Obama: Even Worse Than Poll Numbers

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    The Arabs Have Stopped Applauding Obama

    "He has not made the world anew, history did not bend to his will, the Indians and Pakistanis have been told that the matter of Kashmir is theirs to resolve, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the same intractable clash of two irreconcilable nationalisms, and the theocrats in Iran have not "unclenched their fist," nor have they abandoned their nuclear quest.

    It was the norm for American liberalism during the Bush years to brandish the Pew Global Attitudes survey that told of America's decline in the eyes of foreign nations. Foreigners were saying what the liberals wanted said.

    Now those surveys of 2009 bring findings from the world of Islam that confirm that the animus toward America has not been radically changed by the ascendancy of Mr. Obama. In the Palestinian territories, 15% have a favorable view of the U.S. while 82% have an unfavorable view. The Obama speech in Ankara didn't seem to help in Turkey, where the favorables are 14% and those unreconciled, 69%. In Egypt, a country that's reaped nearly 40 years of American aid, things stayed roughly the same: 27% have a favorable view of the U.S. while 70% do not. In Pakistan, a place of great consequence for American power, our standing has deteriorated: The unfavorables rose from 63% in 2008 to 68% this year.

    Steeped in an overarching idea of American guilt, Mr. Obama and his lieutenants offered nothing less than a doctrine, and a policy, of American penance. No one told Mr. Obama that the Islamic world, where American power is engaged and so dangerously exposed, it is considered bad form, nay a great moral lapse, to speak ill of one's own tribe when in the midst, and in the lands, of others.
    The laws of gravity, the weight of history and of precedent, have caught up with the Obama presidency. We are beyond stirring speeches. The novelty of the Obama approach, and the Obama persona, has worn off. There is a whole American diplomatic tradition to draw upon—engagements made, wisdom acquired in the course of decades, and, yes, accounts to be settled with rogues and tyrannies. They might yet help this administration find its way out of a labyrinth of its own making."
    Fouad Ajami: The Arabs Have Stopped Applauding Obama - WSJ.com
     
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    I'm still waiting for my free car, house, and utility bill to be paid for.... so far nothing though...
     
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    The arabs like most people belive in money talks and bullshit walks.

    They know Barry just blows smoke up their ass so they have no interest in him now.
     
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    Imagine that a hack op-ed from the WSJ attacking obama. LOL is this supposed to shock anyone?

    BTW I love how it tries to spin and state that the"animus toward America has not been radically changed" since obama became president and then it goes on to list numbers and yet refuses to list where they started to directly compare them to where they are now with the exception of ONE of the countries out of many that they could have chosen to look at. Why do they only provide half of the information and still draw conlusions based on incomplete info??

    Obama has only been in office a year and if it improved at all don't you think that is, in of itself, something to talk about?? Does change have to be radical in order for it to count? Furthermore, why doesn't the WSJ list ALL of the facts so the reader can draw their own conclusions instead of trying to force their incomplete opinions down the reader's throat??
     
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    What "hack op-ed"??? Unless you are confirming that everything Obama ran on during campaign mode is total bullshit. The MSM is allowed to call a spade a spade, is it not? The MSM is allowed to say that Obama's idealistic campaign speeches were not reality based, they were plain old campaign mode liberal bullshit. The real world considers Obama an anti-American CHUMP to be used.
    Why isn't Obama holding "Islam" accountable for cleaning up their Islamic terrorists more effectively?
    Why isn't Obama insisting that Islam pound home a "true" Islamic message that terrorism is wrong and should not be supported, but should be eliminated??
    Obama apologizes to the world for the WTC towers getting in the way of noble muslim terrorist hijackers, and that the US is very very sorry.
     
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    Just more proof that he's too dumb, lazy or arrogant to get protocol briefings, viz. the customs and mind frames of foreign cultures.
     
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    So this replaces the old wingnut anti-Obama talking point that Arabs LIKED him?

    :lol::lol::lol:
     
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    All three.

    Obama's supposed "intellect" is media-manufactured.

    The guy can read a speech - that is about it...
     
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    How about the one that Obama IS one? Or a Muslim? Or a terrorist?
     
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    Yes, Captian Obvious nutter man. That would be the title of article:

    "The Arabs Have Stopped Applauding Obama"
     
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