It is abundantly clear that Obama possesses the foreign policy skills of a Yak. Of course, this was evident to the cognoscenti in 2007...and even before. I should point out here that he also has very limited golf skills. That has nothing to do with this commentary except that he runs from the many crises he faces which beggar his attention...as the leader of this nation...to the golf course and there may be a reason. He has an opportunity to improve his golf game and he will never be able to improve his foreign policy skills because they require the patience and learning skills of someone far more adept at problem solving than a mediocre community organizer.Enter the many observations that Obama is nothing more than a puppet, dancing while his handlers pull the strings. In times of crisis, he seems to be a person who hasn't had an original, cogent idea or opinion since Moby Dick was a minnow. Envision, if you will, a White House staffer entering the oval office and telling Obama that there is a crisis in...( anywhere ). At that point, Valerie Jarrett enters the Oval Office and hands Obama a note which reads, "Tee time at Congressional in 15 minutes". Things more critical and severe require vacations whose length are determined by the severity of the crisis.At this point, you might tell me that before he shoe-horned his way into the White House he was a U.S. Senator. "That", you would continue, "requires brains." My response to that would be to show you a picture of Harry Reid, the Communist Leader of the Senate.It seems that Obama only has the skills to "react". He cannot "act" in the meaning of the word which dictates a person to take definitive action before a threat becomes a crisis. Another iteration of this would be that Obama, instead of cutting off the head of a snake, cuts off the tail. "Just before the Congressional recess, President Obama invited over a dozen Senate and House leaders from both parties to the White House to talk about foreign policy. According to two lawmakers inside the meeting, Obama became visibly agitated when confronted by bipartisan criticism of the White House’s policy of slow-rolling moderate Syrian rebels’ repeated requests for arms to fight the Assad regime and ISIS.According to one of the lawmakers. . .the president defended his administration’s actions on Syria, saying that the notion that arming the rebels earlier would have led to better outcomes in Syria was “horseshit.”For the record, and trust me on this, "horseshit" means bad; "bullshit" means wrong. Obama undoubtedly meant that it is wrong to believe that arming rebels earlier would have led to better outcomes in Syria. Attempting to be edgy, the president mis-cursed! Norman Mailer must be spinning in his grave. But what would have been the outcome in Syria had the rebels been armed earlier? Who can tell? Now the rebels can be expected to do no more than cut the tail off the snake which is ISIS. It still has fangs and it still has poison. The same for Iraq. He will never learn the last minute, half-hearted solutions have little chance of success. But then, it's really hard to frame the solution of a crisis when lining up a put. Finally...who knows whether he really wants to stop Muslim Terrorism? Jim Morris
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