State of the Union: Barack Obama gets an F for world leadership

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    Once again our friends accross the pond are showing their distaste for our dear leader.

    State of the Union: Barack Obama gets an F for world leadership – Telegraph Blogs
     
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    So?
     
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    nile gardiner from the heritage foundation, in a blog. yeehaw!
     
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    We've had so many complaints about American foreign policy and our ubiquitous presence around the world... that I think sometimes both Democrats and Libertarians forget that so many other nations are counting on us. We're the voice of freedom, a moral conscience that speaks of human rights and equality. And those messages can't get out if we're not strong enough to defend them at need.

    In the GWOT, our message until now has been consistent.... "terrorism is wrong and it won't be tolerated". Our allies have thrown in with us on that, knowing that we'd defend our statement. And now with Obama, that message is inconsistent. Our allies no longer have complete confidence in our will on the matter. Their asses are hanging out without the surety in knowledge that they can yet count on us.

    Obama's stance on Honduras this past year is a good example. Once, the notion that America would support an attempted dictator over the Constitution of a peaceful, Democratic, sovereign nation would be unthinkable. But this past week, the USA was booed by Hondurans at the inauguration of their new president for just that very thing.

    Our foreign policy has become nonexistent under Obama; our mood, mercurial. Obama has made this country into an unpredictable force that our friends no longer understand.
     
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    was that an attempt at satire?
     
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    If you don't have anything to add to the discussion... why are you stinking up Xeno's thread? :eusa_eh:
    Either address the commentary or shove off. Otherwise, you're just showing us your poor manners.
     
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    so no satire then, huh? here: i'll add something. your delusion regarding the image of the USofA outside of the USofA is laughable. "supporting dictators unthinkable", "moral conscience that speaks of human rights and equaltiy", "voice of freedom". what crap?

    where do you live, in front of the TV and watching patriotic movies about WWII?
     
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    I understand bin laden doesn't like him either.
     
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    Back off Murf. I normally like and appreciate your posts as they are USUALLY well thought out and devoid of partisan politics. THIS particular post lacks thought and includes your partisan thoughts. So no, there is nothing to add to your discussion. You are on a soap box, and have no desire to "discuss" anything with this post.
     
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    Yeah... THAT's where I live. :rolleyes:
    What are you, 13 years old or something? Grow the fuck up already.

    You liberals are like little children, who think what they see on TV is real. Yes, there's been quite a bit of criticism about our presence around the world, the bulk of it coming from idiot terrorists who can't seem to make up their minds from day to day why it is that they hate us. But what we see on TV and in the news is generally not the norm. Here in the U.S., for example, we see all sorts of criminal behavior shot across our television screens and splashed in the headlines of our papers. And while it's true that violent crime happens, it's NOT the norm. The majority of our citizens are decent, law-abiding, compassionate people. Most will never commit a violent crime, or even have one perpetrated upon them.

    Why do you think we have such heavy backlogs of prospective immigrants and so many already living here illegally? Do you think that's because America is hated all over the globe? :eusa_eh:

    I'm at a loss as to how you people live and function in such a constant state of pessimism. But I've noted that it appears a consistent trait among liberals.
     

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