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Hope in India; Fear in the Baltics

In my capacity as a senior member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, I just returned from India, Poland and Lithuania.  I was accompanied by Democratic Congressman Lloyd Doggett of Texas and Republican Congressman Luke Messer of Indiana.  (I’ve known Congressman Doggett for nearly 20 years as we were both first elected in 1994.)

India is the world’s largest democracy, has four times the population of the United States, and is expected to pass China as the world’s most populous nation in the not too distant future.  This is a particularly significant time in U.S.

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Hillary vs. Obama

Hillary Clinton has a dilemma on her hands.  She wants to be President.  A lot.

Unfortunately for her, as Barack Obama’s Secretary of State for four years, she is, to a considerable extent, the face of Obama’s foreign policy.  Her fingerprints are all over it.  She set in motion many of the foreign policy scenarios which are now imploding.  And as they say, the chickens are coming home to roost.

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Obama vs. the JV

Earlier this year, our fearless leader referred to ISIS (also known as ISIL) as the JV (Junior Varsity.) Barack Obama’s exact words were, “If a JV team puts on Lakers uniforms, that doesn’t make them Kobe Bryant.”  (Kobe’s a really good basketball player, for all my non-basketball-fan readers out there.)

Since President Obama’s inane remark, the “JV” has taken over half of Iraq, and threatens to take over the other half.  That’s after taking over a good portion of Syria.

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Three Months to Go

We’re now only three months away from what could be a very consequential election.  Politicians have a tendency to say “this could be the most important election in history.”  I’m not going to suggest that.  It’s after all, not a Presidential election year.  But three months from yesterday, we’ll decide how much power Barack Obama has to continue to screw up the country (and the world.)  And he’s done quite a job of it.

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