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Submitted by Mohammed Waza Khiddif Id'ullah (Australia), Apr 19, 2015 at 05:39

"..I do believe that he is really misguided and he believes that if he is nice to Muslims and Islam then there will be no more Islamic terrorism which is clearly delusional.."

Absolutely right. But in essence 'i think it's cowardice and to be expected from someone with his background. Any ''line in the sand' has kept getting moved back - showing current and potential enemies his and therefore US weakness. Appeasement has never worked as a foreign policy.

Rome was able to mantain it's Pax Romana by letting the locals around its empire do pretty much what they wanted as long as certain universal ground rules were kept . But when military action was called for they were uncompromising. For good or bad, just the threat of action from Rome was enough to stifle action from most contenders to its position.

America has to be seen to be firm in its resolve. Obama and therefore the US currently certainly does not give that impression. Such a lack of resolve seems to suggest it does not know what it wants or how to achieve it. So it appears to just react to situations rather than being proactive and guiding them. That would require well thought out long term plans.

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