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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    So how is that "Smart Power" working out?

    That's what we were promised, right? Ineffectual bumbling around the Middle East was done because the smart people were in charge. The world wasn't a mess of incompatible national interests, difficult trade-offs, no-win situations, and irreconcilable differences, but merely a rubix cube, waiting for the Smartest President Ever to come in and Be Wonderful Enough To Solve It. Remember?


    So. How's that working out?

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

    I suppose if one completely forgets 2001-2008, where having "dumb" people execute "dumb" policies which has caused directly and indirectly much of the instability in the Middle East today.....then one could incorrectly define "Smart Power" and whine about the situation in the ME.

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

    Academics should stay in the class room or the teachers lobby and discuss theory, they just don't have what it takes to actually govern. The real world is far more complex and messy than the ivory tower.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Academics should stay in the class room or the teachers lobby and discuss theory, they just don't have what it takes to actually govern. The real world is far more complex and messy than the ivory tower.
    Yeah, who wants their country to be run by someone with an 'education' anyway.
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    Re: So how is that "Smart Power" working out?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    Yeah, who wants their country to be run by someone with an 'education' anyway.
    He may be educated but he is not smart.
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    Re: So how is that "Smart Power" working out?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Academics should stay in the class room or the teachers lobby and discuss theory, they just don't have what it takes to actually govern. The real world is far more complex and messy than the ivory tower.
    Well, there is another vote for the "dummies".


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    He didn't say it didn't make sense. He said it is complete nonsense.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    Yeah, who wants their country to be run by someone with an 'education' anyway.
    An education is great but if all you have in your resume is an education and then you step into the real world armed only with an education, well you have seen how that's working out, not so good.

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

    I am not sure we have enough choices on the poll.
    Our foreign policy has taken a hit, but this to shall pass.
    Only 40 months left of Obama!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by davidtaylorjr View Post
    He may be educated but he is not smart.
    Many people confuse the two.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by davidtaylorjr View Post
    He may be educated but he is not Nostradamus.
    Fixed it for you.
    Quote Originally Posted by trouble13 View Post
    If you wanna know why Trumpsters are ignoring you its for the same reason you ignored the KKKs complaints about Obama.
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    When it comes down to it, all facts are cherry picked.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    He didn't say it didn't make sense. He said it is complete nonsense.

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