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  • How Many Revolutions Has Obama Saved or Created?

    US President Barack Obama waves at the end of his highly-anticipated address to the Muslim world on June 4, 2009 in the Grand Hall of Cairo University in Cairo. Obama vowed to forge a "new beginning" for Islam and America in a landmark speech to the world's Muslims, evoking a vision of peace after a smouldering cycle of "suspicion and discord."

    Last week President Barack Obama said: “It is not productive, given the history of US-Iranian relations to be seen as meddling – the US president, meddling in Iranian elections.”

    But now this week, Obama’s aides are saying the exact opposite: “Obama’s approach to Iran, including his assertion that the unrest there represents a debate among Iranians unrelated to the United States, is an acknowledgment that a U.S. president’s words have a limited ability to alter foreign events in real time and could do more harm than good. But privately Obama advisers are crediting his Cairo speech for inspiring the protesters, especially the young ones, who are now posing the most direct challenge to the republic’s Islamic authority in its 30-year history.”

    So which is it? Did President Obama have zero effect on Iran’s elections, or did he single-handedly ignite the Iranian uprising?

    The answer is neither. On the same day that a pro-Western coalition defeated Hezbollah at the polls this month, a neo-nazi party picked up its first ever European parliament seat.

    The Obama Effect is highly overrated.

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    4 Responses to How Many Revolutions Has Obama Saved or Created?

    1. Ralph L. Franco, R.I says:

      With all due respect Mr. Obama is a charlatan and a Chicago huckster and hopefully the american people will wake up in time to stop his dangerous policies both foreign and domestic.

    2. Lars Engels says:

      Chicago "thug-style politics" has come full force to Washington D.C.!

    3. gail knight arizo says:

      So many people are unhappy with what is going on, Obamas policies are creating a nanny state mindset and destroying the work ethic that made this country special. When the takers outnumber the workers, they will continue to vote in politicians that promise to continue the give aways. Eventually, the workers will wonder what they are working for and then who will support this massive spending spree? What can we do? I write, I call, I don't even get a reply. How do we stop the destruction of what made America great?

    4. Andrea Wolff, Phoeni says:

      I ask the same question everyday…what can we do? We need to find a way to speak up and be heard this time. Are people like us who believe in the American way really so out numbered or are the "takers" just louder? I work hard for my way of life and altough I am not rich, I enjoy my freedom of choice, which will soon be taken away.

      Let's find a way people. How can we just sit here and allow this administration to get away with turning this country into a socialist state. Anyone? Ideas?

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