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Footprints on the Sand of Time
Weekly Standard, by William Kristol

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Posted By:Oblio, 12/9/2012 8:10:15 AM

As the world unravels on Barack Obama’s watch, conservatives might want to take some solace in saying - We told you so! But they shouldn’t. First of all, it’s not as if the Romney campaign or the GOP congressional leadership or most conservative organizations really spent much time bothering to warn of the consequences of Obama’s foreign policy. And in any case, there’s not much solace to be had, as the world coming apart threatens the well-being of America, not just the success of Barack Obama’s second term.So what can conservatives do?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Sfacheem, 12/9/2012 8:19:25 AM     (No. 9056185)

A short but worthy read.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: jackson, 12/9/2012 8:20:26 AM     (No. 9056187)

It seems Kristol judges everything by our activity in the Middle East. The Obama administration is a disaster for America. What happens in Syria, Iran, Iraq, Libya, and Israel is not as critical as what happens in Texas, Maryland, California, Missouri... but I don´t think Little Billy really cares about our country - only in so far as we can use our military.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: clayusmcret, 12/9/2012 8:27:59 AM     (No. 9056201)

There is nothing, NOTHING, to be gained by us reversing course and getting involved in Syria or anywhere else in the Middle East currently imploding. Support one batch of bad guys or the other set fighting them? Those are not options - they´re equally bad choices. There´s virtually nothing this piece of crap president has done, but his lack of being able to make a decision, which by accident kept us out of Syria, accidentally is the right decision. And Israel, while I support it I can see nothing positive resulting from what would be Barry´s inept involvement.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: clayusmcret, 12/9/2012 8:29:39 AM     (No. 9056207)

Corrected....There´s virtually nothing this piece of crap president has done that I agree with or support, but his lack of being able to make a decision, which by accident kept us out of Syria, accidentally is the right decision. And Israel, while I support it I can see nothing positive resulting from what would be Barry´s inept involvement.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: tren9, 12/9/2012 8:34:04 AM     (No. 9056213)

´Among the footprints in the sands of time some people leave only the mark of a heel.´

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Reply 6 - Posted by: shamus, 12/9/2012 8:42:01 AM     (No. 9056224)

Kristol is wrong about Syria.

Obama policy is to use al Qaeda as a proxy against Assad in Syria (just as al Qaeda acted as proxy in Afghanistan during the 1980´s). The mission in Libya was providing al Qaeda with arms to be used against Assad in Syria. This is why the administration discourages scrutiny of events in Benghazi.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 12/9/2012 11:37:32 AM     (No. 9056485)

Since the days when Kristol was very instrumental in giving us candidate McCain, I make it a point to not read anything he writes. He is also a large part of the reason I don´t do Fox any longer. I might tune back in if they would give Weenie Billy , Rove ,Morris, Juan, O´Reilly, Beckel,Hannity, Greta and Estridge their own show at 3am when most conservatives are sleeping .

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