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Capitol Hill Republican leaders said Sunday the Obama administration’s foreign policy of “disengagement” in the Middle East led to the attacks on U.S. posts in the region.
Michigan Rep. Mike Rogers and Arizona Sen. John McCain, the ranking Republican on the Senate Committee on Armed Services, suggested President Obama pulling troops out of Afghanistan and Iraq, while offering less than total support for Israel’s effort to stop Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, has left an exploitable void in the region.
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He argued Obama has made no significant foreign policy speech since the one in Cairo, Egypt, in 2009 and acknowledged the region poses “difficult” problems -- including the absence of stabilized, democratic governments to replace the recently deposed dictatorships.
“But you cannot solve (the problems) by stepping back,” Rogers said. “It has to be a combination of showing strength and showing up.”
He also questioned why the United States appears to be in an “open fight” with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about how far the country will go to help stop Iran from achieving nuclear capability.
“Shouldn't we be telling Iranians that there are lines they can't cross?” he asked.
Originally posted by flyswatter
reply to post by Xcathdra
The issue at hand really isnt about Obama at all, its about McCain and Rogers being twits. Bring troops home, dont bring troops home. Stop killing people, dont stop killing people. What do they want? Can people make up their mind already?
Originally posted by freemarketsocialist
I agree with everything that you said and I find it comforting that you see it too. It scares me that so many are so easily manipulated.
Originally posted by CosmicEgg
Can I just say something here: Umm....FoxNews? Seriously? McCain? Seriously?
I think that sums it up.
Originally posted by hdutton
reply to post by jtma508
You do realize you are talking about a man who was "almost" your president... except for the 2008 elections.
From what I can gather, by listening to the sources so far, this whole thing must have been set into motion several weeks or even months ago.
Am I the only one who sees, what appears to be, a possible connection between the timing of this video and the raids upon our embassies. Some of the foriegn leaders are saying it would have taken some time to plan out these attacks and it certainly would have taken some time to make the video and they both happened very close together.
Yes, there is a conspiracy under every rock !!
I don't know this to be absolutely true, but it could stand a little more investigation.
I would like to know just who would gain and who would lose from these things happening at the same time?
Oh, I know, the vid sparked it all. But who could gain from an increase in mid-east turmoil ??
McCain, Rogers: Obama's policy of 'disengagement' led to attack on US posts
Originally posted by Xcathdra
reply to post by HIWATT
So is it your fault for failing to take precautions against deer?
Is it the deers fault for going into an area it should not have been and causing damage?
Or is it the governments fault for adopting a policy that allowed the deer population to explode and go unchecked?
By the way disengagement, as well as appeasement, does not work.edit on 17-9-2012 by Xcathdra because: (no reason given)