US Middle East policy – incoherent

posted at 5:21 pm on August 30, 2013 by Bruce McQuain

And frankly, I think that’s a nice way of describing it.  James Picht declares that Barack Obama is the worst foreign policy president ever.  Rumor has it Jimmy Carter is all smiles.  Picht says our Middle Eastern policy is incoherent.  He lays his argument out this way:

Obama’s botched efforts in the Middle East serve to remind us that there’s no situation so bad that dedicated ineptitude can’t make it worse. His administration team has done just that. American foreign policy goals in the region are now completely unclear.

Obama’s dithering in Egypt has antagonized everyone there, has been interpreted as support of deposed President Mohamed Morsi, and has pushed Egypt directly into Russia’s embrace. No one knows whether our goal in Egypt is stability or democracy. We appear to back Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood, which is backed also by Hamas, which in turn is supported by Iran, but our support appears completely irrelevant. Egypt’s new leaders have concluded they can safely ignore us.

The fiasco in Syria is worse. Is our goal there regime change? Is the goal still regime change even if that puts jihadists in charge? The Syrian rebels are supported by al-Qaeda and Hamas, and opposed by Iran, which with Russia supports Assad. Where exactly in all this do our interests lie? Are we really on the side of al-Qaeda?

Do we intend to back the monarchy in Bahrain, no matter how repressive it grows, in order to keep the base that houses our Fifth Fleet? Bahrain will eventually explode, but American support of the monarchy gives it free reign to repress the freedom movement and clamp down the pressure-cooker lid even more tightly.

The Obama Administration has dissembled its way across the Middle East, leaving enemies and allies alike uncertain of our intentions. Russia, China and Iran have been much more transparent. Saudi Arabia immediately gave Egypt’s General Sisi $12 billion in aid after the army deposed Morsi, the first democratically elected leader in Egypt’s 5,000-year history. Obama in contrast withdrew from joint military exercises but seemed uncertain whether to cut other aid.

Russia has clearly backed Syria’s Assad, while Obama has dithered over a military response to nerve gas attacks against civilians. If there is a response, it now seems designed to punish Assad without actually hurting him.

After months of tacitly supporting the rebels, the administration seems desperate to avoid hitting important military targets when it punishes Assad. And to the horror of American military leadership, the administration has planned its attack in public, all but sending Assad a map of likely targets.

As a result, Obama has come to be more disliked in the Middle East than his predecessor:

The Pew Research Center’s Global Attitudes Project finds that support for the United States is lower now in Egypt, Jordan and Pakistan than it was in 2008. Approval for Obama’s policies was only 15 percent in Muslim countries last spring; what that rate would be now in Egypt and Syria is anyone’s guess, but a safe guess would be “lower.”

Truly amazing.  It is hard to imagine the level of incompetence that is required for our foreign policy to be in such disarray.  But there it is.

Charles Krauthammer calls what is going on a “complete humiliation” for Obama and the US:

“This is a complete humiliation for the Obama administration,” Krauthammer said. “Forget about the narrative of what Obama wants to do, which I think is a bad idea, but let’s assume it’s a good idea. This involves the elementary conduct of international diplomacy, trying to get some allies aboard so you don’t act unilaterally.

“And here is Obama trying to gather an ally or two for a pinprick and he gets nothing,” he added.

Krauthammer then questioned what officials were thinking this week when they leaked information about possible attacks in Syria.

“Did nobody actually think to check on the allies?” he said. “I mean, these are guys who couldn’t organize a three-car funeral.”

Basic or elementary diplomacy seems beyond this bunch.  And leadership is non-existent.  Instead we get an administration that seems to think that just because they decide something has to happen, it is the duty of allies to do our bidding.  That premise was rudely shot down in the UK yesterday.  When your coalition is you and France, you’ve failed Diplomacy 101.

But it isn’t much different than how the administration acts domestically.  At every turn and in reaction to any minor roadblock or setback, the administration is likely to whip out an executive order or just ignore the law to do what it wishes.  And while that may be somewhat effective here, in the international arena, they just don’t play that game.

~McQ


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Incoherent?
So, totally consistant with every other policy…..

dentarthurdent on August 30, 2013 at 5:25 PM

Twerkin’!

jffree1 on August 30, 2013 at 5:26 PM

This is what the American electorate voted for. They will vote for the next Dem candidate too.

It’s not really Obama’s fault. We’re the ones that elected this idiot.

happytobehere on August 30, 2013 at 5:27 PM

US obama’s Middle East policy

- Destroy Israel
- Empower muslim brotherhood

I don’t know – I think obama’s Middle East policy is pretty clear.

Pork-Chop on August 30, 2013 at 5:27 PM

He’s hoping to reset the red line.

CW on August 30, 2013 at 5:28 PM

Obama’s Arab Spring™ paying back dividends of death & destruction.

portlandon on August 30, 2013 at 5:29 PM

Obama’s dithering in Egypt has antagonized everyone there

That just cannot be! I mean that speech he gave in Cairo. Doesn’t this guy realize the extent of The Won’s sheer awesomeness? That crease in his pants? After all he stopped the seas rising didn’t he?

Oldnuke on August 30, 2013 at 5:29 PM

US Middle East policy

– the textbook definition of FUBAR.

coldwarrior on August 30, 2013 at 5:31 PM

A couple relevant sayings from the defense industry:
1) Flexibilty is the key to air power.
2) Indecision is the key to flexibility.

dentarthurdent on August 30, 2013 at 5:31 PM

Are we still talking about the smartest man on the planet???…

jimver on August 30, 2013 at 5:31 PM

It’s not just Obama’s foreign policy that is a disaster. His immigration policy as well as Obamacare are major disasters. Unemployment is staggering and would be even higher if it weren’t for employers hiring part time help rather than employ people full time because of Obamacare. The budget is a joke, as is the ‘sequsester’. He’s stomped all over the constitution, including the separation of power clause, by his continual ‘bypassing’ of congress and legislating from his desk. He’s been a partisan and has succeeded in driving a wedge between the people of this nation after promising, repeatedly, to help unite the American people. His appointees have been some of the most incompetent and malicious in living memory.

Let’s face it. He’s stuck out on foreign policy and he’s been a domestic disaster as well.

thatsafactjack on August 30, 2013 at 5:31 PM

Impressively calling up another “worst” title after another. Pretty soon Webster will have to revamp the dictionary and group all nouns/adjectives under his image and name. I.e. “He sure is the obamist player on the field”. Or “she obamaied up the report”

AH_C on August 30, 2013 at 5:32 PM

This is embarrassing…and dangerous.

Mason on August 30, 2013 at 5:33 PM

US Middle East policy clusterfark…

jimver on August 30, 2013 at 5:33 PM

Empower muslim brotherhood

Pork-Chop on August 30, 2013 at 5:27 PM

This. Secretary of State Horseface just made his case using the Arab League as his main basis. Three guesses who makes up that little gang of goat herders.

And all of Jugears Middle East advisors are MB. Sort of easy to see once you know the players.

platypus on August 30, 2013 at 5:33 PM

Calling should be “chalking “

AH_C on August 30, 2013 at 5:33 PM

Are we still talking about the smartest man on the planet???…

jimver on August 30, 2013 at 5:31 PM

And Prezy Peace-Prize at that….

dentarthurdent on August 30, 2013 at 5:33 PM

There’s been one consistent theme to everything Obama has done in the Middle East: his actions help to empower the Muslim Brotherhood and radical Islam in general.

TarheelBen on August 30, 2013 at 5:34 PM

US Middle East policy clusterfark…

jimver on August 30, 2013 at 5:33 PM

President Charlie Foxtrot….

dentarthurdent on August 30, 2013 at 5:35 PM

Live on Fox right now… Pelosi is twerking Assad.

2Tru2Tru on August 30, 2013 at 5:36 PM

Live on Fox right now… Pelosi is twerking Assad.

2Tru2Tru on August 30, 2013 at 5:36 PM

I do NOT want to see that!!!! – the mental image is bad enough…..
Dam you….

dentarthurdent on August 30, 2013 at 5:38 PM

If we had a son, he would look like Barack Obama. – Mo, Larry and Curly

VorDaj on August 30, 2013 at 5:38 PM

Incoherent?

How about…

Incompetent
Feckless
Clueless
Arrogant
Petulant
Naive
Misguided
Asinine
Cretinous
Fumbling

thatsafactjack on August 30, 2013 at 5:31 PM

Yes, on both the domestic and foreign fronts, Barack Obama has been and remains a complete disaster. James Buchanan has a real challenger in terms of gaining the moniker ‘Worst President in the history of the United States’.

Athos on August 30, 2013 at 5:39 PM

has anyone asked on the lsm why kerry was making the case and not obama? just curious

cmsinaz on August 30, 2013 at 5:41 PM

If we had a son, he would look like Barack Obama. – Mo, Larry and Curly

VorDaj on August 30, 2013 at 5:38 PM

Mo, Larry and Curly Shemp

I liked Curly…..

dentarthurdent on August 30, 2013 at 5:42 PM

If we had a son, he would look like John Kerry. – Mr. Ed and Francis the Talking Mule

VorDaj on August 30, 2013 at 5:45 PM

It’s weird that Kerry used a presidential stage, alone, flags…and obama appeared like a lost kindergartner in the sand box.

Schadenfreude on August 30, 2013 at 5:46 PM

If we had a son, he would look like John Kerry. – Mr. Ed and Francis the Talking Mule

VorDaj on August 30, 2013 at 5:45 PM

Hah, BBore, photoshop this!

Schadenfreude on August 30, 2013 at 5:46 PM

Good article. Not insulting Bruce here but is Allah off? Been off for nearly a while.

Flapjackmaka on August 30, 2013 at 5:47 PM

ATTENTION. ATTENTION:

Comrades, please pull out your dog whistle lists and add incoherency as a word that means you are a racist.

Happy Nomad on August 30, 2013 at 5:47 PM

has anyone asked on the lsm why kerry was making the case and not obama? just curious

cmsinaz on August 30, 2013 at 5:41 PM

If you count Fox as the LSM, then yes, Greta Van Susteren asked this question.

But I think it’s nice to give the old useless dude some air time.

happytobehere on August 30, 2013 at 5:48 PM

happytobehere on August 30, 2013 at 5:48 PM

:)

cmsinaz on August 30, 2013 at 5:49 PM

Unemployment is staggering and would be even higher if it weren’t for employers hiring part time help rather than employ people full time because of Obamacare.

thatsafactjack on August 30, 2013 at 5:31 PM

Jackie, unemployment is higher, just because they fudge the numbers, and use part time work to offset, it doesn’t account the number of people that left the work force, or are on SSI. This administration has decimated the work force.

uncommon sense on August 30, 2013 at 5:49 PM

But I think it’s nice to give the old useless dude some air time.

happytobehere on August 30, 2013 at 5:48 PM

Nice for who? Certainly not us….

dentarthurdent on August 30, 2013 at 5:50 PM

Let’s face it. He’s stuck out on foreign policy and he’s been a domestic disaster as well.

thatsafactjack on August 30, 2013 at 5:31 PM

Indeed on all, but with the support of the moronic Rs.

Plus…never to forget, I know that you’re not, that his destruction of the US is maliciously on purpose.

He is really the most transparent president, just not the way the people thought that he meant it.

Schadenfreude on August 30, 2013 at 5:50 PM

has anyone asked on the lsm why kerry was making the case and not obama? just curious

cmsinaz on August 30, 2013 at 5:41 PM

Plausible deniability. Duh! :0

And BTW, Kerry didn’t make the case. If the thin skinned rat goes through with this, he’s doing it without the support of the American people. This is all ego so innocent Syrians will probably die.

Happy Nomad on August 30, 2013 at 5:50 PM

Guess “Community Organizing” is a skills that stops at the border of Cook County, Illinois.

VastRightWingConspirator on August 30, 2013 at 5:50 PM

Bbore = Bmore

Schadenfreude on August 30, 2013 at 5:50 PM

“If you equate obama to GWB or Dick Cheney you are a racist now” — Chris Matthews

p.s. same if you call obama or any leftist a hypocrite.

Schadenfreude on August 30, 2013 at 5:52 PM

“Gomer, I said just to watch the fill’n station for a couple of hours while I went to town!”
“Citizen’s arrayest! Citizen’s arrayest!”
No no!
“Damn it Jim I’m a community organizer! Not a world leader!”
I gotta a “Gone with the Wind” one but… nah.
This dumb ass is really looking for a Vietnam swamp. He better watch out. Biden impeach, but Putin spank.

onomo on August 30, 2013 at 5:52 PM

Bbore = Bmore

Schadenfreude on August 30, 2013 at 5:50 PM

Bmore, where is bmore… free bmore, damn the NSA! :)

uncommon sense on August 30, 2013 at 5:53 PM

In other words, “mission accomplished”.

Everyone that thinks that was unintended, raise your naive hand.

Midas on August 30, 2013 at 5:54 PM

At some point in the future, there will be an in depth MOCKumentary of this monumental failure.

I think he’ll feign illness and step down before he’s impeached.

Key West Reader on August 30, 2013 at 5:57 PM

Live on Fox right now… Pelosi is twerking Assad.

2Tru2Tru on August 30, 2013 at 5:36 PM

When I get home, I’m going to thank God, His Son Jesus, and I might even throw in the Virgin Mary for good measure, that I don’t have cable.

CurtZHP on August 30, 2013 at 5:58 PM

Botch will straighten this out as soon as he gets done parking his yacht.

forest on August 30, 2013 at 5:58 PM

Everyone that thinks that was unintended, raise your naive hand.

Midas on August 30, 2013 at 5:54 PM

Yeah, intended or unintended, Obama is delivering the Middle East to Al Qaeda. IMO, it isn’t by coincidence that our first Muslim named POTUS has decided to do some “housekeeping” in the nations that surround Israel.

Happy Nomad on August 30, 2013 at 5:58 PM

I can’t believe no one did this yet. Gone for just a few hours out of the day and this is what I come back to. People!?!?

Worst foreign policy president ever

Bmore on August 30, 2013 at 5:59 PM

It shouldn’t be surprising that Obama adding Joe Biden to the presidential ticket (making him VP) for his foreign policy experience results in an administration with an incoherent foreign policy.

supernova on August 30, 2013 at 5:59 PM

Photoshop Obama making foreign policy as a two year old with blasting caps and a hammer.

VorDaj on August 30, 2013 at 6:00 PM

Attention, Bruce McQuain:

Barack is misspelled in the first sentence.

And Pict / Picht is spelled 2 different ways.

Not to be a grammar / spelling Nazi or anything. :-)

You’re welcome.

UltimateBob on August 30, 2013 at 6:01 PM

Photoshop Obama making foreign policy as a two year old with blasting caps and a hammer or pushing buttons at random saying “I wonder what this one does?”

VorDaj on August 30, 2013 at 6:02 PM

So I woke up this morning and turned on the TV. This image of Obama’s “national Security Team” was on the screen. Double facepalm before I even rolled outta bed.

forest on August 30, 2013 at 6:03 PM

Happy Nomad on August 30, 2013 at 5:50 PM

D’oh!
you’re right :)

cmsinaz on August 30, 2013 at 6:04 PM

I can’t believe no one did this yet. Gone for just a few hours out of the day and this is what I come back to. People!?!?

Bmore on August 30, 2013 at 5:59 PM

Sorry. :(

I guess we got so caught up in the mocking that we lost focus. ;)

Happy Nomad on August 30, 2013 at 6:05 PM

Bmore, go see Ramirez thread. I have two mise en temps photoshop ideas for you. One is h/t VorDaj.

The Messina/Hollande/Cameron one is mine entirely.

Thanks ahead – history calls on you, talented one!

Schadenfreude on August 30, 2013 at 6:08 PM

So I woke up this morning and turned on the TV. This image of Obama’s “national Security Team” was on the screen. Double facepalm before I even rolled outta bed.

forest on August 30, 2013 at 6:03 PM

That’s why I don’t turn on the TV before I’m suitably caffinated.

Happy Nomad on August 30, 2013 at 6:09 PM

Photoshop Obama making foreign policy as a two year old with blasting caps and a hammer or pushing buttons at random saying “I wonder what this one does?”

VorDaj on August 30, 2013 at 6:02 PM

In a pair of Cap’n Kickass Underoo’s. That’d leave a mark… or 12.

Key West Reader on August 30, 2013 at 6:09 PM

So I woke up this morning and turned on the TV. This image of Obama’s “national Security Team” was on the screen. Double facepalm before I even rolled outta bed.

forest on August 30, 2013 at 6:03 PM

Hagel’s on the choom wagon. Fo sho.

Key West Reader on August 30, 2013 at 6:10 PM

VorDaj on August 30, 2013 at 6:02 PM

So you’re taking up photoshop? Good deal! Let me know how it goes. If you run into any problems. Or such.

Bmore on August 30, 2013 at 6:11 PM

Obama is quoted today saying “I won’t be paralyzed on Syria.”

This sounds very much like the statement a president might make who wants to strike Syria, however, his advisers, his allies, and…we…pretty much everyone…is telling him not to do it.

thatsafactjack on August 30, 2013 at 6:11 PM

Bmore on August 30, 2013 at 5:59 PM</blockquote

Would like to discuss a few things… the addie is still good, hope you will oblige.

uncommon sense on August 30, 2013 at 6:12 PM

Happy Nomad on August 30, 2013 at 6:05 PM

; )

Bmore on August 30, 2013 at 6:12 PM

Hey! Watching Special Report.

We’ve now got five destroyers off the Syrian Coast and now the USS San Antonio (an amphibous transport). Not sure if it is there full of Marines ready to land or space to evacuate. If it is the latter, all that Obama needs to do is e-mail the list of targets to Assad to make this the most friendly attack ever.

Happy Nomad on August 30, 2013 at 6:12 PM

uncommon sense on August 30, 2013 at 6:12 PM

Sure, just drop me a line. Should be the same. I haven’t changed a thing.

Bmore on August 30, 2013 at 6:13 PM

This sounds very much like the statement a president might make who wants to strike Syria, however, his advisers, his allies, and…we…pretty much everyone…is telling him not to do it.

thatsafactjack on August 30, 2013 at 6:11 PM

We’re talking about Obama. Why drag Presidents into the discussion? Because, as far as I’m concerned, we’ve been occupied since 2009.

Happy Nomad on August 30, 2013 at 6:17 PM

Bmore on August 30, 2013 at 6:13 PM

check your box

uncommon sense on August 30, 2013 at 6:18 PM

Attention, Bruce McQuain:

Barack is misspelled in the first sentence.

And Pict / Picht is spelled 2 different ways.

Not to be a grammar / spelling Nazi or anything. :-)

You’re welcome.

UltimateBob on August 30, 2013 at 6:01 PM

I noticed that too and I second guessed myself…actually I started to think that I spelled Obacka incorrectly all this while :)

jimver on August 30, 2013 at 6:19 PM

So you’re taking up photoshop? Good deal! Let me know how it goes. If you run into any problems. Or such.

Bmore on August 30, 2013 at 6:11 PM

No, he’s giving you ideas. Please see Ramirez thread, at the bottom.

Schadenfreude on August 30, 2013 at 6:20 PM

I like the idea of a photoshop with Kerry seen through a doorway giving the address on Syria… and in the room, Obama on his knees, his head in Jarret’s lap… weeping… and saying “They just want to mock me.”

thatsafactjack on August 30, 2013 at 6:25 PM

But…but…but we were told that if King Barry was elected, the world would love us!

Elect a corrupt political hack from the Chicago wards, you get a corrupt political hack on the world stage.

Who knew?

GarandFan on August 30, 2013 at 6:26 PM

Schadenfreude on August 30, 2013 at 6:20 PM

Okay. I’m uploading a link to 0 Solar. I finally got around to putting it up. Its like all the others. Red Tie.

Bmore on August 30, 2013 at 6:27 PM

thatsafactjack on August 30, 2013 at 6:25 PM

And now Bmore has 3 ideas :)

Schadenfreude on August 30, 2013 at 6:28 PM

Glad we reached you Bmore. You’re the best.

See Jackie’s idea too :)

Schadenfreude on August 30, 2013 at 6:29 PM

I like the idea of a photoshop with Kerry seen through a doorway giving the address on Syria… and in the room, Obama on his knees, his head in Jarret’s lap… weeping… and saying “They just want to mock me.”

thatsafactjack on August 30, 2013 at 6:25 PM

:) priceless imagery, but pls, do expand….Jarret, what kind of ‘mommy’ would she be? The Spartan type who sends him to face his tormentors (or tormentators :), or the over-protective type, who extends her ample skirts to cover & protect little tantrumy, petulant brat? :)..I guess this is just rhetorical though :)…

jimver on August 30, 2013 at 6:36 PM

But Obama is so dreamy n’ stuff.

John the Libertarian on August 30, 2013 at 6:37 PM

Hah, obama’s own bitter pill tastes…er, bitter.

“Deeply unhelpful,” was how one West Winger described the drip-drip of doubt.

“They need to shut the f–k up,” said a former administration official. “It’s embarrassing. Who ever heard this much talk before an attack? It’s bizarre.”

Schadenfreude on August 30, 2013 at 6:38 PM

Schadenfreude on August 30, 2013 at 6:29 PM

Not sure about that. VorDaj with practice well get much better than me at it.

Bmore on August 30, 2013 at 6:38 PM

OT, but great

Schadenfreude on August 30, 2013 at 6:38 PM

You know Schadenfreude, you’d actually be quite good at it I suspect.

Bmore on August 30, 2013 at 6:40 PM

It’s as if Dog Eater is an inexperienced leftist radical whose only real world experience consists of giving away other peoples money.

Bishop on August 30, 2013 at 6:41 PM

Carter, Reagan, Bush 41, Clinton and Bush 43 all dropped back to foreign policy when their domestic initiatives stalled.
Obama has been unable to make personal relationships with other heads of state, often stepping on their toes needlessly. You may try to give him deference given that he is the POTUS but the guy may know how to smoze but he can’t close the deal.
The summit with Putin wasn’t killed just because of Snowden.

J_Crater on August 30, 2013 at 6:41 PM

Glad we reached you Bmore.

Schadenfreude on August 30, 2013 at 6:29 PM

You can always email me Schadenfreude. Lolz! ; )

Bmore on August 30, 2013 at 6:41 PM

Bmore on August 30, 2013 at 6:41 PM

n s a

Schadenfreude on August 30, 2013 at 6:50 PM

This sounds very much like the statement a president might make who wants to strike Syria, however, his advisers, his allies, and…we…pretty much everyone…is telling him not to do it.

thatsafactjack on August 30, 2013 at 6:11 PM

What Valerie says is all that matters to the REB.

slickwillie2001 on August 30, 2013 at 6:50 PM

Bmore on August 30, 2013 at 6:40 PM

Ideas…maybe…artistic, not. To be sure, though, I like selective art.

Plus, we have you and you’re the best.

Schadenfreude on August 30, 2013 at 6:52 PM

Let’s face it. He’s stuck out on foreign policy and he’s been a domestic disaster as well.

thatsafactjack on August 30, 2013 at 5:31 PM

Arrogance, ignorance, and the mentality of a ’60′s Marxist/Maoist radical will do that.

“It isn’t so much that liberals are ignorant. It’s just that they know so many things that aren’t so.” ― Ronald Reagan

This one is largely ignorant, and he knows many, many things that aren’t so. He tries to impose his 60′s radical template on the world, and it doesn’t mesh with the reality. So he never gets the results he expects. Furthermore, he appears to be motivated by his personal and political agendas which are far from being in alignment with our national interests. He didn’t like US allies in the ME, so he helped to remove them. He thought he was going to have friendly, moderate Islamists take over from Khaddafi and he would be a hero, but it is a Hell hole of Islamist depravity. He tried to empower his Muslim Brotherhood friends, and you see what is happening to them. Now he apparently wants to wage war to avoid embarrassment for a speaking stupidly. The whole region is a tinderbox, and he’s going to send some missiles in to strike in the Dar al-Islam. Brilliant.

Incoherent is too charitable. This is just f***** up.

novaculus on August 30, 2013 at 6:53 PM

This sounds very much like the statement a president might make who wants to strike Syria, however, his advisers, his allies, and…we…pretty much everyone…is telling him not to do it.

thatsafactjack on August 30, 2013 at 6:11 PM

The Pentagon is against him. Makes him want to go faster/sooner, the destructive teenager.

Schadenfreude on August 30, 2013 at 6:54 PM

n s a

Schadenfreude on August 30, 2013 at 6:50 PM

U S A

Bmore on August 30, 2013 at 6:55 PM

“Totally Incoherent” and “I have not made a decision”.

10-4 . Out.

socalcon on August 30, 2013 at 6:58 PM

They will never force me from this Country or from living as a free man.

Bmore on August 30, 2013 at 6:59 PM

Incoherent is too charitable. This is just f***** up.

novaculus on August 30, 2013 at 6:53 PM

Yep. But this is part of the plan. Deliver the Middle East to the Islamists.

Put all that has gone on in that prism and you will see that it has been the thin-skinned rat’s plan all along.

Happy Nomad on August 30, 2013 at 6:59 PM

Slightly off-topic from President ‘Totally Incoherent’, but who were these ‘Presidents’ he was with, and why? and, Did he not mis-pronounce one of their names in introducing them?

socalcon on August 30, 2013 at 7:00 PM

And here is Obama trying to gather an ally or two for a pinprick and he gets nothing

Reasons for not going along:
Obama is wrong;
“O” is right, the response is too weak.
“O” is right, the response is too strong.
I don’t care if “O”” is right/wrong, he’s a twit that deserves to twist in the wind.

Did I miss any?

socalcon on August 30, 2013 at 7:05 PM

Obama Biden and Kerry are writing companion books about the Syrian War.

Obama: MY OWN PRIVATE SYRIA
Biden: A COALITION OF ONE
Kerry: AIDING THE ENEMY-VOL 2

MaiDee on August 30, 2013 at 7:07 PM

Happy Nomad on August 30, 2013 at 6:59 PM

He has been trying to empower the Muslim Brotherhood. He views them as the community organizers of Islam. But they couldn’t control Libya and they blew their chance in Egypt. He’s going to have hostile Islamists in power in Libya, and a new government in Egypt that is not beholden to him. No matter who wins in Syria, we will gain no advantage.

It’s not working out the way he planned, where they would all be grateful for his apologizing for America, recognize his beneficent wisdom, and be led from behind to peace and harmony.

novaculus on August 30, 2013 at 7:11 PM

They will never force me from this Country or from living as a free man.

Bmore on August 30, 2013 at 6:59 PM

B, not sure the box I sent you the line is being received????

uncommon sense on August 30, 2013 at 7:30 PM

They will never force me from this Country or from living as a free man.

Bmore on August 30, 2013 at 6:59 PM

The light bringer and his friends are writing a new book, it happens to be a hand book.

uncommon sense on August 30, 2013 at 7:32 PM

I like the idea of a photoshop with Kerry seen through a doorway giving the address on Syria… and in the room, Obama on his knees, his head in Jarret’s lap… weeping… and saying “They just want to mock me.”

thatsafactjack on August 30, 2013 at 6:25 PM

That’s a good one. Whole lot of hours in that one. Pulling all the files together alone is 3 or 4 hours. That’s really the biggest issue with doing these in a time sensitive fashion. That one may have to go in a special Jackie folder I have. ; )

Bmore on August 30, 2013 at 7:33 PM

uncommon sense on August 30, 2013 at 7:30 PM

No, I got the email, just getting in. Multitasking. ; )

Bmore on August 30, 2013 at 7:35 PM

I think we safely say that after 5 years President Obama is still unqualified to be President without respect to his political philosophy.

Tater Salad on August 30, 2013 at 7:37 PM

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