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German Paper: ‘Obama’s Middle East Policy Is in Ruins’


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"US President Barack Obama's Middle East policy is in ruins. Like no president before him, he tried to win over the Arab world. After some initial hesitation, he came out clearly on the side of the democratic revolutions. … In this context, he must accept the fact that he has snubbed old close allies such as Israel, Saudi Arabia and the Egyptian military. And now parts of the freed societies are turning against the country which helped bring them into being. Anti-Americanism in the Arab world has even increased to levels greater than in the Bush era. It's a bitter outcome for Obama."

"Obama was naive to believe that one only needed to adopt a new tone and show more respect in order to dispel deep-seated reservations about the free world. In practice, the policies of the Obama administration in the region were not as naive as they may have seemed at times, and the Americans have always been much more involved in the Middle East than the passive Europeans. But Washington has provided the image of a distracted superpower in the process of decline to the societies there. This image of weakness is being exploited by Salafists and al-Qaida, who are active in North Africa from Somalia to Mali."

"One thing is clear: If jihadists believe they can attack American installations and kill an ambassador on the anniversary of Sept. 11, then America's deterrent power has declined considerably. For a superpower, it is not enough just to want to be loved. You have to scare the bad guys to keep them in check."


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re: German Paper: ‘Obama’s Middle East Policy Is in Ruins’


Now those Europeans that loved Obama aren't happy with him with attacks coming on their embassys.

American liberals want to be loved. American conservatives want to be respected. I prefer the latter, especially with how much more fickle a nation can be regarding loving us.






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It is sad that the most honest views of Obama are to be found in European media outlets. On CBS a few minutes ago was a really hard interview with Scott Pelley. Obama was feeling pity for himself over the hardships of being President on him and his ffamily.





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American liberals want to be loved. American conservatives want to be respected.


Love is a feeling based on emotion.

Respect is earned based off action.

fricking panty-waste liberals.






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Obama was feeling pity for himself over the hardships of being President on him and his ffamily.


really? then maybe he should have gotten a real job in the private sector and stayed out of politics?






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Love is a feeling based on emotion.

Respect is earned based off action.

fricking panty-waste liberals.



now we remember why reagan said "peace through strength"

:nb4somebodysayshepulledoutofbeirut:

sure was not scared to bomb libya before or fight the soviets in the cold war helping break them and free people and helping fight commies in central america and grenada.



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re: German Paper: ‘Obama’s Middle East Policy Is in Ruins’


Is this a good time to say "Germans"?





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Why do we have to read foreign articles to get the truth about Obama's inability. It would be nice to hear or read from ABC, CBS or NBC. Why is the msm so scared to put the blame on Obama?





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re: German Paper: ‘Obama’s Middle East Policy Is in Ruins’


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On CBS a few minutes ago was a really hard interview with Scott Pelley


My wife has always watched the national broadcast news shows. In the last year, she finally has come to pick up on the bias.

She turns to me during this segment of Pelly's interview and says, "we can't watch CBS anymore."

Yes!

I flip over to catch Krauthammer on the Panel calling out the press for failing to connect Obama's policies to the unravelling of the mideast, quite similar to L.A.'s German link.






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My wife has always watched the national broadcast news shows. In the last year, she finally has come to pick up on the bias.


????? it has been like that FOR DECADES!!!!!!!!






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Obama was feeling pity for himself over the hardships of being President on him and his ffamily.


HE SOUGHT THE frickING JOB.

good grief.






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Why is the msm so scared to put the blame on Obama?


because they are the 4th column/ branch of gubment. think about it.






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re: German Paper: ‘Obama’s Middle East Policy Is in Ruins’


ONLY FOX tells the truth... :AMIRITE:





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American liberals want to be loved. American conservatives want to be respected. I prefer the latter
This. Leaders seek respect. Wannabes seek approval and adoration.

Example #3,543 of Obama being a poor leader.






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Obama was feeling pity for himself over the hardships of being President on him and his ffamily.


I guess he'll just have to send Michelle, Sasha and Malia on another expensive vacation on the taxpayer dollar to get over the difficulties they're experiencing. Poor things.






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ONLY FOX tells the truth..
w you deranged individuals put fox news into every discussion is just bizzare.

I really mean that.

In fact if you wanna talk the #1 conservative news outlet, it's Drudge and it isn't even close.






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Fat Man
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????? it has been like that FOR DECADES!!!!!!!!


Yes, I became aware of it in about 1975.

The point is SHE now recognizes it. Following politics / hard news has never been a real big thing for her, but she now gets it.






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Fat Man
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deranged individuals put fox news


Agreed. It's much better to speak, "I don't remember where I heard this, but ....(fill in Fox News fact or Rush Limbaugh concept).

Liberal friend / family member then agrees.

Then I say, "Oh, yeah, now I remember, it was Fox News / Rush" ... end of conversation.






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This is really starting to look very bad for this administration, and I have a feeling it's only going to get worse.





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American liberals want to be loved. American conservatives want to be respected.


100% SPOT ON!







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