Even the Guardian (UK) calls Papa Obama's Nopenhagen speech lackluster

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    Even the Guardian (UK) calls Papa Obama's Nopenhagen speech lackluster

    The Guardian

    The lacklustre speech proved a huge frustration to a summit that had been looking to Obama to use his stature on the world stage – and his special following among African leaders – to try to come to an ambitious deal.


    But his speech offered no indication America was ready to embrace bold measures, after world leaders had been working desperately against the clock to try to paper over an agreement to prevent two years of wasted effort — and a 10-day meeting — from ending in total collapse.

    Many reactions were strongly critical of Obama. Hugo Chávez, the president of Venezuela, described Obama's speech as "ridiculous" and the US's initial offer of a $10bn fund for poor countries in the draft text as "a joke".

    Friends of the Earth said in a statement, "Obama has deeply disappointed not only those listening to his speech at the UN talks, he has disappointed the whole world."
     
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    He is becoming such a bore. I mean, really.
     
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    Sounds like Barry's teleprompter let him down, again.
     
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    It comes to something when Britain's most left leaning newspaper is calling Obama out. I find it very entertaining indeed.
     
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    I find this interesting to say the least.

    I have been saying all along that the world does not care who leads this country. They only look to us as a source of unlimited resources and money. The mantra, "Bush is destroying our standing in the world" rings kind of hollow against this back drop, doesn't it?

    Time to come to realize some truth here. As long as the United States decides to remain a sovereign nation, the world will despise us and no amount of giving or spending will buy their friendship.
     
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    Obama missed an opportunity to bow to the audience. His foreign policy visits have been total disasters. The speech sounded like a recycled one. Hoping for change.
     

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