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  •  this particular kossack has been supportive (0+ / 0-)

    of President Obama all through this Syrian Odyssey (because the president has done an excellent job on foreign affairs so far during his presidency and am confident that he will make the right decision regarding Syria, too)...however...if John Boehner's aboard....it makes me want to regroup and reassess. Whenever John Boehner's for something...well lets just say that that's not usually a good sign.

    •  Fascinating (0+ / 0-)
      the president has done an excellent job on foreign affairs so far during his presidency
      For instance, Hillary's million mile frequent flier miles?  

      Name one of these where our "excellent foreign policy" has been improved: Russia, China, EU, Africa, Mid East & N Africa, Belize?

      Oh, Iraq is devolving back into sectarion warfare, Afghanistan is gearing up for it and Libya...try googling Lybia "unrest"...

      Please do tell where this "excellent foreign policy" has become excellent.

      Curious minds are curious...

      "When you're wounded and left on Afghanistan's plains, And the women come out to cut up what remains, Jest roll to your rifle and blow out your brains An' go to your Gawd like a soldier." Rudyard Kipling

      by EdMass on Tue Sep 03, 2013 at 11:01:07 AM PDT

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      •  Yeah because the world was so peaceful (1+ / 0-)
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        and American foreign policy was so effective before Obama showed up.

        Please

        •  Peace? (0+ / 0-)

          Show me Afghanistan....

          Afghanistan Coalition Military Fatalities By Year

          Year    US    UK    Other    Total
          2001    12    0    0    12
          2002    49    3    18    70
          2003    48    0    10    58
          2004    52    1    7    60
          2005    99    1    31    131
          2006    98    39    54    191
          2007    117    42    73    232
          2008    155    51    89    295
          2009    317    108    96    521
          2010    499    103    109    711
          2011    418    46    102    566
          2012    310    44    48    402
          2013      96      6    20    122
          Total    2270    444    657    3371

          icasualties.org

          Interesting...Bushie = 630, Current Admin = 1,640.  

          These are causalities, not wounded and not suicides.

          Peace?  Really?

          "When you're wounded and left on Afghanistan's plains, And the women come out to cut up what remains, Jest roll to your rifle and blow out your brains An' go to your Gawd like a soldier." Rudyard Kipling

          by EdMass on Tue Sep 03, 2013 at 12:42:57 PM PDT

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      •  Hillary did not accrue 1M frequent flier miles (1+ / 0-)
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        as she flew on an assigned Air Force jet.  If she had accrued those miles then she would have accomplished something.

      •  there are messes in the world (0+ / 0-)

        now...and there always has been. And there will likely be new crises in the future. Most of those messes were inherited by President Obama.

        The two wars President Obama inherited have been winding down (those were inherited messes...by the way).

        Our actions in Libya in support of grassroots pro-democracy forces helped oust their dictator.

        Our ongoing successes in weakening al Queida, including
        the elimination of Osama bin Laden.

        Our overall reputation throughout the world has improved dramatically after being in tatters by George Walker Bush's "my way or the highway" world cowboy fiasco of a foreign policy.

        In fact, we have had fewt major foreign policy failures during President Obama's tenure, far fewer than most.

    •  Boehner is unabashedly (1+ / 0-)
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      for happy hour, so he's got that going for him.

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