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Posted on 09/15/2013 6:56:20 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Obama Rejects Criticism of Shifting Syria Policy: Im Less Concerned About Style Points
By Devin Dwyer
WASHINGTON President Obama says a tumultuous month as commander in chief, when his policy toward Syria took a number of unexpected turns, may not have looked smooth and disciplined and linear, but its working.
Im less concerned about style points. Im much more concerned with getting the policy right, Obama told ABCs George Stephanopoulos in an exclusive interview on This Week.
Obama said his surprise announcement on Aug. 31 that he would seek congressional authorization for U.S. military strikes against Syria, then the abrupt cancellation of a vote this week and pursuit of a diplomatic plan led by the Russians, has put the country definitely in a better position.
My entire goal throughout this exercise is to make sure what happened on Aug. 21 does not happen again, the president told Stephanopoulos of the large-scale chemical weapons attack outside Damascus that he said killed more than 1,400 civilians.
We have the possibility of making sure it doesnt happen again, he said.
Obama Responds to Critics, Putin
Critics of the president on both the left and the right have accused him of a meandering response to Syrias bloody ongoing civil war and a failure to effectively communicate to the American people a compelling case for action.
In the latest diplomatic turn, some say Obama is being outmaneuvered, even insulted, by Russian President Vladimir Putin, whose New York Times op-ed this week rebuked American exceptionalism.
Obama argued on This Week that the choices hes made including a renewed partnership with Putin have already created a desired deterrent effect, making it less likely the Syrian government will again use chemical weapons in the short term.
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Who does Hussein think he’s kdding?
He is nothing BUT Empty Chair “style”.
I guess, then, that “leading from behind” isn’t just some of sort of homo action then? If only I were as intelligent and all-seeing as the Clown Prince President nobama.
“style points”. Worse than Clinton, always checking the polls. More concerned with ‘optics’ than his utter ineptness in foreign policy. Of course, we may not feel the real impacts of his and Kerry’s dalliances for another few years..which the Left will lay at the feet of any Republican successor.
This was all style...of course we all knew that....And what was he doing?? 27 holes!!
Apparently the right policy is to turn the ME over to the KGB.
Pheasant Under Glass.
Pissant Under Glass.
Do not read this thread with anything in your mouth!
This is what arrogant ignoramuses do... Keep digging you dumba$$.
looks like everybody is a winner in Syria.
Here’s a clip from the link above interesting stuff here:
“Last week, the head of the Free Syrian Army told CNN that opposition intelligence indicated Assad was moving chemical arms out of the country.
“Today, we have information that the regime began to move chemical materials and chemical weapons to Lebanon and to Iraq,” General Salim Idriss told CNN.
“We have told our friends that the regime has begun moving a part of its chemical weapons arsenal to Lebanon and Iraq. We told them do not be fooled,” Idris told reporters in Istanbul.”
An effective Foreign policy.
An effective Domestic policy.
America's deterrent force vs, her enemies.
Iran getting a nuclear device and blackmailing the world.
Respect for the US as a superpower.
Leading from behind and following other world leaders.
Being totally indecisive.
Showing substance to my presidency.
Policy failures since 2008.
Inability to bring coherent policies to the fore.
Insulting allies and embolden enemies.
Blundering and bumbling decision making.
Increasing the racial divide.
Interfering in low-level, racially charged court cases, favoring one side.
Strengthening the US military.
Retreating from Afghanistan and Iraq like a dog with his tail between his legs.
Favoring the Muslim Brotherhood over long time allies.
Standing by and watching the Middle East go Pro-Russian and Islamic.
Barry is in charge and running the show.
LOL! So TRUE!
Anytime I think I can’t be more disgusted, there’s more disgust. It seems a bottomless well of despicable narcissism.
It's unfortunate he can't be isolated like the deadly virus he is.