"It's a Nightmare" - Obama to Inherit International Mess

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    "It's a Nightmare" - Obama to Inherit International Mess | NBC Philadelphia

    When Barack Obama raises his hand and takes the oath of office next Jan. 20, he will inherit arguably the worst international mess ever passed on to an incoming president.

    The United States is fighting two wars half a world away in the midst of a global economic meltdown. Efforts to contain the nuclear programs of two long-time enemies, Iran and North Korea, are faltering. Relations with a belligerent and resurgent Russia are terrible and getting worse. Afghanistan is an emerging narco-state. And seven years after the Sept. 11 attacks, Osama bin Laden—a motivated enemy with a proven track record—continues to elude capture.

    "It is a nightmare," said Jessica T. Mathews, president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. "The inbox is bigger than it's ever been, and no president can succeed who doesn't establish some priorities, and some pretty stringent ones."

    Setting aside the individual brush fires, Obama faces two overarching and interrelated challenges: restoring America's reputation abroad and repairing frayed relations with allies.

    Bush got into trouble for both style and substance. US allies—not just the leaders, but their citizens—were turned off by his administration's willingness to go-it-alone, disdain for multi-national organizations, ideological rigidity and refusal to tolerate dissent. The criticisms became more pointed when no weapons of mass destruction were found in Iraq, and the Justice Department reinterpreted the Geneva Convention to let the administration off the hook for torturing prisoners. The sense grew abroad that the Unites States had lost its bearings.........
     
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    and here it comes

    laying the ground work for "its worse than we thought it would be"
     
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    Obama is the Messiah. He'll fix it.
     
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    Democrats are always having to clean up the mess that conservative Republitards create yet take the blame for everything, its nothing new.
     
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    republitards like Jimmy Carter?
     
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    More deflection in here than a bloody squash court! :lol:
     
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    Tards like Reagan and Bush Sr and Bush Jr. Carter was stuck with Ford's garbage and took the blame, just like all Democratic presidents have.
     
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    stop being a wanker...americans have no clue what that means...
     
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    I was sure you played it. I was told you played it but with bigger raquets, not being stupid here, that's what I was told.

    Hang on I'll Google.

    Squash (sport - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

    On edit - sod it, you play raquetball apparently. Bugger, I didn't know that.
     
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    "I had no idea it was this bad" Obama will say. "I'll have to postpone the tax cut for while too. Everybody must sacrifice" while he signs tax increase legislation.
     

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