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

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

    Quote Originally Posted by AngryOldGuy View Post
    "lofty ideals with no grounding in reality" now there's a recipe for disaster
    It is possible to have lofty ideals and still be grounded in reality. You can't get to the moon unless you reach for the stars.

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

    I don't call Lobbin' a few cruise missiles into Syria smart lofty or intellectual In my CONservative playbook its just plain DUMB
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    Re: So how is that "Smart Power" working out?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    It is possible to have lofty ideals and still be grounded in reality. You can't get to the moon unless you reach for the stars.
    We must have had the same mom.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by AngryOldGuy View Post
    I don't call Lobbin' a few cruise missiles into Syria smart lofty or intellectual In my CONservative playbook its just plain DUMB
    I wouldn't be at all surprised if a few went off course and landed in Texas, or maybe even near the governor's mansion in Arizona. One could have my name on it, or worse, "to whom it may concern".

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

    According to the poll, smart power has screwed us. Maybe we should consider converting smart power into a combustible fuel.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    According to the poll, smart power has screwed us. Maybe we should consider converting smart power into a combustible fuel.
    We need to alert AP to your suggestion! He's interested in energy independence for this Country! :

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

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    We need to alert AP to your suggestion! He's interested in energy independence for this Country! :
    I am too, and the nice thing about smart power for fuel is that the ads are already written, virtually. I admit it's going to be hard to cram Krugman into a fuel tank, but what the heck, I'm willing to give it a try.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    I am too, and the nice thing about smart power for fuel is that the ads are already written, virtually. I admit it's going to be hard to cram Krugman into a fuel tank, but what the heck, I'm willing to give it a try.
    You've got multiple likes on this idea! :

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