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Over 2 years After President Obama’s Cairo Speech…
Flopping Aces ^ | 08-21-11 | Wordsmith

Posted on 08/21/2011 11:21:57 PM PDT by Starman417


A souvenir shop's owner displays a recently made metal plaque reading 'Obama, New Tutankhamun of the World' in Cairo, June 1, 2009. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Then:

"My dear sir, President Obama... We all hated America before you came, but now... an olive branch and a... 'Hamama' [dove]!"-Abbas Chechan, Iraqi poet

And now:

“When people see a strong horse and a weak horse, by nature they will like the strong horse.” -Arab proverb

Wasn't our standing in the world supposed to improve in the Age of Obama? Weren't we "hated" due to 8 years of oppressing Muslims under the evil, warmongering Bush Regime?

A recent Zogby analysis- Arab Attitudes, 2011- finds that President Obama's charm offensive Apology Tour, his bowing and bombing campaigns, his "support" for Libyan rebels and non-support for Iranian democracy, distancing and abandonment of traditional allies (Israel & Mubarak), his broken promise to close Gitmo, his perpetuation of Bush-era wars (and in some ways, expansion) in spite of the name-changes and the makeovers, have all resulted in a worsening of America's standing in the Arab world:

Executive Summary

• After improving with the election of Barack Obama in 2008, U.S. favorable ratings across the Arab world have plummeted. In most countries they are lower than at the end of the Bush Administration, and lower than Iran's favorable ratings (except in Saudi Arabia).

• The continuing occupation of Palestinian lands and U.S. interference in the Arab world are held to be the greatest obstacles to peace and stability in the Middle East.

• While many Arabs were hopeful that the election of Barack Obama would improve U.S.-Arab relations, that hope has evaporated. Today, President Obama's favorable ratings across the Arab World are 10% or less.

• Obama's performance ratings are lowest on the two issues to which he has devoted the most energy: Palestine and engagement with the Muslim world.

• The U.S. role in establishing a no-fly zone over Libya receives a positive rating only in Saudi Arabia and Lebanon, but, as an issue, it is the lowest priority.

(Excerpt) Read more at floppingaces.net...


TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: arabspring; cairo; foreignpolicy; libya; obama; obamessiah; obamunism

1 posted on 08/21/2011 11:22:05 PM PDT by Starman417
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To: Starman417

Obama, the master of disaster.


2 posted on 08/21/2011 11:28:49 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum
Scuttlebutt has it that Mubarik and Obama are no longer talking. Nor is anyone else in Egypt.
3 posted on 08/21/2011 11:39:13 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: BIGLOOK

I thought that Mubarek was in the hospital on his death bed.

Not that it matters.


4 posted on 08/21/2011 11:42:38 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum
Not that it matters.

That's a fact. He won't survive to learn Egypt's future.
5 posted on 08/21/2011 11:54:57 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: Starman417

Egypt can have Precedent Erkel Mugabe now....


6 posted on 08/22/2011 1:48:07 AM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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