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1415, 14 Nov 15

Obama: “We have contained them.”

So wrong

In an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopolous that was conducted Thursday and broadcast Friday — just hours before the Paris attack — President Obama proclaimed that ISIS had been contained.

“I don’t think they’re gaining strength,” he said peevishly when challenged by Stephanopolous. “From the start, our goal has been first to contain and we have contained them.”


1415, 14 November 2015


  1. Kevin Scheunemann

    How clueless can the leader of the free world be?

  2. John Foust

    “By gum, I declare he’s not fit to run an ice cream stand.”

  3. old baldy


    You really shouldn’t be calling anyone “clueless”. As a known disingenuous bender of the truth you really haven’t earned that right.

  4. Dan

    Umm, John, Obama couldn’t run an ice cream stand, unless it was on a golf course.
    And then he would have to learn to count money and he never has demonstrated he is smart enough to do that.
    And to old baldy, I agree with, Obama isn’t clueless about muslim terrorism, he pretty much doesn’t care about it.
    His respone to the Paris attacks was pathetic.
    He shows more emotion when a white guy someone shoots a few people but cares less about muslim terrorism and inner city violence where many more people are killed.
    Hell, in Obama’s mind, this attack in Paris was probably a work place violence incident.

  5. Kevin Scheunemann


    Why don’t you just say you are offended by my truthful assessment of Obama?

    It’s difficult to say my statement about Obama is wrong, or lacks in the truth, because it’s obvious Obama has not contained ISIS and France has declared war as a result.

    Are you that invested in Obama that you have to go after the character of someone laying the truth out there, eloquently?

    Fascinating. So explaining failed Obama foreign policy is on list of verboten subjects in liberal religion.

    Duly noted, with constant intent to break that liberal commandment.

  6. Pat

    “We have contained them” rates pretty close to “Mission accomplished”.

  7. old baldy


    I am not offended by anything you post; sad and disappointed are more apt descriptors. But I will say that you have always had a propensity for stretching the truth and inserting drama and religion into any discussion. I would never say you were eloquent. Obsessed, ideological, theatrical, perhaps.

    If you want to get into failed foreign policy in the middle east we must first start with the bush/cheney administration and work forward. They broke it, now we must fix it.

  8. Mark Maley

    Even Charles Krauthammer acknowledge the comment was made about forces on the ground in Syria .

    Sorry if that ruins the day .

  9. Kevin scheunemann


    This is not failed foreign policy.

    Since 9/11 we have been at war with radical Islam. We were winning under Bush, until Obama surrendered Iraq to ISIS. Now Paris is paying the price. France is attacking both the Islamic state and rounding Islamists up in their country.

    At least Korea had an armistice, Obama just surrendered this war by walking away. A war that Hillary voted to go ahead with while in Congress.

  10. old baldy


    You are certainly entitled to your opinion, but not to your own set of “facts”.

  11. Kevin Scheunemann


    So my own set of “facts”, in my previous post are verboten to speak out loud?

    (Since you declared I’m, not entitiled to them.)

    8 years ago, I thought it was patriotic to dissent over what the president does?

    Now it’s verboten?

  12. old baldy

    Dissent all you want, but don’t proclaim they are facts as you are wont to do.

  13. Kevin Scheunemann


    I’ll bite. Which fact did I get wrong?

  14. old baldy


    Start with “we were winning under Bush”, then anything else you wrote.

  15. Dan

    To Kevin, your fact you got wrong according to old badly, is that you are a conservative and conservatives are always wrong, even when they are right.

  16. Kevin Scheunemann


    Bush prevented any homeland attack after 9/11 .

    We won Iraq. Obama surrendered it.

    At worst, it’s my opinion, not a lie.

    Would you like to try again?

  17. old baldy


    You are finally catching on and identifing you opinion as such. I can (and will) disagree with your opinion and you with mine, but I’ll call you a liar if you try to foist off your opinion as truth. Slow, but at least you are capable of learning..

  18. Kevin Scheunemann


    So this is all about the fact that I don’t purposely disclaim my statements as “opinion”?

    You know how I constantly miss those liberal political correctness meetings.

    So the liberal commandment is: “thou shalt disclaim all statements conservatives make as opinions and all other statements accept as fact.”

    Duly noted, and I hope to constantly offend the liberal religion on this point in the future.

    Sometimes,when it comes to things like this, it makes life extra fun.

  19. old baldy


    If you say it is so, it is most certainly true.

    PS: There is no “liberal” religion. Offend away.

  20. Kevin Scheunemann


    When it comes to proof of the existence of the liberal religion, I like to point you out as Exhibit #1.

    You are a passionate disciple when it comes to excessive regulation, weak foreign policy, higher taxes, and using government policy to make water unaffordable for the poor.

    (And you will excuse the MMSD giant poop dump tho A.m. Because pollution into watershed is dandy when liberals do it.)

    Stand proud as a liberal disciple.

  21. old baldy


    Since you did not identify Exhibit #1 no one knows what you are talking about.

    And none of your second and third paragraph is true, only your interpretation of my position. I have explained all that to you on numerous occasions but you are a very slow learner.

    Regarding your false claim about unaffordable water for the poor, what do you think of the recent decision by the PSC (you know who they are, right?) to raise the fixed charge on monthly electric bills by three of the major utilities in the state? The poor folks bill will now go up every month with no increase in consumption. Where is your outrage over this blatant to make electricity unaffordable for the poor? Or aren’t they entitled to electricity?

  22. Kevin scheunemann


    I agree on electricity thing, but at least that request has a legitimate purpose. What DNR did to this community had no purpose.

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