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Daryl 2013/01/17 17:12:52
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After France's military intervention in Islamist-controlled northern Mali over the weekend, the North African country has become a hot topic in the news. But one man was introducing the problems in Mali to a mainstream audience before most other politicians and commentators: Mitt Romney.

During the third and final presidential debate, which focused on foreign policy, Romney slipped in an aside about Mali that attracted some derision on Twitter at the time, but now looks wise in retrospect.


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  • Samantha Lewis 2013/01/17 17:15:40
    Yes Obama should help American hostages in Mali
    Samantha Lewis
    +10
    Hell he let an ex-marine rot in Mexico until Fox made a stink and then something started to happen.
    American in mexico prison

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  • shadow76 2013/01/20 05:10:06
    Yes Obama should help American hostages in Mali
    shadow76
    He cares more for the terrorists!
  • gaylehelen 2013/01/19 00:20:08
    Yes Obama should help American hostages in Mali
    gaylehelen
    Yes, we need to help our hostages, but not just those in Mali. We have them all over the world and the problem is growing. Kidnapping an American citizen is becoming a global epidemic.
  • Tennessee3501 2013/01/18 21:14:23
    Yes Obama should help American hostages in Mali
    Tennessee3501
    He should immediately dispatch Susan Rice to assure the hostage takers that the U.S. Constitution will be ammended to outlaw anti Muslim Videos and that Bush and Cheney are to blame for everything.
  • stevmackey 2013/01/18 12:33:48
    Yes Obama should help American hostages in Mali
    stevmackey
    He is too busy making laws that he shouldn't
  • Broken 2013/01/18 04:29:23
    Yes Obama should help American hostages in Mali
    Broken
    The war against the Islamists must be taken to their turf. We refuse to accept that they are determined to destroy us and all who think differently than they.
  • princess 2013/01/18 03:38:05
    Yes Obama should help American hostages in Mali
    princess
    Oh that's right, but we're talking about Dictator OVomit who cares nothing about Americans, much less those held hostage by terrorists, as shown in Benghazi----especially when they're MUSLIM terrorists---his Muslim brothers he stated he'd always stand on their side.
  • Fannie 2013/01/18 02:22:46
    Yes Obama should help American hostages in Mali
    Fannie
    He is, now get on with your real bitterness honey.
  • RevJim 2013/01/18 00:45:50
    Yes Obama should help American hostages in Mali
    RevJim
    They probably don't make enough money to donate to his campaigns, or his inauguration.
    They don't run scam green energy companies, and they are probably non union. Why should he care?
  • Dugie45 2013/01/17 22:30:46
    No Obama should focus on violating civil rights
    Dugie45
    Obama care about anything? I doubt it. Obama is one arrogant SOB, and I don't thinks he cares about anyone but he and his. Kind of like so many of our other politicians. Only worst.
  • Kurt 2013/01/17 22:13:36
    Yes Obama should help American hostages in Mali
    Kurt
    But honestly, what do you expect from a person who isn't even a actually American and on top of that is a muslim.
  • Andrew 2013/01/17 22:12:05
    Yes Obama should help American hostages in Mali
    Andrew
    I haven't heard a peep from the Administration on freeing the hostages, but I can't listen to very much "Obama speak" anyway! Has he said or done anything?
  • Latti Ice Ganga Gangsta of ... 2013/01/17 21:51:45 (edited)
    Yes Obama should help American hostages in Mali
    Latti Ice Ganga Gangsta of PHAET
    We finally agree on something; the Berber Tuaregs (Original people of the land of Mali) have been warning the U.S about this for a few years now. They have been fighting the radical fanatics of Islam in Mali for a while, but their numbers aren't as large. Now let me clarify; I'm talking about extremist, "Not" Muslims, but fanatic Islamist.





    The Tuaregs have secular beliefs, and are spirituals beings, not fanatics.
  • middlesex1957 2013/01/17 21:20:47
    Yes Obama should help American hostages in Mali
    middlesex1957
    All Presidents are always faced with Americans held hostage from time to time. Each situation is always different and complicated. The public is never, ever in a position to know what is going on or what the complex and sometimes bizarre convolutions are at the time these things go down. I don't think there's ever much point in us second guessing, judging or condemning what they end up deciding to do. The one thing we do know is that we've got the best of the best studying, advising, executing actions in the world and sometimes we have spectacular recoveries. Sometimes we have complete disasters and sometimes we end up letting them die because there is no way out. President Obama's history is remarkable for our successes under his leadership, not our failures. I don't think there's any real reason for us to be alarmed.
  • vinny 2013/01/17 21:14:58
    Yes Obama should help American hostages in Mali
    vinny
    And hand the keys over to Rommney.
  • Charles White 2013/01/17 21:11:25
    No Obama should focus on violating civil rights
    Charles White
    I voted no because the choices are bias toward the president, , , However I would have voted none of the above because American need to learn to stay away and out of unstable countries. Why go to an unstable country on your own free will and expect other American to risked their life just to rescue yo stupid ass.
  • Torchmanner ~PWCM~JLA 2013/01/17 20:36:40
    Yes Obama should help American hostages in Mali
    Torchmanner ~PWCM~JLA
    obaaaama will continue to sell out Americans to his muslim brotherhood terrorists.
  • Todd Parsons 2013/01/17 20:32:02
    No Obama should focus on violating civil rights
    Todd Parsons
    After being raped constantly....i'd feel lonely if he did something right... Pass the lube
  • Lynnea1 2013/01/17 20:01:44
    Yes Obama should help American hostages in Mali
    Lynnea1
    +1
    And he should be working on freeing Sgt Bowe Bergdahl, captive for going on 4 YEARS now in Afghanistan, our one & only POW. It's an embarrassment that we leave one of our own imprisoned like that! You never hear it mentioned on the news either.
  • cinbadl 2013/01/17 19:50:22 (edited)
  • Lynnea1 cinbadl 2013/01/17 20:04:07
    Lynnea1
    Actually, hhe should be doing BOTH. If he were truly qualified and gave a damn about this country, it would be a no-brainer.
  • JoeLove~PWCM~JLA 2013/01/17 19:34:57
    Yes Obama should help American hostages in Mali
    JoeLove~PWCM~JLA
    +2
    This is an internationally managed plant. Why did no one, Obama or the other countries involved, see this coming? Where was their ARMED protection?
  • Butterfly JoeLove... 2013/01/17 19:41:58
    Butterfly
    +2
    AT the WHITE HOUSE, having a party, and destroying our 2nd amendment RIGHTS.
  • Butterfly 2013/01/17 19:31:30
    Yes Obama should help American hostages in Mali
    Butterfly
    +3
    You should have added,,,,ALL OF THE ABOVE.
    Violating civil rights,,,,,,you got that right!
  • Swampdog PWCM 2013/01/17 19:31:16
    No Obama should focus on violating civil rights
    Swampdog PWCM
    +3
    When Owebama helps hostages they DIE! See Benghazi!
  • Ron in Oregon 2013/01/17 19:03:00
    Yes Obama should help American hostages in Mali
    Ron in Oregon
    I have not heard about any hostages in Mali, but there are 7 in Algeria at a natural gas facility.
    Is there a possibility that you failed geography.
  • Butterfly Ron in ... 2013/01/17 19:44:11
    Butterfly
    +1
    You think,,,,JIhad,,,,is only in Algeriai?
    It is EVERYWHERE. It goes on,,,all the time.
    How about,,,,BOTH PLACES?
  • knothead Ron in ... 2013/01/18 12:31:31
    knothead
    Mali is an area in Algeria. YOU need to recheck your geography.
  • Ron in ... knothead 2013/01/18 21:53:11 (edited)
    Ron in Oregon
    Try looking at a map sometime. Mali is one country and Algeria is another one.
    If you were in a class of mine I would keel haul you.

    Background:
    The Sudanese Republic and Senegal became independent of France in 1960 as the Mali Federation. When Senegal withdrew after only a few months, what formerly made up the Sudanese Republic was renamed Mali. Rule by dictatorship was brought to a close in 1991 with a transitional government and in 1992 when Mali's first democratic presidential election was held. After his reelection in 1997, President Alpha KONARE continued to push through political and economic reforms and to fight corruption. In keeping with Mali's two-term constitutional limit, he stepped down in 2002 and was succeeded by Amadou TOURE.
    Geography Mali
    Location:
    Western Africa, southwest of Algeria
    Geographic coordinates:
    17 00 N, 4 00 W
    Map references:
    Africa
    Area:
    total: 1.24 million sq km
    land: 1.22 million sq km
    water: 20,000 sq km
    Area - comparative:
    slightly less than twice the size of Texas
    Land boundaries:
    total: 7,243 km
    border countries: Algeria 1,376 km, Burkina Faso 1,000 km, Guinea 858 km, Cote d'Ivoire 532 km, Mauritania 2,237 km, Niger 821 km, Senegal 419 km
    Coastline:
    0 km (landlocked)
    Maritime claims:
    none (landlocked)
    Climate:
    subtropical to arid; hot and dry February...


























































































    Try looking at a map sometime. Mali is one country and Algeria is another one.
    If you were in a class of mine I would keel haul you.

    Background:
    The Sudanese Republic and Senegal became independent of France in 1960 as the Mali Federation. When Senegal withdrew after only a few months, what formerly made up the Sudanese Republic was renamed Mali. Rule by dictatorship was brought to a close in 1991 with a transitional government and in 1992 when Mali's first democratic presidential election was held. After his reelection in 1997, President Alpha KONARE continued to push through political and economic reforms and to fight corruption. In keeping with Mali's two-term constitutional limit, he stepped down in 2002 and was succeeded by Amadou TOURE.
    Geography Mali
    Location:
    Western Africa, southwest of Algeria
    Geographic coordinates:
    17 00 N, 4 00 W
    Map references:
    Africa
    Area:
    total: 1.24 million sq km
    land: 1.22 million sq km
    water: 20,000 sq km
    Area - comparative:
    slightly less than twice the size of Texas
    Land boundaries:
    total: 7,243 km
    border countries: Algeria 1,376 km, Burkina Faso 1,000 km, Guinea 858 km, Cote d'Ivoire 532 km, Mauritania 2,237 km, Niger 821 km, Senegal 419 km
    Coastline:
    0 km (landlocked)
    Maritime claims:
    none (landlocked)
    Climate:
    subtropical to arid; hot and dry February to June; rainy, humid, and mild June to November; cool and dry November to February
    Terrain:
    mostly flat to rolling northern plains covered by sand; savanna in south, rugged hills in northeast
    Elevation extremes:
    lowest point: Senegal River 23 m
    highest point: Hombori Tondo 1,155 m
    Natural resources:
    gold, phosphates, kaolin, salt, limestone, uranium, gypsum, granite, hydropower
    note: bauxite, iron ore, manganese, tin, and copper deposits are known but not exploited
    Land use:
    arable land: 3.82%
    permanent crops: 0.03%
    other: 96.15% (2001)
    Irrigated land:
    1,380 sq km (1998 est.)
    Natural hazards:
    hot, dust-laden harmattan haze common during dry seasons; recurring droughts; occasional Niger River flooding
    Environment - current issues:
    deforestation; soil erosion; desertification; inadequate supplies of potable water; poaching
    Environment - international agreements:
    party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection, Wetlands
    signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements
    Geography - note:
    landlocked; divided into three natural zones: the southern, cultivated Sudanese; the central, semiarid Sahelian; and the northern, arid Saharan
    People Mali
    Population:
    12,291,529 (July 2005 est.)
    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 47.1% (male 2,910,944/female 2,876,010)
    15-64 years: 50% (male 2,955,496/female 3,185,666)
    65 years and over: 3% (male 165,867/female 197,546) (2005 est.)
    Median age:
    total: 16.35 years
    male: 15.79 years
    female: 16.92 years (2005 est.)
    Population growth rate:
    2.74% (2005 est.)
    Birth rate:
    46.77 births/1,000 population (2005 est.)
    Death rate:
    19.05 deaths/1,000 population (2005 est.)
    Net migration rate:
    -0.33 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2005 est.)
    Sex ratio:
    at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female
    under 15 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
    15-64 years: 0.93 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.84 male(s)/female
    total population: 0.96 male(s)/female (2005 est.)
    Infant mortality rate:
    total: 116.79 deaths/1,000 live births
    male: 123.32 deaths/1,000 live births
    female: 110.07 deaths/1,000 live births (2005 est.)
    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 48.64 years
    male: 46.68 years
    female: 50.66 years (2005 est.)
    Total fertility rate:
    6.5 children born/woman (2005 est.)
    HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
    1.9% (2003 est.)
    HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
    140,000 (2003 est.)
    HIV/AIDS - deaths:
    12,000 (2003 est.)
    Major infectious diseases:
    degree of risk: very high
    food or waterborne diseases: bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever
    vectorborne disease: malaria is a high risk in some locations
    water contact disease: schistosomiasis
    respiratory disease: meningococcal meningitis (2004)
    Nationality:
    noun: Malian(s)
    adjective: Malian
    Ethnic groups:
    Mande 50% (Bambara, Malinke, Soninke), Peul 17%, Voltaic 12%, Songhai 6%, Tuareg and Moor 10%, other 5%
    Religions:
    Muslim 90%, indigenous beliefs 9%, Christian 1%
    Languages:
    French (official), Bambara 80%, numerous African languages
    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 46.4%
    male: 53.5%
    female: 39.6% (2003 est.)
    Government Mali
    Country name:
    conventional long form: Republic of Mali
    conventional short form: Mali
    local long form: Republique de Mali
    local short form: Mali
    former: French Sudan and Sudanese Republic
    (more)
  • Kronan_1 2013/01/17 18:46:08
    No Obama should focus on violating civil rights
    Kronan_1
    +3
    He would only make the situation worse. He's on the side of the terrorists anyway.
  • RubenRibnik 2013/01/17 18:41:42
    Yes Obama should help American hostages in Mali
    RubenRibnik
    +3
    yeah he does, just as much as he cared about those in Benghazie
  • inewsmaster 2013/01/17 18:34:39
    No Obama should focus on violating civil rights
    inewsmaster
    Jihad in Mali? That's been going on for years, long before Romney. Hostages? 1 American, not plural.
  • Butterfly inewsma... 2013/01/17 19:37:55
    Butterfly
    +1
    I heard,,,,FOUR. Always, more updates . I doubt the LIBERAL LEFT MEDIA,,,will tell ANY of us the real truth.
  • ID51 2013/01/17 18:30:56
    Yes Obama should help American hostages in Mali
    ID51
    +2
    But he hates America and Americans.
  • Gallagater 2013/01/17 18:04:48
    Yes Obama should help American hostages in Mali
    Gallagater
    +4
    The Americans should be helped of course - but if you remember Benghazi, where the US left a few agents to fight off a terrorist attack while watching from a live feed ... and then POTUS and officials went on to spin the story of a protest about a film.. it does not instill confidence that these will be helped.
  • Butterfly Gallagater 2013/01/17 19:38:41
    Butterfly
    +2
    The ENEMY WITHIN.
  • Hadenuf 2013/01/17 18:03:17
    Yes Obama should help American hostages in Mali
    Hadenuf
    +5
    I just hope he cares more than he did abut our ambassador in Benghazi. Liberals mocked Romney for everything and then they cursed us to another 4 years.
  • Kranky 2013/01/17 18:03:05
    Yes Obama should help American hostages in Mali
    Kranky
    +5
    The media also mocked Romney when he said Jeeps were going to be made in China. Who are the morons now.
  • Butterfly Kranky 2013/01/17 19:48:08
    Butterfly
    +1
    Everything, Mr. Romney said was the truth.
    The LEFT MEDIA,,,the LEFT,,,,SLANDERED,,,,Mr. Romney,,,,every way they could. Mr. Romney was CORRECT,,,ON,,EVERYTHING,,,,HE SAID. I researched. Obama, was DOING, everything, he accused Mr. Romney of doing. That is how he thought of those slandering ads. Evil.
    .
    "Obama outsourced jobs to Finland, Denmark, China, Dominican Republic, Mexico. He gave them billions of taxpayer money to create automobile jobs, green jobs. And he outsourced our ENTIRE Space Program to Russia and the Muslims. He hired the man who outsourced thousands of American's jobs from G.E. as his (wait for it) "JOBS CZAR." He HAS to divert away from those betrayals, so he plays Squirrel Politics to distract people from realizing just how he has sold the U.S. down the river and how much damage he's done to our economy, unity, strength, and reputation, of the U.S. When are the libs going to see that their emperor has NO CLOTHES."
  • Butterfly Butterfly 2013/01/17 19:49:34
    Butterfly
    +1
    "The Obama administration has defended its decision to allow Fisker Automotive to assemble its high concept electric sports sedan, the Karma, in Finland, even though U.S. taxpayers had made a major investment in the car's development -- saying none of the American money was spent on the car's overseas assembly.
    But Republican critics this weekend challenged the administration's explanation, saying federal loans should have only supported applicants who would be building their cars on American soil.
    "The Department of Energy and Fisker executives are splitting hairs about where the money went," said Rep. Tim Murphy, a Pennsylvania Republican who sits on the House committee that has been investigating the Obama Administration's "green energy" loan program. "Ultimately, American taxpayer dollars went to a Finnish automaker to build high-end luxury automobiles for Hollywood."
  • Bronar 2013/01/17 17:53:16
    No Obama should focus on violating civil rights
    Bronar
    OTHER: These people are payed hazard duty wages and sign hold harmless contracts with the companies that hire them to work in such dangerous places, but then all of a sudden when the crap predictably hits the fan we have to put the lives of poorly paid voluntary troops on the line? Sorry, I don't get it.

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