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'Proportional' Response

Marion69 Wrote: Apr 09, 2013 8:00 AM
Obama only cares about making the world "like" us. He simply does not understand respect, or the fact that countries have to respect us before they actually "like" us. Remember he was going to undo the dislike "caused" by Pres. Bush standing up for our country, by talking to our enemies. And let's face it Obama is very good at giving speeches, not much else.
JohannS Wrote: Apr 09, 2013 8:39 AM
Correction: Obama only cares about making the world "like" HIM.
Marion69 Wrote: Apr 09, 2013 9:34 AM
Sadly, I think you are right.
pascagoulapappy Wrote: Apr 09, 2013 8:17 AM
Giving speeches? Oh, you mean reading words off a teleprompter!
Flubadub Wrote: Apr 09, 2013 8:25 AM
I was going to say that. Plus the words would be written by some mamby pamby liberal dumbocrat, because B Hussein O is definitely not good at thinking up his own speeches.
Chris from Kalifornia Wrote: Apr 09, 2013 8:05 AM
Good at wasting tax dollars, good at taking vacations, good at campaigning, good at blaming others.
Michael in the P/R of ATL Wrote: Apr 09, 2013 9:17 AM
Sucks at basketball and bowling.
Ron781 Wrote: Apr 09, 2013 11:37 AM
Since when has it been considered smart to tell your enemies what your plans are?

Yet there on the front page of the April 8th New York Times was a story about how unnamed "American officials" were planning a "proportional" response to any North Korean attack. This was spelled in an example: If the North Koreans "shell a South Korean island that had military installations" then the South Koreans would retaliate with "a barrage of artillery of similar intensity."

Whatever the merits or demerits of such a plan, what conceivable purpose can be served by telling the North Koreans in advance that they...

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