Obama Chewed Gum, Played with Phone, During Syrian War Plans

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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Barack Obama, Nobel Peace Prize winner, takes going to war every bit as seriously as you would expect.

Even as the debate about arming the rebels took on a new urgency, Mr. Obama rarely voiced strong opinions during senior staff meetings. But current and former officials said his body language was telling: he often appeared impatient or disengaged while listening to the debate, sometimes scrolling through messages on his BlackBerry or slouching and chewing gum.

Obama slept while Americans died in Benghazi because he was prepping to go part in Vegas with Jay-Z. And if Americans weapons fall into the hands of Al Qaeda and end up being used to kill Americans, then while that was being discussed we can take comfort in the fact that the man at the top was taking the time to chew gum, roll his eyes and scroll through his radical pals’ latest Facebook updates.

What did Obama say about Putin again?

The New York Times is reporting that an anonymous source described Russian President Vladamir Putin as “infuriated” when Obama described Putin’s body language “like the bored kid in the back of the classroom.”

Right back atcha. Putin might have said.

Our ridiculous foreign policy is supervised by a ridiculous man-child with more self-esteem than brains who can’t be bothered to pay attention when lives are on the line because his own entertainment comes first.

It’s no surprise that the parents of the Americans murdered in Benghazi have yet to receive a straight answer from Obama. He doesn’t care. That gets in the way of his “Me Time” playing golf and vacationing and parting with music stars and celebs.

War? He’ll show up and play with his phone and then say, “Yes” or “No” or “Let’s think about this some more” and hit the links.

  • benabo1machal

    It’s time for one and all that we were fooled when we elected a MooSLIME to be the President
    G-d help America, since Obama intends to do as much harm as possible before leaving office in 2016.
    Then again he may not leave, declaring himself Dictator for Life

    • mindRider

      He is firing all military commanders that could prevent such an unconstitutional move so who knows…….

    • catherineinpvb

      By all ‘reasonable assumptions’; it appears; by his arrogance; that he has no plans to leave. . .no matter what. OTOH. . we should assume; and ‘hope’ otherwise. Still. . .think Hillary; should watch her back. These people do ‘take care’ of their own; and for the most ‘self-serving’ of reasons.

  • edlancey

    “Obama Chewed Gum, Played with Phone”

    Although not, tellingly, at the same time.

    • catherineinpvb

      LOL – because it speaks the truth. . .Meantime; who IS the guiding hand; behind the man. . .or rather; who owns the ‘hands’. We can name a few; no doubt; but after nearly seven years; one might think; this, by now; would all be more ‘public’.

      • Moa

        Valerie Jarrett provides the radicalism (it was her who convinced Obama to block the Osama bin Laden raids – until the Joint Chiefs managed to trick Obama into approving as the raid was going on).

        Do a search here on Valerie Jarrett, the real ‘puppetmaster’ behind Obama’s decisions. The higher up puppetmaster is George Soros who funds their radical agenda to the the tune of 7 Billion dollars so far (and he creates lots of little astroturf organizations to help with this). Then we have the Cultural Marxists, who now infest Government, media and Universities. And the originators behind this was the Soviet campaign that was waged for decades (read Lt Gen. Ion Mihai Pacepa’s “Disinformation” for a peek at that world).

        But Iranian-born Valerie Jarrett is the first one to get familiar with.

        • catherineinpvb

          Thanks; and am ‘long familiar’ with Valerie Jarrett and her role. And the ‘more’ – and the Marxists – and the Muslim Brotherhood – at hand. Think it would be insightful; were we to see; the ‘charted’ hierarchy. . .who is on the line; when Soros; takes the call.
          Thanks, too; for book mention. Am familiar with title/book; and will check it out.

          • Moa

            David Horowitz’s “Follow the Networks” is something you’re probably already familiar with, but check it out if you haven’t already.

  • catherineinpvb

    The inescapble ‘me-in-the-mirror’ Obama; fooling himself; as he makes another ‘on target’ – albeit ‘self-inflicted – criticism. . .This from the man; who plays more golf. . .and maybe ‘blackjack’ or ‘somesuch’; as Leadership goes begging. Meantime; would love to hear any Repub; on floor of Congress; or in Campaign; call Obama the ‘man-child’. . .that he is; indeed.

  • catherineinpvb

    This visual; and message; along with Hillary ‘resetting’ the clock – as Benghazi burns; could make people run, from Obama now; and Hillary; upcoming; and more immediately; all Demrat Leadership. This; and so many more; that speak to the ugly truth; of Democrat, LeftistLeadership – so called. . .that will never be used.

    • redwood05090

      But she started a conversation in some odd universties where she is testing a new line- we must have a conversation…

  • georgejochnowitz

    I have many problems with Obama’s foreign policy decisions. Chewing gum and playing with phones are not among them.

    • ziggy zoggy

      You have very low standards.

  • Shootingstar

    Almost 40 years ago I went to a summer road show featuring old-time (kindly described) comedians. One of the performers was Jessie Jessel (sp) who was truly “ga ga” by then. He had two helpers on either side assist him as he shuffled onto the stage and he delivered his monologue very much like a wind-up toy…then shuffled off again, supported on both sides. It was sad to witness.
    Obama often reminds me of this…he often acts like a wound-up toy but instead of physical support, he is propped up by the teleprompter. With it’s assistance, he spouts off his routine, flashes his wide smile and then heads for the golf course.
    He has no real interest in the complexities of government or foreign policies…he fobs that off to inexperience, agenda-driven aides such as Valerie Jarrett. His staff fiercely protect this immature, not as intelligent as we were told, ADD, child-man.
    What it is that makes supposedly intelligent adults support and aid this man is truly mind-boogling. They’ve sold their souls.

  • motherofbeaver

    America you elected the stereotype.

  • bob e

    barry o’fraud ‘the peoples pimp’ …he gots ta’ keep from gettin’ bored…

    • redwood05090

      Just keep the flow of white powder, deliveries!
      Notice that the spouse (the official beard) has been absent from any public view since the summer?

  • Dennis P. George

    I guess LBJ was wrong…….

  • mjhawkeye

    Cut the guy some slack. He was sucking down Nicorette.

    • DogmaelJones1

      I’d have more respect for Obama — not much, though — if he hadn’t given up smoking. That would’ve shown some spine. But, he slouches, and that means no spine.

  • redwood05090

    you photo shows him w/his hubby Regie Love that was shipped out to Penn. State Wharton, and one of Obama’s buddies paid $3 millions to set him up w/fees, appartment, etc…something rotten s happening, he can t even make up his mind if he is gay or married to a beard…if you noticed he is trying to make the U S marines look like a bunch of queers: They will soon sing the Village People songs during their morning drills…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InBXu-iY7cw

    • catherineinpvb

      This is starting to ‘hit the fan’. . .Fox News covered last night. They need to make major public, ‘push back’ as only Marines ‘can do’. -for someone in Leadership to start speaking. . .to the ‘truth’ of Obama.

      OTOH. . .given this story at Drudge – and from ‘Daily Caller’; am not sure; what our news; may soon look like. It’s been coming; but this is incredible; am sure more ‘inside’ knew of this; albeit no reports yet of such. Nonetheless. ..’chilling’ – and defenseless by MO; no matter how Obama, Inc. will frame this.

      http://dailycaller.com/2013/10/25/exclusive-feds-confiscate-investigative-reporters-confidential-files-during-raid/