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    Re: Are we an arrogant country?

    to the original question, yes, i believe america is indeed a bit arrogant. we do help other countries, but at the same time we believe we can end the world's suffering. yet look at us now, we're going into another depression. we never thought we'd be in iraq for what, 6-7 years now? we may have done some good, but not nearly as much as we thought we would, and definently not as easily as we thought we would. and a country that is as powerful as ours is bound to think we're better than we actually are, so its possible that when our country falls, which will most likely be from the inside-civil war or something as such, other countries such as britian or france could come at us while weak, and then we wouldnt be so arrogant. as it is, we dont believe anyone could defeat us, yet what would have happened if we went to war during the civil war?
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    Re: Are we an arrogant country?

    I'm not going to wade through this whole thread. But here is my two cents. Yes, we are an arrogant nation as the typical mindset of our elected officials has historically been one of "America first regardless of the cost to others." Our foreign policy since the end of WW2 has really reflected this for the most part. We owe some apologies. We aren't the devil, not be any means. But we've done our share of manipulative **** and went out of our way remove self determination from the hands of some nations. South and Central America and the Middle East come to mind.

    The premise of this thread addressing the Obama World Apology Tour is bull****. It's specifically designed to criticize Obama's efforts to counter years of failed foreign policy and restore our image internationally as a benevolent superpower. The thread author has even referred to it as a Bash America Tour. This couldn't be more wrong.
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    Re: Are we an arrogant country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    Obama on his US World Apology tour, recently stated that we are an arrogant country.

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    What do you think of Obama's statements?
    He is absolutely correct. The proof of that is displayed right here in this post. The phrase US World Apology tour says it right off. It shows me that Americans resent ever admitting that they did anything wrong. If they made a list it would wrap around the globe but the apology list as far as Americans are concerned would be blank.
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    Re: Are we an arrogant country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    Obama on his US World Apology tour, recently stated that we are an arrogant country.

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    Are we?

    What do you think of Obama's statements?
    We most certainly have been. I think Obama is trying to change that image of us, in a positive and productive way.

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    Re: Are we an arrogant country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lerxst View Post
    I'm not going to wade through this whole thread. But here is my two cents. Yes, we are an arrogant nation as the typical mindset of our elected officials has historically been one of "America first regardless of the cost to others." Our foreign policy since the end of WW2 has really reflected this for the most part. We owe some apologies. We aren't the devil, not be any means. But we've done our share of manipulative **** and went out of our way remove self determination from the hands of some nations. South and Central America and the Middle East come to mind.

    The premise of this thread addressing the Obama World Apology Tour is bull****. It's specifically designed to criticize Obama's efforts to counter years of failed foreign policy and restore our image internationally as a benevolent superpower. The thread author has even referred to it as a Bash America Tour. This couldn't be more wrong.
    What a trite commentary considering the FACT that the ONLY reason for any deterioration in the perceptions the world may have of us has been the tireless campaign of ignorance from the likes of the New York Times, the rest of the Liberal press and the Liberal Democrats who have made it their career trashing US President and proclaiming the Iraq War as a loss before the fight is even finished for purely hyper partisan political purposes.

    One cannot fabricate the level of asinine ignorance and hypocrisy it must take to be a Liberal these days.

    Now with their dude in power, suddenly the gloves must all come off and we need to ALL agree with Liberals and work TOGETHER.

    Can anyone take this kind of crapola serious? REALLY?

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    Re: Are we an arrogant country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Inferno View Post
    He is absolutely correct. The proof of that is displayed right here in this post. The phrase US World Apology tour says it right off. It shows me that Americans resent ever admitting that they did anything wrong. If they made a list it would wrap around the globe but the apology list as far as Americans are concerned would be blank.
    Should we also apologize for Liberating Europe? How about apologize for Liberating Asia? Better yet, let's apologize for being the world's police because the UN has become a feckless waste of time and the Europeans have had their heads so deeply imbedded in the ass of thugs like Saddam that they cannot extricate their heads from it.

    While we Americans are at it, let's also apologize for the Liberation of Kuwait; after all, if we had just left that mess alone, the world would be a much better place, 9-11 would never have occurred and we wouldn't be trying to promote Democracy in Afghanistan and Iraq; they could still be despotic regimes that treat their neighbors and citizens like crap.

    I think we also need to apologize to the Indonesian people whom we desperately tried to help after the Tsunami.

    Maybe we should also apologize for the Imperialist Europeans for creating the mess we have in the Middle East because we didn't get involved soon enough to prevent their attempts to subjugate the world to their imperialistic ambitions seeing that they are too HUMBLE to do it for themselves.

    I just love a good bash America thread don't you?

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    Re: Are we an arrogant country?

    Quote Originally Posted by aaronssongs View Post
    We most certainly have been. I think Obama is trying to change that image of us, in a positive and productive way.
    The ONLY image Obama will leave of the USA is the impending economic disaster of what was left of our economy and a feckless foreign policy that encourages the despots who hate us to plot more attacks.

    But hey, let me apologize first and foremost for stepping on your profound denial by suggesting that Obama is nothing more than a naive inexperienced Community Organizer with absurd notions about how the REAL world works.

    Please accept my apologies for he is, after all, THE ONE. That moron who fooled EVERYONE smarter than him into a War of Choice in Iraq made me do it.

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    Re: Are we an arrogant country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Truth Detector View Post
    The ONLY image Obama will leave of the USA is the impending economic disaster of what was left of our economy and a feckless foreign policy that encourages the despots who hate us to plot more attacks.

    But hey, let me apologize first and foremost for stepping on your profound denial by suggesting that Obama is nothing more than a naive inexperienced Community Organizer with absurd notions about how the REAL world works.

    Please accept my apologies for he is, after all, THE ONE. That moron who fooled EVERYONE smarter than him into a War of Choice in Iraq made me do it.
    i beg to differ. The saying goes, you can get more bees with honey, than with vinegar. We've had nothing but industrial strength vinegar ever since 2001...alienated practically everybody ('cept Britain), due to our arrogance and unilateralism. Obama is making overtures (not appeasement) to Islamic countries, being tougher with policy as it applies to Israel (something long overdue), and using diplomacy instead of threats and insults. A welcome change from 8 years of failed foreign policy and quite frankly, a failed domestic policy. The worst presidency in American History, hands down.
    Why do you suppose Obama has such high poll numbers and Republicans have such low poll numbers...are Americans, or more specifically, the American voters, all of a sudden, lunatics?

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    Re: Are we an arrogant country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Truth Detector View Post
    The ONLY image Obama will leave of the USA is the impending economic disaster of what was left of our economy and a feckless foreign policy that encourages the despots who hate us to plot more attacks.
    His presidency is not over, so you cannot say what will happen is true.


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    Re: Are we an arrogant country?

    Quote Originally Posted by aaronssongs View Post
    ....ever since 2001...alienated practically everybody ('cept Britain), due to our arrogance and unilateralism.
    You cannot back up this false assertion with any facts. It is merely a "Liberal" perception which has been reinforced by a campaign of ignorance led by the New York Times against a President they never liked and thought stole the election from their man in 2000.

    Quote Originally Posted by aaronssongs View Post
    Obama is making overtures (not appeasement) to Islamic countries, being tougher with policy as it applies to Israel (something long overdue), and using diplomacy instead of threats and insults. A welcome change from 8 years of failed foreign policy and quite frankly, a failed domestic policy. The worst presidency in American History, hands down.
    Last time I looked, Iran told Obama to pound sand.

    Last time I looked, North Korea told Obama to pound sand.

    Are you living in the same world I live in?

    Quote Originally Posted by aaronssongs View Post
    Why do you suppose Obama has such high poll numbers and Republicans have such low poll numbers...are Americans, or more specifically, the American voters, all of a sudden, lunatics?
    Okay let me be sure I understand this; you think HIGH opinion polls are an indicator of leadership?

    Did you know that Congressional Democrats have lower polling numbers than Bush did? What does that tell you?

    How high do you think those numbers will be this time next year? I can give you a guess; not much higher than Bush's and they may even go below Bush's numbers by the end of his first term.

    But again, the thing I liked about Bush is that he was a leader and didn't make decision by sticking a finger into the wind and trying to figure out what was easy an popular.

    Obama doesn't either, he just happens to be clueless of the disaster his policies are going to be.

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