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Barack Obama is proving an embarrassing amateur on the world stage compared to George W. Bush
The Telegraph ^ | 8/30/2013 | Nile Gardiner

Posted on 08/31/2013 5:29:28 PM PDT by SMCC1

In addition, and most importantly, George W. Bush was a conviction president on foreign policy matters, driven by a clear sense of the national interest. President Bush emphatically made his case to the American people and to the world, explaining why he believed the use of force was necessary, and dozens of countries decided to follow him. In the case of Barack Obama, whose foreign policy has been weak-kneed, confused and strategically incoherent, the president hasn’t effectively made the case for military intervention in Syria, and has made no serious effort to cultivate support both at home and abroad. President Bush may not have been greatly loved on the world stage, but he was respected by America’s allies, and feared by his enemies. In marked contrast, Obama hasn’t generated a lot of respect abroad, and he certainly isn’t feared."

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1 posted on 08/31/2013 5:29:28 PM PDT by SMCC1
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The only thing that fears Obama are worms on the golf course.


2 posted on 08/31/2013 5:32:44 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: SMCC1

The only thing that fears Obama are worms on the golf course.


3 posted on 08/31/2013 5:32:45 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: SMCC1

The only Attacks Obama can make are on the American people


4 posted on 08/31/2013 5:34:05 PM PDT by molson209 (Hillary Clinton)
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5 posted on 08/31/2013 5:34:16 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: SMCC1

We have Pee Wee Herman as our President. The people who elected him think that chairs can talk.


6 posted on 08/31/2013 5:35:42 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: SMCC1

“because I said so” isn’t a really good argument.


7 posted on 08/31/2013 5:36:52 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: SMCC1
I guess we have an answer now...


8 posted on 08/31/2013 5:39:46 PM PDT by BwanaNdege ("Life is short. It's even shorter if you suggest going out for pizza on your anniversary" Peter Egan)
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To: SMCC1

Didn’t mean to post this under the News section. Mods can move if need be.


9 posted on 08/31/2013 5:41:53 PM PDT by SMCC1
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To: SMCC1

OH NOOOOOOOOOOOOEZ


10 posted on 08/31/2013 5:43:53 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: SMCC1
Though he was no Reagan, and surely not without fault, W is a patriot and respected the nation and the office he held.

Compared to our current monkey boy usurper, he was practically Churchillian.

Not to mention being an actual MAN, contraposed to the henpecked faggot Øboyma . . .

11 posted on 08/31/2013 5:44:21 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: tomkat

DO NOT call pRes_ _ent Obama-the-Undocumented Moslem Tyrant
a “monkey boy”.

DO NOT.

It is unfair to monkeys.


12 posted on 08/31/2013 5:45:46 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: BwanaNdege

Obama isn’t even worth throwing a shoe at!


13 posted on 08/31/2013 5:46:16 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Diogenesis

Was about to whip out my attack keyboard .. but then LOL !


14 posted on 08/31/2013 5:50:49 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: SMCC1
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3061117/posts
15 posted on 08/31/2013 5:50:51 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Don't assume Shahanshah Obama will allow another election.)
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To: SMCC1

Did we expect anything else from the community organizer? He had zero accomplishments as a state or US senator. This is par for the course.


16 posted on 08/31/2013 5:50:55 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Diogenesis

That picture of President Obama so reminds me of all those picture of then Presidential candidate John Kerry (remember him going sailboarding and riding expensive bicycles?)?


17 posted on 08/31/2013 5:53:37 PM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: Diogenesis

I sure wish she was in the cat bird seat


18 posted on 08/31/2013 5:53:55 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: blueunicorn6
We have Pee Wee Herman as our President

You STILL think he is trying to do a good job as President and protect the interests of the United States????

Well, then, I can see why you think he's incompetent.

19 posted on 08/31/2013 5:54:19 PM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: SMCC1

What did anyone expect from a community-organizer?

He’s had a lifetime of treatment like Chris ‘Mr. Tingle’ Matthews gives him, at least in America, whether it was in high school playing basketball and representing the choom gang, in college in California, university in New York at Columbia, editor at Harvard Law, or in Chicago.

It has to have ‘affirmative’ in the title because it’s meant to distract that it’s rarely that, if at all. I thought the horror of having this clown in our White House would be enough to wake America up, as having Dinkins in Gracie Mansion woke many New Yorkers up. But that only took one term in New York.

We now have the ultimate ‘affirmative action’ hire, who also happens to be a lame duck for a few more years unless impeached and removed. And to mix metaphors, and to borrow from the Russians, the effect resulting from the situation we’ve given him is like a monkey with a hand-grenade. Enjoy the show. Have faith that whatever he destroys, we can build it again.


20 posted on 08/31/2013 5:54:29 PM PDT by OldNewYork (Biden '13. Impeach now.)
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To: BwanaNdege

I have this pic in my office at work..drives the Libs nuts!!!

Oh God how I miss Bush!!
(3, 2, 1 ...here comes the FR anti Bush mavens!)


21 posted on 08/31/2013 5:56:22 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: SMCC1
Heck, he's proving to be an embarrassing amateur on the world stage compared to even Jimmah Carter and most others suffering from advanced dementia for that matter.
22 posted on 08/31/2013 5:58:19 PM PDT by Colorado Doug (Now I know how the Indians felt to be sold out for a few beads and trinkets)
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What makes the author think it’s naivite and incompetence, rather than deliberate actions? Nobody can be this incompetent — he has advisors.

In every action he takes, radical Muslims come out ahead and the US is worse.

As Sherlock Holmes said (paraphrased): When you eliminate all possibilities except one, that one, however improbable, must be the truth.


23 posted on 08/31/2013 5:58:42 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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a) the title is about twice as long as it needs to be

b) anyone with an ounce of sense came to this conclusion at least four years ago


24 posted on 08/31/2013 5:58:56 PM PDT by Stosh
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To: SMCC1
I don't know what Mr. Gardiner's view was prior to Obamalamadingdong's election(s), but I will say this: the oh-so-progressive Euro-weenies begged us to put this fraud in the White House, all the while that true Americans tried to tell them otherwise. So any complaints they have now, they can suck up with some raw eggs. Europe, you got what YOU wanted, now STFU!
25 posted on 08/31/2013 6:02:44 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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“Like a monkey playing with a hand grenade”- Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin

You’ll note the lack of screams from the leftist mainstream media over this obviously racist remark.

Can you just imagine the 24/7 TV outrage we’d be treated to had a Republicanm said that???


26 posted on 08/31/2013 6:06:41 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: Jim Noble
You STILL think he is trying to do a good job as President and protect the interests of the United States???? Well, then, I can see why you think he's incompetent.

Just because he hates America and is trying his best to destroy it doesn't mean that he is competent. What kind of fool stages the same bogus chemical weapons attacks, time after time as a casus belli for war, only to be slapped down and exposed each time. Still, the incompetent boob has managed, with the support of the media, to do great damage to America. On the bright side, he is the laughing stock of the entire world.

27 posted on 08/31/2013 6:07:34 PM PDT by Colorado Doug (Now I know how the Indians felt to be sold out for a few beads and trinkets)
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To: SMCC1

Obama knows what he’s doing. The idiots in the Western leadership and media have yet to figure out that he’s a Muslim and radical aiding and abetting the jihadists and leftists in their cause to bring the Great Satan (US) and little Satan (Israel) down. They have been too busy licking his stinky toes.


28 posted on 08/31/2013 6:08:41 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: RayChuang88

The best Kerry picture was the NRA ad with Kerry’s head on a poodle’s body with the caption “That dog won’t hunt.” I almost peed my pants when I saw that one!


29 posted on 08/31/2013 6:09:13 PM PDT by Freestate316 (Know what you believe and why you believe it.)
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To: SMCC1

Methinks there are few situations more dangerous than a tyrant exposed as a coward - with weapons at his disposal...


30 posted on 08/31/2013 6:09:20 PM PDT by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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To: SMCC1

What does anyone expect.?

He was elected because he made a legible speech at a Convention. The speech was written and he read it.

Then he was elected President.


31 posted on 08/31/2013 6:22:01 PM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: RayChuang88

His body language is a dead giveaway of his pansy self

32 posted on 08/31/2013 6:23:24 PM PDT by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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I haven’t read the article, but the premise is way off base, Obama and his fascist minions are doing exactly what they intended to do and are succeeding every step of the way.

It saddens me that so many continue to underestimate Obama and his horde of thug fascists.


33 posted on 08/31/2013 6:39:39 PM PDT by stockpirate (American taxpayer's are: New World Order slaves for the collective.)
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Bush would have gotten us involved in Syria’s Civil War if he were still around.

The McCain-Graham squad cheerleading for intervention is the George W. Bush squad.

Let Allah Take Care Of It applies to the RINO’s of the Bush variety as well.


34 posted on 08/31/2013 6:49:20 PM PDT by Nextrush (BALANCED BUDGET NOW, PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN,CHANGE I BELIEVE IN)
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To: RayChuang88
and this one


35 posted on 08/31/2013 6:59:47 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: SMCC1

He has been an embarrassment from Day ONE.


36 posted on 08/31/2013 6:59:56 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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He has been an embarrassment from Day ONE.

Maybe so. but did you know he isa historic embarrassment?

He is the first black embarrassment the US has ever had

37 posted on 08/31/2013 7:04:29 PM PDT by woofie
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To: BwanaNdege

I don’t miss RINO leadership that gave us two more no-win Vietnam style wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.


38 posted on 08/31/2013 7:05:17 PM PDT by Nextrush (BALANCED BUDGET NOW, PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN,CHANGE I BELIEVE IN)
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To: SMCC1

Obama proved to the world that he is a joke...and I pray that our enemies will not take advantage of this foolish weakling.


39 posted on 08/31/2013 7:05:24 PM PDT by ari-freedom (Obama is the biggest joke. But I can't laugh.)
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To: RayChuang88


The Inner Barack!





40 posted on 08/31/2013 7:06:00 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team / al-Kilab Division)
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To: blueunicorn6

We have Pee Wee Herman as our President. The people who elected him think that chairs can talk.
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So true. One difference thou, Pee Wee was funny and joking around - Obama is a joke and he doesn’t know it.


41 posted on 08/31/2013 7:07:01 PM PDT by Ms Mable
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To: SMCC1
"President Bush may not have been greatly loved on the world stage, but he was respected by America’s allies, and feared by his enemies. In marked contrast, Obama hasn’t generated a lot of respect abroad, and he certainly isn’t feared."

You excerpted the last paragraph of the article, and it is a zinger. Our current president is neither respected nor feared abroad. He is only feared by his own citizens.

42 posted on 08/31/2013 7:14:26 PM PDT by Always A Marine
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To: fhayek

0bama made a swift divot on Syria today...


43 posted on 08/31/2013 7:15:01 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: ari-freedom

“Obama proved to the world that he is a joke...and I pray that our enemies will not take advantage of this foolish weakling.”

Bolton said last night that Obama believes our strength in the world is the cause of the problems and that a weaker US will lead to peace. A weaker US is Obama’s comfort zone. He said we will have to wait 1200 days for a real president and then reclaim our proper place in the world.

I agree. We have never has such a weak president and I think our enemies will take advantaged of us. I also worry what Obama will try next considering how the world is laughing at him right now. He’ll want to save face, but that’s never going to happen now.


44 posted on 08/31/2013 7:17:04 PM PDT by 1035rep
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To: SMCC1

He believes he was is loved by the world that no matter what happens, he’ll still be loved. And he’s probably right about his loyal retarded American voters. Then when it’s time for him to leave, they’ll all jump on Hillary’s wagon.


45 posted on 08/31/2013 7:24:24 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (When you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil.)
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To: Puppage

Think of all the people who said Palin wasn’t qualified to be president then voted for purple lips that whistle.


46 posted on 08/31/2013 7:26:05 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (When you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil.)
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To: VerySadAmerican

“But....but...see how good we are because we elected a black man.”


47 posted on 08/31/2013 7:26:42 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: fhayek
that and law abiding American citizens...
48 posted on 08/31/2013 7:28:37 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: VerySadAmerican

“He believes he was is loved by the world that no matter what happens, he’ll still be loved.”

He believes that because he’s narcissistic. He got a rude awakening this week. Now he’s just a laughingstock.


49 posted on 08/31/2013 7:28:46 PM PDT by 1035rep
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To: VerySadAmerican

I sell the things you need to be
I’m the smiling face on your tv
I’m the Cult of Personality
I exploit you still you love me
I’m the Cult of Personality

I tell you one and one makes three
I’m the Cult of Personality
Like Joseph Stalin and Ghandi
I’m the Cult of Personality

Neon lights, a Nobel prize
The mirror speaks, his reflection lies
You don’t have to follow me
Only you can set me free


50 posted on 08/31/2013 7:30:12 PM PDT by dfwgator
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