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I'm NOT WEAK: Obama hits back at foreign policy critics as he vows to ramp up support for Syrian rebels

    'I believe in American exceptionalism with every fiber of my being,' the president insisted
    Yet he used the words 'partner' and 'partnership' 16 times in his speech at West Point, outlining a contradictory foreign policy
    Obama replaced the phrase 'collective action' with the words 'multilateral action' several times
    Working through NATO and the UN will dominate American foreign policy, Obama said: 'This is American leadership, American strength'

By David Martosko, U.s. Political Editor

Published: 09:33 EST, 28 May 2014 | Updated: 10:10 EST, 28 May 2014



President Barack Obama said Wednesday that he would 'work with Congress to ramp up support for those in the Syrian opposition who offer the best alternative to terrorists and a brutal dictator.'

But the central theme of his foreign policy-heavy address was that American strength would continue to come by working through international coalitions.

Obama called for diplomacy and 'multilateral action' in the face of global threats. His prepared remarks, distributed by the White House, replaced that phrase with the words 'collective action.'

Receiving tepid applause and a short standing ovation from less than one-quarter of the audience upon his introduction, Obama argued for a contradictory foreign policy that relies on NATO and the United Nations while insisting that 'America must always lead on the world stage.'

'If we don’t, no one else will,' he insisted.

But 'we require partners,' he said, using the words 'partner' or 'partnership' 16 times in his speech.

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Foreign policy?  What foreign policy?

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    'I believe in American exceptionalism with every fiber of my being,' the president insisted

Stopped right there. The man couldn't tell a bigger lie than that.

If Obama is making that claim, there must be some real trouble in the commie capitol.
« Last Edit: May 28, 2014, 11:29:18 AM by Relic »

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Foreign policy?  What foreign policy?

His foreign policy is to embarrass and weaken the United States at EVERY possible turn and he is VERY good at it!
« Last Edit: May 28, 2014, 11:30:07 AM by Bigun »

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His foreign policy is to embarrass and weaken the United States at EVERY possible turn and he is VERY good at it!

Well, those are the results of his actions/inactions, still don't think he has a plan, or a clue either for that matter.

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Well, those are the results of his actions/inactions, still don't think he has a plan, or a clue either for that matter.

You could be right but I don't think so! I don't think he wipes his --- without Val's approval and you can bet on the fact that SHE has a plan!

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You could be right but I don't think so! I don't think he wipes his --- without Val's approval and you can bet on the fact that SHE has a plan!

No disagreement there, but then that's assuming (and we know what that word will get you) she actually has a clue also.  :laugh:

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No disagreement there, but then that's assuming (and we know what that word will get you) she actually has a clue also.  :laugh:

I personally think she get's her instructions straight from Tehran.

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I personally think she get's her instructions straight from Tehran.

Could be, not that they are known for great planning either though. LOL

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The mere fact that he has to boast he isn't weak proclaims that he is. 8888crybaby
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The mere fact that he has to boast he isn't weak proclaims that he is. 8888crybaby

So very true!  :beer:

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I'm NOT WEAK: Obama hits back at foreign policy critics as he vows to ramp up support for Syrian rebels


Nice softball toss to get the war-drums beating again...

"The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left." - Ecclesiastes 10:2

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