Obama - Be More Like Bush...

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    Tough piece in Spiegal describing Obama's Asia trip as a total failure, where a preening president smiling and nodding to his Asian contemporaries is met with near complete indifference. The report indicates Obama may have to shift to "Bush-style" bluntness...

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    US Foreign Policy

    Obama's Nice Guy Act Gets Him Nowhere on the World Stage
    By Gabor Steingart


    When he entered office, US President Barack Obama promised to inject US foreign policy with a new tone of respect and diplomacy. His recent trip to Asia, however, showed that it's not working. A shift to Bush-style bluntness may be coming.

    ...Barack Obama looked tired on Thursday, as he stood in the Blue House in Seoul, the official residence of the South Korean president. He also seemed irritable and even slightly forlorn. The CNN cameras had already been set up. But then Obama decided not to play along, and not to answer the question he had already been asked several times on his trip: what did he plan to take home with him? Instead, he simply said "thank you, guys," and disappeared.

    ...'A Lot Like Jimmy Carter'

    An end to diplomacy is also taking shape in Washington's policy toward Tehran. It is now up to Iran, Obama said, to convince the world that its nuclear power is peaceful. While in Asia, Obama mentioned "consequences" unless it followed his advice. This puts the president, in his tenth month in office, where Bush began -- with threats. "Time is running out," Obama said in Korea. It was the same phrase Bush used against former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, shortly before he sent in the bombers.

    There are many indications that the man in charge at the White House will take a tougher stance in the future. Obama's advisors fear a comparison with former Democratic President Jimmy Carter, even more than with Bush.



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    US Foreign Policy: Obama's Nice Guy Act Gets Him Nowhere on the World Stage - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - International
     
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    He's already too much like Bush.
     
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    No. He needs to grow a set of balls and start acting like the leader of the most powerfull country in the world. What a weenie this guy is.
     
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    The guy believes his press clippings about his great oratory skills, as reported by a fawning lamestream media. The reality is he's simply able to read words on a teleprompter and deliver them better than many others, period. The obvious disconnect is world leaders don't hang on his every word and, well, feel a thrill going up their legs when he speaks like that handjob Chris Matthews.

    Others in the world still understand walk softly and carry a big stick type diplomacy, but interpret his drivel as pure weakness and inexperienced rookie stuff. He's in the Big Show but his skills belong in A ball.
     
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    Agreed - this guy was simply not ready to take on the job of president.

    He can turn it around - but better get to it quickly...
     
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    So basically the complaint is that Obama needs to talk tougher? Because he sure hasn't changed anything else regarding foreign policy.
     
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    What his problem is, is that he desires to be President of the WORLD, just being President of the United States is not challenging enough for someone with his IQ.:lol::lol:
     
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    Hopey Changey = George Bush on Steroids. His policies have been no different than George Bush's so far. In fact i would go as far as saying that all he has done is take George Bush's worst ideas like Bailouts & Stimulus and make them much much worse. Both have sunk many generations to come. Vote all Socialists out. That's the only solution left for our nation.
     
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    huff/post Bill Clinton actually reduced the deficit and Americans thought just the opposite and that was before FOX News had existed. Ask any of your friends that are deficit scolds this simple question. How is the deficit hurting their life? Ask them to give you real examples. They can't. It's fiction created by Grover Norquist and his conservatives cronies to tear down anything that has to do with the left. I'm not dismissing the deficit, but it's beyond belief the nonsense America believes about it.Bush wished he was more like Clinton!
     
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    Be more like Bush? I think he is altogether too much like Bush already.
     

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