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A former U.S. Senator and Washington State Attorney General, Slade Gorton served on the 9/11 Commission.

Paper Tiger Obama?

The real test was not the first visit to Europe, but the North Korean missile test; the president's reaction to that provocation may be the real indicator of the direction of his foreign policy, and of whether or not he is regarded as a paper tiger.

By Slade Gorton

 |  April 6, 2009; 6:36 PM ET
Category:  Presidential leadership Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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How'd that protest at the UN work out for you Ebucdondimer? Has North Korea capitulated yet? Have they given up there nukes? At least Georgie was able to make them blow up one of their processing facilities.

Posted by: MikeL4 | April 8, 2009 9:01 AM
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How do you respond on the nuclear testing of an old bully? Ahh, the Republican way, send the marines and death to another 4,000 troops. What Obama did was the best move, make a protest and lodge it in the Security Council. This time, it's China and Russia who would decide how they will tame their uncontrolled ally. Tired of listening from to Republican macho, the American Century gang which bankrupt the American economy and now have the temerity to protest.

Posted by: Ebucdondimer | April 8, 2009 1:13 AM
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to Castle197
Obama tripled the debt. I know that you suffer from invertucus rectus so let me enlighten you. Bill Clinton signed the papers that enabled wall street to do these sub-prime mortages, Vice Pres.Joe Biden went to NC and tried to claim a fire house that Pres Bush had already funded. You democrats are the republicans best spokepersons so keep on raving.

Posted by: wchan22 | April 7, 2009 11:10 AM
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Lets talk of paper tigers for a while. George W. Bush was the biggest paper tiger of them all. The North Koreans simply defied the Bush Administration at every turn when it came to building their nuclear reactors. It all boiled down to more threats and no action. Entire tribes in Africa faced ethic cleansing and King George sent Condo Rice to make more empty threats. It was only when Iraq gave Bush/Cheney visions of the dollar sign did he push for war on a set of false intelliegence reports. And soley on the invasion of small Iraq do some blind citizens hold Bush as some sort of hero.

Posted by: castle197 | April 6, 2009 7:12 PM
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