Assad making fool of Obama, United States
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DEAR EDITOR:

Our pseudo president continues to make a fool of himself and, consequently, our country. Having over the years successfully employed bluster, B.S. and braggadocio to attain his highly-questionable goals, he has now had his bluff called by Syrian President Haffez al-Assad and has reacted in a manner best described as “tucking his tail between his legs” and slinking away while making what he hopes will pass as “threatening growls.”

He has twice averred that the use of chemical weapons by Assad would constitute “crossing a red line” which would, presumably, trigger a harsh and appropriate response by the U.S.

The first time Assad brazenly crossed that line, Obama’s limp-wristed response was that we weren’t absolutely, positively certain such a breach had occurred. Now that it’s happened again, Obama’s excuse is that the U.S. can’t simply take action without the assent, concurrence and authorization of the U.N. Security Council.

Does the man not realize how puny, insignificant and inconsequential his empty threats make our nation appear?

I suspect that as long as he can continue to use Air Force 1 as his own private kiddie-car, take multiple taxpayer-funded vacations (from what?), bask in the adulation of the drug-besotted Hollywood “glitterati” and get in several rounds of golf per week, matters of national and international consequence can continue to be regarded as mere annoyances, bothersome intrusions into the luxurious lifestyle of this erstwhile community organizer. Cinderfella, anyone?

This pompous, preening paragon of puffery has so weakened and embarrassed our nation that it will take years and years of REAL leadership to restore it. All this because a gullible electorate has allowed itself not once — but twice! — to be lulled into complacency by a glib, fast-talking snake-oil salesman whose eloquence far outdistances his competence — and his integrity!

Rational minds have already begun to rue the day when this pestilential Pinocchio was foisted upon us.

Shame on us!

Scott Chadwick

Marietta

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Kevin Foley
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September 01, 2013
Obama let the right wing chicken hawks in congress paint themselves into a corner. Now those bozos get to co-own whatever is done or not done in Syria. Can't wait to hear Chadwick's critique when the decision is finally made.

Guido Sarducci
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September 03, 2013
Can't wait to hear your bootlicking agreement with Obama, regardless of what he does.

He could cut you mother's throat and you would defend him.

Pity.
Doc Hollidawg
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August 29, 2013
Rest assured, whatever Obama does Kevin Foley will be back here saying it was the right thing.

No Problemo
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September 01, 2013
Our boy president has gone for a walk this weekend and decided to wait for Congress trying to pin any decision on them, right or wrong.

What a coward. You know the world is saying the same thing.
East Cobber
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August 29, 2013
Once I fought my way through all of Scotto's rhetorical adjectives, I think his point was "shut up unless you are going to do something." I believe this to be true, the US of A is not the conscience of the world and it would not hurt to mind it's own business. Now, how many of you said that when the Shrub invaded Iraq ? If you have traveled overseas recently, you will find a lot of the folks don't really care for us; we are seen as arrogant warmongers. MYOB, sounds pretty good...
Doc Hollidawg
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August 29, 2013


Rest assured, whatever Obama does Kevin Foley will be back here saying it was the right thing.

Too funny
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August 28, 2013
The only thing Chadwick demonstrated is his ability to overuse alliteration as a literay device.
Please leave
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August 28, 2013
Scott, you are making a fool of yourself as are many others here. We Americans elected this man twice by a large majority. And as it stands he will go down as another great US President, no matter how much you try to convince us otherwise. We really don't need you here if you don't support our democratically elected leaders. We are tired of you false fantasies about our President.
anonymous
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August 31, 2013
Toady! False idolator
Samuel Adams
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September 01, 2013
This was supposed to be sarcasm right?
Papermill gal
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August 28, 2013
Foley and the libs don't seem to get that their president's "nuanced" (isn't that the word you guys usually use?) actions in the middle East have endangered the world. Obama is siding right now with Al Qaeda and against our longtime allies, Israel. There is evidence to suggest some of the weapons used last week were the same ones Foldy and the libs claim never existed, the ones moved from Iraq in 2003. The same rebels Obama is arming are shooting children execution style in the streets, Islamists who probably practiced on our own troops in Afghanistan. The least credible man ever to discuss foreign policy, John Kerry, and the most foolish secDef aside from Les Aspin, Chuck Hagel, have not begun to make the first argument for intervention, nor has Obama. Your excuse, Foley et al, is "well, we drew a red line." NO WAY does this pass muster. Obama has botched foreign policy, both wars, the economy, and our Constitutional rights for the opportunity to play golf and take his girlfriends Michelle, Sasha and the other one, along with their "posses" on very expensive vacations, and while our brave military does his bidding, he plays a child's card game because he doesn't want to be bothered.The only reason he hasn't sent in the cruise missiles is because he has to make his historic speech today. Then he's off to Martha's Vineyard, again. But this is just fine with Foldy. Because he's one of the one percenters who gets it, right?
Kevin Foley
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September 03, 2013


Papermill gal (whoever you are and assuming you are indeed a "gal") - I'm glad you are at least reading what I post here no matter how much it hurts your hair. Sometimes enlightenment is hard to attain. Stick with it. Bless your heart.
USMC VET
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August 28, 2013
Great letter Scott. Keep up the good work.
absolutely great
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August 28, 2013
This is, without a doubt, one of the best letters to the editor that I have ever seen in this paper. This man is articulate and entertaining and more importantly, dead on! Obama is not a president or even leader enough to head up a sewing circle, he is just along for the ride. Now, the big question is, who is actually running the US?
on balance
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August 28, 2013
Scott,

I agree. The next election, conservatives need to vote for a STRONG, conservative candidate who is not afraid to try to restore America to a path of decency, dignity, productivity and strength.

There are so few of them today.

This will not be accomplished if the older voters stay home as they did in the last election.

While the GOP chases Latino voters, they are ignoring the base of their party.

Samuel Adams
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August 28, 2013
Here here.
Hank Moody
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August 29, 2013
Helllooo. It is the base of the GOP that lost conservatives the election. The GOP is now trying to figure out what to do with the people like you because all you do is alienate "different" people and loose the party the presidency. The GOP could do nothing better than move beyond people like you and Chadwick. You all are so steadfast in your inability to adapt that there is no point in evening addressing you. Older voters are literally the only people who voted for Romney so saying they stayed home is false. Also, if the GOP does not "chase" Latino voters they will, with 100% certainty, lose every single subsequent presidential election until they do so.

Time to accept the facts.
on balance
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September 06, 2013
moody,

check the voting stats of the election.
Kevin Foley
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August 28, 2013
I'll bet Chadwick couldn't find Syria on the map much less understand the complex dynamics of the civil war there. Unlike his predecessor, Obama wants to get it right if American intervention is required. The wrong move could mean full scale war in the Middle East with the U.S. once again stuck in a quagmire.

Rest assured, whatever Obama does Chadwick will be back here saying it was the wrong thing.
anonymous
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August 28, 2013
"Rest assured, whatever Obama does Chadwick will be back here saying it was the wrong thing."

...because, most likely, it will be the wrong thing. It will degrade the image of America as has been his purpose and his toadies from day one of his presidency.
Guido Sarducci
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August 29, 2013
Kevin, I say the same thing to you, I said to Moody. " would you like to match military records and service to this country with Scott?

If not, then I suggest you SHUT UP. He has earned the right to speak, You, on the other hand, just inherited it, because of people like Scott Chadwick."
Kenneth D. Parrott
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August 29, 2013
Oh my golly gee, Mr. Foley says that Mr. Chadwick does not understand the "complex dynamics of the civil war" (although Foley does) and Mr. Moody says that Chadwick is " devoid of any real understanding of how the global theater works". I hate that, I wish that Mr Chadwick and I were as smart as Foley and Moody so that we could understood all that complicated stuff. I thought war was just "I kill you or you kill me". Silly me.

dustoff
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August 28, 2013
Darn Scott have you no faith in our great (In his mind only) great leader. I mean give him a break his golf game is more important than us poor peons everyone should understand that. Right?

And the poor man works so hard he needs extra vacations and bless his wife's little heart she has to keep up with her large staff so she needs more trips abroad.

Seriously these 2 idiots have made a mockery out of the office and have thrown their self made importance into the face of the public.

I cannot believe he got any votes the second time around, but then that tells you the mind set of a majority of this nation.

We are in deep doo doo!
Hank Moody
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August 28, 2013
Chadwick's commentary is do devoid of any real understanding of how the global theater works it is no surprise it comes off as bombastic at best. I can only rest knowing he is in no position to make any decisions for our county, let alone the U.S.

Why even post anything from this...I was going to say "has been," but could just say, 'never was?'
Guido Sarducci
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August 29, 2013
Hank, would you like to match military records and service to this country with Scott?

If not, then I suggest you SHUT UP. He has earned the right to speak, you, on the other hand, probably just inherited it, because of people like Scott Chadwick,.
MAY-RETTA SURVIVOR
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August 28, 2013
The ONLY, repeat ONLY, people who voted for him were truly those with nothing to lose.
OMIPS
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August 28, 2013
First, Obama... the majority of the American voters elected a man whose resume (at the time) wouldn't get him a job managing a McDonald's or Chick-fil-a. He was a community organizer and folks elected him to run the largest free enterprise on earth. So, is it any wonder that he's stumbled and continues to stumble in his job? it is expected.

Second, Syria... for the past twenty-three years the U.S. has intervened in the mideast beginning with Desert Shield/Kuwait in August 1990 till today in Afghanistan. Twenty-three years of sandbox wars and for what? What have we accomplished? What have we gained? What have we stabilized? What have we changed? I argue that the only thing we've accomplished is disrupting corrupt and dangerous regimes that have been replaced with different corrupt and dangerous regimes. And, we've got a lot of young Americans killed, wounded and their lives disrupted for what? To stop terrorism? How's that working for us? If you listen to our government we have as much terrorism threat today as we've ever had and thus the need to monitor all of our communications. We do not need another sandbox intervention that leads to more Americans killed, wounded, and lives disrupted in order to oust a dangerous, corrupt Syrian regime that will be replaced by another dangerous, corrupt Syrian regime. So, let Assad cross lines in the sand and let Obama be Obama but don't send any more Americans on another mideast adventure.

on balance
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September 06, 2013
Spot on, OMIPS!
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