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been in the bag ? Losing Faith in the Commander in Chief Jennifer Rubin - 10.02.2009 - 6:15 AM The latest Fox News/Opinion Dymanic poll is chock-full of bad news for the president. But on foreign policy, the results are nothing short of stunning. On who they trust more to decide the next steps in... show more been in the bag ?

Losing Faith in the Commander in Chief

Jennifer Rubin - 10.02.2009 - 6:15 AM

The latest Fox News/Opinion Dymanic poll is chock-full of bad news for the president. But on foreign policy, the results are nothing short of stunning. On who they trust more to decide the next steps in Afghanistan. 66 percent say military commanders, while only 20 percent say the president. Even Democrats have more faith in the military commanders (by a 45 to 37 percent margin). On Iran, 69 percent say Obama has not been tough enough, including 55 percent of Democrats. Sixty-one percent favor a U.S. military action, if needed, to keep Iran from getting nuclear weapons. Fifty-one percent think Obama apologizes for American too much.

Less than a year into his presidency, this is a remarkable and widespread loss of confidence in the president’s handling of national security. This should actually come as no surprise. Neither his rhetoric or his decision-making to date has projected strength. He spent months arguing that we should close Guantanamo and dump the terrorists into the U.S. or into other countries. The voters disagreed. He dithers on Afghanistan, and the voters no longer see him as the best person to set our course. He sends video valentines to the mullahs, delighting in the notion that we can talk them out of their nukes, and waits for Russia and China to climb onto the Obama bandwagon (or Israel to do the dirty work for us). And Americans overwhelmingly see his performance as weak.

In short, Obama has already achieved what it took Jimmy Carter an entire term to attain: the conviction of a large majority of the American people that he is not protecting our interests or performing adequately as commander in chief. He can either stiffen his resolve to confront America’s foes or continue his decline. World events are unlikely to help him–they will only highlight his shoddy performance as our adversaries, seeing exactly what Americans do, begin to test and challenge the U.S. at every turn.

Joe Biden had a single correct insight during the campaign about foreign policy: Obama’s mettle would be tested, and “it’s not going to be apparent that’s we’re right.” For once Biden has proved to be the master of understatement.

http://www.commentarymagazine.com/blogs/index.php/rubin/112352


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Barack Hussein Obama

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Update: Doveasss - in as much as you do not allow people to write you directly, I'll do it in the open: "What do you people expect a miracle? This man inherited a disaster that needs time and patience to clean up. There are people out there who are marking him a failure before he even begins. I have not lost... show more Doveasss - in as much as you do not allow people to write you directly, I'll do it in the open:

"What do you people expect a miracle? This man inherited a disaster that needs time and patience to clean up. There are people out there who are marking him a failure before he even begins. I have not lost faith in him, he was not the only one that lost."

Melvin Udall: Where do they teach you to talk like this? In some Panama City "Sailor wanna hump-hump" bar, or is it getaway day and your last shot at his whiskey? Sell crazy someplace else, we're all stocked up here.

2016 Olympic Games

Barack Hussein Obama

Mm, mmm, mm!
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