Skip to comments.World hopes for a 'less arrogant America'(Obama-mania)
Posted on 11/04/2008 7:45:07 AM PST by VU4G10
BERLIN A world weary of eight years of George W. Bush was riveted Tuesday by the drama unfolding in the United States. Many were inspired by Barack Obama's focus on hope, or simply relieved that whoever wins the current administration is coming to an end.
From Berlin's Brandenburg Gate to the small town of Obama, Japan, the world gears up to celebrate a fresh start for America.
In Germany, where more than 200,000 flocked to see Obama this summer as he moved to burnish his foreign policy credentials during a trip to the Middle East and Europe, the election dominated television ticker crawls, newspaper headlines and Web sites.
Hundreds of thousands prepared to party through the night to watch the outcome of an election having an impact far beyond America's shores. Among the more irreverent festivities planned in Paris: a "Goodbye George" party to bid farewell to Bush.
"Like many French people, I would like Obama to win because it would really be a sign of change," said Vanessa Doubine, shopping Tuesday on the Champs-Elysees. "I deeply hope for America's image that it will be Obama."
Obama-mania was evident not only across Europe, where millions geared up for all-night vigils, but even in much of the Islamic world, where Muslims expressed hope that the Democrat would seek compromise rather than confrontation.
The Bush administration alienated Muslims by mistreating prisoners at its detention center for terrorism
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I’ll say it again and again: the world can kiss my rear.
I would post what I really think about this, but I may be banned forever. Suffice it to say, I don’t give a #!$* what the “world” hopes for.
What a joke...Obama is the most arrogant fool out there
I don’t know about America, but Obama is as arrogant as they come, a real screwball.
People need to realize that the crowds in Germany were not to praise Obama.......he organized a free rock and roll concert for them, just like he does here. As far as them not liking our present President..........I don’t really care what they think. People in France want to drag us down to their level. Let another war come about over there and watch them come crawling for our support.
Gee, this article isn’t smug at all. /s
An Obama presidency means less arrogance?
Everything about Obama—his wife, his friends,his volunteers, his campaign camp—reeks of arrogance.
America hopes for a less needy rest-of-world...
Bu... Bu... Bu... Bu... But, O... O... O... O... Obama is arr... arr... arr... arr... arrogant.
The Germans, who brought us two world wars and a genocide of millions of people, have no standing to lecture the US on arrogance.
Considering the extreme arrogance of Obama, I find this pretty ironic.
Actually, I find the rest of the world to be pretty arrogant to presume to tell us who should be the President of our (still) sovereign nation.
Only a liberal can think that going from George W. Bush, who knows humility before the Almighty, to self-worshipping Barack Obama (we are the ones we’ve been waiting for) ... would make America LESS arrogant.
After we’re attacked again...and gas is more than 5 bucks...can we still cheer for Obama?
Considering the extreme arrogance of Obama, I find this pretty ironic.
Actually, I find the rest of the world to be pretty arrogant to presume to tell us whom we should elect as the President of our own (for the moment at least) still sovereign nation.
Strange that so many people fail to see arrogance in a man who thinks that he can care for the sick, heal the planet, and stop the oceans from rising.
Translation: World wants a weak America.
They want us to keep shoveling out the money to protect the world from the bad guys and shovel out the foreign aid but I guess we aren’t meek enough when we do it, huh?
Jerks. Obama will let the muslims have their way with you and then you’ll be wishing for the good ole USA.
How does stepping in each of those places for a 3 hr. photo op "burnish" his foriegn policy cedentials?
What Horse crap.
Now Obambi travels the world and puts down the US and suddenly he's the only hope for the world?
Hey Algore told a sh*t load of lies and won a Nobel prize
GET OUT AND VOTE FREEPERS!
The majority of UN members are NOT democracies. Remember that.
Another oft-repeated lie. They were there to see a concert, planned long before Obama inserted himself.
I don’t know how true this story is - I’ve from ‘over there’ and the feedback I’ve been getting from various sources is the exact opposite of this article.
That means a non-Moslem who refuses to bend to the will of the mullahs.
So, somebody wants a less arrogant America?
Not while I'm around.
I’m sick and tired of hearing about how Bush Alienated the world! Give me a break!! No one man has done more to help Muslims...people who are not even from our country....than President Bush. Does the world really want Saddam Hussein back? Does Iraq really want their dictatorship back? Does the world really want the Taliban back and Al Qaeda back in Afghanistan? Seriously, you people out there in la la land have got to get a grip. People don’t hate President Bush because he’s ignorant or whatever...They hate him because he had the guts to do do one none of the whiners before him had the balls to do.....which is to fix the damn problem.
Granted he’s made mistakes. And, granted, it’s been tough as hell if not pure hell at times. But, this is grown up time!! The world is and will be a better place down the road because of President Bush’s policy in Iraq and Afghanistan. It’s just too bad, the world is too ignorant to think beyond George Bush’s butchered syntax. To this day, the political left is still incapable of thinking passed the ‘beer party’ coming up this Friday. It was true when I was in college and it’s true to this day.
This “Arrogant America” is all the world has left to protect freedom loving people...
My hope is that the “world” stop its arrogant rantings about America.
USA is the great HOPE of many people all around the world.
“Europe wishes for a less arrogant(independent)American policy. “
I flip my nose at Europe’s arrogance.
The Obama family can takek their America-hating Rev Wright and Bill Ayers and friends and move to Europe.
We don’t need them anyhow.
Which arrogance is it exactly that "the world" dislikes?
I’m sorry but you expect millionaire elitists who expect it all handed to them to be LESS arrogant?
Oh right - I forgot, other nations are already run by the most arrogant amongst them..
Yes, but he'll be 'kind' to terrorists the way the AP wants him to.
That's what REALLY galls them.
If the world wants less arrogance, then they want John McCain. Barack Obama is far more arrogant than Bush. In fact, he may be one of the most arrogant candidates we’ve had. He does arrogance better than the inept John Kerry, who did, to his credit, try very hard at arrogance.
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