View Poll Results: How is "Smart Power" working out for the United States?

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  • Smart Power has made incredible foreign policy gains for us

    1 4.17%
  • Smart Power helped us "reset" relations with Russia et al.

    2 8.33%
  • Smart Power works, but turned out to be Bush Doctrine Lite

    2 8.33%
  • We are so screwed that we now lose no matter WHAT we do

    19 79.17%
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    Re: So how is that "Smart Power" working out?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    that is because congress has worse approval rateings then anything, well except castro.
    Agreed. The domestic component is always a fall back position when the rest of the world doesn't love ya.

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    Re: So how is that "Smart Power" working out?

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    fall back position
    holy crap you are right it's all the GOP's fault dang I never saw that one coming heh heh

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    Re: So how is that "Smart Power" working out?

    Quote Originally Posted by AngryOldGuy View Post
    holy crap you are right it's all the GOP's fault dang I never saw that one coming heh heh
    Yeah. Boy, were they blind sided. It's never happened like this before.

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    Re: So how is that "Smart Power" working out?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gimmesometruth View Post
    Wow.

    You just admitted that is how you interpreted "The world drew the line".

    Let me help you, you see in 1993 we and nearly every other country signed on to the latest ban on chem weapons (which goes back to before WWI), so, you see, the line existed for a long time.
    Good evening, gimmesometruth.

    Since all those other countries signed on, and since chemical weapons were apparently used, what do you think might be their reasons for not backing BHO now? It seems that even the UN is unwilling to do so.

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    Re: So how is that "Smart Power" working out?

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Good evening, gimmesometruth.

    Since all those other countries signed on, and since chemical weapons were apparently used, what do you think might be their reasons for not backing BHO now? It seems that even the UN is unwilling to do so.
    russia and china have veto power in the security counsel, and it seems to me they are profiting from the syrian civil war by selling weapons to the assad regime.

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    Re: So how is that "Smart Power" working out?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    selling weapons to the assad regime.
    well then again we look like idiots because we gave the insurgents 800 million dollars?
    Good Lord almighty when will this ever end? 01/20/2017?

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    Re: So how is that "Smart Power" working out?

    Quote Originally Posted by AngryOldGuy View Post
    holy crap you are right it's all the GOP's fault dang I never saw that one coming heh heh
    Good evening, AngryOldGuy!

    Well, when it comes out of left field, completely surprising everyone because it's so unexpected...

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    Re: So how is that "Smart Power" working out?

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    Sorry, I can not find an equivalency between chemical weapons and nuclear weapons.
    I did not state an equivalence, you said Iran is the puppet master of all Syrian actions....so supposedly Iran is responsible for Syrian gas attacks. As I said this is a whopper to cover your previous whopper on "treaties"...but i understand the need to create straw arguments, it makes a tangled web.


    Assad would already be gone without Iranian support, and then who the hell knows what faction would control the chemical weapons. The bigger threat in the region is Iran. I'm sorry this little tidbit escapes you...
    The Assad family has had minor support from Iran, it has only been recently with the withdraw of Arab support for Bashar that he has become more dependent on Iran...but I know you need some other distraction from "Iran controls Syria" and "Syria did not sign teh chem weapons treaty...so uh, I guess I can make that argument".

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    Re: So how is that "Smart Power" working out?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    russia and china have veto power in the security counsel, and it seems to me they are profiting from the syrian civil war by selling weapons to the assad regime.
    Good evening, Unitedwestand.

    And we are selling them to the rebels, so everyone is happily making money! That still doesn't explain why our allies and the UN are not getting involved, even though all agree that chemical weapons were used.. There must be more to this story.

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