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Video || Obama Proclaims Syria Success

I thought you might want to see the interview President Obama did with George Stephanopoulos of ABC’s This Week. I mean, you might not, but you might. It ran today.

The big takeaway? Obama thinks criticism of his handling of Syria is based on judgements of “style.” That is, it might have been a bit messy, but he got a great result.

Well, if we’re talking style, the rest of the world thinks the United States is A FASHION DISASTER. And, really? We trust the Russians and the Syrians, who are both still saying the rebels committed the chemical weapons massacre, to cooperate in collecting and dismantling Syria’s WMD during wartime?

Obama wants to check the box and move on. He’s already “pivoting” back to “the economy,” by which he means establishing new government programs that there’s not money to pay for.

Oh, and Iran better look out, he said, because next time we’re going to stop being unserious.


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51 Responses to Video || Obama Proclaims Syria Success

  1. I’m SO GLAD to here the GREAT BLACK GRAND PUBAH has ALL the WORLD’s PROBLEMS taken care of and MOVE ON to the NEXT PROBLEM . WE are so LUCKY to have this man ? as OUR LEADER

  2. This man is a master of self-deception. He truly believes he has all the solutions. He has been pulling this on people his whole life and all he needs are a number of ninnies to follow him. The leader of the lemmings. Well, he is taking us over the cliff or into the sea. Dangerous.

  3. He can claim whatever he wishes, but he crossed a red-line that his most avid supporters had drawn. Their support was for the anti-war, peace-loving, enviornmenalist who championed social justice, not for the thin-skinned warmonger who appeared when he was pushed into a corner of his own making.
    There’s no style involved in turning over American interests to a thug like Putin, nor is there a stylish overture to anything that happened or was said in the last two weeks by MrObama and MrKerry. Both men fumbled, twisted messages, confused even the most attentive to political nuance, and scared the gee-bees out of most Americans who saw the possibliity of WW3 in their near future.

    • Well said, srdem. The people who have eyes wide open are seeing this regime for what it is. Sadly, the state-run media is still protecting this fraud. Too many LIV only hear the news the fifth column allows them to hear, and that never involves critical questioning of anybody in this corrupt regime. ABC’s Snufalufagous interview is a perfect example. Not one single critical question was asked, certainly not the questions we’ve been asking: “Where were you on the evening of September 11, 2012? And who gave the stand down order to the military unit deploying to Benghazi to rescue Americans?”

      • I don’t believe we turned over our interests to Putin–and I do believe the press built him up way too much. The strike was not designed to stop more toddlers from being gassed. This thing–even if it’s to protect the Russian base and Russians from being gassed by mistake, may have that result.

  4. Ah, but he has a Big Trip planned to Asia… Indonesia, Brunei, Malaysia and the Philippines. He will even be meeting with the Sultan of Brunei (whose name escapes me at the moment) :)

  5. So the more things change, the more they stay the same…Barack was an ass, is an ass and will always be an ass.
    He actually thinks the American people are as thick as two planks, and are not on to him. What a pathetic little weasel.

  6. It takes a special kind of chutzpah to ‘swipe’ and reference ‘grades’ from a man who has never released his own.

    “I think that folks here in Washington like to grade on style. And so had we rolled out something that was very smooth and disciplined and linear, they would have graded it well, even if it was a disastrous policy. We know that, because that’s exactly how they graded the Iraq war.”

    • That line made me spit nails, Sadie! He was drowning in his own sea of ineptitude and cowardice and was rescued and given mouth-to-mouth resuscitation by none other than the Russian Bear. “Style points” – who the heck came up with that one? Anna Wintour?

      And the swipe at Bush and Iraq – unconscionable – considering the fact that Iraq is now is falling into chaos b/c of Obama’s inept handling of the withdrawal and failure to deal with the Taliban. Not to mention the fact that 75% of the casualties in Afghanistan occurred on his watch.

      There is no dealing with a malignant narcissist – he will never acknowledge failure or accept responsibility for bringing us to the brink of WWIII. He must be listening to some of his critics, however, because his purple lips now have a peachy tone to them, lol.

      Oh, and btw, Kerry has announced that his ‘off the cuff’ remark was not an accident – it was an act of ‘diplomacy’.

      • Every swipe at Bush, every claim of victory for himself, for his Administration is a window into that vacant mass of insecurity.

        It still amazes me how callously dismissive he is of the country. He has no attachment to America.

  7. OT but perhaps some moderate good news. My family is a bunch of flaming progressives. It was refreshing to have a weekend call from one of the uber liberals and a passing confession that things are not going so well. Firm confirmation that Obama has made a mess out of Syria. Family gathering in two weeks. Lord give me strength!

    • Whoa, danger, danger! @G.G., there are a lot of us who lost long-time friends and the good-will of some family members over politics just by giving an opinion they didn’t like, sooo…be careful.
      The days of having a conversational debate about politics has gone away. Now, harsh words and stinging insults have replaced the easy back and forth we used to know.

      Enjoy your family, but talk about the weather, the ball game, and the good(bad) old days.

  8. Has anyone heard if Obama has made a statement on the Colorado flooding yet? I thought there were 230 people unaccounted for, but now it turns out there are 500. Maybe he was ticked off by the gun control recalls.

  9. And while Obama makes the world safe for Syria and Iran, at home DHS renews Mohhamed Elibiary’s appointment and gives him a promotion while they are at it. He is not the only MB supporter in the government. It is just a touch ironic that he holds such a high position in a department designed to protect the homeland.

    http://www.bizpacreview.com/2013/09/13/muslim-brotherhood-supporter-gets-homeland-security-promotion-83259

    This should be crazy talk. Unfortunately it is not.

    • Just did a cursory check on this guy and came up with an interesting report from Dec. 2011.
      Seems this guy was an Obama spy who was digging up classified info to smear Gov. Perry before the election. He visited the WH at least once in 2011. And now that Obama has ordered visitor logs to be sealed, we will never know who Obama is plotting with to take down this country. Obama should be declared an enemy of State!

      http://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/mohamed-elibiary-homeland-security/

      • More about that wonderful piece of work, Mohammed Elibiary:

        In its latest effort to protect followers of Islam in the U.S. the Obama Justice Department warns against using social media to spread information considered inflammatory against Muslims, threatening that it could constitute a violation of civil rights.

        The move comes a few years after the administration became the first in history to dispatch a U.S. Attorney General to personally reassure Muslims that the Department of Justice (DOJ) is dedicated to protecting them. In the unprecedented event, Attorney General Eric Holder assured a San Francisco-based organization (Muslim Advocates) that urges members not to cooperate in federal terrorism investigations that the “us versus them” environment created by the U.S. government, law enforcement agents and fellow citizens is unacceptable and inconsistent with what America is all about.

        SNIP

        The Obama Administration has also hired a special Homeland Security adviser (Mohamed Elibiary) who openly supports a radical Islamist theologian and renowned jihadist ideologue and a special Islam envoy that condemns U.S. prosecutions of terrorists as “politically motivated persecutions” and has close ties to radical extremist groups.

        The president has even ordered the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to shift its mission from space exploration to Muslim diplomacy and the government started a special service that delivers halal meals, prepared according to Islamic law, to home-bound seniors in Detroit. Who could forget Hillary Clinton’s special order allowing the reentry of two radical Islamic academics whose terrorist ties have long banned them from the U.S.?

        http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2013/05/doj-social-media-posts-trashing-muslims-may-violate-civil-rights/

  10. I don’t even know where to start on this little snippet of video. All I can say is that this is a President that is so out of his league, and so misguided in his view of the world, and how to address issues, and the world as to no longer be funny.
    First, Obama talks about the “distance we’ve travelled”. What distance? The distance backwards? He has given a foreign power the world stage to say, “Look at us! We are the reasonable ones!” By his and his surrogate, Kerry’s, lack of skills, they have handed the Russians a Royal Flush in this poker game, allowing the Russians to look calm, composed, and confident. Obama goes on to say, “We’ve created a civil war in Syria.” Really? WE? The USA? Do these people not learn from their mistakes, and not know that they must parse and guard every word they speak lest the words come back to bite them on the ass?
    When he spoke of Putin, all I could remember was his hot mic comment to Medvedev before the last election, “After my election I have more flexibility,” a sentiment that Obama wanted Medvedev to carry back to Putin. Obama then says that the US and Russia have been working closely in many areas, including counterterrorism. One name came to mind, Tsarnaev. The Russians had inquired about the brothers long before the Boston bombing, yet the incompetence of our DOJ, and FBI allowed these brothers to slip through the cracks, and devastate another American city. Had we really been cooperating with the Russians, perhaps the brothers Tsarnaev would have never been able to pull off their attack. I also found it irritating that Obama evoked the name of Reagan in his little meeting with Georgie. “Trust but verify.” The Reagan mantra, now being coopted by a man whose own background has never truly been verified.
    He spoke of how the world cannot allow the worst weapons to be in the hands of a murderous regime, yet Iran still marches forward in its pursuit of a nuclear bomb. The worst weapons? I would think that a nuke would rank right up there in the top ONE. He’s admitted that he has been personally in contact with Rouhani via letters. I thought that there was a ban on all contact and communication with the Iranian regime, and all communications were done via surrogates and back channels. Is direct contact with Iran’s leadership a violation of federal law?
    Obama spoke of a “credible threat of force”. Credible to who? The world has now seen that the US truly is a straw dog, with no will or desire to face any kind of armed conflict.
    Finally, his comment about being graded on style is a slap in the face of every American. We don’t grade on style when it comes to our military, we grade on results. Is the end result of spending treasury and lives a positive or a negative for the USA? Iraq was, for better or worse, a positive, and history is starting to show that fact. Was Afghanistan a positive? It was until Obama came to office. More US lives have been lost in the four and a half years he has been president than in the previous six years under the Bush administration. Afghanistan has turned into a quagmire of lost lives, money and morale.
    Yet, the denier in chief still cannot face the fact that he is a petulant child in over his head. He is like the kindergartener who stomps his feet, declaring that he is going to take his toys and go home when the attention is given to someone else. I fear that the attention being given to Putin will lead Obama into ill-conceived action to prove that he is as much as man as is Putin. Only the cost will be in American lives, for he will not risk that which is his.

  11. “I think that folks here in Washington like to grade on style. And so had we rolled out something that was very smooth and disciplined and linear, they would have graded it well, even if it was a disastrous policy. We know that, because that’s exactly how they graded the Iraq war.”

    Style? STYLE? Leave it to a flaming narcissist to think leadership is about style instead of substance.