So, What Has Obama Done On The International Stage?
So, I was having a discussion over at Blogs For Victory regarding Obama the Divider, and was told that Bush was a disaster on the international stage, while Obama has been a success. Oh, really? Let’s check the score card for Obama
Getting NATO allies to help out in Afghanistan? Fail. Both Merkel and Sarkozy told him to stick it regarding the issue of how to fix the world wide economic problems. He gaffed badly with Gordon Brown, the British press, the british people, and managed to imply that the Brits were just plain old allies, nothing special. He had his silly “give the Queen an iPod with Obama memento’s” moment He bowed to the King of Saud He threw Poland and the proposed missile shield under the bus, and then Russia told him to take a hike He has ignored the N. Korean missile launch. His Sec of State told China not to worry about that pesky human rights problem. He lost our air base in Kyrgyzstan He has criticized Hamid Karzai multiple times, and his admin leaked info about possibly expanding air strikes in other areas of Pakistan, embarrassing the Pakistani leadership. He reached out with that cute video to Iran, which turned around and told him where to shove it. Cuba told him to piss off. Hugo Chavez said Obama had a stench like Bush, and called Obama an ignoramus. He insulted the leader of Brazil. Russia floated the notion of basing bombers in Cuba. No response from the B.O. admin. He slighted the nation of India. He completely ducked the issue of the Armenian genocide while in Turkey, despite complaining about it for years. Discussed making peace with the “moderate Taliban.” Like there are any Thought it was a great idea for Pakistan to make peace overtures to the Taliban. The “reset” button fiasco Joe Biden thanking Spain for all their help in Iraq Sending the bust of Winston Churchill back to Britain in the first couple days
And we aren’t even at day 75 yet. Am I leaving anything big out? I know of a few minor ones, such as James Hansen (a federal employee who works for NASA, meaning Obama) writing a snotty letter that insulted Australia for their coal plants.
Let’s ask Ralph Peters his thoughts
Contrary to left-wing myths, I wasn’t a fan of the Bush administration. (I called for Donald Rumsfeld to get the boot in mid-2001.) But fair’s fair. Despite his many faults, Bush sought to do good. Obama just wants to look good.
He breaks down the Big O’s foreign policy blunders along some of the same lines I did (he did it first, but, I did read this after I wrote the above comment) and nails it perfectly: Obama just wants to look good for the world, which is why he calls America arrogant and sucks up to our enemies.
Well, at least he hasn’t declared war on Antarctica when he never got a response from its ambassador yet.
More: apparently, President Neophyte managed to annoy the heck out of the European Union, especially many German leaders as well as Sarkozy, with all his dictating to them that Turkey should be brought in to the EU.