Smart power? Obama’s team thought US might win Iran’s support against Syria

Why, you might ask, would Iran abandon its ally Syria and side with the United States against Bashar al-Assad? As U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power told the liberal Center for American Progress, “we thought perhaps a shared evidentiary base could convince Russia or Iran — itself a victim of Saddam Hussein’s monstrous chemical weapons attacks in 1987-1988 — to cast loose a regime that was gassing its people.”

In other words, Iran didn’t like it when they were being gassed, so of course they wouldn’t want Syrians being gassed either.

Surprising absolutely no one except Power and her U.N. team, Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei sternly warned the U.S. against launching an attack. “The Americans try to play with words and pretend that they’ve become involved in this case for humanitarian aims,” he said. “The Americans are making mistakes in Syria and they have felt the impact and will certainly suffer loss.”

Maybe Power’s speech was some sort of attempt at reverse psychology.

  • Jack Deth


    It’s like a bad slasher flick! With Obama and his children minions walking down a darkened hall full of swinging blades, battle axes, pikes and sweeping chainsaws.

    Well, I can dream, can’t I?

    • freeinaz

      You woke up to early to see the finish. The finish has got to be in our favor.

      • Garth Haycock

        Unfortunately, due to Dear Leader’s energy policies, the power went out at the theater and nobody knows how it ended.

        • freeinaz

          Dam that sequester and war against coal, oil, and fossil fuels.


      This is what happens when there is a lap dog LAME STREAM MEDIA that doesn’t call BOBO out on all his FAILURES & DEBACLES !!!! BOBO fears no back lash because there will be none from his lap dog media, so he just keeps going making mistake after mistake now he wants to get us in a war just so he isn’t embarrassed, thats INSANE !!!

      The best way to stop BOBO in his tracks is ask him Tuesday night when he give his BS State Of The Union Address, if he attacks Syria, how is he going to secure those chemical weapons he has such fake outrage over !!!! You go to Syria lobbing Tomahawk missiles at Syria & you hit any of those chemical weapons, BOBO will kiII more people over there then Assad himself did, thats just plain INSANITY !!! You have to secure those chemical weapons first BOBO, if you don’t then just stay home because all you are really doing with your halfarsed attack is poking the bear !!

      • quez

        He fears nothing because all he has to say is “It wasn’t me.” Evidence doesn’t matter. Logic doesn’t matter. Video and documents don’t matter.

        This is not the red line you’re looking for. Nothing to see here. Move along.

        • TexasMom2012

          Good Lord our president is the image of Harlan Williams in Rocketman, “It wasn’t me!” of course that is only when he missteps. He claims credit for anything that happens that he sees as good. I killed bin Laden. My Military. Gag Spit.

          • Robert L Macchia

            Obama is another “Boss Tweed” leading his constituents down a road of no return. Remember Tamany Hall and Boss Tweed? Obama is just like him and doesn’t give a damn who he walks on to get everything done.

          • Jack Deth

            Good analogy, Robert.

            Though, I’ve think Zero is more along the lines of famed southerner and sociopath, Huey Pierce “The Kingfish” Long. In regard to uniformed, strong arm underlings executing whatever is desired. Though on a much larger scale.

      • OLLPOH ~ America

        And they continue to spew…
        .but.but.but. he be the know it all tribal Chiefy…..

    • celsma

      As a kid I read my Bible and thought that it would takes some supernatural stupidity for society to walk headfirst into mess like Armageddon. As an adult it seems there is no shortage of supernatural stupidity.

      • comdog04

        you don’t need to add supernatural to it. even if it’s not armageddon, it’s still the verge of ww3. just stupidity in the leader seats.

    • nealnoray

      Don’t it remind you of the million and 10 political foibles , of that 1st ,US MBA President , G W Bush?The bigger question remain’s – if you morally repugnant cretins , were so silent , during the eight years he took, to almost make America economically bankrupt , or internationally disrespected, then why the sudden concerns?

      • William Richardson

        So, you are another idiot that failed math? One half trillion versus current 16 trillion now and Pres, Bush ruined America economically? I love it when you people put your stupidity out for all to see.

      • Irshgld

        nealnoray, you just keeping living it up in the past…..see how that works for ya as this pied piper merrily leads you and your family to destruction….

        • Robert L Macchia

          I’ll take back GW Bush anytime over Obama.

        • SkyePuppy

          nealnoray drives by looking in the rearview mirror. Then he wonders why he keeps crashing.

      • Andy from Beaverton

        Why the sudden concerns? Because Obama IS making America economically bankrupt AND internationally disrespected.

      • TocksNedlog

        So, you are admitting that what Obama’s doing is wrong?

      • TexasMom2012

        Lib cries, “Bush!’ Squirrel.

      • MJRAWL

        Stupid is as stupid does…

      • Fiala

        who were you supporting during that time, Barney Frank, Chris Dodd or both? Or are you now going to shift the blame, that belongs on them, elsewhere?

      • Robert L Macchia

        Notice that only one person agrees with you.

    • Ariadnea

      This is the result of academia’s dumbing down, it has reached the Whitehouse for all the world to see and witness. If US international credibility is lost, it’s not because of non enforcement of Obama’s perceived “red line” but because of blatant incompetence and stupidity of the President and the children like mentality of his minions. These people are embarrassment to the US.

  • strat77

    Finally we have the explanation why the Obama administration always gets it wrong in foreign policy. They are stupid.

    • savage24

      By God, I think you nailed it.

    • Nate Whilk

      Stupid AND arrogant.

      • Ewilk

        Correct. And, that’s a bad combination.

    • Republicanvet

      What do you expect when they conduct it by Tweets?

      • objectivefactsmatter

        But using “social media” is so “smart.” I mean come on. Can’t you see how Bush would never do this? They must be better.

    • James Atkins

      They have the typical liberal mindset; Everyone can be friends and everyone is good, its just our policies that makes them bad. These people are staggeringly stupid

    • Clete Torres


      We’ve been saying it for 5 years.

    • Robert L Macchia

      Yes, but we suffer from their stupidity and corruption.

  • drw

    How can this possibly be a surprise to anyone? The absolute stupidity and ineptitude of this entire administration on any serious matter (except politics) has been evident for at least five years.

    • TheVolta

      The problem is that when one of these schmucks fails at a position they are merely shuffled back in the deck and reassigned to another position, with zero qualifications. It’s like the gnarliest case of nepotism you have ever seen, except their only relation is being uninformed, delusional, egotistical, and down-right idiotic liberals.

      • freeinaz

        It all depends on how they get along with Valerie Jarrett the real power behind the throne.

    • CR

      Honestly, I really don’t think B0 wants any part of making these kinds of decisions or handling, you know, foreign policy or the economy and all that boring stuff. I truly think he thought being president would be all about inviting Jay-Z over, playing golf with Tiger Woods, and having Time magazine (or whoever it was) print glowing covers of him with a halo on his head.

      • TheVolta

        Rainbow Halo. A Rainlo.

        • CR


        • Brown Bear Mike

          More like a “Rainb-lo,” in BHO’s case.

      • grais

        It’s the title he wanted; not to job.

        • objectivefactsmatter

          He has vision, but we should be happy he’s such a loser that he can’t accomplish much of it. He’s lazy and incompetent. He thought it would “flow” in to place. Just like he fell in to “success” all his life.

          • wildchill

            He is favored . Of course its by the dark side. Those who see the light have known this all along. Those of this world will follow right along like the sheep they are.

        • Leo

          & the house…….& the plane.

        • TexasMom2012

          The title and the perks which he has stretched beyond belief during a time of recession with millions out of work and the White House closed to tours. But he still travels to Martha’s Vineyard in two planes while his dog flies in a separate Osprey. Was not the media’s obsession over what time of dog Obama would get a complete foreshadowing of the unseriousness of this administration?

      • Joyce A Smith

        Yes, that’s probably what he figured! Never thought he would have to think or strategize with anyone, because he doesn’t know how!

    • grais

      The belief in Obama’s mesmerizing power to make the world agree and obey began in his head and quickly spread to all the empty ones. I think they’re absolutely shocked that there can even Be opposition to anything he says or does.

      • drw

        Never underestimate the power of ignorant people in large groups.

        • GaylePutt

          Baaaaa, Baaaaaaa, Baaaaa

      • IceColdTroll

        He’s started believing his own PR.

        • rgbintx

          What do you mean, started? He’s believed his own press for years now. Yes, he’s that narcissistic.

        • Corey Dennison

          You misspelled “BS.” 😉

        • wwbdinct

          Jesus Christ Superstar!

    • Brachiosaurus

      While there have been other acts of absolute stupidity throughout history, even in light of them this remains no less astonishing than hearing that my cat has broken the speed of sound in a rocket which it built itself.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      It’s not a complete surprise, but it is a surprise that they make it so easy to prove how stupid and deranged they are.

      Yes, Iran will be shamed by the “International Community.” Don’t they know this is a euphemism for the OIC? As if the “International Community” is somehow a mirror of our values but on a larger scale.

      What else can anyone expect from the left but sheer stupidity? They just used to be a lot better at hiding it.

    • Ewilk

      Unfortunately, their bobble heads will never get it.

  • stuckinIL4now

    Oh that Ace, he’s such a kidder–“Shame Iran”–is that even possible?

  • CR

    These people have become a self parody of the ivy tower liberals who have no, absolutely no, earthly idea of how the real world works.

    I really, honestly do not think it is possible that B0 could be this stupid. I never believed in conspiracy theories before, but he HAS to be doing some of this on purpose as no one, I repeat no one, could be this wrong on every single thing by accident.

    Oh and big congrats to the low info voters who sold their freedom and America’s credibility for free birth control. People thought we were the laughing stocks of the world when Bush was president. Just look at us now.

    Can we swap out B0 for the Rodeo Clown in the mask?

    • Johnny Johnston

      Kangaroo Court

    • PistolsForPandas

      We don’t even need the Rodeo Clown. Just prop the mask up on a stick, put it behind the desk in the Oval Office, and play this song on a continuous loop during addresses to the nation.

      • GaylePutt

        Hang it on the back of a chair.

  • JDL Toronto

    They are a Monty Python government

    • Osumashi Kinyobe

      No, Monty Python was funny. These guys…. (sigh)….

      • rgbintx

        If I weren’t actually here in the States, and if it didn’t have the potential to blow up in all of our faces, I could be amused at this circus show. Popcorn time.

        The problem is, this is way too much like the summer of 1914 for my comfort.

        Thus, you’re right, it isn’t amusing. It is appalling.

        • Osumashi Kinyobe

          One could be amused if one forgot how bad for Israel this will undoubtedly be.

    • Matthew Koch

      Stop that, stop that! It’s filthy!

    • Kimberly Burger

      I enjoy Monty Python, our government…not so much, but they are a joke

    • tops116

      Nobody expects the Syrian Inquisition!

  • gunsmithkat

    That’s some weapons grade stupidity right there.

  • Stu Gotts

    Sam Power? That dude is a stone cold moron.

    • rabidfox2


      • Bill Gryan

        Do you know for a fact that Sam hasn’t already changed genders under a taxpayer-funded healthcare program? Don’t be so quick to refute Stu’s post.

      • Stu Gotts

        Take a closer (but not too close) look at that picture.

        She’s a man, baby!

      • Clete Torres


  • PistolsForPandas

    “we thought perhaps a shared evidentiary base could convince Russia or
    Iran — itself a victim of Saddam Hussein’s monstrous chemical weapons
    attacks in 1987-1988 — to cast loose [its very close ally, Syria,] a regime that was gassing its people.”

  • catorenasci

    affirmative action administration – stupid is as stupid does

  • dacamafamily

    When you are dead, you don’t know you are dead. It only hurts the living.

    It is the same with stupid.

  • PistolsForPandas

    They said if I voted for Romney, we’d rush into an idiotic war with Syria with a bunch of out-of-touch retards at the helm.


  • Sam

    On the bright side, some mullahs might die laughing when they read about this.

  • peteee363

    so now they were hoping for iran to be one of those 34 allies, WTF?

    • Republicanvet

      Good point peteee.

  • Jim Denney

    And they called Sarah Palin dumb.

  • Howard Roark

    And Amb. Power believes should the US and Iran ever go to war Iran won’t fight because their name is I -ran.

  • PJ Schwackhammer

    Like the man says, you can’t fix stupid.

    • Matthew Koch

      You mean Ron White?

    • GaylePutt

      But you can impeach it.

  • Marvin Nelson

    Wow, every time I think I have heard it all, someone else in the Cirque du Obama comes up with a new act. It is funny, sad, and, most of all, truly scary. Think I will finish this gallon of booze. Cheers!!

    • Matthew Koch

      I’m drinking Jim Beam Black myself.

  • Steve_J

    These guys are worse rank amatuers. Whatever the word is for incompetent, dumbass, screwups is what they are.

  • jim_m

    I have for years maintained that obama’s foreign policy was best suited to some high school model UN, in that it was formed around an adolescent understanding of diplomacy and human nature. Most people mature and grow out of these fantastical and juvenile ideas but obama’s intellectual development seems to have arrested sometime before the 11th grade.

    • Republicanvet

      ….but, but…the peace table!

    • beebop1952

      Sometime before 11th grade when he was smoking pot in Hawaii.

  • David R. Cheasman

    I credit Barack Obama’s Ivy League experience for his ability to be in the same room with such a hideous looking woman……and yet still stay focused enough to not only hear what she is saying, but to also adopt her idiotic and naive advice.

  • Maxx

    Teen boys on prom night removing their first bra are less bumbling than the clueless crew in Washington.

    • Bill Gryan

      Nice post, except that one of the women in your photo is a beautiful, intelligent conservative in real life.

      • Nex

        She’s also for the Syrian strikes though. She’s not intelligent. She’s still clueless.

        • Corey Dennison

          She’s been right up until this point—personally, I’m willing to give her the benefit of the doubt for at least having her heart in the right place on this issue. (Yes, she’s still wrong, I get that)

          Sort of like when Eastwood made that stupid Super Bowl commercial for Chrysler/Detroit. His heart was in the right place…but he was still wrong, too. But then he made a very nice comeback during the Convention with the empty chair meme.

          So, I still have lots of hope for Ms. Dash. Plus, have you seen that woman? Holy crikey she’s beautiful…

  • David R. Cheasman

    Iran “mostly secular”—–Samantha Smart Power

  • $4752944

    What part of ‘Iran and Syria have a mutual defense treaty’ did they not understand???

  • bittman

    Samantha Power was the person who developed the President’s Libya policy. Look at Libya today — it is in much worse shape than it was before Gadaffi was removed from power. Same is true with Egypt.

  • Notjack

    The collision between Affirmative Action and reality is a stone cold bitch.

    There is a real, valid reason why pilots and surgeons are not subject to Affirmative Action regulations. Too bad that same good sense doesn’t apply to the President of the United States.

  • Grant

    I am worried !

    • rgbintx

      I’m getting that way myself. The only way this doesn’t end badly for everybody is for Obummer to stand down. And his precious ego isn’t going to let that happen, it isn’t in his makeup to admit that he is wrong. This has the potential to escalate into something much bigger than some 2 bit civil war in a 3rd rate patch of sand. Something about Russian warships being deployed to the Med should scare the pants off of him, and us.

      Especially so since he has been drawing the military down. Just wonderful — hamstring the military and thus quash our credibility and then start with the saber rattling. He’s asking for trouble.

  • © Sponge

    I’m sorry, but can we test them for Down Syndrome? There’s something that’s just not right about this administration.

    • BeautifulAmerica

      communism/NWO mantras

    • NRPax

      I’m going to take issue with that question. People with Down’s Syndrome have a better chance at being productive citizens than these folks.

      • © Sponge

        You’re right. I withdraw the question. :)

        • NRPax

          Now, testing for Alzheimers would probably be a bit better.

  • © Sponge

    I don’t know which is worse: The fact that they thought that or that they actually ADMIT they thought that.

  • gman213

    “I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.”

    Dr. Seuss

    • rgbintx

      The trouble with that is that reality is a stone cold b!tch.

  • gman213

    And who got fired? The fake clown.

    • TocksNedlog

      The real one has tenure.

  • dunst43

    100% gobsmacked. Iran worried about chems being used on citizens? I can’t even finish this thought. I hope Obama is a moron…the alternative is very frightening.

  • conservative2012

    Does anyone know who actually used chemical weapons?

    • Matthew Koch

      For most people, the answer is F— NO!

  • Bill Gryan

    Obama needs to go on apology tour again, this time including a visit to Tehran. That will gain their respect, win their support for an attack on Syria, and cause them to give up their quest for nuclear weapons.

  • John Kerry’s Forehead

    HO. LEE. F***!

  • Minicapt

    Valerie Jarrett:
    “I think Barack knew that he had God-given talents that were extraordinary. He knows exactly how smart he is. … He knows how perceptive he is. He knows what a good reader of people he is. And he knows that he has the ability — the extraordinary, uncanny ability — to take a thousand different perspectives, digest them and make sense out of them, and I think that he has never really been challenged intellectually. … So what I sensed in him was not just a restless spirit but somebody with such extraordinary talents that had to be really taxed in order for him to be happy. … He’s been bored to death his whole life. He’s just too talented to do what ordinary people do.”

    — Pittsburgh Live, Nov 2010


    • Osumashi Kinyobe

      Oh God! Does someone STILL believe that?

      • nickshaw

        Yeah, Valerie.

        • Osumashi Kinyobe

          Yeah, she would.

          • TocksNedlog

            All of that bs is a smokescreen, since she is the one running the show.

          • Osumashi Kinyobe

            There are any number of strings on this marionette.

    • nc

      Great find.

    • WhoMeToo

      You know, almost the exact same thing was said about another person in history.
      ==> H-I-T-L-E-R

    • David

      We “ordinary people” live honest, decent lives . . .

    • Dwayne Jackson

      I hope you don’t mind me borrowing this.

  • Steve Kellmeyer

    Well, now we know why GW Bush has been silent for so long.

    What can ANYONE say in response to this?
    It’s…. it’s…. it’s… yeah. I got nothin’.

    • NRPax

      I believe that GW is a bit too tactful to give his honest opinion on the man.

  • Osumashi Kinyobe

    Really? Iran won’t help? Why ever not, Miss Powers?

    If Obama isn’t mentally deficient, this has to be one of the longest cons in US political history.

  • Judy Taylor

    Please, God, make this nightmare end.

  • HARP2

    If Assad did the crime and the evidence is so overwhelming,, then why hasn’t a case
    been brought against him in the World Court that is so revered by “progressive” like Obama and Kerry?

    • rgbintx

      Could it be that even those progtards realize that institutions like the World Court and the UN are feckless and that nobody else in the world cares or has the means to do anything about it?

      I mean, say that the case is made. Who is going to provoke Iran (who may already have nukes) and Russia (who certainly has nukes in abundance) to enforce it?

      And if the case is made, and by some miracle Assad is punished for crimes against humanity without it all blowing up in our faces, who is going to fill the power void in Syria? Their version of the Muslim Brotherhood along with their AQ buddy-buddies? A fat lotta good that’ll do.

    • Thomas, Snarkmaster General

      There are a lot of reasons, but none of them would make Obama look like a “war President.”

  • Buffalobob

    What will it take for the majority of US voters to admit they elected a group of sub human mental morons?

    • MNWoman

      I would hope this would do it.

      Unfortunately, there are far too many low info voters who probably couldn’t tell you where Iran and Syria are.

      • nc

        Or who Samantha Powers is.

        • MNWoman

          Or “who” Ben Ghazi is.

      • David

        Aren’t they two of the 57 states?

  • Guy_Montag_OG

    It’s as though the Children of Liberals don’t know 1400 years of basic history, i.e. that the Shia will side with Alawites no matter what the circumstances. Oh, right, we are being led by children. I forgot.

  • MNWoman

    I absolutely oppose any U.S. military involvement in Syria, but if I happened to be on the fence about it, this would definitely cause me to oppose it.

    Why? Is there anything else needed to prove how incompetent Obama and his administration are? This should make anyone think twice about Obama’s abilities to lead us through a conflict as significant as this.

  • el_polacko

    forget the dumb ‘iran helping’ part…the news here is that she’s acknowledging that saddam used chemical weapons (WMD), not only on his own people, but on his neighbors. so…bush wasn’t ‘lying’ after all ?!!

    • Roto

      Bush is vindicated every day that the Obama Admin. is in power….

  • RanierWest

    After seeing Powers face. scary. scary. I thought it was Friday 13th. please adjust Twitchy.

  • objectivefactsmatter

    “Smart Power” equals “trust us, even when we look so stupid.”

  • Roto

    My gawd… Samantha Powers is dumber than Susan Rice and Hillary Clinton put together. What’s next? She gonna ask Russia to join Obama’s Croissant Coalition?

  • Nex

    He should just resign. This is embarassing to the nation.

  • Big Ed

    Another mush for brains in this administration. It would be funny if it weren’t so pathetic.

  • Roto

    Notice that they stuck Susan Rice in a G20 backroom, while they trotted out DEPUTY Nat’l Sec. Advisor Tony Blinken to answer questions on news shows?

  • Socius

    Actually she’s right. There’s a good chance that Iran would negotiate and abandon Syria if Assad used chemical weapons.

    However….and this is key….there has been no actual evidence and the usage of chemical weapons defies logic.

    Russia has said they would support a UNSC resolution for limited attacks if there was proof of Assad using chemical weapons. Iran had said whoever used chemical weapons should be punished. So if this is the case…why hasn’t Obama shared all this “proof” he has? Both of assad’s allies would drop him.

    Only logical conclusion is that there is no proof because Assad wasn’t behind the chemical weapon use.

    • Roto

      Ahh, not sure about that…

      “In the case of Syria, the chemical attack is a pretext… The Americans try to play with words and pretend that they’ve become involved in this case for humanitarian aims,” [Ayatollah Ali] Khamenei told a meeting of the Assembly of Experts, a state body.

      On Wednesday, the head of Iran’s elite Quds force, Qassem Soleimani, told the Assembly of Experts that the Islamic Republic would “support Syria to the end”.

      • Socius

        Yes but the question is where the Iranian red line is. Assuming for a moment that you are 100% correct, let’s look at it this way.
        Currently, Obama has no credibility. No one believes him. Russia and Iran are playing the “We are absolutely against Chemical weapons” card and telling the entire world that if Assad were using Chemical weapons, they’d support a strike in Russia’s case, and limit/cut support in Iran’s case.
        So then…if there is indeed proof that Assad did anything, why not call Iran and Russia on their bluff? That way they would look like untrustworthy (amongst their current supporters), lose credibility, while Obama gained support. Iran and Russia would also have less of a leg to stand on in opposing Obama’s desire to launch a limited aerial bombardment.
        Just doesn’t make sense not to show the evidence. Unless there is no evidence. I’m open to either option being true. But I’m not about to make a judgment either way until compelling evidence is brought forth.

        • Winston

          There has been substantial evidence of chemical weapons use. The problem is that it is seemingly from both sides, so Russia can shout that the rebels did it and muddy the circumstances enough to create at least a pretext to oppose any action.

          That said, what possible proof do you have that the regime in Iran gives a damn how many people Assad kills or the means he uses to do so? The naivety boggles the mind. Just a wholesale refusal to appreciate that government’s like Iran are not reasonable nor trustworthy. This administration failed to support the Green revolution on the theory that it could do business with Iran’s current leaders. This is just another example of that delusion.

  • Sinjun

    I think i could see how they could possibly pull it off.. offer to eliminate both Assad and the rebels and then offer Syria to Iran on a plate.

  • fivebyfive

    Liberals are like 12 yr old boys with a book of matches, they walk through a dry forest flicking matches out in front of themselves marveling at the flame as they step over them. Then they are SHOCKED when the forest burns down.

  • Ned Reid

    “Maybe Power’s speech was some sort of attempt at reverse psychology.”

    Khamenei’s response should’ve been “Your mind, Powers, won’t work on me, boy.”

  • PatriotRG

    The utter naivety , inexperience and outright stupidity in world politics never ceases to amaze me of the Obama /Admin, it has absolutely no idea as to the fact the Iranian Islamic regime would slaughter every last American then have a halal McDonalds meal afterwards and a game of back gammon without loosing sleep. The fact this inexperience leftist Islamophile un ambassador would even think this is an acute embarrassment to the u.s. Maybe she thought Assad could be persuaded to resign as well.

  • Bill Board

    Yet another MORONIC Oblah-blah appointee.

  • floridavet

    Such thinking is exactly why Barry-Boy’s foreign policy successes are virtually nil.

  • snyper77


  • GaylePutt

    Imagine nuclear power in the hands of 5th century minds…..

  • rrocket

    Read Rawls’ “A Theory of Justice” to understand their view of the world and why the left is so scary. When you take God out of the conversation, you forget that man is BORN with a sin nature and this naiveté is the end result.

  • Larry Miller

    If a rock or a fence post could talk, they would fit in nicely with this administration.

    • TocksNedlog

      Have you met the Vice President and the Secretary of State?

  • Randall Hodge

    “My speech is entitled “Ginger Kids”. Children with red hair, light skin, and freckles. We’ve all seen them. On the playground, at the store, walking on the streets. They creep us out, and make us sick to our stomachs. I’m talking, of course, about Ginger kids.” –Eric Cartman

  • catholic_citizen

    What was the name of that movie where the protagonist is in suspended animation and wakes up in a future where our nation run by idiots?

    The future is obviously now.

    • Wilkins Micawber

      Idiocracy, subtitled “A Nation That Would Vote For Something Like Barack Hussein Obama”

  • catholic_citizen

    Mighty convenient for the administration, though. Once again, deflecting attention from their ineptitude and – in several cases – malfeasance.

  • D Mountcastle

    Dumb and dumber….Obama and Powers

  • Mahout02

    If Al-Qaeda could convince us to fight for them, hell had already frozen over. So why not ask Iran?
    (I know the whole Sunni hates Shia rift but if McCain and Obama could find a mutual cause, why not these two peaceful religions?)

  • Gringo_Cracker

    It was going to be extremely difficult finding someone equal to Susan Rice’s foreign policy acumen and gravitas, but Samantha Power might exceed her.

  • Magnifico

    Why not just have a meeting with no pre-conditions?

  • Thomas, Snarkmaster General

    I’m guessing Samantha Power’s negotiating prowess revolves around “I’m married to Cass Sunstein.” And when people say, “Who’s that?” she has nothing.

    • Roto

      HeII, I thought she was married to Austin (close enough :-)

  • snyper77

    She has a face for radio.

    • TocksNedlog

      And a voice for silent movies.

  • Linda Martin

    The American People are more involved and has a better working knowledge of foreign affairs than our leaders! That’s why they should listen to their constituents instead of politicians. We don’t live in the DC cocoon, we live in the REAL WORLD!

  • Trudy Hill

    Does she know what the word IRAN means?

  • ctmom

    So maybe it was a bad idea for the rebels to gas themselves?

  • Steven Shirey

    these people are so fkn dangerous

  • Grace656

    Why not just use those persuasive powers to convince Assad and/or the rebels to come to a peaceful solution! Wasn’t Obama supposed to have such a golden tongue and the universal background that would bring the world to his table?

    • Roto

      Yep…. “My greatest strength, I think is the ability to bring people together from different perspectives to get them to recognize what they have in common and to move people in a different direction.” — Barack Obama, Jan. 15, 2008 Democratic Party Debate in…… Las Vegas 😉

      • Grace656

        Ah, yes…that was the promise. And think of it, that is his GREATEST strength! Ouch.

  • tops116

    Well, let’s be fair. Team Obama has been kicking Britain and Israel to the curb for five years, so they probably thought that was standard practice for every government.

    By the way, I think this clip sums up Team Obama’s Syria policy more coherently than Obama, Power or anyone else in the “brain trust” can:

  • notenoughtime

    The dumb and dumber strategy is running our foreign and domestic policy.

  • chrisallenrich

    I’m tempted to ask if this woman could be that stupid, sadly I know the answer…

    • TocksNedlog

      She’s a graduate of Harvard Law School.
      Any questions?

      • Karl Winrich

        Book smart and street smart are too vastly different things. One can have all the knowledge in the world at their disposal but if they don’t know how to apply that knowledge to fit the situation then they will fall face first. This is what Obama’s foreign policy is doing right now: a face-plant.

  • Ralph_Gizzip

    Weapons Grade Stupidity. That certainly describes the Obama Administration, doesn’t it.

  • lind12se

    who put her ass in that position? we got dumb and dumber running this country now…………..and the dumbest voted them in

  • ReaganCountry

    Assad killed 100,000 over the years? How many millions have been killed in our own backyard as a result of Obama’s policies? Why aren’t we then declaring war on Liberals and Planned Parenthood?

  • BeevaloBill

    This entire Administration is weapons grade stupid

  • WhoDat

    Sounds like a good plan in theory, but theories are sometimes wrong.

    • TocksNedlog

      What “plan”?

      • WhoDat

        The idea that Iran would join our side in this.

    • NRPax

      So forty plus decades of mutual hostility will evaporate overnight based on wishful thinking and a UN report? How in the world was that even in the neighborhood of a good plan?

  • seemorejustice

    It’s like watching a comedy movie where the jokes are just so pathetically bad, you still just can’t help yourself from laughing at them?!

  • jeff

    I don’t like using “liberalism” as description comma but the Administration are playing a fool’s game. There needs to be some realism introduced in this current situation. There’s no reason why American military needs to get involved when we have a friend named Israel that is very capable of doing the job. Lets give Israel the tools needed to get the job done.

  • liber_TEE_4ev_R

    Foreign policy is a giant, complicated game of chess, requiring the planning of dozens of moves AHEAD along multiple decision trees. The fact that we have come to this point, “duhhhh, Bomb Syria or not? Wha-chu tink???” as if they were deciding to have dinner in or out tonight makes the U.S. look like a colossal numb-skull on the world stage. This administration and its Democratic supporters and media lackeys cannot see the forest from the trees (and doubtful they can even see the forest). Absolutely no coalition-building, no strategy, no emphatic signaling of action, and therefore no credibility. Only projection of weakness and incompetence. Couldn’t even get our most trusted ally, Britain, on board. A real administration (like Reagan or HW Bush) and State Department would have prevented this scenario from even happening. Hell, even the interns working at the State Department in 1986 could have done better than this current administration. What a joke our leaders, and by reflection, America has become. Sad, so very sad.

    • Roto

      yea, this is what happens when Obama makes a comment off-teleprompter.

  • Thucydides_of_Athens

    I think when the terrorists finally nuke or EMP Washington DC the rest of the world will sigh in relief.

    Removing all these incompetents at once, or at least eliminating their ability to manipulate the levers of power will make the rest of the world a safer place.

    • NRPax

      The problem is that I live in the Glorious People’s Republic of MD and am about 40 miles away from D.C.. I might like the idea of the city being taken out but I’d rather not be air pollution.

  • Red

    @dutchindian put it best with “weapons grade stupidity”. If I don’t LOL at this “pretty-please-get-some-allies-for-Obama’s-Syrian-debacle”, I’ll just be pissed. 😉

  • Bemani Dog

    You’ve got to be kidding me. Obama really is dumber than we thought.

  • FlatFoot

    Yes, the Obama administration’s uber-intelligent, uber-responsible and uber-trustworthy ‘Brain Trust‘ also consists of an appointed CIA DEPUTY DIRECTOR #2 in COMMAND woman whose former career also consisted of reading ‘Erotic Literature’ [aka: p0rn0 stories] to groups in a candle-lit room at a bookstore.

    So, just how much should we expect from our unprecedented perpetual abject failure of a “Preezy of teh United Steezy” and his entire clown-car cavalcade of sycophants and lickpsittles anyway, FFS?!

  • socalcon

    This makes sense, as those on the Left campaign on ‘the world will love us, now that Booosh is gone’.

    (er, Obama can heal the oceans, can’t he?)

  • socalcon

    Power’s inane concept had to come from a discarded “West Wing” script.

  • TocksNedlog

    “Maybe Power’s speech was some sort of attempt at reverse psychology.”
    — This group can’t even handle ‘FORWARD psychology’.

    • Brown Bear Mike

      But can they handle “LEAN FORWARD” psychology?

  • Mizflame98

    Yeah. I can see Iran abandoning their ally to team up with a country they refer to as “The Great Satan”. *FACEPALM*

  • Pamela Holland Humbert

    And this is supposed to be who is making the decisions. Whoa! I teach third grade, and I know way more than that.

  • Sakemoto

    There’s just too much brain power in this administration. Sarc.

  • Michael Lawrence

    Wow, Obama and his entire administration are amateurs…. I hope that they can come up with a better plan than this….

  • Bryn Watkins

    Truly unbelievable, both from the stand point of ignorance of the situation and ignorance of human nature.

  • Buffalobob

    Does Samantha Powers have a Mini Me side kick by the name of Debbie Washerhair Schultz?

  • Alfred Henry Sturtevant

    Can someone buy her some hair conditioner ?

  • RememberSekhmet

    That is just dumb. Really dumb, for real.

  • BoscoBolt

    ‘Direct link between Assad and gas attack elusive for U.S.’

  • Zathras11 @B5

    “They must be new. To this planet.”

    Thank you Dan Galvin @dfgalvin

  • BoscoBolt

    ‘PINK LINE’ Barry: “Uh, maybe, uh, never mind.”

  • dwsmokin

    Suddenly all these political appointees of the President show their collective incompetence. So why be surprised. There is no one in this administration with a whit of common sense. They’ve had success at using semantics, empty promises, and reckless accusations to win elections, but now suddenly it’s all real-with real repercussions. They’re all-every one of them-in over their heads-and they’re the only ones that don’t know it.

  • 1911HeadBanger

    That woman is an embarassment to this country, as is her President and his entire administration. How anyone could think this way and become an Ambassador is beyond me. A complete and total Dumbass.

  • alanhenderson

    I said this on Facebook: US win Iran’s support against Syria? Syria is Iran’s top ally. That’s like asking Michelle Obama to vote Republican.

  • $35072932

    Exempt America Rally 9-10 US Capitol

    Join thousands on Sept 10th at noon on west lawn of the US Capitol to demand congress act now to Exempt America from Obamacare!

  • hattori hanza

    The Obama Administration reaches new lows weekly!!

  • Alex

    Are you kidding me? Where are we getting these people? Seems to me that this administration’s appointments and advisers are the worst in American history.

  • DocScience

    The child-like attitudes of liberals are near universal.
    They really do believe in statist unicorns.

  • Robert L Macchia

    This is hard to swallow, they are dreamers.

  • golftilidrop

    Every time I think this administration can’t get more incompetent, they prove me wrong.

  • chiefpontiac

    This administration keeps showing America that intellect does not mean wisdom…..

  • ARJ190

    What do you really expect when you have people running the government who’ve never run ANYTHING in their lives!?!?!

  • Kimosd1

    It’s not a coincidence that Obama is trying to act in Syria with Power in the UN slot. She invented the ridiculous “responsibility to protect” policy that Obama is now acting on. These people are all part of the Alinsky, Cloward-Pivin, one world mindset. It is a simplistic and childish approach to a very complicated situation. The only reason the administration went to congress is to fade the heat.

    • Roto

      And the sad fact is that this whole situation was spawned by Obama making another stupid comment without his teleprompter….

  • cristo52

    Well, Power, Rice and Clinton demanded the Libra intervention and we see now what mess these tres amigas left there. Obama is getting some pretty bad advice from the girls, and so he does what any American man would do, go play golf. It’s obvious the United States is rudderless, has no leadership, and little hope for the next three years. Question is, are there any adults of a responsible nature in Washington, and if so, will they stand up and guide this country to a better day?

  • Paul

    oh my god, now naive can they be? do they really think that world leaders are just falling at his feet because he looks so cool and sounds so good talking from his teleprompter? what a pathetic joke this administration is.

    • Jack Deth

      And I thought LBJ, Carter and Clinton were bad. At least they had some political and real world credibility to their names. And subordinates close at hand.

      With Obama. It’s the special “short bus” inmates with no experience outside local gutter politics, unions, special interests. and enclosed academia running the asylum!

  • Junie3

    That Soros, he sure knows how to pick ’em and give them positions in our Gov’t that he built. Old human parasite, the world will not miss you.
    Hey Israel here’s anonther you need to try for crimes against humanity.

  • AZGunslinger

    This is not naivety. It’s plain old stupidity and ignorance. Iran will not allow something like a little Sarin gas to disrupt their interests in Syria.

    • Roto

      Exactly. Iran could care less, and all Putin wants to do is show off some weapons and keep Tartus open.

  • Junie3

    Wasn’t there an article this week about Iran recruiting Latinos to come across the border and start strapping on bombs while in the presence of Americans.

    Yo Odumba might want to rethink that open border thingy.

  • irishgirl91

    Powers is a huge hater of Israel. I honestly believe she thinks that the only reason there is no peace in the Middle East is because Israel is the unreasonable one and that the US just hasn’t sided with the right people. Do you think there were any “seasoned” people in the room when Powers proposed this idiocy? What do you think was running through their heads.

  • PrincessofSnark

    As I said before, a half a bag of fries and a toy short of a Happy Meal. OMG!

  • OLLPOH ~ America

    So, Mrs. Sustein The Tribe Leader in the Middle East for everyone is Barack?
    Maybe your academia didn’t teach you all? Maybe your Boss didn’t learn all either, you think? Here, we hope this helps and that you will share with your Boss. IndianTribes here in North America, and share it with him. There is 500 North American Indian Tribes (300 recognized by the U.S. Census)…
    How many are still alive and exist in North America?
    How did they die?
    Did they kill one another off?
    Was not one Tribe more brutal than another?
    Who or what was the extinguisher of those that are no longer here?
    Did they ever have in house fights?
    Was there a North American Indian Tribe Chief? No.
    Did the white man extinguish all 500 Tribes?
    How many did the white man extinguish?

  • OLLPOH ~ America

    @allahpundit Wow, they actually believe their ridiculous view of the world. They are like children.—
    Dr Randy Jewels (@Allout1) September 06, 2013

    Feral children Dr Randy Jewels, feral brain-iac-wannabees that don’t use a quarter of it, yet to make claim they “know it all regardless as to the topic/subject matter”.

  • dareisay

    See? O and his staff don’t know anything! Absolutely anything, they aren’t naive, they are , stupid, incompetent and do not care to listen to anyone but themselves! They suffer from being so full of pride and arrogance they have ruined our country and still are allowed to continue!

  • Eric Barnes

    You know, people tried to tell Senators that this woman was under qualified….But then again, it was the Senate, which is filled with a bunch of people who are under qualified…

  • mchicha

    You want evidence of Aliens from outer space, Here it is. Unless you do not live on this oirth you would know this is absolute foolishness.

  • JPeden

    So “weapons grade stupidity” is the WMD to end all WMD’s? Now that’s Progressive!

  • betzinva

    A tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying……….

  • Jeff Brodhead

    This is like America’s Funniest Videos awarding the $100,000 prize to the guy who entered a home video of a traffic accident involving a minivan full of day care kids and a box of puppies, with massive injuries and fatalities – all caused by a drunk clown on a tricycle riding in circles on the freeway eating a banana.

    (Disclaimer: No puppies (or kids) were injured during the making of this comment. Any similarities to persons living, dead, or imaginary, is purely coincidental [except the clown, which bears a striking resemblance to the subject of the above article].)


    This perception should not come as a surprise. The basis of our president’s foreign policy strategy was his presence and his charisma. He honestly and truly thought that just him “being” the POTUS would bring serenity to the Middle East and the rest of the world. Much the same way the idiots who voted for him believed his “being” would solve all of America’s domestic woes. Why wouldn’t they believe they could convince Iran to abandon Syria?

    On a side note, I normally would not venture down this path, but if this woman is going to spend a lot of time in front of America and the world, she needs to visit the makeup counter at her favorite department store. The “natural” look is not getting it done for her.

    • Roto

      I bet Obama has been going to bed thinking, “What happened to all my World Tour fans???”

      • Suzyqpie

        I, too, muse upon what Pres 0bama thinks. Does he see the debris field that he has created? Or does he think, oh any minute now because of Me, this will all miracoulessly turn around. Stunning really. I had no grand expectations, but I never fathomed it would be
        A total disaster.

  • HowsItWorkingOutForYa

    I keep thinking any moment now people will realize how incompetent this administration is and wake up. It’s like being in an insane asylum and getting to the point where you must be crazy because everyone around you keeps telling you they are sane so it must be you.

  • Fogs

    You knuckle dragging, Bible reading, gun totein’ rubes!! You just can’t see the sophisticated, nuanced, strategy of the Obama/Clinton “smart diplomacy”. You shouldn’t comment about things that are beyond you abilities to understand.

  • Kerry’s Yacht Isabel

    Admiral Barry has the Skipper to back him up!