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    Is the US perceived as weaker under the Obama administration?



    As the worlds superpower, this is a question worth being asked.

    Internationally are we declining in influence on the world stage?

    Do our enemies, rivals, and allies see us as weaker now?

    Are we seen as stronger for having Obama as POTUS or are we seen as weaker since Bush's Presidency?

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    Re: Is the US perceived as weaker under the Obama administration?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post


    As the worlds superpower, this is a question worth being asked.

    Internationally are we declining in influence on the world stage?

    Do our enemies, rivals, and allies see us as weaker now?

    Are we seen as stronger for having Obama as POTUS or are we seen as weaker since Bush's Presidency?

    Nah, it's not looking weaker. Obama looks weak, but Bush looked like a dolt.
    Democrats are more isolationist and protectionist anyway.
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    Re: Is the US perceived as weaker under the Obama administration?

    I agree with Grand Mal. Obama looks weak, but all of our flying robots raining down death on the citizens of the world makes us look like genuine tough guys.
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    Re: Is the US perceived as weaker under the Obama administration?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post


    As the worlds superpower, this is a question worth being asked.

    Internationally are we declining in influence on the world stage?

    Do our enemies, rivals, and allies see us as weaker now?

    Are we seen as stronger for having Obama as POTUS or are we seen as weaker since Bush's Presidency?

    Here there are lots of public media broadcasts and shows that tell the population that the USA is either almost or already second and increasingly impotent in all but military and that that is dangerous for the world.

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    Re: Is the US perceived as weaker under the Obama administration?

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    I agree with Grand Mal. Obama looks weak, but all of our flying robots raining down death on the citizens of the world makes us look like genuine tough guys.
    It sure would help , if the man would explain more, why we use the robots and mine so much data and where we want to go.
    Most of all he falls down on the Vison Thing. He does not lead well.

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    Re: Is the US perceived as weaker under the Obama administration?

    Emasculating our military (in more ways than one), giving into Iran's demands, slithering out of countries as they fall back into disarray ...why would anyone think differently?

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    Re: Is the US perceived as weaker under the Obama administration?

    Is the US perceived as weaker in influence under Obama?
    if "weaker" means less of a perceived empirical "superpower," i hope so. we have been the first world's pro bono army for more than half a a century now, and it's time to go back to being a country. it is someone else's turn to bankrupt itself on global police actions while we fix our damned bridges and improve the lives of average working citizens.

    every empire collapses. some countries endure. seems like it's better for us to be a country.

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    Re: Is the US perceived as weaker under the Obama administration?

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    Emasculating our military (in more ways than one), giving into Iran's demands, slithering out of countries as they fall back into disarray ...why would anyone think differently?
    Are you kidding me? Our military is not designed to prevent other countries from falling into disarray. Nation building, like peace keeping, are not military matters - our national defense is. Responding to direct attacks upon ourselves and our allies by treaty are plenty enough to deal with. Wasting our time, treasure and lives trying to create (or save) other nations leaves us much weaker to deal with any real threats.
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    Re: Is the US perceived as weaker under the Obama administration?

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    if "weaker" means less of a perceived empirical "superpower," i hope so. we have been the first world's pro bono army for more than half a a century now, and it's time to go back to being a country. it is someone else's turn to bankrupt itself on global police actions while we fix our damned bridges and improve the lives of average working citizens.

    every empire collapses. some countries endure. seems like it's better for us to be a country.
    Being a superpower simply means having the potential to defend against any attack, not the need to constantly meddle militarily in the affairs of other nations unless they attack us (or our allies). National defense is not the same as playing world policeman. If the most powerful military on the planet cannot advance beyond a stalemate, in over a decade, against an enemy with no air force, navy and a rag tag, at best, army then we have a very bad battle plan.
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    Re: Is the US perceived as weaker under the Obama administration?

    Internationally are we declining in influence on the world stage?
    Yes, Russia tells Obama to jump and how high, France told Obama "NO" to the deal with Iran, Iran is getting their nukes, Israel certainly sees us as giving them up, Obama made "Crossing the Red Line" meaningless, Obama lost the war in Afghanistan, he pulled out of Iraq and now AQ is taking ground like never before. Afghanistan will do the same. All our blood and treasure will have meant nothing. Obama campaigned on restoring our standing in the world, instead the opposite has happened. Etc Etc.
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