Obama the global has-been

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    From this AM's WSJ, Bret Stephens.
    Stephens: Barack Obama, Global Has-Been - WSJ.com

    More at the source.
     
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    That's an epic amount of FAIL.
     
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    ... that never was.
     
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    You do realise the text is fiction, right?
     
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    Foreign Affairs and International Relations BROAD POLICY:
    Re-established the United States standing in the world. ref, ref, ref
    Poll: World’s opinion of U.S. has “improved sharply” under Obama. ref
    47 nations rise to Obama’s challenge at US nuke summit and agree to four years of non-proliferation efforts. ref
    Visited more countries and world leaders than any first year president. ref
    G-20 Summit produced a $1.1 trillion deal to combat the global financial crisis. ref
    Launched an international Add Value to Agriculture initiative (AVTA). ref
    Created a rapid response fund for emerging democracies. ref
    Bolstered the military’s ability to speak different languages. ref
    BY REGION:
    West Hem: Returned the rights of Americans to visit and assist their families in Cuba. ref , ref , ref
    Middle East: Appointed envoys to the Middle East and AFPAK affirming the power of American diplomacy. ref
    Middle East: Renewed loan guarantees for Israel. ref
    Middle East: Pledged $400 million in aid to Gaza civillians. ref
    Middle East: Pressured Israel to end Gaza blockade. ref
    Middle East: Refused to give Israel a “green light” to strike Iran, augmenting Mid-East stability. ref
    Middle East: Iran Sanctions Act. ref
    Asia: Authorized President Bill Clinton’s mission to secure the release of two Americans held in North Korea. ref
    Asia: Authorized discussions with Myanmar and mission by Sen. Jim Webb to secure the release of an American held captive. ref
    Asia: Renewed import restrictions under Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act of 2003. ref
    Asia: Nuclear arms agreements with India (5/4/2010). ref
    Africa: Lord’s Resistance Army Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act of 2009. ref
    Africa: Helped stabilize Somalia (Exec Order). ref
    Aus: Nuclear arms agreements with Australia (5/5/2010). ref
    Europe: Nuclear arms agreement with Russia. ref , ref, ref, ref
    Europe: Agreed with Switzerland to bolster tax information exchange ref, ref

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    His failed personal effort to bring the 2016 Olympics to Chicago.
    Lat time I looked, the Olympics were not going to be in Chicago in 2016, but in Rio.

    His failed personal effort to negotiate a climate-change deal at Copenhagen in 2009.
    Last time I looked, nothing was accomplished in Copenhagen in 2009

    His failed efforts to strike a nuclear deal with Iran that year and this year.
    Last time I looked, there were indeed no nuke deals on the table with Iran

    His failed effort to improve America's public standing in the Muslim world with the now-forgotten Cairo speech.
    Last time I looked, our rep in the Muslim world had not gone up since Cairo

    His failed reset with Russia.
    Another failure.

    His failed effort to strong-arm Israel into a permanent settlement freeze.
    Pretty sure Israel is still building settlements.

    His failed (if half-hearted) effort to maintain a residual U.S. military force in Iraq.
    We are out of Iraq.

    His failed efforts to cut deals with the Taliban and reach out to North Korea.
    Taliban are still killing US troops in Afghanistan, and NK still hates us.

    His failed effort to win over China and Russia for even a symbolic U.N. condemnation of Syria's Bashar Assad.
    Self explanatory.

    His failed efforts to intercede in Europe's economic crisis. ("Herr Obama should above all deal with the reduction of the American deficit" was the free advice German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble offered this year.)
    Yup. Europe is still fucked, look at Greece.

    No fiction there.
     
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    :lmao:

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    Weren't you the one crowing about his great accomplishments after Copenhagen? Yes, I think so.

    Nuclear arms agreement with Australia? Wow. I was worried.
     

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