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    Re: World warming to US under Obama, BBC poll suggests

    Quote Originally Posted by donsutherland1 View Post
    It is encouraging that the polling data indicates people in various countries having improving perceptions concerning the United States. I suspect that a renewed emphasis on diplomacy coupled with more effective communication of U.S. policy have contributed to that outcome. Nevertheless, in the larger scheme of foreign policy, interests, allies, and the balance of power matter more than overseas perceptions and occasionally policy decisions may run counter to popular opinion.
    In other words, we're looking more and more like Sweden.

    Ever notice how the girls trying to be "popular" ended up pregnant, while the the ones who stayed true to their beliefs ended up CEO of Ebay?

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    Re: World warming to US under Obama, BBC poll suggests

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    In other words, we're looking more and more like Sweden.

    Ever notice how the girls trying to be "popular" ended up pregnant, while the the ones who stayed true to their beliefs ended up CEO of Ebay?
    ... so is this the argument for passing health care reform when the polls suggested that the American people didn't want it?

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    Re: World warming to US under Obama, BBC poll suggests

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    So let me get this straight... a poll of 14 countries (the whole world?) shows that those countries have about the same view of the U.S. as they did in 2005, plus maybe 2%. This is shown as evidence that Obama has improved world relations, without giving any specific policy examples of how this is so.

    Hmmmm.
    They didn't poll the country I live in, but if they did, I think you would likely see a slight DECLINE in how people look at the U.S. However, it wouldn't have a lot to do with Obama specifically, but rather the beef row currently ongoing between Taiwan and the UNited States.

    Of more value would be to look into the specific causes in each individual country and then try to ascertain what trend, if any, exists.
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    Re: World warming to US under Obama, BBC poll suggests

    Quote Originally Posted by ADK_Forever View Post
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    It seems Barack Obama being elected as our president is as much a breath of fresh air to the rest of the world as it has been to Americans.

    Thank you Barack Obama for restoring honor and integrity to America.
    Oh c'mon. Be above the rest of the pathetic world. Restoring honor and integrity? Really? GITMO's gone no where. Civilians are still caught between sides. We still conduct business with the lords of terror for oil. Our foriegn policies remain the same. The only thing that's different is that President Obama makes them feel better about themselves and woos them into their former comfortable illusions of their importance to us. They even gave him a Nobel Peace Prize as our troops wage war. They want so badly to be in America's good graces again that they grovel and pretend something's changed.

    All the reasons they voiced for hating us comes down to merely hating how they were shunned and easily dimissed under President Bush. Pathetic. Any American care about taking a poll about how they feel about another country or region? Nope.
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    Re: World warming to US under Obama, BBC poll suggests

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Are you calling me spineless punk

    Obama will remain in office until 2016. And you know what, even under Bush I still liked America, I still respect America. I love visiting America, because America is more then just presidents and politics. The people of America are great, liberal or conservative, the majority of Americans are decent, well to do people that I like meeting when I come down.
    Obama is Pierre Trudeau with a different paint job. Same rhetoric, same, same political upbringing. How'd that Commi sympathizer do fer ya eh? (Projectile vomit icon).

    Just as Trudeau was vital in changing Canada to Kanuckistan, Obama and his socialist dregs are hell bent on turning the USA into the USSA.

    For that Obama will be another democrat out after four years, with his enablers getting short shrift in the mid terms.

    In 94 the world was rocked during the midterms for far less... this time people are more pissed because destruction isn't being suggested, but is rammed down the electorate's throat by Obama the Wrecking Ball.

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    Re: World warming to US under Obama, BBC poll suggests

    And thus far he is staring at rather similar problems moving the "rest of the world" (as overly simplified as you put it) towards US interests as Bush had.

    Obama is convinced that he can convince Europe to follow his line, which was mostly a different stance from Bush who, for the most part, believed that such a move would be difficult. Thus far, not much has changed. The various nations involved have their own interests to pursue.
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    Re: World warming to US under Obama, BBC poll suggests

    Quote Originally Posted by texmaster View Post
    Why wouldn't the world like us more now? Obama has done his best to cut our nuts off while going on an apology tour.
    I would be interested to hear what the actual root of your objection is here: Are you against these apologies because the idea that the U.S could ever done anything inappropriate to anyone is somehow blasphemous or because he apologized for something specific which he should not have apologized for?

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    Re: World warming to US under Obama, BBC poll suggests

    isn't is heartwarming that european effetes and muslims of the miserable middle east and choregraphed chinese and lovable latin americans are so obsequious to our obama...

    unfortunately, that same enthusiasm doesn't appear to be as heartfelt by folks in massachusetts, virginia, new jersey, pennsylvania, michigan, nevada, illinois, florida...

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