Monday letters: Obama’s tough talk backfired

September 9, 2013 

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CAROLYN KASTER — AP

Many vital life lessons are learned on the elementary school playground. To wit, the one about not talking tough if you are not willing to back it up with your fists when someone calls your bluff. Little Barry Obama failed to learn that one.

The problem is that now he is commander in chief of the world’s most powerful military, and he ran his mouth about “red lines” in Syria then promptly backed down when the red line was crossed. Now, instead of being ragged by a few school kids, all the world’s serious players realize President Obama is all tough talk and no fight.

The question now becomes: How many people have to die to help this guy save face?

Wesley B. Anderson

Columbia

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