Obama Needs Tougher Stance On Islamic State: Hormats: Video – Bloomberg

I think he did not handle and has not handled syria very well at all. Numerous mistakes there. I do think he understands now that he has to a much tougher position on the islamic state because it is a threat to the united states and to the region. The problem is that the american people do not see a narrative, they do not see strategy, they see a lot of reaction. I think by bombing i.s.i.s., that was a good thing, and he has to keep it up.
Source: http://www.bloomberg.com/video/hormats-obama-needs-tougher-stance-on-islamic-state-JsGpYET2QrqjpROkOyy80w.html

Obama’s Ferguson rhetoric: How are blacks, whites reacting? (+video) – CSMonitor.com

Crack open this overall finding, however, and youll find that different demographic or ideological subgroups have viewed Obamas response with more feeling. Video Obama sends federal mediators to Ferguson Self-described Democrats were largely supportive as well. Sixty-one percent said they approved of Obamas moves on Ferguson. Only 25 percent of Republicans, and 36 percent of independents, agreed. It isnt surprising these groups should feel this way. Blacks and Democrats are far more approving of Obamas job performance in general than are whites and Republicans.
Source: http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/DC-Decoder/Decoder-Buzz/2014/0821/Obama-s-Ferguson-rhetoric-How-are-blacks-whites-reacting-video

“That’s the main part of this trip. We want to hear about issues you all are dealing with and see if there are ways in which we can help.” Ferguson Teachers Use Day Off As Opportunity For A Civics Lesson Many black political thinkers say President Obama himself needs help connecting on this issue and that his Monday remarks on Ferguson fell flat. They say this is the moment that he needs to be “the black president,” not just a president who happens view to be black. Mary C. Curtis is a contributor to The Washington Post’s “She The People” column.
Source: http://www.npr.org/2014/08/22/341935015/obamas-reaction-to-ferguson-raises-questions-about-presidents-role?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=us

Obama and ‘History’ – Yahoo News

Absolutely in the long term we want to see an organization like ISIL defeated, Mr. Rhodes said, after defining Obamas strategy for confronting IS in Iraq with three terms: evict, squeeze, and push out. The more near-term objective is to evict IS fighters from the territory they have grabbed in recent weeks as they have advanced toward Iraqi Kurdistan, he said, then to squeeze them back into a contained area. Ultimately the aim will be to push them out of that space, he added, with the US backing the Iraqi and peshmerga forces on the ground. This is going to have to be a team effort, he said. The White House comments came a day after Gen.
Source: http://news.yahoo.com/obama-officials-talk-defeating-islamic-state-steps-us-002448213.html

Obama officials talk of ‘defeating’ Islamic State, but what steps will US take? – Yahoo News

airstrikes against the group in Iraq that began earlier this month. It wasn’t clear when Foley was killed. U.S. officials believe he was killed in Syria. Obama authorized a rescue mission of Foley and other Americans held hostage in Syria. The attempt early this summer failed when U.S.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/obama-consider-strikes-syria-against-182630705.html

Obama to Consider Airstrikes in Syria Against Terror Group – Yahoo Finance

“History” is not an actor with a point of view and a direction. You cannot be on its “wrong” side. Progressives tend to believe that the world is evolving, through some unseen but inexorable force, toward greater peace, equality, prosperity and justice. The great task for a leader of the United States, Obama appears to believe, is to get out of history’s way. That’s why it’s a good idea to reduce our army to its smallest size since 1940, and to reduce the Marines by 8 percent.
Source: http://news.yahoo.com/obama-history-070000866.html


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