Published: Monday, March 3 2014 5:45 p.m. MST
And the snarky way he went after Gov Romney - made me sick. As if the Gov
knew nothing about the world and the community organizer knew it all.Now we know.
At this moment in time, I simply pray for Pres Obama and hope that the right
choices can be made for the many people that could potentially be effected.
I think we should immediately send in troops. Of course, only other
people's husbands, sons, daughters should go.
That one hurts
We could all use a little '80's foreign policy right now. The foreign
policy of Poland, whos' people said in one voice Solidarnosc! The foreign
policy of the Pope, who secretly conspired to help them. The foreign policy of
Hungary, who refused to continue to be East Germany's proxy jailer. And the
foreign policy of Mikhail Gorbachev, who gave the former East German chancellor
the kiss of death and booked it out of Berlin, condemning the regime to the
scrap heap and then going on to ease Russia back from the brink with dignity.
Thoughtful, committed people found our way out of the cold war in the
'80's. Ronnie Ray Gun was left fighting the cold war until it ended
without him. If we can avoid conflict in Ukraine it will be by prevalence of
cooler heads. Just like in the '80's.
Mr. Obama needs to take president lessons from Romney.
Obama could use a massive dose of reality about now.
Let's admit it, we have elected presidents who are weak and inept at
foreign policy. The chief executive and Secretary of State are out
maneuvered and out classed by a well organized, well conceived leader who has a
plan, momentum, will, strategic "high ground" and is willing to call our
bluff.We have no meaningful cards to play other than roll over and
verbally chastise the Russian leader. A rambling speech, empty threats and even
speaking in French are not going to mitigate this situation.Elections matter, competence matters and we are suffering from a string of
marginally competent leaders from both parties. IMO this
administration has neither the will, means nor ability to project sufficient
force to deter Russia from doing what it wants to do in its back yard. Our
allies in Europe risk being cut off from Russian natural gas and oil supplies,
and their supply lines are easily interdicted should NATO try to do much more
that gripe and moan.Slice it, dice it and put it into the oven, this
event is over and done.The last thing the Russians are concerned
with is a phone call from the west chastising them.
We're told that Russian troops are moving into Ukraine; in reality they are
moving into Crimea – not the same thing. While Crimea is officially an
autonomous region formally within Ukraine, it has its own Parliament and, up
until 1995, its own President. The majority of Crimeans are Russian-speakers,
and they have voted repeatedly for close relations with Russia. I don't
think Crimea is worth going to war over.
The war hawks are alive and well.How about this. If we decide to go
to another war, tell the American people why, and what it will cost. And pay for
it today. Cut spending elsewhere, or raise taxes. Americans would be far less likely to get involved in another war if they had
to participate by serving or paying for it. Even those on the right.
I find myself feeling sorry for Obama. He is so far in over his head with zero
experience and with his left wing ideology, he doesn't even recognize who
our enemies are! I saw that glaring weakness in him when right after his
election he went on his infamous apology tour! He doesn't know what he is
doing, period! Putin is playing chess and Obama is playing marbles.
@Thid BarkerSo Mr. Romney has years and years of foreign policy
"North Korea may shoot missiles into the sea, but it is run by a fanatic who
has few allies willing to follow him out of the loony bin. Iran poses a regional
threat but lately has been willing to negotiate. Al-Qaida remains unpredictable
and dangerous, but essentially is a loose confederation of outlaws. "So up to now Jay, Obama hasn't done too bad a job? North Korea
never was much, he has Iran negotiating, and he did in fact reduce Al-Quida to a
loose confederation.With those successes just what makes you think
he won't do ok here, or is this just another political opportunity?
@ CHS 85. Mitt Romney warned us repeatedly of the threat from the Russians and
Putin, did he not? What does that tell you? The smartest thing Obama could do
now is to call Mitt and ask him what he (Obama) should do, then do it! Romney
will know exactly the right way to handle this!
@Strider303"We have no meaningful cards to play "And
how would that be any different under a President Romney or McCain? None of you
even say what you think we should do so it's hard to see what you're
even upset about. It's not like this sort of thing didn't happen under
a Republican President since Russia actually attacked Georgia in 2008.
So if we are reviving Reagan's foreign policy, to which terrorist hostage
takers do we trade arms with this time around? And which Central American
dictators do we deal drugs with to finance the arms-for-hostages deals? Do we
"outlaw Russia" and "begin bombing in five minutes"?
It seems President Obama has been able to walk us back to where we were before
the Reagan era. I feel like I'm living in the Carter years again, when
America couldn't do anything, our line-in-the-sand means nothing. Aand our
President was seen as weak (at home and abroad).What nation really
thinks President Obama will really enforce any of his line in the sand
warnings??We are shrinking our military at an alarming rate. We
are becoming weaker, right when we need to be stronger.I don't
want us to go to war ANYWHERE in the world. But the best way to prevent that
is proving our President and our nation is strong, not weak. Strength PREVENTS
wars. It doesn't cause them.
Generally, it appears that people wait to see what is done, and then come out
against whatever it is.So, What do some of you propose that we
do.Please be specific.
And all this is happening while Obama is in the process of gutting our
military.This is what happens when you elect a community
Can we please stop the my guy vs your guy stuff long enough to look at the
situation. Crimea is a separate country from Ukraine. It is autonomous. It
has its own parliament. It is entirely Russian-speaking, and its population
wants to be part of Russia. Russia wants it closer because Russia's only
all-weather port is there. Let's not go to war over this, though I
understand with Iraq finally winding down the hawks are anxious for another go
(with other guys' sons of course).
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