who regard Israel as their enemy should understand that “a lot of things are said in political campaigns that should not bear a lot of attention.”
    She also thought they’d find it comforting that President Obama “will be reelected president” and that if people in Tunisia and Egypt just “watch what President Obama says and does” they’ll realize they don’t need to worry.

    Appalling but, by now, not surprising. See CNS News, here, for video & transcript.
    "The most dangerous myth is the demagoguery that business can be made to pay a larger share, thus relieving the individual. Politicians preaching this are either deliberately dishonest, or economically illiterate, and either one should scare us...
    Only people pay taxes, and people pay as consumers every tax that is assessed against a business."


    -The Gipper


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    Re: Obama administration foreign policy... or lack thereof.

    Last edited by jimzinsocal; 04-15-2012 at 11:45 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimzinsocal View Post
    Comon Jim... remember the SCOAMF says:

    Quote Originally Posted by SCOAMF
    it’s easy to articulate a belligerent foreign policy based solely on unilateral military action, a policy that sounds tough and acts dumb; it’s harder to craft a foreign policy that’s tough and smart.
    Need to send Cankles out with a C-17 full of "reset" buttons. I mean according to bamma GWB's policies sounded dumb and acted tough. Apparently he decided that the inverse... a dumb policy full of empty threats, was the way to go. You remember "carrots-n-sticks".

    And yet with this "genius" carrots-n-stick "plan" and our reputation in the werld restored we still have Iran pursuing nukes.. NK launching missiles and the towlieban still fighting us. And apparently pissing off our allies like Israel in the ME ain't doing much to make them pallenstinians, Hamas & hezbollah luv us either. It's almost as if this new and improved/mo betta policy is an absolute failure. Except the MSM and bamma supporters here keep tellin us how much better off we are now than we were under that dumb guy Bush.

    "The most dangerous myth is the demagoguery that business can be made to pay a larger share, thus relieving the individual. Politicians preaching this are either deliberately dishonest, or economically illiterate, and either one should scare us...
    Only people pay taxes, and people pay as consumers every tax that is assessed against a business."


    -The Gipper


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    Moar leading from behind...

    White House Stunned By Argentine Oil Expropriation

    . . .
    Markets fell, world leaders denounced the violation of contracts and economically battered Spain rallied European Union support.

    But the U.S.? “We are following developments on this issue. We are not currently aware of any WTO complaints related to this issue,” the State Department said.

    Then, leading from behind after Spain vowed a “forceful” response, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tried to toughen up: “Having an open market is a preferable model. Models that include competition and market access have been the most successful around the world.”

    . . .
    Better go deep into that bucket of "reset" buttons Cankles. Perhaps you can offer up the Maldives Malvinas in trade.

    Derp..

    "The most dangerous myth is the demagoguery that business can be made to pay a larger share, thus relieving the individual. Politicians preaching this are either deliberately dishonest, or economically illiterate, and either one should scare us...
    Only people pay taxes, and people pay as consumers every tax that is assessed against a business."


    -The Gipper


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    Worth the read here by a good history guy

    http://www.nationalreview.com/articl...r-davis-hanson

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimzinsocal View Post
    If only Cankles had spelled "reset" correctly... then I'm sure it'd be all cool.

    "The most dangerous myth is the demagoguery that business can be made to pay a larger share, thus relieving the individual. Politicians preaching this are either deliberately dishonest, or economically illiterate, and either one should scare us...
    Only people pay taxes, and people pay as consumers every tax that is assessed against a business."


    -The Gipper


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    What a freaking idiot! They guy who spent the last week+ pimping his only success to death (OBL killing) now promises that ability away.

    Obama’s deal with Karzai bans raids on al-Qaida bases in Pakistan

    President Barack Obama has promised not to attack Pakistan-based al-Qaida leaders or fighters from bases inside Afghanistan.

    The surprising commitment effectively bars Obama and his successors from launching another nighttime helicopter raid like the one that that killed Osama bin Laden. That raid has proven to be Obama’s primary foreign-policy success because it killed bin Laden, scooped up much intelligence data and shocked Pakistan.

    Obama’s commitment will also end the use of secretive drone-attacks from Afghanistan. Those attacks have killed hundreds of al-Qaida leaders since the mid-2000s. They’ve also been very popular with U.S voters, and usually have had tacit Pakistan approval.

    The unadvertised provision is buried in the deal that Afghan president Hamid Karzai and Obama signed with much campaign-style fanfare May 1 in Kabul. It could provide a legal shield for Pakistani-based al-Qaida’s leaders, front-line fighters, terrorism-planners, allied terror-leaders, funders, terror bases and terror training-grounds.

    “The United States further pledges not to use Afghan territory or facilities as a launching point for attacks against other countries,” says the provision, found in paragraph 6b of the eight-page deal.

    The deal was signed on the one-year anniversary of the bin Laden raid.

    Prior to the 9/11 attacks, al-Qaida had a network of leaders and training centers in Afghanistan, from where they trained and dispatched the 19 terrorists who killed 2,996 Americans on Sept. 11, 2001. The remnant of that infrastructure is in Pakistan and Yemen following years of attacks by U.S. forces.

    Some U.S. officials — but not the U.S. government — say Pakistani government agencies fund, train and protect several militant Islamic extremist groups in Pakistan. For example, U.S. prosecutors say the November 2011 attacks on a hotel and a Jewish center in Mumbai, India, were prepared and directed from Pakistan. That attack killed 164 people.

    Even though Al-Qaida wants to overthrow the Afghan government, Karzai likely signed the safe harbor deal to minimize conflicts with neighboring Pakistan and Iran, said Elliot Cohen, a national-security professor at John Hopkins University’s D.C.-based school of advanced international studies.

    “Karzai probably asked [for the clause], perhaps at the behest of Pakistan,” Cohen said. But its inclusion “is baffling,” he said.

    Pakistan’s government vigorously objected to the May 2011 bin Laden raid.

    The raid embarrassed its military and intelligence agencies, both of which claimed not to know that bin Laden’s hideout was a short distance from their primary officer-training school.

    If Obama pushed for the clause, Karzai likely would not have objected, Cohen said. “We’ve made it clear we’re headed for the exits, so why [upset the neighbors],” he said.

    Media reports say that the U.S. agencies have also launched multiple secret short-range raids and strikes against terror bases on the Pakistani side of the Pakistan-Afghan border. Obama’s new deal would also presumably stop those short-range raids into Pakistan.

    Once Obama leaves power, U.S. lawyers may try to argue their way past the section. For example, they might argue that attack on a jihadi base in Pakistan is not an attack on the country, but an attack on jihadis.

    Also, the deal does not bar the United States from attacking jihadi targets in Pakistan with missiles launched from aircraft, ships or submarines in the Indian Ocean. However, those raids could be considered a more blatant violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty than secretive short-range raids launched from U.S. bases in the Afghan mountains.

    The May 1 deal is titled “Enduring Strategic Partnership Agreement Between the United States of America and the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.” Its main provision says U.S combat forces will leave Afghanistan by the end of 2014.

    However, the “enduring” part of the agreement is vague. It consists of a section that says the White House will ask Congress to send some aid to Afghanistan each year.

    The deal does allow a small force of U.S. commandos to stay in Afghanistan, at the approval of future Afghan governments. Karzai is slated to retire in 2014.

    Those remaining commando forces would be tasked to attacking al-Qaida groups inside Afghanistan.

    However, Obama and his deputies have indicated they would not necessarily oppose a role for al-Qaida’s main ally, the Taliban, in the Afghan government. If the Taliban is part of the Afghan government, it likely would veto any U.S. raids on al-Qaida in Afghanistan or in Pakistan.
    So what the f*ck did we get outta this deal other than our a$$es handed to us?

    "The most dangerous myth is the demagoguery that business can be made to pay a larger share, thus relieving the individual. Politicians preaching this are either deliberately dishonest, or economically illiterate, and either one should scare us...
    Only people pay taxes, and people pay as consumers every tax that is assessed against a business."


    -The Gipper


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    Our contribution to Syria's issues

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-0...f-adverbs.html

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    Putin to Mr. "Flex"... use that flexibility to go f*ck yourself...

    Putin opts out of G-8 summit, cancels meeting with Obama

    "The most dangerous myth is the demagoguery that business can be made to pay a larger share, thus relieving the individual. Politicians preaching this are either deliberately dishonest, or economically illiterate, and either one should scare us...
    Only people pay taxes, and people pay as consumers every tax that is assessed against a business."


    -The Gipper


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    Reset... but GWB's foreign policy was bad right? Tell me again what electing bamma has done to further our interests overseas.. cuz I ain't seeing nuthin' but a litany of failures.

    Clinton accuses Russia of arming Syria with attack helicopters

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    "The most dangerous myth is the demagoguery that business can be made to pay a larger share, thus relieving the individual. Politicians preaching this are either deliberately dishonest, or economically illiterate, and either one should scare us...
    Only people pay taxes, and people pay as consumers every tax that is assessed against a business."


    -The Gipper


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    Quote Originally Posted by AMDScooter View Post
    Reset... but GWB's foreign policy was bad right? Tell me again what electing bamma has done to further our interests overseas.. cuz I ain't seeing nuthin' but a litany of failures.

    Clinton accuses Russia of arming Syria with attack helicopters

    Krauthammer had some good points about all this. As he points out weve basically given in to Russia on several points with some being saved for after the election.

    http://www.nationalreview.com/corner...lure-noah-glyn

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