Speak Loudly and Carry No Stick

As President of the United States , I don’t bluff” President Obama said a few days ago to Iran and Israel. Remember his very first act as President was back in January, 2009. Yes sir, his first Executive Order was to close Guantanamo Prison by January 2010. These words should certainly scare Iran and intimidate Israel, and to back it up just this week the US completed a $750,000 upgrade of the soccer field at same Guantanamo Prison.


  1. TheTruth says:

    If congress would have had the balls to follow through Gitmo would be closed. The President did what he could however since this is not a dictatorship it did not happen. You could ask Bin Laden or the Somali pirates about calling Obama’s bluff but that didn’t work out very well for them. Attempting to portray Obama as weak is not your best play.

  2. Randy in Richmond says:

    It was an Executive Order–didn’t involve Congress at all. However, in 2009 and 2010 there were 24 months that a Democratic majority House of Representatives and Democratic majority US Senate were in control of Congress. The law at that time also allowed the US Justice Department–not Congress– to bring detainees to the United States and try them.

    We’ve already discussed how advanced interrogation techniques, opposed by then Senator Obama and later as President, yielded some of the intelligence information that ultimately led to the demise of Osama bin Laden. If Obama had prevaled in that opposition bin Laden would not have been found and ultimately killed as it happened. At the very time of the bin Laden raid the Obama administration was investigating the very US agents that developed the intel that led to his demise, and Obama’s subsequent taking credit for same. (remember how that investigation worked out– http://www.nationaljournal.com/holder-justice-to-drop-investigations-into-cia-officials-involved-in-torture-20110630 ) I’ve never said Obama was weak but many times I’ve illustrated how he and his administration is undoubtedly inept.

    And if one wishes to commend this administration and use as a high water mark it’s not bluffing about it’s handling of the Somali pirates, I’m fine with that.


  3. I just love seeing comments by someone using a handle like, Facts, or Debunked or The Truth exposed for the lies they are.

    That’s the only way you can defend Obama. By lying.

  4. Randy in Richmond says:

    If anyone thinks today’s Presidential news conference, the first to be held in 5 months, was held because it’s Tuesday, think again. President Obama’s lack of self-confidence led him to choose Super Tuesday so he could be included in the day’s news and drain as much attention from the Republicans as he could. Oh sure, it’s politics–the politics of a very weak, self absorbed leader.