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    Re: .Global Views of U.S. Helped by Obama, Survey Says

    Quote Originally Posted by WillRockwell View Post
    Either put up or shut up. Don't pretend there is a long list of Obama gaffes we are choosing to ignore. If there are so many, it won't be hard for you to list three foreign policy mistakes Obama has made. If you are on target, you will get credit.
    Mmm-hmm. See you when you get back, Billy.

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    Re: .Global Views of U.S. Helped by Obama, Survey Says

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    Hypo: Imagine two candidates with identical political platforms.

    Candidate A has a 51% approval rating in the US and a 35% approval rating overseas.

    Candidate B has a 49% approval rating in the US and an 85% approval rating overseas.

    Who's the better candidate?
    Depends on the political platform, their proven integrity, and what they call for in terms of what they wish to accomplish in their term.
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    Re: .Global Views of U.S. Helped by Obama, Survey Says

    Quote Originally Posted by WillRockwell View Post
    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/24/wo...y.html?_r=1&hp

    Despite the braying of ditto-heads in America, the nation's reputation has improved under the new President. Pooh on you.
    I guess the apology tour worked. Tell us exactly, what did we gain from selling our honor down the river?
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: .Global Views of U.S. Helped by Obama, Survey Says

    Hamas has a very high opinion of the Lord and Master-even endorsed him as a candidate!
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    Re: .Global Views of U.S. Helped by Obama, Survey Says

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I guess the apology tour worked. Tell us exactly, what did we gain from selling our honor down the river?
    God o'mighty we are a fragile nation of whiners. Or is it more exactly this is just pure partisan stupidity at it's finest? Are we such a nation of thumb sucking babies that it's better our President gets shoes and grenades thrown at him? I suppose you could not back up this claim that our nation's honor is thrown down the river? I would have figured water-boarding, Abu Ghraib, and renditions would have hurt our honor more.

    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Images of detainee abuse at the hands of U.S. troops, which President Obama has barred from public view, so "infuriated" the nation's highest-ranking military officer he demanded leaders ensure continued training of troops to prevent abuse, according to a senior Pentagon official.

    In a July 10 memo, Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, wrote the service chiefs and the U.S. combatant commanders around the world that mistreatment of detainees would have a continued and lasting negative effect on the image of U.S. forces.

    "Despite our best efforts, a misguided and misled few have managed to tarnish that reputation and breach the very trust we have worked so hard to earn. I am appalled by even the suggestion that someone in an American uniform would behave in such a way," he wrote in the memo. CNN obtained the memo, which was classified as "sensitive."
    Silly me, I was completely wrong. I thought it was a good thing when people stopped wanting to blow us up. I guess your right, soft power NEVER achieved anything...

    Russia Approves US Military Overflights to Afghanistan
    Russia has authorized the United States to use its airspace for flights carrying troops and military supplies to Afghanistan.

    The deal, signed Monday at a U.S.-Russian summit in Moscow, permits up to 4,500 military flights a year - about 12 a day - carrying troops, arms, munitions, military vehicles and spare parts.


    Medvedev: US-Ukraine, Georgia Ties OK With Me
    MOSCOW Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said U.S. efforts to mend relations with Moscow need not be made at the expense of Washington's ties to Ukraine and Georgia.

    Medvedev's comments, broadcast Friday, were clearly meant to send a positive signal about the potential for warmer relations with the United States after his summit this month with President Barack Obama.

    "We need normal, working, friendly relations with the U.S. mutually beneficial relations," Medvedev said in an excerpt from an interview with Russia's NTV television. "Much depends on this."

    "But this does not mean that our relations (with the U.S.) must lead to the deterioration of our ties with other countries or of U.S. relations with some other countries, whether it is Ukraine or Georgia," he said.
    Syrian President, First Lady Praise Obama
    Syria's leader praised President Barack Obama's outreach for dialogue and invited him to visit Damascus in remarks released Friday just days after the United States said it plans to return its ambassador to Syria after a four year absence.....

    ...."The values that were adopted by President Obama during his election campaign and after he was elected president are values that the world needs today," Assad said in the telegram that was carried by state-run news agency SANA.

    "It is very important to adopt the principle of dialogue in relations with countries based on respect and mutual interest," Assad said.
    Gee, I wonder why good ties with Syria would be a good idea at this time? Hmmm....who is Syria close to......? Thankfully Henry Kissinger gave the smack down to Obama:

    Kissinger: 'Obama Is Like a Chess Player'
    SPIEGEL: Do you think it was helpful for Obama to deliver a speech to the Islamic world in Cairo? Or has he created a lot of illusions about what politics can deliver?

    Kissinger: Obama is like a chess player who is playing simultaneous chess and has opened his game with an unusual opening. Now he's got to play his hand as he plays his various counterparts. We haven't gotten beyond the opening game move yet. I have no quarrel with the opening move.
    Whew, thank god Dr. Kissinger put him in his place...ooops.
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    Re: .Global Views of U.S. Helped by Obama, Survey Says

    We're supposed to get all pumped up because the president of Syria likes us? I can't tell you how excited I am that the leader of a terrorist state doesn't hate us.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: .Global Views of U.S. Helped by Obama, Survey Says

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    We're supposed to get all pumped up because the president of Syria likes us? I can't tell you how excited I am that the leader of a terrorist state doesn't hate us.
    Thank you, I am very glad that you have a well rounded understanding of international relations. I am so very pleased that you are completely 110% grasping the significance of Syria's role in the Middle East in regards to both it's relations to Iraq and Iran. Kudos...hip hip hooray

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    Re: .Global Views of U.S. Helped by Obama, Survey Says

    Quote Originally Posted by sam_w View Post
    Thank you, I am very glad that you have a well rounded understanding of international relations. I am so very pleased that you are completely 110% grasping the significance of Syria's role in the Middle East in regards to both it's relations to Iraq and Iran. Kudos...hip hip hooray
    Is all you can do is puit words in my mouth to create some twisted illusion that you might have won the argument?

    Are you so naive to think that a terrorist state like Syria can have a positive effect on Mid-east relations?
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: .Global Views of U.S. Helped by Obama, Survey Says

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    I don't care what the rest of the world thinks. We're not responsible for or to them. I care about performance and how the President is doing in regards to America and our freedom, our liberty, and our Constitution. And as such, we haven't had anything decent in decades. The world can think Obama is the greatest thing since slice bread. He still hasn't done anything good as President, nor improved our lot, lessened government, gotten us out of occupational wars, etc. They can say "Oh Obama is great", or think that he is so much better than Bush; but they are fools for thinking so and it shows how little actual information their opinion is generated from. Obama is on par with Bush, just as bad if you ask me.

    Obama is all smoke and mirrors, once you try to take an actual measurement you see that nothing has changed at all.
    It's easier for Obama to get things done internationally if people actually like him.

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    Re: .Global Views of U.S. Helped by Obama, Survey Says

    Quote Originally Posted by pro-bipartisan View Post
    It's easier for Obama to get things done internationally if people actually like him.
    Yes...but he's not really doing much on that front. Still in Iraq, still in Afghanistan, still spending money like it's going out of style. And then trying to push these retarded cap and trade bills which won't do anything to solve any problem, etc. I mean, sure being liked is important in terms of trying to accomplish something; but Obama isn't accomplishing much and rarely has it been positive. So again, I'm not going to jump up and down just because the President is well more liked; I'm going to base my conclusions on actions and enacted policy. And on that front, Obama is failing.
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