President Obama To Explain Boots-On-The-Ground In Ferguson, But Not In Iraq - Live Feed

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Having been forced to face up to the tense realities of 'leading the free world', President Obama's early return to Washington from his vacation likely means something of note is coming. With Iraq now transitioning from a humanitarian crisis to helping a troubled nation, it seems the advisers 'boots' that are not on the ground around the Mosul Dam are very much on the ground in Ferguson, Missouri. The deployment of the National Guard in Ferguson was not run by the White House PR department and so it will be intriguing to see whether Obama backs it or questions it... Of course, as the signs show below, the people of Ferguson want to know when he will visit...

President Obama is due to speak at 4pmET (so go grab dinner and he will be on when you get back)


A growing force in Iraq...



As Bloomberg asks... when will Obama visit Ferguson?

There’s a good reason presidents usually don’t swoop in to the scene of a local catastrophe like the one that has emerged in Ferguson, Missouri, since a police officer shot and killed an unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, a little over a week ago. It’s because the presence of the commander in chief would greatly complicate the logistical and security difficulties police are already struggling to confront.

But in Ferguson, it’s now become clear that those security problems are being exacerbated by the police.


In Ferguson, the logic of why a president should keep his distance has now flipped. That’s because the main force driving the protests is no longer Brown’s death, but widespread anger at the acute lack of leadership displayed by almost every local and state official with responsibility for addressing it.


Clearly, they lack confidence that local law enforcement officials will do a capable and honest job. But things are so far gone in Ferguson that only Obama himself can reassure the broader public and instill confidence that Brown’s case will be handled as it should be. All the more so, given his impressive track record of speaking to the country about race. Obama did the right thing by cutting short his summer vacation. But he should go to Ferguson before returning to Washington.

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Mon, 08/18/2014 - 16:02 | 5110408 Deathrips
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Soo..15---30---1 hour late from vacation?

Whats he gonna say...marthas vineyard was great?

"If Treyvon Martin had a Brother!!!"



Mon, 08/18/2014 - 16:05 | 5110433 Unknown Poster
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He may say "Heckuva job, Brownie." Oops wrong POTUS.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 16:14 | 5110482 Jethro
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No, Obama's handlers say that to him.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 16:18 | 5110498 knukles
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Why is the Earth on the "Wait for it, bitchez!" screen all dark as if the End has Already Come?


PS  So there's acute anger at the "lack of Leadership" in Ferguson?  Lemme guess.... They needs a community organized...

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 16:36 | 5110565 nope-1004
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Criminal Eric Holder to go to Ferguson and "fix things".

That'd be...... selling some cocaine to the gangs?


"Through my initiatives, like My Brothers Keeper, we are making significant progress..."

as the city burns, you dipshit.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 16:39 | 5110597 SafelyGraze
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Putin sends 300 advisors to ferguson 

plus aid for the people of ferguson who are under attack


Mon, 08/18/2014 - 16:48 | 5110637 gmrpeabody
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He's advocating open and frank communications with the media, yet I still haven't got any kind of story on what happened..., only one dead kid left to lie in the street for what seemed an eternity.

FYI  that's not open and frank..., that's cover-up.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 16:48 | 5110642 Boris Alatovkrap
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National guard, tanks, tear gas,... what possibility is can go wrong!?

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 16:55 | 5110669 knukles
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He flew all the way back to DC for this? 

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 16:58 | 5110689 Ignatius
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Maybe he'll fly to Ferguson via Malaysian Air?

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 17:05 | 5110711 eclectic syncretist
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My lilly-white ass is more black than Barack Hussein's and his antipathy towards the trust that has been placed in him is destroying race relations in this country.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 17:54 | 5110950 Freebird
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Democracy & equality needs enforcing folks

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 20:07 | 5111830 Paveway IV
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Obama says Iraqi, Kurdish forces have reclaimed strategic Mosul Dam

This will be Obama's undoing. What an incompetent fool.  Nobody retakes a hydroelectric dam complex with air strikes.

They killed all the Fake ISIS guys around the dam and surrounded it, but haven't touched any of them that are IN the dam complex. 

What do you suppose the Fake ISIS guys inside the dam are doing right this very minute?

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 17:10 | 5110732 ugmug
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They're Running Out of Stash in Ferguson.......Moor Loot......

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 16:19 | 5110501 Save_America1st
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"Now, folks...

As the president...I, I,, me, me, uhhhh....and Commander In Chief....I have ordered...something...but again, as the president...I, I, I...I've got a pen..."

Same old drill with the Narcisist and Sociopath In Chief

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 16:45 | 5110632 TeethVillage88s
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Big Oil need Electric Power for Refineries if not today, then whenever they get back into Business.

It is all about the Concessions, boys.

- Oil, Gas, Coal, Alcohol
- Mining & Minerals
- Agriculture & Related Chemicals
- Big Pharma
- Low Cost Factories Overseas
- And having nice places to stay in Hotels, Convention Centers, and Restaurants through out the USA

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 16:19 | 5110516 Stoploss
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Mon, 08/18/2014 - 16:28 | 5110542 Kirk2NCC1701
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Ferguson needs/wants him because they need -- what! -- a Community Organizer?

Seeing they're so disorganized at the moment and he's the Organizer In Chief.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 17:38 | 5110855 Freddie
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White liberals, Democrats and blacks voted for this twice.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 16:49 | 5110647 TideFighter
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Not one mention of the WHITE cop or his WHITE family or justice for the cop. I imagine that the cop is going thru a rougher time hearing the cards are going to be stacked against him. 

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 17:30 | 5110825 Freddie
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No boots on the border as illegals invade and the US military and Pentagon do the Kenyan's bidding.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 16:04 | 5110409 Hippocratic Oaf
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Give us your best mr. president.

We are waiting for you to say one intelligent thing on just one subject.

You are a failure, 1st order.

"I have a match and some gas"- obama

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 16:12 | 5110474 Da Yooper
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If you like to riot


you can continue to riot with out the tanks


Mon, 08/18/2014 - 16:38 | 5110584 duo
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Like "if you like your stolen bottle of Old English, you can keep it"?

Cheap shot, I know.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 16:03 | 5110417 Dungholio
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Obamao would be there is there was a golf course.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 16:31 | 5110550 Bunga Bunga
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Level Ferguson, make a golf course out of it, problem solved.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 16:04 | 5110419 PacOps
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"But things are so far gone in Ferguson that only Obama himself can reassure the broader public and instill confidence that Brown’s case will be handled as it should be."

HA hahahahahahahahahah Bwahhahahahahahaha ... who dreams this shit up?

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 16:32 | 5110559 buzzsaw99
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yeah, that cop will be sharing a cell with corzine soon. oh wait...

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 16:46 | 5110635 NotApplicable
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Scared me at first, as I thought it was a Tyler off of their meds. Then I realized it was Buisnessweekspeak, and went back to my previously scheduled LOLing.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 16:04 | 5110420 Drop out
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Ah, I doubt it... I don't think he is going to explain anything really.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 16:47 | 5110640 NotApplicable
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Well, he is an expert on the arugula market.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 16:04 | 5110424 Theta_Burn
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His advisors aren't waving there hands begging him not to go?


Mon, 08/18/2014 - 16:04 | 5110434 Ms. Erable
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Gonna take credit for something that wasn't his decision so he can pander to some folks. I'm sure that'll go over well when the situation blows up in his face.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 16:40 | 5110604 Berspankme
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Couldn't be more useless if he had tits

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 16:59 | 5110688 p00k1e
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"This is Bob. Bob had bitch tits."

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 16:06 | 5110435 Infinite QE
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Do they have the whole laser thing down now where it looks like he's there but he isn't? I am sure Secret Service would call Ferguson a no-obozo zone.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 16:06 | 5110442 Oldballplayer
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He didn't cut his vacation short. Who is this idiot? This return was planned two weeks ago.

I don't know what he had planned for last night, but it had nothing to do with Fergusen.

Does anyone remember anything they read anymore?

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 16:07 | 5110448 Dungholio
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Not since my tragic brain injury.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 16:26 | 5110532 knukles
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So lemme see here.  Wasn't his return announced last week before the riots got out of hand or am I still confused?

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 16:48 | 5110614 hedgeless_horseman
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Hasn't Oceania always been at war with Caucasian America?

Hasn't the Mickey's Malt Liquor ration always been two 40-ounce bottles per day?

Hasn't Big Brother always been a mulatto?

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 16:08 | 5110452 Ms. Erable
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You don't have to remember anything that happened in the past when you're forging your own narrative.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 16:06 | 5110445 the not so migh...
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Obama should go there and join the looters and steal a TV and shit.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 16:16 | 5110497 Jethro
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He loots with the stroke of a pen.  Physical looting requires real commitment.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 19:56 | 5111755 Roll Tide
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Stealing TV's is just for hungry folks.  That is why they steal them.  They are yummy in the toaster oven.  Steal one of those also.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 16:06 | 5110447 LFMayor
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quick, spread the word that Presnit O is gonna give out free Air Jordans to the first 100 peoples to show up, straight out of his stash!

Pick a tony neighborhood down the 55 corridor to the southwest or maybe one of the touristy venues near the stadium. 

That should get some shit started.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 16:07 | 5110450 djsmps
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The pope did him a solid.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 16:31 | 5110553 knukles
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Oh man... That's just wrong....

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 16:07 | 5110453 general ambivalent
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We need boots on the ground, folks; because you lookin like a fool wit yur pants on the ground, folks.

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 16:09 | 5110462 djsmps
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Today his entourage (or human shield) will be a bunch of thugs with their hands in the air yelling, "Don't shoot!"

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 16:10 | 5110464 TeamDepends
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Let me be clear (teleprompter breaks) er, uh, there's not smidgen of anecdotal corruption, erm, if I had a son you didn't build that- (feed is lost) CNN seems to be having technical difficulties, please be patient.

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