What's Obama's doctrine?

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    "So far, the Obama “doctrine” appears to be that American power should not be used at all. The ferry issue is one case in point. Instead of flexing American muscle as a signal to Gaddafi that we will not stand idly by if the regime threatens our people or interests, Obama’s State Department hired a commercial ferry — and selected an inadequate one for the job at first. That mistake left Americans waiting at the dock for days, while our mighty navy was given no role to play at all.
    One cannot claim surprise at this outcome. During the campaign, Obama made no secret of his distaste for exercises of American power, blasting the Bush administration for its “arrogance” and promising to restore our relationships with allies and opponents alike overseas through greater “humility.” While readers puzzle over Allard’s question, allow me to ask another — which international relationship has Obama improved in the past two years in real, tangible terms? Where has his exercise of “smart power” produced measurably better results in increased security or prosperity over that of his predecessor’s much-maligned (and mythical) “unilateralism”?
    If there is an Obama doctrine at all — and the vacillating White House responses to various overseas crises strongly suggest there isn’t — it’s that our allies will love us more and our enemies respect us more if we refuse to use our power for our own interests. That’s a standard belief in academia, but as we can see, what works well in theoretical environments doesn’t necessarily make sense in the real world."

    What is the Obama Doctrine? « Hot Air
     
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    he is no harry truman
     
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    Finally, a wise move.
     
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    Yes, it's always best to let people threaten and kill your people and not use the resources you have to protect US citizens.

    BRAVO!! WAY TO GO!

    The only way it could possibly be better would be if Americans had actually been killed...THAT would be a red letter day, wouldn't it, Bod?
     
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    How many would that be, Allie?
     
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    The only way it could possibly be better would be if Americans had actually been killed...THAT would be a red letter day, wouldn't it, Bod?


    say what ?
     
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    I know....bizarre, isn't it?
     
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    It seems to me that the person who says it's a sign of *wisdom* to send inadequate ships to rescue our people, who are afraid and in danger, when he has the best navy in the world sitting idly by, must think a person who actually takes action to KILL those people would be even wiser!

    I mean, it follows. If someone thinks it's wise to withhold help from endangered Americans, then wouldn't they view it as just plain messianic if something actually KILLED those Americans?

    That's the way our Bod seems to roll...
     
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    How many Americans died, Allie? Give us a number to mourn please.
     
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    are you intending to sound cryptic ab ?
     

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