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    Re: In light of current events in the Middle East, do you think President Obama is be

    The results of these polls never cease to amaze me. In one poll Obama is getting smashed on the job he is doing...........On this one everything is fine.
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    Re: In light of current events in the Middle East, do you think President Obama is be

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    The middle east is none of our business.So not I do not think Obama is being weak on foreign policy.
    People who are determined to murder Americans and have shown their willingness to do that are always this country's business, wherever they are. For Americans to stick their heads in the sand is a great way to encourage evil people around the world to attack us. You'd think that the 9/11 attacks thirteen years ago would have woken everyone up, but there's always some poor dope who doesn't get the word.

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    Re: In light of current events in the Middle East, do you think President Obama is be

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    The results of these polls never cease to amaze me. In one poll Obama is getting smashed on the job he is doing...........On this one everything is fine.
    Well, the question you ask is much more specific here. For instance, I'm not a fan of the job Obama has done overall, or even just with respect to foreign policy. I would like to see Obama approach his response to the Middle East differently. But, despite the fact that I don't necessarily agree with every move he makes with regards to foreign policy, and more specifically, the various situations in the Middle East at present, I do not think that he is being "weak" on foreign policy. "Weak" gets thrown around a lot, but it is generally used by those who want to oversimplify foreign policy, which, in my humble opinion, is the most delicate and complex type of policy, and as such, can be approached in a variety of ways.
    Be skeptical of anyone who wears a political label - party or ideology - with pride. Most of our problems are because people love to "debate" (it isn't debate, but they pretend it is), but are not interested in developing solutions. Solutions require empathy, thought, and compromise, and most folks aren't interested.

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    Re: In light of current events in the Middle East, do you think President Obama is be

    I voted yes, he is being weak.

    For him to tool on off on vacation before devising a strategy to deal with ISIS is inexcusable.

    And I hope to hell he has settled on a strategy with our NATO allies in regard to Russia.

    He must also get to work on a Libyan strategy, pronto.

    I am a conservative Democrat, and Obama was my choice in the last two elections. However, foreign policy problems have arisen since 2012 which may require the attention of presidential greatness, and Obama has done nothing to show that he possesses that quality.

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    Re: In light of current events in the Middle East, do you think President Obama is be

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Not to sure of that.........Thanks to Obama we get a lot of oil there........
    Do you want to pay $10.00 a gallon for gas?


    No doubt a lot of people would be mighty happy to see gasoline selling for $1.00/a gallon.

    That won't be happening anytime soon.

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    Re: In light of current events in the Middle East, do you think President Obama is be

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Your thoughs?

    In light of current events in the Middle East, do you think President Obama is being weak on foreign policy?
    If he can deal with ISIS from the air while providing material and logistical aid to support Ukrainian sovereignty without escalating with Russia then I'm all for it. And don't look at what he says look at what he does, do you really think he's going to lay his hand on the table during a press conference?

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    Re: In light of current events in the Middle East, do you think President Obama is be

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Not to sure of that.........Thanks to Obama we get a lot of oil there........Do you want to pay $10.00 a gallon for gas?
    If it means energy independence, yes, use coal, make electric cars, and **** oil except from Mexico, Canada, and Nigeria.

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    Re: In light of current events in the Middle East, do you think President Obama is be

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    The results of these polls never cease to amaze me. In one poll Obama is getting smashed on the job he is doing...........On this one everything is fine.
    That's because different issues are different.

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    Re: In light of current events in the Middle East, do you think President Obama is be

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Obama is now firmly in legacy mode, wishing to be remembered as the POTUS that ended US military action in the ME. Obama is trying to spin that the "war on terror" is over and that these terrorists (fighting the great Jihad) are now simply a ME regional problem and no longer a direct threat to US security. Unless we have aniother "big" terror attack on US soil, or Iran tests a nuke, then I doubt that Obama will do anything but "assist" local groups in the ME to fight each other for power and continue to "negoatiate" with Iran.
    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    Warmongering is not strength. We do not rule the world, and we should not act like it. Throwing our weight around like schoolyard bullies will only create more strife and chaos. So no, the president is not being "weak".
    We hear the phrase "peace through strength" repeated often from those on the Right (and a few Conservative-Democrats) and to an extent it does work. But only in so far as you can continue to instill "fear" into the hearts and minds of those who may oppose you. This is essentially what those who criticize Pres. Obama's foreign policy are trying to convince people about - that because he's not showing a strong military presence around the world (specifically in key hot spots, i.e., Russia/Ukraine, China/Taiwan and of course all across the ME). While I would agree with the politics of Pres. Obama's "war on terror" as ttwtt78640 describes it, I'd have to say it's a reasonable path to follow given that:

    a) our position on national sovereignty, self governance would be in stark conflict with "go over there, impose your will and bomb the hell outta them Jihadist rag-heads";

    b) Neither Congress nor the People have the stomach for yet another unprovoked war.

    c) regardless of your individual views concerning Pres. Obama's use of military might abroad, any action he takes military can only be limited in scope due to the mature of each conflict as most remain either 1-on-1 skirmishes (i.e., Israel/Palestine; Russia/Ukraine), internal problems (i.e., civil war - Syria; civil unrest - insurgency) or regional (i.e., ISIS/ISIL spewing over the Syrian/Iraqi border).

    To say that the world is coming apart because America won't get in the middle of any of it and assert their military might is a very foolish position to take. You're essentially asking the U.S. to jump into every "bar fight" the crops up. (Have you ever jumped head-first into a bar fight? Those things get out of hand in a BIG hurry!)
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    Re: In light of current events in the Middle East, do you think President Obama is be

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    Being what? A human being? Yes, Obama is a being, being a being.


    Yeah, Navy Pride needs to work on his "Yes/No" options to this poll.
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