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Published: Tuesday, March 18 2014 5:00 p.m. MDT

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American Fork, UT

So what are our good options? Another foreign war?

Provo, UT

Lets not pretend like there was any "winning" choice. No matter what the president does it was a horrible bad decision. Hindsight has 20/20 no matter what we knew before a situation.
The grass will always have been greener on the other side... looking back that is.

Perhaps bad decisions have been made but I am not likely to notice because everything the man does is called out.

Saint George, UT

One would would have to deaf, dumb, and blind not to note with unequivocal veracity the dearth of leadership America is experiencing! The brazen around the globe are laughing at the impotence of our leadership in Washington D.C.

Virginia Beach, VA

“Why, across the world, are America's hands so tied?”

Hands tied? Well I haven't noticed our hands being "tied" exactly.

We have been hobbled though . . . Hobbled with the legacy of the Bush administration . . . embroiled in two wars (one of them completely immoral and unjustified), and battling to bring the economy back from the brink of the precipice GW and his Republican crew dug for us.

And of course, Obama and the entire nation have been facing a constant battle with the mightily malignant Right Wing presence in America that absolutely INSISTS on keeping this nation back from achieving the success we deserve.

OK . . . Hobbled, hands tied . . . potato, tomato . . . whatever you want to call it . . . Yeah . . . "Conservatives" have done this nation tremendous harm, and although they can successfully convince themselves of some fantasy where the Repubs have been America's saviors, the real facts paint a far different picture.

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Remember when Mitt Romney said that Russia was dangerous and a threat to the world? Nailed it.

Barack? He accused Romney of being stuck in Cold War times and that Russia was not a risk.

Par for the course for both of them. Romney was right on - barack was up in the clouds

Salt Lake City, UT

A gracious loser to be sure.

He might be correct in his assessment, but c'mon, Mitt, have some class.

Harrison Bergeron
Holladay , UT

"I have clear eyes on this. I'm not going to wear rose-colored glasses when it comes to Russia or Mr. Putin, and I'm certainly not going to say to him, I'll give you more flexibility after the election. After the election he'll get more backbone." -Mitt Romney in the 3rd Presidential Debate

Crimea river. We picked the wrong guy.

Salt Lake City, UT

You want another war? This time the other guy really does have nuclear weapons, lots of them. And Crimea is important to us because???????

Woodland Hills, UT

Obama is a weak socialist, but let's not forget that Romney also has socialist ideas, that is why he lost the conservative vote. I can only hope we survive three more years of this horrible administration and emerge with someone who loves America.


Some feel that just because you stand up to someone it will bring war. I believe it is the exact obvious. If you don't stand up to a bully you will continue to be bullied. Putin is a bully and Obama is afraid of him.

no fit in SG
St.George, Utah

Mitt Romney is exceptional in the Monday morning quarterbacking department.

Hayden, ID

The best thing Obama can do now is to call Mitt Romney and ask him for advise. Mitt would know what to do!

Centerville, UT

How many absolute failures must we endure before left wingers will finally acknowledge that Obama is clueless, lacks leadership, lacks vision, and cannot be trusted?

It is difficult to realize that partisanship has deteriorated to such a level that honest reflection (that Obama is wrong over and over again) by Democrats are holding our country back.

Obama is too busy planning his next vacation and marketing like a used car salesman his Obamacare to care or understand what is happening in America and in the world today.

November cannot come soon enough, and I'm not talking about November 2014. Where is 11/2016?

DLC/Orange County
Placentia, CA

@ Gary O

It is frustrating that individuals with your mindset cannot see the facts through the thick veil of ideology that dominates your thought process. Pres, Bush did not cause the economic issues. That catastrophe was born decades ago with chaotic money lending polices that created a real estate and financial bubble that could not be sustained. It just happened to burst while he was president. The Iraq war was supported by democrats and republicans, as well as most other western countries. Everyone was in agreement that Saddam had WMD, turned out different but Pres Bush finished the job, and Obama pulled out and destroyed all we sacrificed for, and the same will happen in Afghanistan. I did not agree with Bush on everything, but he was an honest man with integrity, and love of his country. Our current President cares nothing for the country and his lack of integrity, leadership, and honesty has been documented over and over again.

Mcallen, TX

This wouldn't be happening if Mitt had won the election. Period.

We have gone from Mike Tyson to Michael Jackson with this current administration.

A strong United States, discourages these kinds of Ukraine take overs, and now Russia, or China has no fear.

When it comes to world peace, legalizing gay-marriage, or creating a poor health care system just won't cut it.

Big Bubba
Herriman, UT

Welcome to the Abamanation where we spend like drunk sailors and appease like wimpy dogs.

Everett, 00

Typical --

The GOP hasn't paid for the last 2 wars they started,
and here's another RICH guy wanting to keep spending someone else's money.

The 1st thing Mitt and his friends should be doing is ponying up and paying higher taxes for the last boondoggle mess they made us,
They can come back and talk about spending some more....

Until then --
THIS formerly well off middle America ain't buying it!

Vernal, UT

@Hutterite and mcclark
Be brave. Standing up for what is right is scary sometimes, but it is the right thing to do.

@ no fit in SG
Mitt is not being a Monday-morning quarterback, he was saying all this before the election, you just weren't listening, obviously.


Wally West

Taking something/anything that comes out of CPAC Seriously? Really? I'm certain that one of C's stands for Comedy.

re: worf

"This wouldn't be happening if Mitt had won the election. Period."

Because, Cheney would be SecDef and we'd be at War with Iran. Exclamation Mark

Salt Lake City, UT

@Harrison Bergeron
"I'm certainly not going to say to him, I'll give you more flexibility after the election"

I like how the evidence of Romney being right includes a misrepresentation. Obama was suggesting he'd have more flexibility on things like nuclear arms reduction deals after the election, which was based on the precedent of the new START treaty being signed in the 2010 lame duck Congress period.

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