"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
Did Obama think about asking them to turn them over until Kerry screwed up? No. So I don't know what Syria would or would not have done. But in any case, it was nothing that the Obama administration had pushed for.
But Obama and his incompetent sidekick Kerry made complete laughing stocks out of the US to the rest of the world. We can start getting some respect back just as soon as Obama is out of office but it won't happen until then. Our word can't be trusted.
With Mubarak, he was a friend and we should have stuck by his side. Once again to send a message to the rest of the world. To late for that now though. Because of Obamas inability to look past the next 15 minuets, we have everybody in Egypt hating us. The Egyptian Army didn't do anything until they saw Obama was going to dumb Mubarak. Try to get them to trust us now. Ain't happening.
"“If we don’t deepen our ports all along the Gulf — places like Charleston, South Carolina; or Savannah, Georgia; or Jacksonville, Florida…” -Obama
And now Obama gets blamed again because that's what teabaggers do. Yet it comes out recently that the US went to war with Iraq because Afghanistan was too easy and the US wanted to kick some a-s in Iraq. Kicking a-s is slang for slaughtering hundreds of thousands of innocent people. And some of you American swine call others Nazis? America has invented a whole new meaning for the term!
The fact that the Iraq war was a war based on lies that slaughtered hundreds of thousands of innocents, just can't be counterspun any other way.
Although now I think he has lost some of that influence with the Saud.
Good, time to get off the oil teet and end these 'alliances' with such barbaric parts of the world.
i find it odd that obama is getting criticised for negotiating with a moderate Iran, and for not supporting the saber rattling of isreal and self interest of Saudi Arabia.
i thought the ultimate goal was for there to be peace in the middle east.