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Obamaís Shameful ISIS Strategy": He has one, but itís not what you think.
National Review ^ | 09/09/2014 | Thomas Sowell

Posted on 09/09/2014 8:13:16 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Those people who say that President Obama has no clear vision and no clear strategy for dealing with the Islamic State terrorists in the Middle East may be mistaken. It seems to me that he has a very clear and very consistent strategy. And a vision behind that strategy.

First, the strategy — which is to get each crisis off the front pages and off television news programs as quickly as he can, in whatever way he can, at the lowest political cost. Calling the Islamic State junior varsity months ago accomplished that goal.

Saying before the 2012 elections that “bin Laden is dead” and that terrorism was defeated accomplished the goal of getting reelected.

Ineffective sanctions against Iran and Russia likewise serve a clear purpose. They serve to give the illusion that Obama is doing something that will stop Iran from getting nuclear bombs and stop Russia from invading Ukraine.

This forestalls the massive and enraged outcries there would be if the public were fully aware that he was doing nothing serious enough to prevent either of these things from happening. Generations of Americans yet unborn may curse us all for leaving them hostage to a nuclear terrorist Iran. But generations yet unborn do not vote, so they carry no weight with Barack Obama.

No one has a perfect batting average in any field, so Obama has been caught in some dicey situations, such as the sudden eruption of the Islamic State on the world stage, with their videotaped beheadings that make it hard to get them off the front pages and off the TV newscasts.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: isis; micromanagement; micromanager; obama; obamanation; obamapolitics; obamatruthfile; strategy; thomassowell
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1 posted on 09/09/2014 8:13:16 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

That’s the one I have believed from the beginning.


2 posted on 09/09/2014 8:14:58 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it earned it." --Ayn Rand)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
"I;d have acted earlier but......




3 posted on 09/09/2014 8:17:36 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Please RESIGN Mr. President Its the RIGHT thing to do_RETIRE THE REGIME!)
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To: SeekAndFind

On page 261 of the paperback edition of “Audacity of Hope” Obama wrote: “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”


4 posted on 09/09/2014 8:18:21 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: SeekAndFind

Yes, Obama has no plans to deal with ISIS, only plans to relieve the political pressure on himself.


5 posted on 09/09/2014 8:18:51 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: SeekAndFind
http://www.fireandreamitchell.com/2014/09/08/obamas-isis-dinner-includes-classified-document-leaker-sandy-berger/
6 posted on 09/09/2014 8:21:23 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: Don Corleone
On page 261 of the paperback edition of “Audacity of Hope” Obama wrote: “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”

Time to amend that quote with ... "and I will provide them with the weapons they need to reestablish the Caliphate". Once a Sunni, always a Sunni. Even if you are President of the United States.

7 posted on 09/09/2014 8:21:43 AM PDT by InterceptPoint (Remember Mississippi)
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To: SeekAndFind

0bama’s plan for ISIS is to let it fester and undermine Western Civilization forever.

0bama never calls for wiping them out.


8 posted on 09/09/2014 8:21:50 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (FReerepublic: Bring a FRiend!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Obama gives just enough “care speech” to give liberals excuses to keep supporting him as a Lincoln man of action, and for Rino idiots like McCain to keep saying the like of Hillary is great leader.

As for his strategy, it is the language of the pimp. He sees an opportunity through ISIS to convey sheeple sentiment that makes him revered.


9 posted on 09/09/2014 8:23:01 AM PDT by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: SeekAndFind

Obama is not going to Congress ,because Congress might make him actually do something


10 posted on 09/09/2014 8:27:08 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: opentalk

A bunch of academics sitting around, puffing on cigars, and making jokes.

Notice that Hagel and Homeland Security are not on the list.

0bama looking to be able to tell the public tomorrow that he got input from all these “experts”.


11 posted on 09/09/2014 8:27:36 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: SeekAndFind
0bama seem to treat the middle east as a sand trap.
12 posted on 09/09/2014 8:28:54 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

When America elected Obama as POTUS they didn’t know that they were going to put the fox in charge of the henhouse.

They still don’t know or pretend to not know.


13 posted on 09/09/2014 8:30:00 AM PDT by 353FMG
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To: SeekAndFind

Obama’s strategy is like it was for other crisis ........

illegal immigration .... fades from the headlines

IRS scandal ..... fades from the headlines

The media is responsible for letting him get away with it. Without the media, we would have never had this evil bast@rd in office. The media is destroying this nation.


14 posted on 09/09/2014 8:31:08 AM PDT by boycott
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To: opentalk

In Tehran, Moscow and Peking, where adults play the game for keeps, they are laughing at amateur hour in the United States.

In London, Berlin, Riyadh, and Tel Aviv, where adults also play this game for keeps, they are wondering what deals they can cut in a new order where we are no longer serious players.


15 posted on 09/09/2014 8:31:20 AM PDT by henkster (Do I really need a sarcasm tag?)
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To: boycott

I agree with you 110%. This is what you get with an ideologically “pure” democrat/communist media/entertainment/academia propaganda complex.


16 posted on 09/09/2014 8:32:59 AM PDT by henkster (Do I really need a sarcasm tag?)
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To: Don Corleone

All Freepers should do a google search of “No-go zones” in Europe and the United States. These are Muslim zones where sharia controls. Coming to a community near you.


17 posted on 09/09/2014 8:33:34 AM PDT by odawg
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To: NEMDF
Notice that Hagel and Homeland Security are not on the list.

Does that telegraph his true intentions regarding his plans for ISIS or what.

In a way I'm glad - my heart goes out to any military person who goes into harms way with this louse as his commander and chief.

18 posted on 09/09/2014 8:34:39 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: SeekAndFind
"First, the strategy — which is to get each crisis off the front pages and off television news programs as quickly as he can, in whatever way he can, at the lowest political cost"

I think he's nailed it- in fact I think that is his strategy for EVERYTHING...

19 posted on 09/09/2014 8:37:09 AM PDT by Mr. K (Palin/Cruz 2016)
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To: SeekAndFind

Right! As soon as this Ray Rice thing blows over we can concentrate on...wait...what?


20 posted on 09/09/2014 8:37:13 AM PDT by PJammers (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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