Pompeo on a different kind of "Apology Tour". Rips Obama.

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    Pompeo Rips Obama’s ‘Failed’ Mideast Policies: ‘Age of Self-Inflicted American Shame Is Over’


    “And at this critical moment America, your long-time friend was absent too much. Why? Because our leaders gravely misread our history and your historical moment. These fundamental misunderstandings set forth in this city in 2009 adversely affected the lives of hundreds of millions of people in Egypt and all across the region. Remember, it was here, here in this city that another American stood before you. He told you that radical Islamist terrorism does not stem from an ideology. He told you that 9/11 led my country to abandon its ideals, particularly in the Middle East. He told you that the Inited States and the Muslim world needed ‘A New Beginning.’ The results of these misjudgments have been dire.”
     
    • Swamp Donkey

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      Obama insisted on having Muslim Brotherhood on the stage with him during his Apology Tour speech there.
       
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      He was their greatest allie in what they wanted to do.
       
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      Strong speech. Total rebuke of Obama. Love it.
       
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        This x1000000.

        Obama's policies pissed off our regional allies and did nothing to change the situation with our regional adversaries (Iran used the "deal" to become even more aggressive and dare Obama to react; not to become the responsible stakeholder he was gambling on). As for Libya/Syria: his desire to do as little as possible came back to bite him. Good leaders aren't necessarily micro micromanagers 24/7, but they do understand when its needed. There's a TON of space between "we need to invade and occupy this country" and "we're going to do nothing and just let things take their natural course." Obama never understood that.
         
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          Well, Obama certainly does deserve some credit for being personally responsible for the turn around in the red paint industry with all that "line drawing" and whatnot.
           
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            Sherwin Williams remembers.
             
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              Obama bad for pulling out and shirking US role in the region.

              Trump good for wanting to do the same thing in Syria, Afghanistan, etc.

              Makes perfect sense.
               
            • Swamp Donkey

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              No, moron. Obama bad for equipping and supporting islamist terrorists bc he thought they were the JV team.
               
              • Tay Bang

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                Obama bad for leaving vacuum in the Middle East for bad guys.

                Trump good for substituting regional partners troops as referees instead of American troops. Hence no vacuum for the bad guys.
                 
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                  The middle east is highly complex without simple solutions, however there can be a fairly simple set of criteria driving our policies. Insisting on imposing our type of government or other aspects of governance that are appropriate for our population on others is not one of them.
                   
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                    We didn't leave a vacuum. We ARMED the bad guys, gave them satellites or drones overhead, radios, missiles even, and air cover by US jets and the occasional Special Ops team.

                    Because they were moderate and largely secular, until they started eating beating hearts and raping their female sex slaves on youtube.
                     
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                    Well, besides that. At least the officials ordering that operation are in jail. Right?
                     
                    #13 Tay Bang, Jan 10, 2019
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                    Would it make it better if he shipped in a few dozen pallets of cash before we split?
                     

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