Obama HAS been a miserable failure at foreign policy, whether we are discussing the Middle East or not. He has alienated allies left and right and selectively chosen to intervene in a few conflicts while ignoring others. In doing so he has emboldened a few regional players who believe they can act with impunity, fearing no reprisal from the US.
#2 | POSTED BY MUSTANG AT 2014-06-25 10:15 AM | FLAG: ANOTHER STEAMING PILE OF STUPID
Oh gawd another vague edict from the land of vapid thoughts. Did you even think before you hit enter? seriously take a look at this thought.
"selectively chosen to intervene blah blah while ignoring blopadablam." It is so inane I can't bring myself to type it all out.
Well golly gee wiz he just can't be everywhere at once. Bet you want to see some of that there ACA money so he could be everywhere policing the world.
Give me the list of the allies he alienated? Tell us in what way they are alienated. Then demonstrate where they were last time the US stuck its foot in the muck that is Iraq or points east or west of it. If they were part of the "coalition of the willing shills" they grew tired of playing war with us and bailed just as soon as they discovered the war was not going to pay for itself.
We know how Europe felt.. both Eastern and Western.
The Arab nations in the region didn't put a single boot on the ground but were happy to sell us oil and jet fuel so we could look for bin Laden elsewhere.
We had the world on our side after 9/11 and then they were holding riots trying to get their government to talk some sense into Bush when he was going off to get that man who tried to kill his dad-eh.
Oh now its Obama's emboldened a few regional players. Since when hasn't Russia been emboldened about something? Grow a brain! Helloooooo Russia is one of the words largest nuclear powers. They have been enboldened for decades. I How long were they in Afghanistan trying to get rid of the religious whackos milling around at their borders. Seriously. They had their asses handed to them... with a little help from us. ran? pfffftttt!!!... remember why Rumsfeld shook hand with Saddam?
al Queda was born out of our assisting them defeat the Russians. Bush rather than just going after bin Laden decides he is going to single handedly stuff all the toothpaste back in the tube of Reagan/Bush foreign policy.
Just because Vlad runs around in waders and shirtless doesn't mean anything. If you recall... Obama was over there trying to work some foreign policy with Putin and Xi... and while he was gone the ------------ congress was here shutting down the government... all because their 49th vote to repeal the ACA didn't fly. The world got to see that... and you think Obama has alienated our allies and emboldend the enemies? Puh-lease the ------------ led congress was too busy scrapping over the ACA rather than deal with Libya, or Syria to offer anything to the decision making policies.
Right now you don't hear them going all out about this because for the first time since the ----------- took over the congress to change everything Obama they are against the wall and going to actually have to make the decision on this one.
Maybe they can vote 53 times to make Putin leave the Ukraine... or stage a walkout and shut down the government if ISIS takes over Baghdad.
Obama started hi first two years compromising wand trying to work with the -------------. since then no matter what he did it was obstructionism. In fact they were so busy obstructing they got nothing else done and Obama has managed to accomplish a lot with out their participation because for three and a half years they worked on one thing and failed.
Now you have your tails all tied in a knot because Obama can;t clean up a foreign policy that mess that was started with 8 years of Bush fast enough for you. You people are idiots.