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Published: Wednesday, Sept. 19 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

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The Real Maverick
Orem, UT

Guessing?

Apparently you haven't read the news.

I'd much rather have a President who isn't sending us to war than a President like Bush/Romney who want to invade every single country in the ME shoot first and ask questions later.

We quite honestly, have had enough nation building for one decade, thanks to Iraq and Afghanistan. We can't afford "Republican" Charity and Foreign Policy anymore.

patriot
Cedar Hills, UT

I'm betting that the US STATE DEPT is also guessing as to what Obama's intentions are. It's hard to give confidence in your foreign policy when you don't have one. Always leading from behind Barack.

patriot
Cedar Hills, UT

hey but look at the upside .... Barack might have been MIA with these recent events in the middle east but he did make appearances in Vegas and the Letterman show!! Priorities priorities.... It sure would be nice to actually have something other than an empty suit in the White House.

4601
Salt Lake City, UT

Mr. Obama would rather be president of the world than the US. After all, we're nothing special. Since we have no accomplishments that the government has not permitted, the rewards for our individual efforts belong to the state. Just imagine what he could do by raising our taxes and giving the salafist Egyptians more foreign aid. They would love us to death, literally.

patriot
Cedar Hills, UT

re:The Real Maverick

Take a long hard look around and ask yourself how close the US is to war with Iran once they get their nuke and threaten Israel. What will OBama do? Run to the UN? Give a speech? No one respects Obama - no one!! Also the Muslim Brotherhood just loves us soooo much don't they. Yes the ones burning our flag and shouting death to America all over Egypt.. and after we give them their 2 billion every year in aid. The great unifier Obama has become the weak appeaser and the entire middle east is now in flames of hate and rage against the US as a result... oh and Israel is on its own. So much for apology and appeasement. Peace through strength - both JFK and Reagan followed that policy and I'll take that any day over a president who spends most of his week days on Entertainment Tonight or the Letterman show and has no clue what is going on in the middle east.

Screwdriver
Casa Grande, AZ

Where in the constitution does it say I need to pay for the defense of Israel? It doesn't, therefore the entire idea is unconstitutional.

Mad Hatter
Provo, UT

Guessing? This must be neo-con talk to build up support for another war in the Middle East. Now Iran is in their cross-hairs as they beat the drum for another ill-conceived, unfunded conflict which will take more American lives so the neo-cons can "stand proud" as defenders of freedom and democracy.

Apparently diplomacy is not first in their toolkit for foreign policy. Perhaps this is why they shout so loud about Obama's "failure". They prefer shoot first and whip out the credit card. Remember, Romney was a fervent supporter of the Vietnam War as long as he wasn't in it. Just like Cheney, Bush, and the whole network of neo-cons who lead us blindly into Afganistan and Iraq.

patriot
Cedar Hills, UT

re:Mad Hatter

War's start because of weakness not because of strength. That is lesson #1. Those who hate us will never start anything UNLESS they think we are weak - like we are right now. If they conclude that our president has no back bone and has basically thrown Israel under the bus - which he has - then THAT is the time to worry about war my friend! Iran isn't stupid and they don't have a death wish either. Iran does feel however that Obama is a do-nothing speech giver which he is and POWER is all they understand. Any predator becomes increasingly bold and daring if it senses a weakness in it's prey. Once again I repeat the policy of John Kennedy and Ronald Reagan - PEACE THROUGH STRENGTH!!! We were successful in the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Cold War because of that doctrine. Now contrast that to the Iran hostage nightmare conducted by Jimmy Carter. Carter and Obama are pretty much the same type of appeasing leaders.

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