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Obama not involved in Middle East peace talks

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Obama's hands-off approach is in part a vote of confidence in Kerry, who has embraced the vexing and emotional issue with gusto since joining the administration earlier this year. It also signals a calculation by the White House that direct presidential intervention is best reserved for the final stages of negotiations — if the process ever reaches that point — or for moments of tension when Obama might be called upon to keep the talks afloat.


This paragraph is laughable. Obama does not get his hands dirty on anything.

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Do you not think that the State Department has always taken the lead in such matters? You paragraph really doesn't suggest anything that is a change in the way diplomacy has been conducted historically.


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and if he was involved, people would bitch that he should be focusing on the economy
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and if he was involved, people would bitch that she should be focusing on the economy


She who?

got Hillary on your mind?


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dante
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It's laughable because the author implies that Obama is more qualified to negotiate on the issue but Kerry is so EAGER to get it done and Obama will come save the day if Kerry screws it up.

That is how I interrupted the paragraph.


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Federal Tiger
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re: Obama not involved in Middle East peace talks
Joe Blow - is he focusing on either of them (Middle East or Economy)?

O's highest priorities



dante
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re: Obama not involved in Middle East peace talks
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Obama's hands-off approach is in part a vote of confidence in Kerry, who has embraced the vexing and emotional issue with gusto since joining the administration earlier this year. It also signals a calculation by the White House that direct presidential intervention is best reserved for the final stages of negotiations — if the process ever reaches that point — or for moments of tension when Obama might be called upon to keep the talks afloat.


Seems he has given quite a few speeches on the economy but hasn't really accomplished anything there either.


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JEAUXBLEAUX
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Actually no on his focusing. But I am saying that's what people would say. Who knows what he is focusing on? and she Hillary thats a good one!


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This paragraph is laughable. Obama does not get his hands dirty on anything.

Kerry works for Obama. If Kerry does any thing substantial, it will be because Obama gave him the green light to do it. Under both Obama and W, our state department has had its hands tied when dealing with Israel. The last Secretary of State who had to authority to do anything was James Baker under Bush 41.


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This paragraph is laughable. Obama does not get his hands dirty on anything.


There are a lot of valid criticisms of Obama on here. This isn't one of them.


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dante
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Kerry works for Obama. If Kerry does any thing substantial, it will be because Obama gave him the green light to do it. Under both Obama and W, our state department has had its hands tied when dealing with Israel. The last Secretary of State who had to authority to do anything was James Baker under Bush 41.


Are you implying that all Obama appointees work directly for him and he is accountable for their actions? Hmmmm


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Who knows what he is focusing on?


Wiener?


JEAUXBLEAUX
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Weiner is now down to fourth in the NY polls. His time is up (No pun).


He had the mayor's race and now it's gone.


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udtiger
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So when it turns to shite - not his fault.


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mikeytig
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Obama does not get his hands dirty on anything



He made a mess in Egypt.


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re: Obama not involved in Middle East peace talks
I don't see what your issue is. It's generally not a good idea to have heads of state involved with the early negotiations.


dante
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I don't see what your issue is


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It's laughable because the author implies that Obama is more qualified to negotiate on the issue but Kerry is so EAGER to get it done and Obama will come save the day if Kerry screws it up.

That is how I interrupted the paragraph.




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Would be nice (and in accordance with board rules) if you actually linked the article.


TigerPride10
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That is how I interrupted the paragraph.


Well then you're your own worst enemy and I can't help you.


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