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Hesitation, Delay, and Unreliability
Weekly Standard, by Fred Barnes

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Posted By:StormCnter, 9/6/2013 5:35:37 AM

War presidents don’t quibble. They don’t leak. They don’t go AWOL. They aren’t dispirited or downbeat. They aren’t ambivalent about the mission. And most important of all, war presidents are never irresolute. These are a few of the rules for presidents before, during, and after the country goes to war. On Syria, President Obama disregards all of them. This should mean one of two things. Either Obama is a poor war president, at least in the current pre-war stage, or he’s an altogether different kind of war president. In his World War II memoirs, Winston Churchill offered this lesson: “In war,

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 9/6/2013 5:44:40 AM     (No. 9507922)

A favorite Churchill quote. The full text is “In war, resolution; in defeat, defiance; in victory, magnanimity; in peace, good will.”

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Reply 2 - Posted by: baldguy, 9/6/2013 6:44:22 AM     (No. 9507977)

maybe Jugears and Axelrod are playing us for dupes....notice we´re not talking about Obamacare??? Wag the Dog anyone?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 9/6/2013 6:47:59 AM     (No. 9507983)

Clinton never had the stomach for war either (Blackhawk Down). I think it´s a democRat thing.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: privateer, 9/6/2013 7:20:27 AM     (No. 9508021)

Of course he´s torn! His lodge brothers (MBs) expect his help as usual. His king (SA) is telling him to butt out. He has zero-wisdom of his own. QED, he´s conflicted.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Rinktum, 9/6/2013 7:32:13 AM     (No. 9508031)

This kind of chaos is what you get when every decision you make is based on political strategy. Obama is a political animal first and foremost. Everything else is secondary even a decision as grave as taking this country to war.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Mr. Hanky, 9/6/2013 7:49:37 AM     (No. 9508051)

No surprise, it´s the man who voted ´present´ from the party who had to ´pass it to find out what´s in it.´

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Reply 7 - Posted by: rustycfc, 9/6/2013 7:53:18 AM     (No. 9508054)

why this pos got elected in the first place is beyond me.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Cardsfan, 9/6/2013 8:21:47 AM     (No. 9508091)

#7 - Churchill explained it nicely:

"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter".

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Reply 9 - Posted by: maryc, 9/6/2013 8:28:16 AM     (No. 9508102)

How ashamed did you feel when he said it wasn´t his fault but the world´s ? I did not vote for him and if the world thinks all Americans support him they are mistaken but we have him for a president and he is an unmitigated disaster. He will never understand bravery or integrity nor is he any kind of patriot. To have him as commander in chief is truly a travesty.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: joeyinempirestate, 9/6/2013 9:25:23 AM     (No. 9508208)

No US president should have "Hussein" anywhere in his name, I don´t care if it´s his 30th or 40th name. What a nation of fools.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: donnaclaire, 9/6/2013 9:26:20 AM     (No. 9508212)

Having this very small man at the helm of our ship in such ´treacherous waters´ is frightening and embarrassing. Still hard to stomach how this snotty, snarky little man rose to the heights of the Oval Office. If someone had told me years ago America would elect a president of such low caliber during my lifetime - or any time - I would not have believed it possible.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 9/6/2013 10:02:45 AM     (No. 9508271)

His whole five years have been disparaging ones with little hope for growth. He just ain´t got it! Too late now to save us from his and the Democrat´s anti-military mind set. So many possibilities as to how this will end.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: KanCreeper, 9/6/2013 10:07:10 AM     (No. 9508280)

Obama is nothing more than an embarrassment to the Leadership of THIS COUNTRY and to the rest of the World.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: chicodon, 9/6/2013 10:11:11 AM     (No. 9508285)

It´s a theater of the absurd. Even Democrats can sense the amateurism of this. We have an extremely anti-war President, Sec State... face it, the entire administration, trying to convince us this war action is imperative based on contrived evidence. I´m sorry, it´s not believable.

I´ve watched this closely and Kerry´s boast that Saudi Arabia would be willing to foot the bill should be a clue. There is so much disinformation swirling around that it´s hard to follow.

Why is no one talking about the nuclear reactor that was revealed yesterday? The Russians said it contains highly enriched uranium. Where did it come from? Who built it? Who supplied the fissile material? If we were honest and said that was what we were going after it would make more sense.

In the end this goes all the way to Iran.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: peterfleming, 9/6/2013 10:19:24 AM     (No. 9508309)

Check your premises, as Ayn Rand always said
Everything about Obama is a lie. Of course he is undecided. He’s an imposter, a treasonous imposter. All these unprecedented, horrible events stacking up on him, all started with his first lie of birth. The forged certificate finally produced is a badly manufactured fake. He cannot be impeached. He is not President. He will be charged and arrested for treason.
It´s all staring to happen.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: nevernaught, 9/6/2013 10:45:06 AM     (No. 9508367)

If sticking your finger in the air, twirling it around to check the political consequences, or giving it to the audience is the norm, he´s you man. If he could have proven to the American people that Assad was guilty of murder by gas, he would have. But given all the print bias towards his agenda, he hasn´t.

Instead he has made the usual bad guys like Putin and others seem sane, reasonable and reliable while he looks small, unprepared and inconsequential. Basically just a small time political hack from murder city.

Hesitation, delay and unreliability in his case seem to be his good points. Burdened with multiple choices, he goes on vacation.
Yesterday´s publication of his Muslim buddies executing seven people even got the NY Times attention. They threw up while watching the action. A little reaping what you sow is good for the digestion.

Why hasn´t the House started Impeachment proceedings against this monster. It´s one killing spree to another. As they say, this isn´t going to end well. If they could speak, I´m sure those murdered at Benghazi would agree.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Felixcat, 9/6/2013 10:58:20 AM     (No. 9508392)

Why is anyone surprisd? A boy was elected (twice) to do a man´s job and fails.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: jhboatwright, 9/6/2013 11:02:25 AM     (No. 9508403)

Pearl Harbor-Lim Strike.jpg

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Reply 19 - Posted by: little guy, 9/6/2013 11:17:11 AM     (No. 9508440)

Our white African president wants to check off another box on his presidency. Used the military to attack a small country so I can look bigger. Check.

This is nothing more than a move to try and burnish his own image, and it ain´t working. Escalate a civil war beyond its borders? For what? Drag the US into another conflict? For what? Where´s the Lusitania moment or the Maine or Gulf of Tonkin? Never mind. Obama shot his big mouth off and got his bluff called and so he feels that´s not "cool" so to help his street creds we need to blown $100 million in explosives. Not with my money!

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Reply 20 - Posted by: larryp, 9/6/2013 11:46:42 AM     (No. 9508504)

where are all the satellite photos of this region? I bet 3 times a day there are sats that take photos of the Mideast.Plus the high flying supersonic planes.. there are other countries with space craft up there.
we should have those pis to se whre the missles came from, what they had as a war head and the after-effect.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: RancherJack, 9/6/2013 11:49:02 AM     (No. 9508508)

Surprising since Obama is the epitome of the Chicago Way, and the Chicago Way is violence, death, destruction and treachery at every step.

Just ask innocent bystander Jeri Ryan.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 9/6/2013 11:51:38 AM     (No. 9508511)

Our people elected him. We get what we elected. Hopefully we have learned a lesson. More hopfully, it is not our last lesson as a free people.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: NotaBene, 9/6/2013 12:02:27 PM     (No. 9508535)

The Sarin gas near Damascus was released by the Muslim Brotherhood/al-Qaeda forces, not Assad. There is a great article explaining how intelligence was manipulated:


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Reply 24 - Posted by: stealthy, 9/6/2013 1:09:53 PM     (No. 9508684)

Hundreds of dead muslims on the Eve of 9/11?
Happy Happy happy.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: fairplay, 9/6/2013 2:45:50 PM     (No. 9508842)

Churchill also said, "It´s better to be Jaw Jaw Jawwing instead of War War Warring!"
Diplomacy is the key to success in this matter and Putin can help!

Obama was a no-show at the G20 group photo of all the world leaders.

He was leading from behind!!!

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Quigley, 9/6/2013 2:48:41 PM     (No. 9508844)

The Priktator can only lead in the situation where the disproductive class needs to be encouraged to throw a brick through someone´s window to frighten them into "handing over" some loot.

Other than that he doesn´t exist in the world of Men.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: catfur27, 9/6/2013 3:46:49 PM     (No. 9508935)

..to paraphrase Col.Kurtz from Apocalypse Now:

You´re an errand boy sent by grocery clerks ...to collect a bill.

...the horror...the horror...

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Reply 28 - Posted by: gone2pot, 9/6/2013 5:38:17 PM     (No. 9509143)

Monkeys having sex with footballs by Republican leaders and all the Dems. This is what it looks like when the promises in Romans chapter one come true and man are they coming true or what?

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Reply 29 - Posted by: mulhaven, 9/6/2013 6:16:41 PM     (No. 9509204)

Things are as one would expect with the people involved. They are not doers, they are criticizers. You have a group of people in charge who never had to do anything of substance in their lives. Their biggest moments would have been when they carried protest placards. They have no concept of reality, and no regard for truth or honesty. Why do you think Putin has brushed them aside with a sneer? The best America could do now is wait out foreign affairs for the next 4 years and let events take care of themselves. The fools in charge would only blunder into a worse situation whenever the situation was really serious. The cost is too great to let these self-centred fools impose their ideological and nitwit academia ideas in a real life situation. That stuff is for the faculty lounge and coffee houses.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: trackman999, 9/6/2013 6:59:23 PM     (No. 9509243)

A friends sister, on leave has been recalled back to her ( army)base in Vrginia. she is a truck driver ( supply). she has been told that she will be receiving training in chemical warfare. NO boots on the ground????? doesnt sound like it. I live near an army base, planes having beeen flying around all week,.....jets and heliocopters. We are being dragged into a world war.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Truth Czar, 9/6/2013 8:42:38 PM     (No. 9509384)

Anyone notice that when caught without a teleprompter, we have Elmer Fudd for a President?

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Reply 32 - Posted by: bluebonnet, 9/6/2013 9:28:33 PM     (No. 9509443)

Someone, a long time ago, said something to the effect, "If you say you´re going to take Vienna, then you´d better take Vienna!" I think we might be at "Vienna´s Gates" right now.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: ocjim, 9/7/2013 12:47:44 AM     (No. 9509570)

This guy ain´t accustomed to serious adversity. The self pity is especially concerning. Beneath all the ostensible coolness I think he´s one very tightly wound dude.

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When President Obama needed a preacher to fulfill the closing prayer duties at the annual White House Easter Prayer Breakfast, he turned to none other than the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop — who said he was as shocked as anyone at the appointment. The Right Rev. Gene Robinson said in a tweet, accompanied by a photo of Mr. Obama behind a podium at the event: “POTUS ‘preaches’ at the Easter prayer breakfast. Then, out of the blue, asks ME to close with prayer. OMG!” Newsmax said he also emphasized that the words he chose to close the breakfast

Obama Selects First Openly Gay
Episcopal Bishop to Lead Easter Prayer

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Mediaite, by Andrew Kirell    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 12:46:05 PM     Post Reply
President Obama pulled a surprise move Monday at the White House’s Easter Prayer Breakfast when he selected Gene Robinson to lead the closing prayer. Robinson is famously known as the first openly gay Episcopal bishop. Talking Points Memo’s Tom Kludt spotted the following tweet from Robinson, who was in attendance: (Tweet) Robinson, 66, became diocesan bishop of New Hampshire in March 2004. He retired in January 2013 and is currently a senior fellow at the progressive

Developing: Russian fighter jet buzzes
U.S. Navy destroyer in Black Sea

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Associated Press, by Lolita C. Baldor    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/14/2014 12:49:12 PM     Post Reply
A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, a U.S. military official said Monday. In the first public account of the incident, the official said the Russian Fencer flew within 1,000 yards of the USS Donald Cook, a Navy destroyer, at about 500 feet above sea level. Ship commanders considered the actions provocative and inconsistent with international agreements, prompting the ship to issue several radio queries and warnings. The fighter appeared to be unarmed and never was in danger of

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