Dem senator: I’m pretty sure this was all a part of Obama’s “creative” foreign-policy plan

posted at 9:21 pm on September 11, 2013 by Erika Johnsen

Huh. And here I was thinking that President Obama’s pusillanimous lack of long-term vision just got us outmaneuvered by Vladimir Putin and is making us look like a bunch of indecisive amateurs on the world stage. Via National Review:

JAKE TAPPER: Last question, and a quick answer, if you would, Senator. We’re all happy about a potential path to peace, but do you buy the fact that this was all kind of planned by the administration and floated on purpose, or do you think we kind of just bumbled into a happy possibility?

SEN. CHRIS MURPHY (D-CT): Yes, I believe in serendipity to a point. But I do believe that the president has been talking to the Russians about this for a number of days at least, and ultimately, there are some pretty smart guys in this administration who I know have been thinking long and hard about every possible way around war. And that’s what the president told us today in our caucus meeting with the Democrats, is that he has no interest in going to war. He has no interest in military strikes if he can find a way out of it. I think that the Obama administration has been thinking in very creative ways for a long time about how to avoid military intervention if possible.

Yes, I’m sure that all of this bumbling and stumbling has really just been a strategic bit of cunning cover for President Obama’s creativity and intelligence on Syria all along. A clever ruse, indeed.


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Murph is a twerkin’ me!

crash72 on September 11, 2013 at 9:24 PM

He inherited the worst public policy in 50 years. In fact, if it weren’t for global warming, Zero’s policy would have worked. And voter intimidation.

Racist.

/Channeling overloaded democrat spinmeister

Wino on September 11, 2013 at 9:25 PM

I’m pretty sure that you’re an idiot.

Resist We Much on September 11, 2013 at 9:25 PM

there are some pretty smart guys in this administration

Name one, please.

predator on September 11, 2013 at 9:25 PM

If the plan was to look like a dimwitted idiot with no clue about the powers of the Presidency, then it has succeeded.

ajacksonian on September 11, 2013 at 9:26 PM

….he’s not wearing pants!

KOOLAID2 on September 11, 2013 at 9:28 PM

right. Next they’ll say they helped write Vlad’s nyt op/ed

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/12/opinion/putin-plea-for-caution-from-russia-on-syria.html

And I would rather disagree with a case he made on American exceptionalism, stating that the United States’ policy is “what makes America different. It’s what makes us exceptional.” It is extremely dangerous to encourage people to see themselves as exceptional, whatever the motivation. There are big countries and small countries, rich and poor, those with long democratic traditions and those still finding their way to democracy. Their policies differ, too. We are all different, but when we ask for the Lord’s blessings, we must not forget that God created us equal.

and, of course barry said the same thing a couple of years
ago. And Russia is exceptional too…how many countries can say that they killed 10s of millions of their own citizens?

oh, sure, there’s several who have killed millions and millions of people, but stalin is way up there

r keller on September 11, 2013 at 9:29 PM

Of course, the classified briefings supporting the case for retaliatory strikes were just a ruse, a…maskirovka, to cover for the sweet genius that fertilizes Baracks’ cerebellum.

Why, everyone in the government was in on it all along.

BobMbx on September 11, 2013 at 9:29 PM

Is this real life?

Is this just fantasy?
Caught in a landslide –
No escape from re-al-i-ty!

Open your eyes!
Look up to the skies
And seeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Axe on September 11, 2013 at 9:29 PM

….he’s not wearing pants!

KOOLAID2 on September 11, 2013 at 9:28 PM

Valerie Jarrett wears the pants in this administration.

predator on September 11, 2013 at 9:29 PM

Future war will be a dreamy wafer thin mint but better than pin pricks under the Obama regime. He’s got “smarft power”.

Whereas Russia will send in “Carrier Killers” and rodeo clowns.

patman77 on September 11, 2013 at 9:31 PM

SEN. CHRIS MURPHY (D-CT): Yes, I believe in serendipity to a point

…I TELL YOU!…He’s not wearing pants…in that interview!

KOOLAID2 on September 11, 2013 at 9:31 PM

… there are some pretty smart guys in this administration …

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

“Sell crazy someplace else, we’re all stocked up here …”

ShainS on September 11, 2013 at 9:32 PM

r keller on September 11, 2013 at 9:29 PM

China, Mao.

Cambodia, Pol Pot.

And Mao probably takes the first prize with Stalin a close second, Pol Pot third and Hitler coming in fourth.

Communists and National Socialists only know how to kill their way to power and kill to stay in power and just love to kill, period.

ajacksonian on September 11, 2013 at 9:32 PM

Valerie Jarrett wears the pants in this administration.

predator on September 11, 2013 at 9:29 PM

…I’m starting to think…she has ba11s!

KOOLAID2 on September 11, 2013 at 9:33 PM

Barack Obama shoots his foot off after putting it in his mouth.

‘I meant to do that!’

ajacksonian on September 11, 2013 at 9:33 PM

instapundit et al. weigh in on putin

AS IOWAHAWK NOTED ON TWITTER, with this September 11th oped in the New York Times deriding the “American exceptionalism” that he invoked last night, Putin is basically just doing doughnuts in Obama’s front yard now.

And while there may be some pleasure in seeing Obama’s foreign-relations fecklessness chickens coming home to roost, there’s nothing good about seeing our greatest geopolitical foe putting it to an American President this way. Such are the wages of “smart diplomacy.”

Just don’t say we didn’t warn you. . . .

r keller on September 11, 2013 at 9:34 PM

As a Connecticut resident exposed to his statements, Chris Murphy is not the sharpest spoon in the drawer. Some of his gun control statements are beyond belief.

FiveG on September 11, 2013 at 9:34 PM

…I’m starting to think…she has ba11s!

KOOLAID2 on September 11, 2013 at 9:33 PM

She has his in a coin purse she keeps on her key chain. *Moochelle loaned ‘em to her*

predator on September 11, 2013 at 9:35 PM

there are some pretty smart guys in this administration who I know have been thinking long and hard about every possible way around war.

Yeah, but Jugears isn’t one of them, champion.

he has no interest in going to war.

Then I guess someone put those words into his mouth.

Now, after careful deliberation, I have decided that the United States should take military action against Syrian regime targets.

No…no interest whatsoever. That is, unless his idea of what ‘military action’ is…is. Douche.

Patriot Vet on September 11, 2013 at 9:35 PM

Communists and National Socialists only know how to kill their way to power and kill to stay in power and just love to kill, period.

ajacksonian on September 11, 2013 at 9:32 PM

there does seem to be a pattern.

r keller on September 11, 2013 at 9:36 PM

He said that with a straight face?

gophergirl on September 11, 2013 at 9:37 PM

Yes, the wizards at the State Department issued the “Kerry’s statement was a hypothetical answer to a rhetorical question” retraction – just to fool Putin. Kerry meant it all along – we just had to make Putin think it was his idea. Brilliant!

Hill60 on September 11, 2013 at 9:39 PM

He said that with a straight face?

gophergirl on September 11, 2013 at 9:37 PM

He did. Kind of sad/scary that people are really so indoctrinated that they will make such statements and believe it’s right.

predator on September 11, 2013 at 9:39 PM

Easy come, easy go.
Little high, little low.

wolly4321 on September 11, 2013 at 9:39 PM

‘I meant to do that!’

ajacksonian on September 11, 2013 at 9:33 PM

Obama: ” I uhhh yes, ummm, as I was uhhhh saying, ummmm just the uhhhh other day, I ummmm, let me be clear, I mean’t to ummmm, yes, I ahhhh, mean’t to do uhhhh, as I stated, to ummmm, do this uhhh… so, let me very ummmm clear, I mean’t to do this!

FIFM! ;)

Scrumpy on September 11, 2013 at 9:41 PM

So when, exactly, did Obama become Baldric off of “Black Adder”..with his “cunning plan”?

thatsafactjack on September 11, 2013 at 9:42 PM

If Obama were really smart, he’d admit he doesn’t have the first friggin’ clue what he’s doing, and he’d call John Bolton and ask him for advice. Then he’d take it.

AZCoyote on September 11, 2013 at 9:43 PM

thatsafactjack on September 11, 2013 at 9:42 PM

Black Adder! Brilliant deduction MG!! ^5

Scrumpy on September 11, 2013 at 9:44 PM

we know everything we need to know about the esteemed Senator, he’s from Connecticut, which is one of the infamous Northeast Democrat heavens.

If you want to ever know how we get the low information voter, just interview people in the New England States. They don’t care about anything except what the government will give them. If you can give them something, they’ll vote for you.

bflat879 on September 11, 2013 at 9:45 PM

MeanWhile,Puty from the USSR,does a NYT Op-ED Piece:

Op-Ed Contributor
A Plea for Caution From Russia
By VLADIMIR V. PUTIN
Published: September 11, 2013
*****************************

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/12/opinion/putin-plea-for-caution-from-russia-on-syria.html?_r=0

canopfor on September 11, 2013 at 9:46 PM

Any way the wind blooooooooooooooooows
Doesn’t real-ly mat-ter . . .

to meeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Axe on September 11, 2013 at 9:47 PM

Huh. And here I was thinking that President Obama’s pusillanimous lack of long-term vision just got us outmaneuvered by Vladimir Putin and is making us look like a bunch of indecisive amateurs on the world stage.

Erika, you are stating the conclusion much too bluntly and not exploiting the humor in Senator Murphey’s stance. Be more subtle. Be more entertaining and more likely to bring the middle of the road person to our side!

thuja on September 11, 2013 at 9:47 PM

Murphy is a predictable Democrat spouting predictable tripe. Speaking of predictable, raise your hand if you are surprised by this:

The Left’s Old & Busted:

‘How DARE you question my patriotism and accuse me of siding with terrorists!’

The Left’s New Hotness:

‘The American right has now officially come out as Assad supporters.’

- verbaluce on September 11, 2013 at 11:25 AM

Resist We Much on September 11, 2013 at 9:49 PM

Lol,…..the look on Trappers face ,while soaking in the Dems
questionable answer,…. is,……price-less!

canopfor on September 11, 2013 at 9:49 PM

Nothing really matters,
Anyone can see,
Nothing really matters,
Nothing really matters to me.

Any way the wind blows.

bazil9 on September 11, 2013 at 9:49 PM

SEN. CHRIS MURPHY (D-CT): Yes, I believe in serendipity to a point. But I do believe that the president
====================================

Ya,……………..Sh*t-Luck!!!

canopfor on September 11, 2013 at 9:51 PM

The interview with Senator Murphy sounds pretty much like this battle of wits

bofh on September 11, 2013 at 9:51 PM

OT/PolitiBunny: On The Attack. About ten minutes. Will it suck? I dunno. It’s never happened before.

Erika, you are stating the conclusion much too bluntly and not exploiting the humor in Senator Murphey’s stance. Be more subtle. Be more entertaining and more likely to bring the middle of the road person to our side!

thuja on September 11, 2013 at 9:47 PM

Erika, I think you should get your giant, Elton-John-sunglass-wearing self into the thread and straighten thuja out.

Axe on September 11, 2013 at 9:51 PM

A clever ruse that doesn’t do anything but strengthen Assad. Quite honestly, the GOP should use this and run it in ads next year. Oh wait McCain & Graham are in the GOP. To quote President Emily Litella, “never mind.”

rbj on September 11, 2013 at 9:52 PM

Any way the wind blooooooooooooooooows
Doesn’t real-ly mat-ter . . .

to meeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
Axe on September 11, 2013 at 9:47 PM

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Nothing really matters,
Anyone can see,
Nothing really matters,
Nothing really matters to me.

Any way the wind blows.

bazil9 on September 11, 2013 at 9:49 PM
========================================


Now,if you two would have had a exact time stamp of
(9:47-9:49),you would of achieved a VulCan MindMeld,

however,I think you two,..( The Queen Tune)..did get it!!

Veddy nice,….Cheer’s—————-:)

canopfor on September 11, 2013 at 9:55 PM

SEN. CHRIS MURPHY (D-CT): Yes, I believe in serendipity to a point. But I do believe that the president has been talking to the Russians about this for a number of days at least, and ultimately, there are some pretty smart guys in this administration who I know have been thinking long and hard about every possible way around war.

The REB has NOT found a ‘way around war’. What he has done is guarantee that Assad stays in power, has assistance from the international community to guard his valuable WMD stores from rebels, and has freed up troops to go after the rebels with new weapons shipments from Russia.

Brilliant Barry, brilliant.

slickwillie2001 on September 11, 2013 at 9:59 PM

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/12/opinion/putin-plea-for-caution-from-russia-on-syria.html

And I would rather disagree with a case he made on American exceptionalism, stating that the United States’ policy is “what makes America different. It’s what makes us exceptional.” It is extremely dangerous to encourage people to see themselves as exceptional, whatever the motivation. There are big countries and small countries, rich and poor, those with long democratic traditions and those still finding their way to democracy. Their policies differ, too. We are all different, but when we ask for the Lord’s blessings, we must not forget that God created us equal.

and, of course barry said the same thing a couple of years
ago. And Russia is exceptional too…how many countries can say that they killed 10s of millions of their own citizens?

oh, sure, there’s several who have killed millions and millions of people, but stalin is way up there

r keller on September 11, 2013 at 9:29 PM

r keller:A KGB Roooskie Op-ED,…what a world!:)

canopfor on September 11, 2013 at 9:59 PM

canopfor on September 11, 2013 at 9:55 PM

If I am thinking like axe..may have to self
ban for a while. ;)

bazil9 on September 11, 2013 at 10:01 PM

Bwahahahahahahaha…

That load of BS is about as real that ‘legendary’ million-muzzie march.

(All 21 of them…)

CPT. Charles on September 11, 2013 at 10:02 PM

I want to mind-meld with RWM. :) Um . . .

Resist We Much on September 11, 2013 at 9:49 PM

K. Hold still. Never done this before.

Axe on September 11, 2013 at 10:02 PM

Evening All!!!

canopfor on September 11, 2013 at 9:46 PM

Rick Klein ✔ @rickklein

Thank you, NYT, for using the middle initial in the byline. To differentiate among Vladimir Putins who write op-eds. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/12/opinion/putin-plea-for-caution-from-russia-on-syria.html?hp&_r=0

CoffeeLover on September 11, 2013 at 10:03 PM

CT has a long history of sending true lefty idiots to DC who would vote for absolutely ANY bill and I do mean any bill as long as it was put forth by a president with a D behind their name. They literally never give a damn or a thought about how it will effect those they pretend to represent. CT Dems represent their entire base of 3… Obama Reid and Pelosi. Chris Murphy carries on this pathetic CT tradition.

Caseoftheblues on September 11, 2013 at 10:04 PM

President “I Won” has always wanted to reduce the USA to less-than-superpower status.

He has just taken a major step in that direction. We are a laughing stock. No one, I mean NO ONE fears us. Jihadis, Putin, the Chinese, all are looking down their noses at us and the boy child we have twice elected.

Barack Obama is a punk. The world knows it.

predator on September 11, 2013 at 10:04 PM

They just look you right in the face and lie their butts off. As a Marine Corps veteran, I’m always stunned at the utter lack of integrity among just about everyone who holds public office.

BKeyser on September 11, 2013 at 10:06 PM

(All 21 of them…)

CPT. Charles on September 11, 2013 at 10:02 PM

Hey, give them a break. They only fell short by a paltry 999,979.

predator on September 11, 2013 at 10:06 PM

We are the champions, WE are the champions,,

Of the world!!

Oh wait,, sorry. That was Putin.

wolly4321 on September 11, 2013 at 10:09 PM

Resist We Much on September 11, 2013 at 10:04 PM

awesome

CoffeeLover on September 11, 2013 at 10:10 PM

wolly4321 on September 11, 2013 at 10:09 PM

I’m chuckling but it is isn’t funny but it is true. Not only did O luck out; he’s now being laughed at worldwide!

CoffeeLover on September 11, 2013 at 10:13 PM

Le Oops????????????

Bill Ritter ‏@billritter7 1m

#breakingnews wash. post reporting that cia deliverying weapons to syrian rebels for past 2 weeks. http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/cia-begins-weapons-delivery-to-syrian-rebels/2013/09/11/9fcf2ed8-1b0c-11e3-a628-7e6dde8f889d_story.html?hpid=z2
=========================================

U.S. weapons reaching Syrian rebels
By Ernesto Londoño and Greg Miller,
Wednesday, September 11, 9:30 PM
*********************************

The CIA has begun delivering weapons to rebels in Syria, ending months of delay in lethal aid that had been promised by the Obama administration, according to U.S. officials and Syrian figures. The shipments began streaming into the country over the past two weeks, along with separate deliveries by the State Department of vehicles and other gear — a flow of material that marks a major escalation of the U.S. role in Syria’s civil war.

The arms shipments, which are limited to light weapons and other munitions that can be tracked, began arriving in Syria at a moment of heightened tensions over threats by President Obama to order missile strikes to punish the regime of Bashar al-Assad for his alleged use of chemical weapons in a deadly attack near Damascus last month.

The arms are being delivered as the United States is also shipping new types of nonlethal gear to rebels. That aid includes vehicles, sophisticated communications equipment and advanced combat medical kits.

U.S. officials hope that, taken together, the weapons and gear will boost the profile and prowess of rebel fighters in a conflict that started about 21 / 2 years ago.
(More……………….)
==========================

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/cia-begins-weapons-delivery-to-syrian-rebels/2013/09/11/9fcf2ed8-1b0c-11e3-a628-7e6dde8f889d_story.html?hpid=z2

canopfor on September 11, 2013 at 10:15 PM

canopfor on September 11, 2013 at 10:15 PM

as usual a dollar short and a day late!

CoffeeLover on September 11, 2013 at 10:18 PM

CL- yea, I know. But it’s that laugh or cry thing. Gotta use humor or go crazy.

wolly4321 on September 11, 2013 at 10:20 PM

U.S. officials hope that, taken together, the weapons and gear will boost the profile and prowess of rebel fighters in a conflict that started (More……………….)

canopfor on September 11, 2013 at 10:15 PM

%#$@%#^@&!!@&#

Axe on September 11, 2013 at 10:21 PM

wolly4321 on September 11, 2013 at 10:20 PM

I am 100% with you on that wolly

CoffeeLover on September 11, 2013 at 10:22 PM

wolly4321 on September 11, 2013 at 10:20 PM

I am 100% with you on that wolly

CoffeeLover on September 11, 2013 at 10:22 PM

Dittoz

bazil9 on September 11, 2013 at 10:23 PM

hi B9….sun was only out in the am down here and just had a shower run through. If you are getting some can u push some down this way pls.

CoffeeLover on September 11, 2013 at 10:26 PM

CoffeeLover on September 11, 2013 at 10:26 PM

Nope..no rain!
Helloooo

bazil9 on September 11, 2013 at 10:32 PM

lol I’m looking for sunshine :)and for 9/11 to be over already. It’s such a sad day.

CoffeeLover on September 11, 2013 at 10:37 PM

canopfor on September 11, 2013 at 10:15 PM

as usual a dollar short and a day late!

CoffeeLover on September 11, 2013 at 10:18 PM

CoffeeLover:Yup,at least its in ALLLAHP’s hands,and I can’t wait
for his dissection of:)

canopfor on September 11, 2013 at 10:38 PM

lol I’m looking for sunshine :)and for 9/11 to be over already. It’s such a sad day.

CoffeeLover on September 11, 2013 at 10:37 PM

I hear you CL…for many reasons. The bikers did warm my heart tho.
Today would have been my grandfather’s 92nd b-day.
:(

bazil9 on September 11, 2013 at 10:41 PM

lol I’m looking for sunshine :)and for 9/11 to be over already. It’s such a sad day.

CoffeeLover on September 11, 2013 at 10:37 PM

CooffeeLover:Pick a spot:0
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GOES SAT HOME:

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canopfor on September 11, 2013 at 10:41 PM

canopfor on September 11, 2013 at 10:15 PM

%#$@%#^@&!!@&#

Axe on September 11, 2013 at 10:21 PM

Axe:

$%^&*(&^%$#%^&*^%$#%^&

Agreed:)

canopfor on September 11, 2013 at 10:42 PM

Axe:

$%^&*(&^%$#%^&*^%$#%^&

Agreed:)

canopfor on September 11, 2013 at 10:42 PM

I feel pure hot rage.

bazil9 on September 11, 2013 at 10:45 PM

SEN. CHRIS MURPHY – another Democratic dumb ass.

GarandFan on September 11, 2013 at 10:51 PM

The Being There president.

Ron Steigler: Mr. Obama, uh, my editors and I have been wondering if you would consider writing a book for us, something about your um, political philosophy, what do you say?

Barry the Obama: I can’t write.

Ron Steigler: Heh, heh, of course not, who can nowadays? Listen, I have trouble writing a postcard to my children. Look uhh, we can give you a six figure advance, I’ll provide you with the very best ghost-writer, proof-readers…

Barry the Obama: I can’t read.

Ron Steigler: Of course you can’t! No one has the time! We, we glance at things, we watch television…

Barry the Obama: I like to watch TV.

Ron Steigler: Oh, oh, oh sure you do. No one reads!

Fallon on September 11, 2013 at 11:01 PM

Yes, just like Baldric in the old British BlackAdder series, Obama and Kerry have a “cunning plan” that’s bound to work.

tennesseejed on September 11, 2013 at 11:37 PM

If this were happening on the school yard it would go like this. “Oooh, Barky! Pooty just ate your lunch. What you gonna do ’bout it?” Barky laughs weakly and says, “Man, ol’ Pooty got played! Those potato chips had 3 grams of trans fats! His a$$ is grass!”

smellthecoffee on September 11, 2013 at 11:58 PM

Tapper should be awarded an Emmy for his portrayal of serious consideration in the face comedic gold. How he kept from laughing out loud is beyond me.

tpitman on September 12, 2013 at 6:43 AM

… and ultimately, there are some pretty smart guys in this administration…

No, there isn’t.

sadatoni on September 12, 2013 at 7:22 AM

Part of Obama’s plan…

Yeah sure, but then Waterloo was part of Napoleon’s plan, so it does make sense…sadly.

Don L on September 12, 2013 at 8:00 AM

… and ultimately, there are some pretty smart guys in this administration…

No, there isn’t.

sadatoni on September 12, 2013 at 7:22 AM

I suspect they confuse, cunning, slippery, devious, deceitful, shysters, fraudulent, lying, etc with being smart.

Don L on September 12, 2013 at 8:02 AM

There is no question that the Obama Administration is “Stumbling and Bumbling.”

The tragedy is they are Clouseau, not Columbo.

JohnD13 on September 12, 2013 at 11:56 AM

Leave it to Connecticut, home of the great Yale University, to elect the only Senator whose age exceeds his IQ.

All that mattered is the D after his name, for Dumbocrat.

Steve Z on September 12, 2013 at 12:53 PM