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February 06, 2015

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White House Unveils Call for ‘Strategic Patience’

Critics accuse the administration of being too slow to act in Syria and Russia. In a new strategy document, the White House will say that was the plan all along.

BY GOPAL RATNAMFEBRUARY 5, 2015

Critics of President Barack Obama’s foreign policy have for years assailed his administration for responding too slowly to crises ranging from Syria to Russia. In a far-reaching blueprint released Friday that outlines the administration’s worldview, the White House insisted the United States is leading the global effort to confront challenges in a deliberate manner described as "strategic patience."

That would be good spin if this alleged long-held devotion to "strategic patience" were now bearing some kind of positive (or even neutral) fruit, instead of a series of disasters, as it actually is.

Incidentally, this lazy scumbag demagogue doesn't seem to have much use for "strategic patience' when Israel bombs a Hamas rocket position.

The National Security Strategy, required by U.S. law, is intended to set the direction for the administration and communicate American intent to lawmakers, the public, and the world. It is Obama’s second such strategy, and likely last, before he leaves office in early 2017.

It aims to rebut criticism that he has consistently waited too long to respond to challenges like the rise of the Islamic State and Moscow's military aggression in Ukraine, allowing the problems to worsen while his administration debated ways to act. And it represents a defiant defense of Obama’s leadership.

A White House summary of the strategy, released in tandem with the overall plan, repeatedly highlights the administration's intent to lead -- in partnerships, with military power, and "with a long-term perspective, influencing the trajectory of major shifts in the security landscape today in order to secure our national interests in the future." That is a clear pushback to lawmakers, policy experts, and prominent U.S. journalists who have lambasted the White House for "leading from behind" -- a catchphrase that the administration itself once used to describe the U.S. role in a 2011 coalition bombing campaign in Libya, but has since become shorthand for being too passive in global crises.

Yeah Obama really practiced Strategic Patience when he rushed to get Mubarak kicked out of office, and have Egypt taken over by the Muslim Brotherhood;

or when he rushed to attack Kadaffy because socialist French gadfly Bernard-Henri Levi told him to;

or when he demanded we bomb Syria, because socialist French President Hollande told him to.

The Administration has not been consistently slow to act; it has been slow to act when Obama didn't feel like doing anything, and spasmodic and jerky when he did.

Whatever. This country is now officially a lunatic asylum.



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