WaPo's Milbank on Obama's snubbing of world leaders:

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  1. habee profile image94
    habeeposted 5 years ago

    Dana Milbank called it "bordering on scandalous" that Obama didn't have time to meet with the UN General Assembly in Manhattan but found time to appear on The View. Milbank doesn't cut Romney any slack, either, but Romney isn't POTUS.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/ … print.html

  2. Reality Bytes profile image80
    Reality Bytesposted 5 years ago

    Is that true, Obama has not taken questions from the press in six months?  Wouldn't be surprising, dictators do not take questions!

    1. pisean282311 profile image60
      pisean282311posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      @reality yup...but usa had become free from dictator as soon as bush completed his term...m sure usa wont like to have one more in form of romney....

      1. Reality Bytes profile image80
        Reality Bytesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        In what way is Obama any different from Bush or Romney?

        1. pisean282311 profile image60
          pisean282311posted 5 years agoin reply to this

          @RB he ended two wars...bush would have opened two more fronts...one in libya which he would have taken lead into and another Iran...

          1. Reality Bytes profile image80
            Reality Bytesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            Which wars did Obama end?  Could it be that the troops left Iraq on schedule, a schedule set up by George Bush?   What is the second war that Obama ended?

            Obama has dropped bombs in:

            Pakistan

            Somalia

            Yemen

            Libya

            And who knows where else?  Obama is the ultimate war-monger, targeting his own civilians, targeting civilians worldwide actually,  it is not that Obama has blood on his hands, the man bathes in blood!

            1. pisean282311 profile image60
              pisean282311posted 5 years agoin reply to this

              libya yes but only after nato....pakistan , he has to ...no choice...anyone would ...if usa wants respectable exit from afghan and make sure afghan has future , he has to go after nwfp...pak wont , so usa left with little choice...yemen ...congrats to every1 - u killed one of biggest terrorist in drone...so much better performance than bush who went into something which he could not figure out how to come back....

      2. innersmiff profile image72
        innersmiffposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Obama invaded Libya without congressional approval - one of many instances of dictatorial behaviour from the current administration.

        1. Reality Bytes profile image80
          Reality Bytesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

           

          And the invasion was based on lies and propaganda, there is no evidence that Ghaddafi was targeting civilians, in fact just the opposite, civilian deaths were quite numerous once NATO started dropping their "peace bombs"!

        2. Backwater Sage profile image58
          Backwater Sageposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Hello? He didn't need congressional approval. It was a UN action. Pay attention.

          1. Reality Bytes profile image80
            Reality Bytesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            Hello, It was a NATO action! 

            Nice try!

            1. Backwater Sage profile image58
              Backwater Sageposted 5 years agoin reply to this

              That's right, my bad. Either way, it's all sad. People are nuts!

          2. Uninvited Writer profile image82
            Uninvited Writerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            So basically he is being criticized for not meeting with NATO leaders on one hand, and condemned for working with NATO leaders on the other.

            1. Backwater Sage profile image58
              Backwater Sageposted 5 years agoin reply to this

              Go figure. Have you ever heard of Max Headroom? The series was cancelled for being too accurate.

              It isn't his job to meet with the UN leaders right now. He has people for that, like our ambassador to the UN. I believe a remedial civics class is in order.

              1. Backwater Sage profile image58
                Backwater Sageposted 5 years agoin reply to this

                As it turns out, I was mistaken about the UN action. It was NATO. I remember reading about this stuff somewhere, "There will be wars and rumor of wars, and crybabies whining everywhere . . . "

  3. Reality Bytes profile image80
    Reality Bytesposted 5 years ago

    What is the motivation for Obama to not sit down with world leaders?  Correct, he fears they will question him on his illegally assumed authority to kill human beings at a whim!

    1. profile image0
      JaxsonRaineposted 5 years ago

      Reality Bytes,

      Obama has ended the war in Iraq twice... accompanied by a 'promise kept' image posted on his twitter account.

    2. bonnebartron profile image74
      bonnebartronposted 5 years ago

      lol wow, come on guys, WE the American people have to be smarter than buying into this political mess!
      <link snipped - no promotional links>

      1. Reality Bytes profile image80
        Reality Bytesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        And, Japan and China are on the precipice of violent hostilities!

    3. Uninvited Writer profile image82
      Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago

      Of course, if he had agreed to speak with those at the UN some here would be condemning that...

      I guess we should prop dictators like Gadaffi up rather than allow the population to decide. Lybia was not invaded by the US.

      1. Reality Bytes profile image80
        Reality Bytesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        The truth is just being revealed:

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f21vPthF … ature=plcp


        This youtube user has documented some unbelievable footage:

        http://www.youtube.com/user/vsmrk100

        1. Backwater Sage profile image58
          Backwater Sageposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          I have a Chubacabra I'd like to sell you.

     
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