Who are Obama's friends in the international community, again?

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    Who likes the United States, or the west, in general thanks to Barack Obama's personal goodwill?

    Viktor Yanukovich is a pro-Kremlin flack who was elected Ukrainian President in Year Two of Obama..


     
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    There are no friends in the international community, there never have been. Stop saying this nonsense, when national interests conflict states will collide, regardless of their political ideologies, regime leanings or whatever. Get with it.
     
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    Well, now. That has not been the template for Barack Obama, Citizen of the World, now, is it?
     
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    In 1990, after Obama was elected president of the Harvard Law Review, Rezmar Corp. offered him a job, which Obama turned down. Obama did end up taking a job with law firm Davis, Miner, Barnhill & Galland, which primarily worked civil rights cases, but also represented Rezmar and helped the company get more than $43 million in government funding and whose former senior partner, Allison S. Davis, later went into business with Rezko and, in 2003, was appointed to Illinois State Board of Investment by Governor Blagojevich at Rezko’s request. On July 31, 1995 the first ever political contributions to Obama were $300 from a lawyer, a $5,000 loan from a car dealer, and $2,000 from two food companies owned by Rezko. Starting in 2003, Rezko was one of the people on Obama’s U.S. Senate campaign finance committee, which raised more than $14 million. Rezko threw an early fundraiser for Obama, and that fundraiser was instrumental in providing Obama with seed money for his U.S. Senate race.
     
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    There are no friends in the international community.
     
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    But there are states that enjoy good relations with each other. Obama is consistently identifying those states and destroying that relationship.
     
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    Who cares what state's enjoy "good relations" with each other. All that matters is OUR national interest. Those relations stop mattering the second their interests collide with ours.

    Edit: And what have allies like the EU or Israel really been doing to help us lately on the international stage? They've been behind sanctions on Iran because its a greater threat to them, they're paralyzed dealing with Russia and N. Korea, they're economy is faltering, their support for the war has been faltering, etc. They are a liability in the Middle Eastern peace process, and they're focus on humanitarian issues often lies in conflict with our military interests, despite our strides to minimize casualties.

    Despite Israel's friendship with us in the region, their recent actions have been similarly parasitic. In fact, for the past twenty or so years they have been, using American dialogue as a stalling process to expand territorial development and exacerbate the anti-Americanism in the region.

    These are not the actions of allies you have "good relations" with. Leaders on a personal level may have good relations, governments may be similar in ideologies, but there have not, nor will there ever be "good relations" between states. You start to move into global society theory when you start talking about notions of "good" or "bad" relations.
     
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    Probably because America is NOT the "only" major player in the world. Surprise surprise...
     
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    Yawn... discussed ad nauseam during the campaign. Best you can do?
     
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    Global "societies" probably won't change much. But since we now operate in a global "economy," the policy of appeasement is the only way forward. Now before anyone takes that single word as having some hidden meaning, it simply means in this regard that the US needs to be careful how it deals with other countries on every single level. We can no longer go around huffing and puffing that we're the biggest and the best which implies that all the other 6.9 billion on earth are somehow defective.
     

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