For the first time in a long time, the President of the United States is actually distrusted by its’ allies and not in the least feared by its’ adversaries. Nor is Mr. Obama now respected by the majority of Americans. Understandably focused on the dismal economy and Mr. Obama’s relentless efforts to nationalize and socialize health care, Americans apparently have yet to notice his dismal performance and lack of respect in the world community.
“I recently asked several senior administration officials, separately, to name a foreign leader with whom Barack Obama has forged a strong personal relationship during his first year in office,” wrote Jackson Diehl, deputy editorial page editor of the Washington Post, on Monday. “A lot of hemming and hawing ensued.” One official named French President Nicolas Sarkozy, but his contempt for Mr. Obama is an open secret. Another named German Chancellor Angela Merkel. But, said Mr. Diehl, “Merkel too has been conspicuously cool toward Obama.”
Mr. Obama certainly doesn’t care about the Poles and Czechs, whom he has betrayed on missile defense. Honduras and Israel also can attest that he’s been an unreliable ally and an unfaithful friend. Ironically, our relations with both Israel and the Palestinian Authority have never been worse. Russia has offered nothing in exchange for Mr. Obama’s abandonment of missile defense. Russia and China won’t support serious sanctions on Iran. Syria’s support for terrorism has not diminished despite efforts to normalize diplomatic relations. The reclusive military dictatorship that runs Burma has responded to our efforts at “engagement” by deepening its ties to North Korea.
The American people chose to elect an idiot who seems hell bent on insulting their allies, and something must be done to stop Obama’s reckless foreign policy, before he does the dirty on his allies on every issue.”
–London Daily Telegraph editor — Alex Singleton, April 11.
I suppose the list of disappointed dignitaries, presidents, kings/queens and PM’s around the globe could be even larger but the point is:
“Whose Your Buddy?” Is there anyone out there that doesn’t truly feel BHO is someone to keep at arms length? I mean, this guy has become the Jerk that other countries need to pull off their own personal agendas but do not really desire to invite him to dinner or a round of golf if they don’t have to! The Dutch and French for whatever reason offered “Free Help” a few days after the BP oil disaster erupted and Obama turned them down!!!! Why??? These are countries that are actually trained and have a plan for such disasters and they get their kind offers thrown in their faces.
One of Barack Hussein Obama’s first acts as president was to return to Britain a bust of Winston Churchill that had graced the Oval Office since 9/11. He followed this up by denying Prime Minister Gordon Brown, on his first state visit, the usual joint press conference with flags. The president was “too tired” to grant the leader of America’s closest ally a proper welcome, his aides told British journalists. Really? Did BHO get his executive training from Chef Ramsay on “Hells Kitchen”? He certainly has sliced and diced our allies since taking office!
I could not take his pattern of backstabbing, “misspeaking” and constant misinterpretations to any corporation in America and not get fired within 90 days! And yet, he is the Chief Executive of what was once the strongest and most financially secure nation on the planet! I promise that my gravestone will include the words: “Did not vote for Obama”