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The Consequences of Obama's Bungled Mideast Policy

mdeets Wrote: Sep 17, 2012 11:52 AM
Why is our administration so blindly ignorant of the enemy we are fighting? Have any of them tried to minimally educate themselves on Islam/sharia law/jihad. When Hillary said she just could not understand why they would do this that was a big spotlight into the ineptness and total ignorance of this administration's foreign policy then our ambassador to the UN Rice says it was "the disgusting and reprehensible video "about Islam and denied there was any premeditation while the Libyan ambassador says it was a premeditated attack. Have any of our administration even seen the video? I doubt very seriously that they have just like Eric Holder did not bother to read the Arizona immigration law before bringing a lawsuit against Arizona.
RandyArmor Wrote: Sep 17, 2012 2:53 PM
What is your evidence? You just can't make things up?
Mother of 4 -- the original Wrote: Sep 17, 2012 12:36 PM
It is peculiar how the left-lib multi-culturalists, while supposedly embracing diversity, refuse to actually believe that people in other cultures think differently than they do and react differently to events and actions than they would.

Much of the Middle East practices what is called an "Honor Culture". One of the characteristics of such a culture is that displays of strength, confidence, and power earn respect while displays of weakness, tentativeness, and vulnerability lose respect.

We can only earn respect in an honor culture by standing up firmly for our principles and our beliefs and by being willing to meet threats of force with displays of superior strength.

Left-libs are the ultimate in insularity.
Jack2894 Wrote: Sep 17, 2012 1:01 PM
I don't think you grasp any of the circumstances at all. WHat display of strength would ahve prevented these attacks, assumign they were, as conservatives maintain, coordinated military style attacks.
USNbubblehead Wrote: Sep 17, 2012 12:14 PM
"Why is our administration so blindly ignorant of the enemy we are fighting? "

They're not. They CAN'T be. This has to be at the very least willful ignorance, although I doubt it. You've got Rice saying to believe her and the administration, not your own lying eyes. And you've got media pundits saying that only people who don't like to read attend security or intelligence briefs (read: GWB), which is of course complete BS. Only the willfully ignorant among our population don't know better than that. In person briefs are far more preferable to paper reports, as any good leader knows.

We're being had, folks. Whether you like Clint Eastwood (and his recent performance) or not, he WAS right; Obama's a hoax.
Jack2894 Wrote: Sep 17, 2012 12:08 PM
WE know for sure that acceptign the townhall interpretation of anything Islamic would be a gross error. SO I think they probably know a bit more about these thigns than you do.
Drifter33 Wrote: Sep 17, 2012 12:15 PM
I seriously doubt it. The only thing this president knows is how to shirk his responsibilities & blame others for his shortcomings.

As for this administration's knowledge of foreign affairs? Oh, please.

See you at the polls, Obama Apologist Jack. 49 days to go.
Jack2894 Wrote: Sep 17, 2012 12:21 PM
Given teh utter lack of understanding displayed by TH conservatives, I am quite certain you have no idea what you are talking about. But it does fit the talking points. I ask again, what policy could Obama have pursued that would have made things any better?

In Libya, U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three colleagues were murdered Tuesday. Earlier that day, protesters in Egypt stormed the U.S. embassy and tore down the American flag.

It was "the day the roof fell in," proclaimed blogger and historian Walter Russell Mead. Barack Obama's "efforts to reconcile the U.S. and moderate Islamism -- in part by distancing the U.S. from Israel -- have angered Israel without reducing Islamist bitterness against the United States."

In other words, his Middle East policies are in shambles. His assumption that a president "who doesn't look like other presidents" would...