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Barack Obama a 'dithering, controlling, risk-averse' US president
The Telegraph ^ | 03/04/2013 | Peter Foster

Posted on 03/04/2013 6:46:54 PM PST by Beave Meister

The insider-account of the damaging divisions between the White House and the State Department comes as diplomats around the world wait to see if John Kerry, the new US secretary of state, can persuade Mr Obama to greater engagement on Syria, Egypt and the wider Middle East.

Vali Nasr, a university professor who was seconded in 2009 to work with Richard Holbrooke, Mr Obama's special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan, records his profound disillusion at how a "Berlin Wall" of domestic-focused advisers was erected to protect Mr Obama.

"The president had a truly disturbing habit of funnelling major foreign policy decisions through a small cabal of relatively inexperienced White House advisers whose turf was strictly politics," Mr Nasr writes in The Dispensable Nation: America Foreign policy in Retreat.

The book sets out in detail how Mr Holbrooke, appointed with great fanfare in 2009, was systematically cut out of decision making as both he and Hillary Clinton, the former secretary of state, tried to argue the merits of engaging with the Taliban and the dangers caused by the overuse of drones.

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KEYWORDS: admiralmullen; amateur; controlfreak; corruption; democrats; dispensablenation; dithering; drones; fraud; hillaryclinton; idiotinchief; islam; johnkerry; liberals; obama; richardholbrooke; statedepartment; thetelegraph; valinasr; whitehouse
Our President is a dithering idiot....
1 posted on 03/04/2013 6:47:01 PM PST by Beave Meister
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To: Beave Meister

2016 Dem primary struggle - Hillary v. John Effin’
Kerry.


2 posted on 03/04/2013 7:00:07 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Beave Meister; All

” - - - a truly disturbing habit of funnelling major foreign policy decisions through a small cabal of relatively inexperienced White House advisers whose turf was strictly politics - - - “

Is indicative of an incompetent buffoon.


3 posted on 03/04/2013 7:00:38 PM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Commune Obama"care" violates Anti-Trust Laws, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Beave Meister

S0r0$ is the organ grinder, 0bama is the monkey.


4 posted on 03/04/2013 7:01:57 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Graewoulf

I agree...nobama is dangerously incompetent and he is incomparable buffoon.


5 posted on 03/04/2013 7:05:18 PM PST by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: Army Air Corps

The Dem primary will be the big shootout.
I’d view the POTUS election as a lock for Dems, unless the inevitable economic implosion happens before 2016.
The big R challenge will be getting voters out for the state and Congress races.


6 posted on 03/04/2013 7:06:26 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: nascarnation

I also think that Villarigosa of LA will make a go of it in 2016.


7 posted on 03/04/2013 7:20:20 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: ogen hal

Will Rogers once said: “ The President is fairly representative of the people.”

If Ole Will had it right, then that does not say much for the supporters who voted for ex-Foreign Student, current Indonesian Citizen, Communist, B. Hussein Obama!


8 posted on 03/04/2013 8:00:28 PM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Commune Obama"care" violates Anti-Trust Laws, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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Who knew?


9 posted on 03/04/2013 8:22:07 PM PST by Sophia777
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To: Beave Meister
The president had a truly disturbing habit of ...

Enough said.

10 posted on 03/04/2013 8:45:35 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Beave Meister.
Vali Nasr, a university professor who was seconded in 2009 to work with Richard Holbrooke, Mr Obama's special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan, records his profound disillusion at how a "Berlin Wall" of domestic-focused advisers was erected to protect Mr Obama.
Wiki-waki-pedia entry on Vali Nasr


11 posted on 03/05/2013 4:23:44 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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