Obama has a New Suit, No Strategy for ISIS or Russian Invasion
It looks like the gimmick box is really running low. If Iran nukes Israel, expect Obama to come out wearing clown shoes in the hopes of distracting everyone from the mess. But that tan suit and lack of hair dye really sends the message, “I’m semi-retired now. Don’t bother me.”
Obama’s pointless press conference made two things clear. Three things.
1. He cares more about Chuck Todd taking over Meet the Press than about any of the world affairs he was talking about.
2. There’s a strategy for ISIS, but no, there’s no strategy for ISIS except the same old “Iraqis have to get together” strategy he’s been talking about for the last 7 years. Considering that he’s done as good a job of bringing Americans together as Maliki has done of bringing Iraqis together…
But I don’t want to put the cart before the horse. We don’t have a strategy yet. I think what I’ve seen in some of the news reports suggests that folks are getting a little further ahead of where we’re at than we currently are. And I think that’s not just my assessment, but the assessment of our military, as well. We need to make sure that we’ve got clear plans, that we’re developing them. At that point, I will consult with Congress and make sure that their voices are heard.
Ladies and gentleman, your Constitutional scholar and expert on foreign policy. He even writes his own speeches, we’re told.
3. Russia? Invasion, no invasion here, Comrade.
QUESTION: Do you consider today’s escalation in Ukraine an invasion? And when you talk about additional costs to Russia, are you ready at this point to impose broader economic sanctions? Or are you considering other responses that go beyond sanctions?
OBAMA: I consider the actions that we’ve seen in the last week a continuation of what’s been taking place for months now.
This is more than that, but Obama has learned from Syria to set no Red Lines. This is officially not an invasion, even though it is.
As usual, Obama just trots out the old failed solution. In this case, sanctions. Sure they haven’t worked. Sure they’ve never worked. But hey look, tan suit.
QUESTION: Mr. President, despite all of the actions the West has taken to get Russia to pull back from Ukraine, Russia seems intent on taking one step after another — convoys, transports of arms. At what point do sanctions no longer work? Would you envisage the possibility of a necessity of military action to get Russia to pull back from Ukraine?
OBAMA: We are not taking military action to solve the Ukrainian problem. What we’re doing is to mobilize the international community to apply pressure on Russia. But I think it is very important to recognize that a military solution to this problem is not going to be forthcoming.
Now, the fact that Russia has taken these actions in violation of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Ukrainians has resulted, I believe, in a weakening of Russia, not a strengthening of Russia. That may not be apparent immediately, but I think it will become increasingly apparent.
Sure. Just wait till Russia invades Poland. Then it’ll be really showing off its weakness.
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