When it Comes to Dealing With ISIS, Obama Will Once Again Make Republicans Look Like Fools

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Image credit MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images

Over the last few years, there have been numerous polls indicating that people have lost “confidence” in President Obama. Though I’ve never quite understood why.

What has (or hasn’t) he done that would make people lose confidence in his ability to lead?

Has our economy not bounced back, with constant job growth, for over five of his first six years in office? Have we not seen the strongest year of job growth (2014) since Clinton was president? And let’s not forget that he became president right in the middle of the worst economic crash since the Great Depression.

But even going beyond just the economy, have we not successfully avoided starting any new wars? Did he not get Syria to turn over their chemical weapons without firing a single shot? Did we not locate, and kill, Osama bin Ladin? Has our uninsured rate not dropped significantly thanks to the Affordable Care Act? Did Republicans not look like absolute jackasses at the conclusion of last year’s government shutdown?

I get it if he “hasn’t done everything you had hoped he would do.” Though I’m not exactly sure what it is they wanted him to do. Don’t forget he’s faced the most obstructive Congress of possibly any other president in United States history. So he’s been extremely limited as to what he actually can get done. And anytime he tries to get something done on his own, Republicans go on every right-wing media outlet they can find to perpetuate the idea that whatever he’s doing is unconstitutional and illegal.

If you want to attack the website issues last October, that’s fair. The “Obamacare” website rollout was an absolute disaster. Heck, I’ll be the first to tell you that.

But every time some issue comes up (such as Syria last year and ISIS now), people rush to whatever camera they can find (especially Republicans), doubting everything he does.

And practically every single time, he makes them look like absolute fools.

After the “Obamacare” website disaster, Republicans were falling all over themselves trying to claim that the website’s troubles “proved” that the health care law wouldn’t work. Well, a few months later, not only did it work – sign-ups exceeded estimates.

Last year when Republicans were doing everything they could to bash Obama on Syria, he called their bluff. They didn’t even know how to respond – but he knew exactly what he was doing. Not only did he publicly throw his support behind military action in Syria, but he left the decision entirely up to Congress. He did that knowing that Republicans would screw around long enough, not get anything done, and he would be able to achieve his ultimate goal of getting Syria to disarm their chemical weapons stockpiles without firing a single shot.

Meanwhile, Republicans spent that entire time trying to attack the president – for doing exactly what they were telling him to do all along.

Then the government shutdown came and he won again. Republicans looked like fools trying to devour one another as polls showed an overwhelming number of Americans were opposed the shutdown and were blaming the GOP for it. All the while President Obama sat back, knowing eventually Republicans would be forced to cave – because even they knew the shutdown made absolutely no sense. And that’s exactly what happened.

While I know President Obama has been far from perfect, I’m just not sure exactly what he’s done that makes people “lose confidence” in him.

From what I’ve seen, he’s calculated and even-keeled. Not only that, considering the Congress he’s been given, he seems to have done just about all that he can.

Americans complained when we had trigger happy “Cowboy” George W. Bush rushing off to get us mixed up in complex situations without any kind of plan; now they seem unhappy because Obama seems to actually think out what he wants to do before acting.

And now that ISIS is a growing threat, once again many Americans (especially Republicans) can’t wait to criticize everything the president says and does. Though that’s nothing new.

But I’ve noticed I don’t see many of them offering up any feasible plan of their own. And, no, unilaterally sending troops into Syria isn’t a “plan.” That’s a quagmire that would make the war in Iraq seem like nothing.

From what I’m seeing, he’s trying to get a coalition of leading European nations, as well as nations from within the region, all on the same page to decide together what to do about ISIS not only in Iraq but in Syria as well.

Which is the intelligent thing to do.

But like always, Republicans will do everything they can to attack and criticize everything President Obama is doing to deal with ISIS. In the end, when all is said and done, he’ll once again make them look like absolute fools.


Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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  • Frank LaDonna

    he’ll once again make them look like absolute fools. –

    • strayaway

      Obama did get into new wars. That is why Islamists are taking swimming lessons in the US Embassy pool in Libya and why IS secured US weapons in Syria contributing to IS’ initial successes. That is why we look like fools. North African Arab Spring foreign policy, mid-eastern foreign policy, Ukraine foreign policy…failure, failure, failure.

      • Raylusk

        It’s not our failure it’s the worlds failure. We shouldn’t be the worlds police force. Get a clue.

      • strayaway

        I agree that we shouldn’t be the world’s policeman and didn’t suggest we should. I pointed out a couple of instances where Obama’s policies involving bombing and overthrowing governments failed miserably. Bush’s Iraq policy was on big mistake too.

      • giankeys loves shemale porn

        Ukraine failure?? really??? Hmmmm,,,,,,,,,,,, seems u might’ve been premature: obamas sanctions has crushed the Russians 2the point where putin is now backed off; his own people are screaming against the higher prices and lack of fruit/veg/ chicken,,,, now its not even discussed on FOX “news” ( as they also are quiet regarding ACA)
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        and,,,,,,,,,,,, why exactly ARE we in IRAQ anyway??? ( see: GW bush)

      • strayaway

        Ukraine was a sovereign country that had its own elections. Whom Ukrainians elect is not our business. It seems as if the CIA helped foment the discontent leading to riots and the President of Ukraine fleeing the Country, a civil war, and an opportunity for Putin to make a move. I would put Ukraine policy in the failure column because the following results have not been good: civil war, an excuse for Putin to invade, food off of Russian shelves, no markets for Dutch tomatoes etc. as a result, expected gas shortages, the collapse of the Ukraine economy, attacks on the primacy of the dollar, and perhaps the biggest catastrophe: the resumption of the cold war including throwing Russian and China into a military alliance and probable long term resumption of the arms race.

      • giankeys loves shemale porn

        Russia and china have 4 a long time– and still do– hate each other based mostly upon ethnic hatreds
        I wont worry about any ” alliance”

      • strayaway

        In the long run, Russia and China cannot trust each other because China needs Siberia’s resources. In the short run, Russia and China can agree to diplomatic actions at the UN, sell each other weapons, and do joint military exercises together. China and Russia are expanding their trade with each other at the expense of Europe. Russian oil and gas can be sent to China instead of Europe. Products will be paid in each others currencies instead of reserve dollars. This will eventually cause inflation in the US as all these foreign dollars come home to roost. It was so nice to be able to scale back nuclear missiles and some other cold war expenses while that lasted. Now we again have Russian bombers probing our defenses. General Dynamics, Lockheed have defeated detente. Bye bye peace dividend.

      • christian_928

        See, it’s unfortunate that people like you are allowed to vote let alone reproduce. The reason IS was able to obtain weapons us because they were put there by an administration determined to go to war whether we had justification or not. Sorry champ, that was NOT the Obama administration. The failure is not in his policies, the sofa was an agreement decided upon and signed by, the last administration. If you want to place blame, get your facts straight. The truth is, we had no business putting our military in Iraq, they had nothing whatsoever to do with the Sept. 11 attack and had no WMD’s to be taken away. What they did have, was oil and a way for George W. to prove he was a big boy by getting rid of Saddam Hussein where his daddy didn’t . That is the long and short of it. You right wingers love to talk about fiscal responsibility and how the “dems” are so irresponsible with spending. We need to cut cut cut and we need to lower taxes yet you NEVER seem to have any objection to sending our military in whether it’s our business or not. Where do you think funding for all this military action comes from? The army fairy?? Sorry partner, that Crap cost the U.S. taxpayer dearly. The United States accounts for 48% of global military spending annually while we account for only 5% of the global population. If that doesn’t seem a bit unbalanced to you, you should go back and take math 101 again. The truth is, you don’t know shit about global politics and should probably seek treatment for your addiction to idiot television like Fox pretend news.

      • strayaway

        Obviously you won’t be voting for Hillary then because she voted to give Bush the power to wage a war in Iraq, supported bombing Libya, and supported bombing Syria. Actually, I’m more aligned with the liberty caucus which gets accused of not supporting all of Bush and Obama’s wars so you are way off the mark with that guess. Senator Obama always voted in favor of funding the Iraq war too. As President, he kept our troops in it until one month before the Iraqi Parliament said they had to leave. Obama earned some ownership in the Iraq War too. Obama did inadvertently provide weapons to IS though after almost no one supported his planned bombing of Syria except McCain. On 8 April 2013, having expanded into Syria, area Islamists adopted the names ISIS and ISIL. So there was no IS until 2013. In 2011, its Jihadist predecessor had only 1,000-2,500 troops. Now it has an estimated 30,000 troops. I think it is you that needs to get some facts straight. Bush was a lousy President but he has been gone for 5.75 years.

        “General Selim Idriss, the head of the Free Syrian Army’s Supreme Military Council, had been forced to flee after the rival Islamic Front overran key FSA bases near the border with Turkey.” “The Islamic Front seized depots belonging to the Western-backed FSA near the Bab Al Hawa border crossing with Turkey at the weekend and then border post itself on Tuesday.”
        -12/12/13 Jordan Times

        Maybe you can explain why Obama, Reid, and Boehner are now funding Syrian rebels after Obama’s previous efforts failed and Assad is our ally against IS.

  • Andrea osuch

    Hope you are right again,as usual.

    • Stephen Barlow

      Thank you.

  • Roxanna

    Twaddle. It’s interesting that when lefties talk about the economy, they never mention the $17 trillion debt, the number of people on food stamps, and the number of people who have dropped out of the job market because there are no jobs. O-care sign ups have not exceeded expectations and many of those who did sign up have either never paid a premium or stopped paying premiums. There’s no truth that fewer people are uninsured. It took him months to decide what to do on Osama bin Laden. And, he’s had months if not years to do something about ISIS and is only doing something now. His unilateral “fixes” of O-Care are a violation of his duty to see that the law is enforced. And, BTW, any executive order on immigration will be unconstitutional. All power of naturalization is vested in Congress. There is not one single word in the Constitution that gives any power to either the Executive or Judicial branch should congress not act.

    • Chris Muir

      It’s interesting that when righties talk about the 17 trillion dollar debt, they fail to note that half of that debt was acquired under just 3 Presidents – Reagan, Bush Sr. and Bush Jr.
      When they talk about the number of people on food stamps, they fail to note that many food stamp recipients are working minimum wage or part-time jobs that don’t pay enough to live on. That doesn’t stop the righties from calling for reducing or eliminating the minimum wage, which ironically would increase the number of food stamp recipients.
      When they talk about unemployment, they never mention the changes in tax laws written by Republicans that encourage companies to “offshore” production.
      BTW, righties often show extraordinary ignorance of the Constitution they claim to revere. The Constitution gives the Executive branch, headed by the President, the authority to enforce all laws, including immigration – the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) has always been part of the Executive branch of government. Congress writes the laws, but does not enforce them. The Executive does all the naturalization and immigration law enforcement.

      • XOT

        The constitution makes the enforcement of laws an obligation. Failure to enforce laws and/or parts of them that are deemed not desirable is not an option.

      • Stephen Barlow

        THEN WHY are bills NOT being voted on and are STILL sitting on Boehner’s desk?

        Why are Ted Cruz and the REST of the GOPer’s GUILTY of SEDITION not on trail or in jail?

      • Roxanna

        The bills passed by the House are sitting on Reid’s desk.

      • Stephen Barlow

        And NONE, not ONE has ANY Actual jobs written into the bill, they are all business tax cuts with ZERO performance requirements for employment growth.

      • Stephen Barlow

        They FAIL to ADMIT that they PUT most of those people on food stamps by STEALING their jobs and ENDING their unemployment benefits. BEcause the people on SNAP now are not the same as the ones who were on SNAP in 2008.

      • Roxanna

        If the debt is $17 trillion and half of that was run up by 3 Republicans in 20 years, then the other half being run up by a Democrat in 5.75 years is not something to brag about. Yes, there are people working for minimum wage, but people have been working for minimum wage for decades. The abundance of part-time jobs is a direct result of Obamacare. All the “tax laws written by Republicans”, as though Democrats never had a hand in writing or voting on them. I would remind you that all of the budgets in place have been voted on by presidents of both parties. The Constitution gives the Executive branch the authority to enforce laws. It does not give the Executive branch the authority to ignore the laws that exist or write new ones.

      • strayaway

        Chris is a little mixed up with his statistics. The talking point he meant was that Bush racked up $5T of debt in 8 years and thus doubled the debt to $10. Obama, so far has not doubled the national debt although the $7T he has accumulated in 5.75 years is 40% greater than the $5T Bush managed in 8 years. Our children, so far, will have to work 40% more to pay down the Obama debts than the Bush debts. That’s how Obama “fixed” the economy. Of course, for most Americans except the rich, our standard of living has declined under Obama so 40% more work (and counting) probably underestimated what the next generation is facing to pay for Obama’s limp ‘recovery’; a recovery mostly benefitting the rich financially and non-citizens with new jobs.

      • Stephen Barlow

        NO, what we MUST do is actually TAX businesses as if they were persons, AND RAISE revenue to pay our bills.

        Just like you at home when you get laid off or have a new expense. You get another job, sell property.. RAISE REVENUE to cover your expenses.

        But after GRAFTING the system for almost a decade and cleaning out the Treasury with tax cuts, wars and TARP… The Republicans have kind of left the Nation high and dry. After all the austerity foolishness of the Sequester… nothing has changed except the QUALITY of service the Government provides the people who pay for it.

        After squandering the ‘volunteers’ (citizens who NEVER expected to be multi tour front line troops in a combat zone) on a greedy userpation of another Nation’s natural resources, America has nothing left to use to fight the REAL THREAT of ISIS and an imperialistic Putin in Russia. We don’t even HAVE a common defense.

        Did you ever realize that 7 of ten of the US Army’s active duty combat units and their soldiers were NEVER in iraq or Afghanistan? But HALF the National Guard and Reserves were called up to fight a FULL TIME war.

        Funny how you never tally all those “OFF THE BOOKS” expenses. Just like the MOB nevr paying taxes on the ‘skim’. But at least the Cosa Nostra kepr a second ledger so they knew exactly where the money went. Bush LOST as much as $60 billion dollars and Dick Cheney was responsible for raking in 20% of that gravy.

      • Stephen Barlow

        You kinda forget the NECESSITY for most of that CAME from the previous administration. After TARP was gifted to the banks, the STIMULUS was needed to STOP the freefall spiral of all capital markets by CREATING JOBS.

        The mega handout of all time, TARP did ZERO for the economy. BEcause 90 days later, the Bush Administration was STILL losing 5 JOBS A MINUTE 24/7. And it stayed like that until obama STOPPED IT ALL and put a floor under it by paying LABOR, not management, by WORKING, not investing.

        Plant you rED flag in what ever cowpie you want honeydoodle, you’re sTILL standing up for corruption and the CAUSE. Of everything you claim to hate.

      • Stephen Barlow

        “The abundance of part-time jobs is a direct result of Obamacare.” is an ABSOLUTE LIE!

        Companies CHOOSE to shorten hours and evade responsibility to loyal long time workers. Most of the companies you are referencing are USING SNAP and the PPACA to supplement minimum wages. Which is a corruption of a whole other disgusting color.

        What you fail to understand is that MORE people are working for less than ever before. Wages have stagnated for longer than you have existed.

        For the most part, the Bush Tax Cuts were pretty much a 100% partisan deal for the few, at the expense of the many.

        WOW. You sure were indoctrinated in the WOMB weren’t you?

      • Roxanna

        From your vehemence, it doesn’t appear that I was the one indoctrinated in the womb. It’s important to remember that Bush had a democrat congress for the last two years of his term.

    • Chris Muir

      While it may have taken this administration months to find Osama bin Laden, at least they made an effort and succeeded. The Bush administration failed because they barely tried.

      • Stephen Barlow

        They not only DIDN’T tray to hunt down an old Bush Family Friend, the FUNDED Pakistan to keep Bin Laden SAFE ON A MILITARY POST!!! $6 Billion a year to Musharrif.

      • Jim Bean

        You’re in Colorado where pots legal, aren’t you.

      • Stephen Barlow

        AND I grow My limit. But being a good gardener is just as important as you being a “never got caught” pedophile!

        I mean how could ANYONE know your integrity as a pedophile if you keep it a secret?

      • Stephen Barlow

        Yeah actually. And NO, your failure to be honest has NOTHING to do with “little red ‘pending’ dots. It has EVERYTHING to do with YOU being a FLAT OUT LIAR!

      • Jim Bean

        Bingo.

      • Stephen Barlow

        Big of you to ADMIT being dishonest.

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      • Jim Bean

        Its was because of Bush that Osama was holed up with his porn, hiding like a rat, and stationary enough that Obama could predict where he’d be. Let’s give Bush credit where credit is due. And Clinton could have, by his own admission, had him before 9/11. He failed cause he less than barely tried.

    • giankeys loves shemale porn

      im willing to wager that when Reagan and the bush boys inflated the debt— and deficits — Uwere no where to be seen or heard.
      now? u cry like someone ran over your dog

  • Guest

    Pure magical thinking. Delusional even.

  • Pure magical thinking. Delusional even.

    Hahahahahahaha! Cowboy Bush! Never heard that one before. Too bad for you guys and Rach that Bush got an authorization for use of military force to go to war in Afghanistan that passed 420 to 1 in the House and 98 to 0 in the Senate – so it would seem that if Bush was in a rush to war, the entire Congress, including Democrats were as well.

    The AUMF for Iraq passed over a year later.

    By the way, it has been two years since he set a “red line” for Syria and we know that the Syrians haven’t met the deadlines set in the Russian brokered “pink line” agreement – is he still “thinking” about that one, too?

    How about Ukraine? Cogitating on that one, too?

    Immigration? Postponed that one until after the elections to consider that one a little deeper?

    Obamacare sign ups are a sign of success? For a legally mandated action?

    The economy is great? With record numbers of people on government assistance, the lowest labor participation rate in 40 years and record black unemployment?

    Sooner or later you guys need to consider the possibility that you are living in a fantasy world and the President nothing but a lying political opportunist who pathologically fears responsibility.

    • Stephen Barlow

      Wonder how much the Republican stagnation has to do with ALL your whining?

      Wonder how much the President would have accomplished, and how much sooner, with a genuine majority for his full first term instead of only 60 days?

      MMMn love that ranting style of yours Micheal, You write like the DOONESBURY Hunter S Thompson does. A combination of Alzheimer’s and really rad ganja on top of a whole slew of cold brews with a little mouthwash thrown in when you have to answer the door for mushroom pizza.

      • Jim Bean

        There you go again. Just out of curiosity, why did you choose the ‘those things are all someone else’s fault’ option rather than the, ‘everything you say is a lie’ option when responding to Michael Smith? It must really suck to be you but then again, no one is forcing you to continue worshipping this dude.

      • Stephen Barlow

        I have zero response to this kind of nonsense.

  • Capt. Obvious

    Just think what he could have done with a congress that would vote on bills.

    • Stephen Barlow

      EXACTLY, a recovery that took less than 30 months, half the foreclosures and TWICE the job growth from a BLACK MAN’S LEADERSHIP is just to much for an ancient RED RACIST to stomach.

      • Roxanna

        Blah. Blah. Blah. It’s all racism. Blah. Blah. Blah.

      • Stephen Barlow

        I ask two questions

        1) Has ANY party EVER completely shut down the Government before when things were IMPROVING? Why? How did it end?

        2)Has any party EVER vowed to completely stagnate government in a time of crisis? Why would honorable elected American’s DO THAT?

        Other than treason, I can see the only different between Barack Obama and the rest of the Democrats in the White house is his SKIN.

        We in the educated world call that kind of prejudice, RACISM.

      • Roxanna

        Some of us in the educated world remember when Bill Clinton was impeached, which is so much worse than anything that has happened to Obama. Some of us in the educated world know that he is white. Some of us in the educated world are sick to death of hearing that every criticism of Obama is racist. And, finally, some of us in the educated world think that the word treason constitutes more than not letting a spoiled brat have his way every time he wants it.

      • Jim Bean

        I’ll drink to that.

      • giankeys loves shemale porn

        jim,,,, u are well know to drink to repetitive breathing

      • giankeys loves shemale porn

        and some of us look at numerical facts and realize that having a republican presidency has slowed and stalled our country socio-economically. ask women and minorities and gays. shall we look at spending and job creation over the past 25 yrs?

      • strayaway

        “Over the past 25 years” includes nearly identical amounts of time with D or R presidents, control of houses of Congress, and control of both houses by one party. If job creation for foreign workers and immigrants was included, there actually has been a lot of job creation but not much for US citizens. I blame both parties.

      • giankeys loves shemale porn

        as U replied (???) to my above post; I notice u did NOT mention the first part of the post; nor spending associations
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        hmmmmmmmm,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

      • strayaway

        I only replied to the last of three remarks in your post. It’s hard to untwist establishment Democrats from establishment Republicans as they work for overlapping contributors. Clinton had good numbers although compromising with Gingrich and looting Social Security funds to help balance the budget might have contributed to some of his numbers. Regarding the second part of you previous post, women and especially minorities have suffered even more economically under Obama than under Bush. Race relations have also been set backward recently according to polls. I haven’t seen any polls suggesting how gays have fared.

      • giankeys loves shemale porn

        using polls is akin to viewing a bikini—- it shows a lot; but certainly not everything.
        I do appreciate the consistency U show in posts. I mean that as a compliment
        =======================================
        please note that in the referenced post of mine there were ONLY 3 “remarks”

      • Jim Bean

        My friend, you are many things. Part of the educated world however, is not one of them.

      • Stephen Barlow

        AM I more like:

        The Fonz?
        or Barberino?

      • Stephen Barlow

        kinda find ya ….. ELUDING an honest question.

      • Whit “Whitney” White

        0 bama comes out?

      • Stephen Barlow

        hahaha Yeah. hahaha

      • Stephen Barlow

        Whitey white?

      • Stephen Barlow

        Is that AN HONEST answer to WHO shutdown the government for strictly racist SPITE?

      • pwnful truth

        What’s a red racist?

    • Roxanna

      Just think what we would have had if we had a president and Congress that worked together instead of against each other.

      • Stephen Barlow

        Imagine having a WHITE President!!! Or a Congress whose terms are limited to less than a decade and whose maximum age is 70.5 for election. that is the age when you are REQUIRED to withdraw money from you retirement accounts.

      • Jim Bean

        The reason you are required to draw from your IRA accounts at that age is because big bro wants his tax share before you die. Not because you’re senile by that age. Senility can begin much later or (as you’ve already experienced) much earlier. It just depends.

      • Stephen Barlow

        It ALSO delineates youth from antiquity.

      • Jim Bean

        Inexperience from wisdom.

      • Stephen Barlow

        What does THAT have to do with each other?

        youth and inexperience are not symonymous, neither is antiquity and wisdom.

      • Jim Bean

        That would be the minority opinion. Most people feel that the longer one lives the more information they absorb.

      • Stephen Barlow

        YOu prove THAT statement dead wrong geezer Jim.

      • Jim Bean

        You are very selective with regard to which forms of bigotry you find unforgiveable and which forms you regard as noble, aren’t you?

      • Stephen Barlow

        That you can even consider bigotry as noble kind of explains your existence doesn’t it?

      • Jim Bean

        Wow! That went right over your head, didn’t it?

      • Stephen Barlow

        Then you need to be a little more honest in your posts.

      • giankeys loves shemale porn

        absorbing info and using it properly are antithetical in many cases–
        we cite U as a near-perfect example

      • soldout_in_bb

        You’re referring to liberal progressives, not society as a whole. Most conservatives turn off their brains after high school.

      • Jim Bean

        There are very few liberals over the age of 50 and nearly all those are sucking from the public teat in one way or another.

      • Stephen Barlow

        True, but what does THAT have to do with a NONWHITE president?

      • Jim Bean

        Why does everything come back to skin color with you?

      • Stephen Barlow

        it doesn’t, but racism is all you can see.

    • strayaway

      You must mean, “Just think what he could have done with a (Senate) that would vote on bills.”

      “Out of the 195 House-passed bills that are now stalled in the Senate, 31 were written by Democrats, and many have been awaiting Senate approval for close to a year.” -TheHill 3/8/14 from article “House Dems to Senate: Pass our bills

  • Stephen Barlow

    Intelligent, responsible leadership is a first for this country in more than a decade. Even Clinton wasn’t all that deliberate about his policy. He did declare that they found “life on Mars”. Carter was a deep thinking and deliberate person, but he didn’t know when to beat the crap out of a bully.

    Imagine for a moment, a NEW Middle East with USA II sitting between Turkey, Iraq and Syria for the last 35 years. Imagine a Carter who John Wayned an invasion of Iran 29 days after the hostages were taken and kept an Iron Grip on it and it’s oil reserves ever since. imagine an industrial Iran, making cars and computers and solar cells.

    Imagine NO terrorism after THAT bit of terrorism went SO BAD for the terrorists. Against ISIS… Obama is masterminding a NATO and regional regime destruction of ISIS. The only question is, will an Islamic Sate proportionately equal to the Jewish State in Israel be the result?

    If YES, then expect the region to stabilize with a safe place foe Muslims to live. then expect a second nobel Peace Prize for the President. BEcause he would have achieved what an aggressive Carter might have 35 years ago.