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POTUS’ Super Tuesday ‘Body Slam’ of GOP
President Obama delivered his first Press Conference of the year on Super Tuesday. The Presidents Passive Aggressive commentary took Republicans to the proverbial woodshed regarding criticism toward the Obama Administration’s handling of a variety of issues. The incumbents’ message was clear; I am the President and you are not.
President Obama chose Super Tuesday to break conventional wisdom not to ‘punch down’ on political adversaries, specifically the Republican Presidential frontrunner, Mitt Romney. The President lectured critics in a condescending dismissive response to his position regarding the potentially explosive dynamics regarding Iran.
In one fell swoop, President Obama addressed the impatient ‘War Mongering’ rhetoric of the GOP to make their case or stay silent. Presumably, this can be considered a response to Romney’s AIPAC statement; the U.S. should send Warships within Iranian view as a visible military threat. Essentially, the President challenged Romney to make the case to the American ‘war weary’ people to go to war against Iran.
President Obama’s speech at the AIPAC meeting set the guidelines toward a non-containing policy regarding a Nuclear Iran. This is exactly what Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu expected to hear. The United States has the back of the sovereignty of the State of Israel. President Obama reiterated his position with respect to the casual posture Republicans assume by placing American troops in harms way.
To a lesser extend, the Presidents statement seems to have addressed Rick Santorum’s call for further aggressiveness regarding the Iranian situation. Once again, at the AIPAC conference, Santorum called for immediate confirmation of the halting and dismantling of the Iranian Nuclear Program through a certified U.N. Inspection team.
Senator John McCain made a plea to initiate an air attack on the repressive Syrian regime earlier. The Presidents response was indicative of the populace view held by Americans toward non-involvement as a leader. The President appears to waiting for a clear sign from the Arab League as well as a NATO consensus as was the case with Libya.