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Brilliant Obama

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Submitted by YB (Israel), Sep 4, 2011 at 04:04

Osama was found during the Obama regin.Obama is still trying to clear up the mess Bush made. He has managed the financial crisis. He has seen of best of the crazy tea party. He managed the "Arab Revolution" brilliantly so far. Not handing out either money or weapons willy-nilly.

lets see. Ussama was assassinated by the Obama administration. however violent Islamism lives on, and is now part and parcel of state power (Gaza, Turkey, Iran, Lebanon)

Bush mess. Not only isnt he clearing it up. He is augmenting it to the nth degree, on all fronts. Unemployment higher, debt deeper, multi-front war in disarray and defeat, terrorism and unpheaval up

Handling of Arab insurrection against dictators: In each and every case violent Islamism is gaining the upper hand, Egypt, Yemen, Libya, and coming up, Syria. Brilliant, if you are an violent islamism sympathizer

Finally and unsaid, terrific loss of face vis-a-vis the Jewish leader Netanyahu. Never has a president been the recipient of such a public dressing-down, later reaffirmed by both houses, as delivered in the Oval Office in May 2011. That's because the President is clueless about the true affinities of his own constituency, mistaking his own towering personality for policy. If policy is non-sensical in the end someone, in this case Bibi, will tell the proponent of that policy he is dead-wrong.

The political change needed is so radical, it requires a total political upheaval far greater than 911, with a total gut-out of the Pentagon, State department, Justice, Education, and Industry, as they pertains to matters of national and international security, so dont hold your breath.


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