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Na hora da despedida de Obama

por Samuel de Paiva Pires, em 12.01.17

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 Na National Review:

The president is leaving the same way he came in: with a great deal of vague and fruity talk about “hope and change,” very little of genuine interest, and an undercurrent of bitterness communicating his unshakeable belief that the American people just simply are not up to the task of fully appreciating History’s unique gift to them in the person of Barack Obama.
 
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As commander-in-chief, President Obama effectively lost the peace in Iraq, made a series of missteps that enabled the rise and the flourishing of the Islamic State (the so-called junior varsity of Islamic terrorism), helped turn Syria into a humanitarian disaster with his empty threats and then turned the mess over to the gentle offices of Moscow and Tehran, and failed to take seriously the threat of continued jihadist terror in the United States
 
(...)
 
Barack Obama has spent eight years under the misconception that the job of the president consists mainly in the making of speeches. And for a man who rose to national attention on the basis of his oratory, he has said relatively little that is memorable. That is because he has relatively little to say, being a man who brought no new ideas or insights to the office, only a pointlessly grandiose sense of his own specialness. He is a man who stood astride History muttering “You’re welcome, you ingrates.”

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