Barack Obama, a foreign policy failure …
Dick Cheney and his daughter Liz Cheney appeared on ‘The Kelly Files’ to discuss their recent editorial in the Wall Street Journal. Megyn Kelly asked, “do you think that President Obama is dangerous?” Liz Cheney responded, “Yes, there is no question” Obama is a dangerous president when you look at the past six years.
Megyn Kelly: Do you think that President Obama is dangerous?
Liz Cheney: Yes… I think there is no question. I think he is unique in terms of a president who is sitting in the Oval Office who has made very clear his desire is to weaken the nation. And, whether you say it is his intent, whether you say it’s naivete you can now look at the result of the policy the last six and a half years and you got the black-clad terrorists of ISIS now taking over city after city after city in Iraq.
Wall Street Journal Editorial by Dick and Liz Cheney – ‘The Collapsing Obama Doctrine’:
As the terrorists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) threaten Baghdad, thousands of slaughtered Iraqis in their wake, it is worth recalling a few of President Obama’s past statements about ISIS and al Qaeda. “If a J.V. team puts on Lakers’ uniforms that doesn’t make them Kobe Bryant” (January 2014). “[C]ore al Qaeda is on its heels, has been decimated” (August 2013). “So, let there be no doubt: The tide of war is receding” (September 2011)
Rarely has a U.S. president been so wrong about so much at the expense of so many. Too many times to count, Mr. Obama has told us he is “ending” the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan—as though wishing made it so. His rhetoric has now come crashing into reality. Watching the black-clad ISIS jihadists take territory once secured by American blood is final proof, if any were needed, that America’s enemies are not “decimated.” They are emboldened and on the march.
The fall of the Iraqi cities of Fallujah, Tikrit, Mosul and Tel Afar, and the establishment of terrorist safe havens across a large swath of the Arab world, present a strategic threat to the security of the United States. Mr. Obama’s actions—before and after ISIS’s recent advances in Iraq—have the effect of increasing that threat.
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Sen. John McCain Questions Swap “Highest High-Risk” Terrorists as White House National Security Adviser Susan Rice Defends United States Negotiating with Terrorists over Exchange of GITMO 5 for U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl
A DANGEROUS PRECEDENT THAT THE US WILL RUE THE DAY …
White House national security adviser Susan Rice went on CNN’s ‘State of the Union’ with Candy Crowley to defend the Obama administration’s decision to exchange five GITMO “high risk” Taliban detainees for U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Rice also spun the fact that the Obama administration broke the law in not notifying Congress 30 days prior that there was a negotiation in process. But of course, what difference does it make with this administration, all they do is break the law, thumb their nose at separations of power and The US Constitution. Let alone negotiating with terrorists. How and why would something like this be deemed so sensitive that Congress was not notified? ” Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) said on ABC’s ‘This Week,’ “What does this tell the terrorists? That if you capture a U.S. soldier, you can trade that soldier for five terrorists Cruz called the prisoner swap “very disturbing.”
White House national security adviser Susan Rice defended the Obama administration’s decision to exchange Guantanamo detainees for U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, amid criticism that the United States negotiated with terrorists in the process.
She also said the “acute urgency” of Bergdahl’s health condition justified President Obama’s not notifying Congress beforehand that Bergdahl was being swapped for five Taliban detainees at Guantanamo Bay.
“What we did was ensure that, as always, the United States doesn’t leave a man or a woman on the battlefield,” Rice said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
Susan Rice went on to parrot President Obama in saying, “What we did was ensure that, as always, the United States doesn’t leave a man or a woman on the battlefield.” However, there appears to be just one little problem with that statement … Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was not left on the battlefield, by all accounts he left his
From The Daily Caller: CNN’s Candy Crowley Grills Susan Rice: ‘Point Blank, Did The US Negotiate With Terrorists?’
Once again the Obama administration is playing games with words. Newsflash to Susan Rice by the associative property, if a=b and b=c then a=c, you negotiated with terrorists.
CNN host Candy Crowley pressed White House national security adviser Susan Rice on the Taliban prisoner swap conducted Saturday, asking “point blank, did the US negotiate with terrorists” in violation of its long-held policy?
Crowley spoke with Rice on Sunday about the exchange of five high-ranking Taliban detainees — two of which are accused of the mass murder of religious minorities in Afghanistan — for Army Sgt. Bowe Berghdahl, whom many claim was captured after deserting his post and walking into the Afghan wilderness in 2009.
Berghdahl was captured by the Haqqani network, a close ally of the Taliban and an acknowledged terrorist organization according to the State Department.
“Point blank, did the US negotiate with terrorists for his release?” Crowley asked.
“Candy, what we did was ensure that, as always, the United States doesn’t leave a man or woman on the battlefield,” Rice replied. “It’s very important for folks to understand, if we got into a situation where we said because of who has captured an American soldier on the battlefield, we will leave that person behind.”
John McCain went on CBS’s ‘Face the Nation’ and questioned the swap of “highest high-risk people” for U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. McCain called the GITMO detainees, “These are the hardest of the hard core” and added that he was disturbed the Taliban named the prisoners they wanted in exchange for Bergdahl’s freedom.
Current and former U.S. officials welcomed the return of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the only American soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan, but voiced concern about the release of five members of the Taliban who had been held at the Guantanamo Bay as part of a negotiated prisoner swap.
“These are the hardest of the hard core. These are the highest high-risk people, and others that we have released have gone back into the fight,” said Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., in an interview on “Face the Nation,” adding that he was disturbed the Taliban named the prisoners they wanted in exchange for Bergdahl’s freedom.
Former VP Dick Cheney Says Barack Obama Is a “Very, Very Weak President, Maybe the Weakest Certainly of My Lifetime … We’ve Got a Problem with Weakness, and It’s Centered Right in the White House.”
Former Vice President Dick Cheney blasted Barack Obama following his less than stellar speech at West Point.
Last night former VP Dick Cheney went on Hannity and blasted Barack Obama for the weak president he is following Obama’s questionable foreign policy speech at West Point. When asked by Sean Hannity whether America was in decline Cheney responded by saying, “I think the perception around the world is increasingly negative. But, I think the main focus in on our president. He’s very, very weak, maybe the weakest certainly in my lifetime.”
Former Vice President Dick Cheney blasted President Obama as the weakest president of his lifetime on Wednesday, following the president’s speech defending his foreign policy approach at the West Point commencement ceremony.
“He is a very, very weak president,” Cheney said in an interview with Fox News. “Maybe the weakest — certainly in my lifetime.”
Cheney went on to say that during a recent trip to the Middle East, allies he had “dealt with all the way back to Desert Storm” expressed alarm at the president’s handling of foreign policy.
“They all are absolutely convinced that the American capacity to lead and influence in that part of the world has been dramatically reduced by this president,” Cheney said. “We’ve got a problem with weakness, and it’s centered right in the White House.”
According to a recent FOX News poll, more voters think the United States is weaker since Barack Obama became president. About 52% of voters think the country is weaker and less powerful today than it was six years ago. That’s three times the 17 percent who say the country is stronger and more powerful.
Foreign policy has become a drag on Obama’s second term, with 60 percent of Americans disapproving of the president’s actions in the sphere of international diplomacy. Peter Lavelle, host of the CrossTalk program on the RT network, attributes the slump to a combination of factors.
“Obama is a very weak foreign policy president. It’s obvious he lacks interest and knowledge of global affairs. In fact, he has delegated his foreign affairs portfolio to a small number of amateurs: Samantha Powers, Susan Rice and Ben Rhodes. They and others have grossly and badly served this president,” Lavelle told RIA Novosti.
A recent Associated Press-GfK poll found that a majority of Americans disapprove of Obama’s handling of the Ukraine situation (57 percent) and his interactions with Russia (54 percent).
According to another poll conducted by CBS News and released Wednesday, 43 percent of Americans believe the United States’ image in the world has worsened since Obama took office, an increase from 2009, when 60 percent said the country’s image had improved.
Barack Obama Receives ‘Icy Reception’ from Cadets at West Point Visit … It was Not a Commander in Chief Speaking to his Troops
Maybe Barack Obama should have sat down and be made to listen to the graduating US Military cadets on foreign policy … Obama receives icy reception.
The cadets at West Point gave Barack Obama an “icy reception” yesterday at their commencement ceremonies as he rambled on with a meandering, nonsensical foreign policy speech that has drawn bi-partisan criticism. Even the NY Times questioned his big moment on foreign policy speech. The Washington Times reports that less than 25% of the cadets gave him a standing ovation upon his introduction. OUCH. According to a recent poll, Obama’s approval rating among the military is at 32%, look for that to go down further. During his speech Obama said, “I believe in American exceptionalism with every fiber of my being.” The problem is that this is the same man who said, if you like your healthcare plan and doctor, you can keep them, PERIOD. No one believes Obama anymore because his actions do not follow his words.
President Obama was welcomed by the Black Knight of the Hudson for his speech at West Point on Wednesday, but less than 25 percent of the cadets gave him a standing ovation upon his introduction, the Daily Mail reported.
“Receiving tepid applause and a short standing ovation from less than one-quarter of the audience upon his introduction, Obama argued for a contradictory foreign policy that relies on NATO and the United Nations while insisting that ‘America must always lead on the world stage,’ the paper reported.
CNN’s international correspondent Jim Clancy called the West Point response to President Obama’s meandering foreign policy address “pretty icy” Wednesday.
Clancy said it was “not really a great speech to give at the U.S. Military Academy,” and the address has drawn bipartisan criticism.
“It was a philosophical speech,” he said. “It was not a Commander-in-Chief speaking to his troops. And you heard the reception. I mean, it was pretty icy.”
UPDATE I: Just how bad was this Obama speech? From The Politico … Editorial boards at three major U.S. newspapers are criticizing President Barack Obama’s foreign policy speech at West Point as incomplete and failing to recognize America’s international standing.
- New York Times: President Obama Misses a Chance on Foreign Affairs
- Wall Street Journal: The President skipped a few world events in his big foreign policy speech
- Washington Post: At West Point, President Obama binds America’s hands on foreign affairs
Former NSA Spox Tommy Vieto Admits … DUDE, Barack Obama Never Made it to Situation Room During Benghazi Terror Attack!
So as our US Consulate was being attacked by terrorists in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012 where four Americans were killed, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, we finally learn from former NSA spokesperson Tommy Vieto that President Barack Obama never made it to the Situation Room. Obama was in the White House but never made it to the Situation Room as events were taking place in Benghazi and Islamist terrorists stormed the US Embassy in Cairo. UNREAL.
So why wasn’t Obama in the Situation Room? Could it be because what was going on did not fit his narrative that al-Qaeda was on the run, or was he and this political spin doctors already at work making up faux talking points?
From Fox News Special Report:
Tommy Vietor: I was in the Situation Room that night. Ok. And we didn’t know where the ambassador was. Definitively.
Bret Baier: Was the president in the Situation Room?
Baier: Where was the president.
Vietor: In the White House.
Baier: He wasn’t in the Situation Room.
Vietor: Uhh. At what point in the evening. He was constantly… It’s well known that when the attack was first briefed to him it was in the Oval Office. And he was updated constantly…
Baier: So then when Hillary Clinton talks to him by phone at 10 PM, he’s where?
Vietor: I don’t know. I don’t have a tracking device on him in the residence.
Baier: But you were in the Situation Room and he wasn’t there.
BARACK O-BOW-MA …
During President Barack Obama’s visit to Tokyo, Japan, President Obama had a chance to meet ASIMO, a Japanese humanoid robot. So what does any president of the United States do, why of course bow to the robot. Good grief. As if it was not bad enough that Obama has bowed to Saudi kings, Chinese premiers and presidents, now he bows to machines? Does Obama just not care that he is embarrassing America or is he purposely doing things like this to cause unrest and continually upset and demoralize Americans?
The voice was slightly halting, childlike. “Welcome to Miraikan, Mr. President, it is a pleasure to meet you.”
President Barack Obama bowed, looking delighted.
His greeter, after all, was a 55-inch-tall, give or take, humanoid robot with the look of a diminutive Star Wars storm trooper.
“It’s nice to meet you, too,” Obama said, pausing to watch the robot, named ASIMO, perform during a tour of the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation.
Despite Obama’s background in constitutional law, there’s a presidential geek side that always seems charmed, if not bemused, by technological advances.
Asimo, made by Honda, announced “I can really run fast” before loping toward a soccer ball and informing Obama, “I can kick a soccer ball, too.”
PJ Media reminds us of other “bowing” incidents from Barack Obama.
Barack Obama Announces Sanctions Against 11 Russian Officials, Russian Deputy PM Laughs at Obama’s Weakness … Calls Obama a Prankster
Barack Obama flexes his political “mom jean” foreign policy against Russia …
Barack Obama Obama announced sanctions against 7, make that 11, Russian officials after Crimea referendum; however, none of them named is Vladimir Putin.In a sign of not backing down from Obama’s line in the snow, President Vladimir Putin on Monday, March 17, signed a degree recognizing the Republic of Crimea as a sovereign and independent state. This followed a vote where more than 96% of Crimean voters cast their ballots to break away from Ukraine and rejoin Russia.
Oh, and what was the response from Russia of Obama’s sanctions? Were they shaking in their boots, did they back down and say, okay Barack, you are too powerful and intimidating for us? Hardly, the Russian Deputy prime minister laughed at Obama’s sanctions asking “Comrade @BarackObama” if “some prankster” came up with the list. Maybe not a prankster, but certainly a community agitator. Barack Obama is out of his league in dealing with Russia. Vladimir Putin is not John Boehner or Mitch McConnell.
President Obama today issued a new Executive Order (E.O.) under the national emergency with respect to Ukraine that finds that the actions and policies of the Russian government with respect to Ukraine -– including through the deployment of Russian military forces in the Crimea region of Ukraine –- undermine democratic processes and institutions in Ukraine; threaten its peace, security, stability, sovereignty, and territorial integrity; and contribute to the misappropriation of its assets.
In response to the Russian government’s actions contributing to the crisis in Ukraine, this new E.O. lists seven Russian government officials who are being designated for sanctions. These individuals are Vladislav Surkov, Sergey Glazyev, Leonid Slutsky, Andrei Klishas, Valentina Matviyenko, Dmitry Rogozin, and Yelena Mizulina.
The United States also will seek to hold accountable individuals who use their resources or influence to support or act on behalf of senior Russian government officials. We recognize that the Russian leadership derives significant support from, and takes action through, individuals who do not themselves serve in any official capacity. Our current focus is to identify these individuals and target their personal assets, but not companies that they may manage on behalf of the Russian state.
The gang of 11 sanctioned by Obama:
Vladislav Surkov – An aide to President Vladimir Putin.
Sergei Glazyev – An economic aide to Putin who oversaw relations with Ukraine.
Top government official
Dmitry Rogozin – An outspoken, hawkish Deputy Prime Minister.
Elena Mizulina – A senior lawmaker, she is considered one of the Kremlin’s morality enforcers in the parliament.
Leonid Slutsky – A lawmaker in the lower house of Parliament. He is the chair of the Committee on CIS Affairs, Eurasian Integration, and Relations with Compatriots.
Andrei Klishas – A member of the upper house of Parliament, the Federation Council, who proposed retaliatory action in case of Western sanctions on Russia.
Valentina Matviyenko – The head of the Federation Council.
Sergey Aksyonov – Once an obscure pro-Russian politician in Crimea, he has now been declared the prime minister.
Vladimir Konstantinov – The newly declared speaker of Crimea’s parliament.
Viktor Medvedchuk – A pro-Russian politician.
Viktor Yanukovich – The ousted president of Ukraine. He was elected in 2010 but was chased from office by protests last month.
Look what Russian state run TV is saying as American Democrat run media remains silent …
Anchor Dmitry Kiselyov of Russian state run TV said on Sunday, Russia was the only country capable of turning the United States into “radioactive ash”. So much for that Obama/Russian reset, eh? The anchor went on to say, “Americans themselves consider Putin to be a stronger leader than Obama.” Newsbusters points out that mum is the world when it comes to the US media reporting on the story. However, it would appear that the media to the North did.
A leading anchor on Russian state television on Sunday described Russia as the only country capable of turning the United States into “radioactive ash”, in an incendiary comment at the height of tensions over the Crimea referendum.
“Russia is the only country in the world realistically capable of turning the United States into radioactive ash,” anchor Dmitry Kiselyov said on his weekly news show on state-controlled Rossiya 1 television.
Kiselyov made the comment to support his argument that the United States and President Barack Obama were living in fear of Russia led by President Vladimir Putin amid the Ukraine crisis.
His program was broadcast as the first exit polls were being published showing an overwhelming majority of Crimeans voting to leave Ukraine and join Russia.
He stood in his studio in front of a gigantic image of a mushroom cloud produced after a nuclear attack, with the words “into radioactive ash”.
“Americans themselves consider Putin to be a stronger leader than Obama,” he added, pointing to opinion polls which then popped up on the screen.
Between Two Ferns: Zach Galifinakis and President Barack Obama … Are You Kidding, Obama Brings the US Presidency to al All-Time Low
Obama, The Comedian in Chief: And you though former President Bill Clinton brought the US Presidency to an all-time low, Barack Obama tries his best to outdo Bubba …
UNREAL … Barack Obama agreed to do an interview on ‘Funny or Die’ to shill Obamacare. It is unbelievable that some one in Obama’s staff actually thought that this was a good idea and does that individual(s) still have a job. This was a complete train-wreck from start to finish. But then again Obama is used to train-wrecks, he has Obamacare. And please to the folks on the LEFT, this was not edgy, avant garde humor, is stunk out loud. Yes I understand this was supposed to be a farce. However, this was so below a president. Speaking of Obamacare, what will Barack show up to next to shill his disastrous “un”affordable healthcare act, cutting the ribbon at supermarkets? That sad reality is that Obama has been nothing but a joke and the American
people sheeple have elected and reelected this un-serious person. The jokes on you America and its not rally that funny.
Galifinakis asked Obama, “what is it like to be the last black president”? Obama’s visibly annoyed and thin skinned response was, “Seriously, what is it like for this to be the last time you ever talk to a president”!
Other questions Obama is asked and comments:
- Where are you planning to build your presidential library, in Hawaii or you home country of Kenya?
- You said if you had a son, you would not let his play football. What makes you think he would want to play football, what if he is a nerd like you?
- Obama shilling Obamacare … Have you heard of the Affordible Healthcare Act … Zach responds, Oh that’s the thing that doesn’t work.
Bill O’Reilly adds his two cents on Obama’s foolish PR attempt. O’Reilly said, Abraham Lincoln Would Never Have Appeared on Funny or Die. Actually, Josh Lincoln and George Lincoln would not have appeared on this show. Who you ask? Exactly.
As anyone could have expected after watching Fox News today, Bill O’Reilly opened his show with a take down of President Barack Obama’s appearance on Funny or Die’s Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis. “Using a comedic web site to enroll people is a little bit desperate, don’t you think?” he asked.
“I’m all for PR,” O’Reilly continued, saying he would have fine with someone like Press Secretary Jay Carney going on Funny or Die, but not with the president of the United States. “All I can tell is you is Abe Lincoln would not have done it,” he said definitively.
“There comes a point when serious times call for serious action,” O’Reilly said. “We’re a divided nation which talking points believes is in decline. Mr. Obama is quick, has a good sense of humor, those are assets. But he needs to be aware, he needs to be aware of how his enemies perceive him, because I believe the testing of America is just getting started.
A note to The Raw Story, it is no success just because people clicked on a the Healthcare.suck website from this interview. 19,000, really? You could get 190,000 to click on a story that is entitled bizarre banana falls. Just because people click on a page hardly means they have signed up for Obama’s failed and disastrous health care plan. You know better than that.
But it also has apparently been effective. A government health care spokeswoman said Tuesday afternoon that 19,000 viewers of the Galifianakis video had clicked through to visit Healthcare.gov.
It is a shame just how low this president has sunk the United States.
Charles Krauthammer Nails It With Putin & Barack Obama … “Putin Looks at this Guy and Says I’m Dealing with an Adolescent, this is a Community Organizer, He Doesn’t Understand How the World Works”
HOW ON EARTH DID THIS “ADOLESCENT” CLOWN GET REELECTED!!!
Syndicated columnist and Fox News contributor gets it 100% completely right with regards to Barack Obama and how he is viewed by Russian President Vladimir Putin. Last night Bill O’Reilly and Charles Krauthammer showed just how weak the US position is against Putin because Barack Obama is a “community organizer” and “adolescent,” rather than a Commander in Chief.
“Putin looks at this guy and says I’m dealing with an adolescent, this is a community organizer, he doesn’t understand how the world works. What Putin did, a KGB agent and a thug, he pockets all the things Obama offers him for nothing, he walks away and then he struts the world stage knowing he has an adversary in the White House who will do nothing. And he has done nothing.”
Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer on Tuesday blasted President Barack Obama’s handling of Russia, starting with his administration’s infamous “reset” towards the beginning of his presidency.
Krauthammer explained that the U.S. and Russia were not on the greatest terms after the Bush administration and some of America’s allies “froze” relations. However, the sanctions were implemented after Russia invaded Georgia in 2008.
“First thing Obama does when he comes into office — the reset means the reversal of all the freezes all the sanctions,” he told host Bill O’Reilly. “That was a freebie, [Putin] didn’t give up anything. That’s the first signal the Europeans are getting from this new president.”