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Who Do You Trust? (Et tu Modo?)

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By Maureen Dowd
September 10, 2013


WASHINGTON — Vladimir Putin, who keeps Edward Snowden on a leash and lets members of a riotous girl band rot in jail, has thrown President Obama a lifeline.

The Russian president had coldly brushed back Obama on Snowden and Syria, and only last week called John Kerry a liar.

Now, when it is clear Obama can’t convince Congress, the American public, his own wife, the world, Liz Cheney or even Donald “Shock and Awe” Rumsfeld to bomb Syria — just a teensy-weensy bit — Pooty-Poot (as W. called him) rides, shirtless, to the rescue, offering him a face-saving way out? If it were a movie, we’d know it was a trick. We can’t trust the soulless Putin — his Botox has given the former K.G.B. officer even more of a poker face — or the heartless Bashar al-Assad. By Tuesday, Putin the Peacemaker was already setting conditions.

Just as Obama and Kerry — with assists from Hillary and some senators — were huffing and puffing that it was their military threat that led to the breakthrough, Putin moved to neuter them, saying they’d have to drop their military threat before any deal could proceed. The administration’s saber-rattling felt more like knees rattling. Oh, for the good old days when Obama was leading from behind. Now these guys are leading by slip-of-the-tongue.

Amateur hour started when Obama dithered on Syria and failed to explain the stakes there. It escalated last August with a slip by the methodical wordsmith about “a red line for us” — which the president and Kerry later tried to blur as the world’s red line, except the world was averting its eyes.

Obama’s flip-flopping, ambivalent leadership led him to the exact place he never wanted to be: unilateral instead of unified. Once again, as with gun control...


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http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/11/opinion/dowd-who-do-you-trust.html

It's surprising that a JournOlist would write a scathing article on the Dear Leader. I can hear Caesar screaming, "Et Tu Brute". Is the Progressive Media abandoning Obama?
 
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By Maureen Dowd
September 10, 2013


WASHINGTON — Vladimir Putin, who keeps Edward Snowden on a leash and lets members of a riotous girl band rot in jail, has thrown President Obama a lifeline.....<snip>

Read more:
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/11/opinion/dowd-who-do-you-trust.html

It's surprising that a JournOlist would write a scathing article on the Dear Leader. I can hear Caesar screaming, "Et Tu Brute". Is the Progressive Media abandoning Obama?
Yeah, progressives just luuuuv Maureen Dowd.....


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Roger

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Maureen Dowd is best described as a troll. lol
 

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