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Loss of trust: Obama’s Germany syndrome
Financial Times ^ | 7-13-2014 | Edward Luce

Posted on 07/13/2014 12:02:26 PM PDT by Citizen Zed

What did the president know, and when did he know it? Such was demanded of Richard Nixon, who resigned 40 years ago next month. In no sense can President Barack Obama be morally compared with the man who brought us Watergate. He is neither a crook nor a liar.

But Mr Obama shares one problem that could cripple what remains of his presidency – most people no longer trust him. The sentiment spans foreign allies as well as domestic critics. When trust goes, respect is seldom far behind.

The most surprising example is Germany. It was in Berlin in 2008 that then Senator Obama unveiled his global promise – an America that could once again be trusted. Germans no longer believe it. In the wake of the “friendly spying” ring allegations, less than 40 per cent of Germans consider the US a trustworthy partner, according to one survey.

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Poor Obama.
1 posted on 07/13/2014 12:02:26 PM PDT by Citizen Zed
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To: Citizen Zed

LOL...Who is this boob of a writer? Obama lies so blatantly no one believes anything he says, hence the complete loss of trust by sensible citizens.


2 posted on 07/13/2014 12:07:50 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Citizen Zed

“In no sense can President Barack Obama be morally compared with the man who brought us Watergate. He is neither a crook nor a liar.”

Yes he can. Nixon was a piker compared to this lying crook.


3 posted on 07/13/2014 12:07:55 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (GM is dead and Al Queada is alive.)
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To: Citizen Zed
He is neither a crook nor a liar.

Proof that people with mental disabilities can't do everything.
4 posted on 07/13/2014 12:10:08 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: txrefugee

Bill Whittle nails Obama and the limo liberals.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkN4XiqRnrE&feature=youtu.be


5 posted on 07/13/2014 12:15:07 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Citizen Zed

“He is neither a crook nor a liar.”

Yes, he is. He admitted to snorting cocaine. He lied about keeping your health insurance. Obama is worse than Nixon.


6 posted on 07/13/2014 12:44:45 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Well stated. I had already copied the exact same statement.

Does this writer not see the irony here? The Writer is a liar to begin with. Can a liar recognize another liar? It seems not.


7 posted on 07/13/2014 12:49:33 PM PDT by Gumdrop (~)
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To: Citizen Zed

In no sense can President Barack Obama be morally compared with the man who brought us Watergate. He is neither a crook nor a liar.

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/laughs.wav


8 posted on 07/13/2014 12:59:08 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Citizen Zed
This is classic.

"He is neither a crook nor a liar.

But Mr Obama shares one problem that could cripple what remains of his presidency – most people no longer trust him."

He's done nothing wrong, yet people don't trust him. Our fault again.

9 posted on 07/13/2014 2:04:52 PM PDT by rake ("more rubble, less trouble" VD Hanson)
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To: Citizen Zed

This moron thinks Obamas not a liar?” No need to read past that point.


10 posted on 07/13/2014 2:41:11 PM PDT by wny
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To: BenLurkin

Jim Healy - those were the days!


11 posted on 07/13/2014 3:04:57 PM PDT by bkopto (Free men are not equal. Equal men are not free.)
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