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2012-10-15 Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Syria: Obama's greatest foreign policy failure?
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Posted by ryuge 2012-10-15 06:03|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6542 views ]  Top

#1 Actually, I would deem it his only foreign policy success.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-10-15 08:14||   2012-10-15 08:14|| Front Page Top

#2 his catastrophic mishandling of the revolution in Syria.

As opposed to his scintillating mishandling of the Iranian "Green" revolution?

The list of his catastrophes is way to long to print.
Posted by AlanC 2012-10-15 08:41||   2012-10-15 08:41|| Front Page Top

#3 I don't know how one 'handles' a revolution, since a revolution is by definition and nature unpredictable, chaotic, and bloody.

And it isn't as if Pencilneck would listen to Champ, anyway. It's not like Champ is Vlad Putin, after all.
Posted by Steve White 2012-10-15 08:55||   2012-10-15 08:55|| Front Page Top

#4 How does one determine his greatest foreign policy failure? There is Libya, Israel, Egypt, Pakistan, and Iran. Afghanistan and Iraq are waiting in the wings.
Posted by JohnQC 2012-10-15 09:03||   2012-10-15 09:03|| Front Page Top

#5 The best policy here is not to have a policy.
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2012-10-15 11:18||   2012-10-15 11:18|| Front Page Top

#6 Wilson said: "Never kill a man committing suicide"...
Posted by Slese Phaique2198 2012-10-15 16:41||   2012-10-15 16:41|| Front Page Top

#7 On a line drawn eastward from Bermuda to Japan, you essentially pass through one (1) ally of ours. You would see many potential allies, and some developing allies, and several nations with very similar interests. But to attribute any great success or failure to our present policy in and around Syria almost certainly overstates such a case.

More interesting is the compare and contrast exercise of the more robust internationalism of the pre-Obama era, with the more feckless multilateral approach of the past few years.

All the while, what must the Kurds be thinking?
Posted by Halliburton - Mysterious Conspiracy Division 2012-10-15 19:32||   2012-10-15 19:32|| Front Page Top

#8 How does one determine his greatest foreign policy failure?

Let's cut to the chase and discuss his foreign policy successes. *expectant pause* Anyone? *crickets*
Posted by SteveS 2012-10-15 21:20||   2012-10-15 21:20|| Front Page Top

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