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  •  Time will tell. Only saying, don't underestimate. (2+ / 0-)
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    OllieGarkey, FG

    There's lots of diplomatic power, and a proven ability of using it.

    •  This. (3+ / 0-)
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      FG, Assaf, Railfan

      Obama is a soft power leader.

      This standoff with Russia is the kind of situation where he shines.

      It's going to be tough, but if anyone can pull us out of it, it's a chessmaster like Obama.

      He doesn't always win, and certainly it's hard to beat the Republicans. But with the right economic consequences in place, I'm sure Obama can push Putin to be reasonable.

      An Fhirinn an aghaidh an t'Saoghail. (The truth against the world.) Is treasa tuath na tighearna. (The common people are mightier than the lords.)

      by OllieGarkey on Mon Mar 03, 2014 at 01:37:32 PM PST

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