During comments capping off his Asian trip, President Obama defended his foreign policy as less hawkish than the hypothetical policies of some of his critics, insisting the wars they would’ve conceivably started wouldn’t have accomplished much.
Obama presented his own policy as using military force “as a last resort,” and defended not invading Syria, while failing to mention that invading Syria was his stated policy goal for quite some time and didn’t happen only because of overwhelming public opposition.
Obama also defended the decision not to send arms to Ukraine’s military, arguing that Ukraine’s military wouldn’t deter Russia just by having better weapons, and that “economic pressure” from his new sanctions would work better.
In his defense of his policies, he made it clear that he views his own policy as the bare minimum military aggression for the US to engage in, and the publicly acceptable gradient, at least in his mind, is between his own hawkish policy and other, even more hawkish alternatives.
12 thoughts on “Obama Defends Foreign Policy, Says Critics Would Start Even More Wars”
Less hawkish in competition to who or what, the Bush regime? Yo got to be kidding, Obama is hawkish as Carl Rove, Donald Rumsfeld or Paul Wolfowitz or Johan Negroponte and every other one in between, is just that he says that he is not a "war president" he just creates them doing favoritism to Saudis or EU governing body or where USG can benefit from created turmoil, take Syria for example, or Libya or Ukraine. The US or EU present foreign policies you don't need to be named George W. Bush to be anti democracy or anti socialist or anti independent or anti unity of nations, your name really doesn't matter, the USG and EU present governing body foregin policies are based on the concept where democracy is part of Neo fascism and Neo fascism is part of democracy, take Ukraine for example.
Obama didn't get the noble prize for being the first African American becoming the president of USA, he got that prize for his doctrine in "Neo" democracy, which was adequate for EU political far right and neo fascism in Europe. The second reason for his peace! Noble prize is his manipulative politicians and in reality his gambling with the idea which origins from Paul Wolfowitz and Madeline Albright, first is for USG to confront the US compatiters, Russia, second what us so good about this might army when we don't use it, which is Madeline alb rights idea and Obama militarization of the world is his way in implementing the "Neo" democracy, take his trip to Asia pacific for example, what he is after is for US militarism to occupy countries calling it "defense" strategy, but the question is: against who, Russia or China, are Russia or China invading any nations at all or at war with any nations?, the sad part of the matter is that most Americans think that their government (CNN or NBC or ABC) telling them the truth, so they are not worried, because they said it on CNN.
He's right about a certain category of 'critics' http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpYEJx7PkWE
But I notice he's been playing along with the BS anti-Russia PR…some gratitude for Putin pulling the rug out from under the Jewish Lobby just in time. I'm a little 'weird' in that I don't automatically see a difference between flat lies & unsupported insinuation and War. Give the former a few years and the latter follows…
He's right about a certain category of 'critics'. But I notice he's been playing along with the BS anti-Russia PR…some gratitude for Putin pulling the rug out from under the Jewish Lobby just in time. I'm a little 'weird' in that I don't automatically see a difference between flat lies & unsupported insinuation and War. Give the former a few years and the latter follows…
Could not agree with Obama more . I'am sure glad we do not have a neocon republican like McCain making decisions for us .. In this position in the Black sea Russia is right . Ukraine has been a very poorly managed country unwilling and unable to pay its gas bill . No doubt Ukraine needs a different government . Let the Ukrainians elect their own leaders by voting not by shooting . Russia seems to be very reasonable to both Ukraine and Europe on this gas bill . In Georgia we learned the bear is back , I believe a very friendly bear and I see no reason to poke this bear
I agree completely. Obama has done a great job keeping us out of war. I thank God he's President when I imagine the alternative.
Obama's dropped bombs on 6 countries. Bush dropped bombs on 4 countries.
I guess Obama has to pretend to be a normal war monger like everybody else in Washington.Nevertheless I treasure what he said about all those would be John Waynes in Congress and the media.
He's just trying to change the subject…because he can't defend the indefensible.
If he was serious enough he would send back his Peace Nobel Prize medal. I am sure that Alfred Nobel in his grave had never approved the granting of the Peace Prize to Obama whose speech after receiving the `Prize was about the "just war" and not about Peace.
Obama doesn't really make any decisions. His handlers do.
I'm a critic who voted for Obama and I certainly wouldn't start more wars…I enjoy the contortions this phony pr!ck puts himself through to justify his undercover warmongering posture…and the American MSM that bends over sideways no matter how stupid and ridiculous his position is to explain his pathetic BS to the public. http://www.truthandbeauty.ru/eternal-russia/ukrai…
America should just drop the pretenses, as the writer of the article suggests above. Stop all the lying and just admit to being the world's foremost aggressive scumbag…people might not approve but certainly the candor would be refreshing, as would laying down the cards on the table and saying, "We are hell-bent on taking over the world, controlling all resources and killing anyone who stands in the way."
What is he really saying?
"I'm a lesser evil". I find that cold comfort.
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