Skip to comments.CNN's Fareed Zakaria: Obama 'Failing' as Leader of Free World
Posted on 04/03/2009 3:20:37 PM PDT by Pyro7480
In an interview on CNN.com on Friday titled Zakaria: Obama disappoints as world leader, author and CNN anchor Fareed Zakaria threw cold water on the medias laudatory coverage of President Obamas trip to Europe: Although he brought a lot of star power -- the talk of the week -- at least in certain circles in Washington, New York and London -- has been that President Obama is failing in his role as leader of the free world. He cited a columnist overseas to support his opinion, something that hasnt really been done in the medias coverage of the trip. Zakaria also plugged the central thesis of his book, The Post-American World -- that the rest of the world is rising to meet the United States position -- economically, politically and culturally.
The unnamed correspondent who interviewed Zakaria began by asking what the anchor/author thought about the presidents trip. After dropping the failing word, he cited a recent column by British columnist Jonathan Freedland in The Guardian, that President Obama looks neither like JFK nor FDR but rather JEC -- thats James Earl Carter -- better known here as Jimmy Carter. The interviewer countered, But it appears everyone is fawning over him. Zakaria answered, President Obama has encountered a Europe that is more resistant to his policy proposals. The French and Germans have their own proposals. The Chinese and Russians have come with their own demands. And everyone expects him to apologize for having caused this mess in the first place.
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wasn’t this the guy that said Obama had highly nuanced, intelligent and sophisticated foreign policy views prior the election?
wasn’t he also the one who said that middle eastern terrorism should just be accepted as a way of life?
Fareed Zakaria is a member of the MSM. He writes for TIME.
I’m actually really surprised by this.
the bloom is coming off the MSM rose!
He also wrote “The Post American World”.
Maybe Obama will throw that book away now instead of reading it again.
Don’t underestimate Zacharia’s influence. He’s a smart and apparently centrist guy often seen on the Sunday morning talkies and in other places too—editor for Newsweek International, a CNN analyst, etc etc. There’s a picture floating around FR of al’0bama walking around with his latest book, The Post-American World.
If Zacharia is dissing BoyBarak, look for the circle of weewee to widen.
Zacharia is a muslim born in India, a naturalized US citizen, and was a Reagan supporter. look him up at wikipedia.
Fareed is full blooded Council on Foreign Relations and MSM hypeman, is this a signal that the drive bys will slowly turn on Bambi?
And Obama is more than happy to oblige. Not to mention, his grovelling at the feet of the Saudi king.
In other words, he’s like one of those Somali pirates.
still waiting for them to mention the bow to the saudi king and the letter he sent to France addressed to Chirac amongst other things.
Could you tell me please as to why the president felt the need to bow to the king and yet he felt not to do this with any other leader?
I could think of many more questions too
though one thing keeps nagging at me here .
We known the media is biased, of course we do, sure do don’t we but saying they have class and that his wife is stylish is going a bit far.
She put the buttons in the wrong holes, her sense of dress is that of curtains and she certainly cannot carry her self. One only has to look at what she wears to see she is not stylish nor sexy.
The saying goes
a picture is a thousand words then look at the pictures of his wife and anyone tell me she really is stylish
Still maybe this is a start that the tide is turning and that people are waking up from the cult of obama.
Yes he is a great reader of someone else speeches, but he is a blabbering fool when he does not have one and he certainly does not seem to bright on this trip or even before this trip.
OK all those elected tell lies and avoid questions which are hard but has anyone noticed when obama is asked on anything he goes into campaign mode and refers to climate change, ozone, pollution and saving on green houses gases.
It is lie he is a robot with only a few things he knows what to say
sorry for the long rant
Me too. I do think that a LOT of these people are saying “Oh s#$t!”
“the bloom is coming off the MSM rose!”
There will be minor, isolated defections. They will be mocked, and marginalized.
We shoulda nuked the whole rest of the world while he had the chance.
Yep. I don’t trust anything he has to say.
That’s because he has no intention of leading a “free” world.
The Democrats got the “biggest dud” of a candidate they could ever have, when they voted in Obama. It’s sure showing up now...
>>>> is this a signal that the drive bys will slowly turn on Bambi? <<<<<
Slowly? They’re doing it now.
Only 10 weeks down.
198 to go.
Uh-Oh...watch your back, Fareed.
ah thank you I forgot that
so quickly off my head and then time for a drink, It’s Friday
57 states, in Islam that means 57 Islamic countries
oath being taken second time in private, why?????????????????
his muslims faith like you just said
his first call to muslims
his first media address to muslims not to this country
his refusal to give present at Christmas, Easter birthdays etc
his name change
his postponement of charges against Islamic terrorist.
him keep saying we have to reach out to Muslims
his bow to the protector of the muslims holy land the Saudi king of which has not been noted by the media in this country
closing of gitmo but that maybe because of his radical extreme left loon views
him stating how he understands muslims
him saying the most beautiful sound of the call to prayer
that is off the top of my head but I am sure there are more
people in the UK also think he is a muslim too as I talked to my sister first time in a long time and she asked how does it feel to be ruled by a muslim and when I said “why do you say that?”
she replied , come on everyone here knows and then I asked two others in the room there that night over the phone and they said the same
I catch your drift and you do have a good point but remember that many folk are sheep , mostly Dems and if they are told something then they will walk around repeating the same mantra
True. We’re just seeing the inevitable end result of hero worship. The “god” becomes man and all the followers are shocked and disappointed. Some will call it what it is (like this guy), but most will back their guy because to do otherwise is to admit to horrible personal human flaws like gullibility and immaturity.
“Could you tell me please as to why the president felt the need to bow to the king and yet he felt not to do this with any other leader?”
Long rant? Nah.
BTW, notice the Saudi king didn’t return the bow— Obeisance. Making salaam. A subject to his king.
yes I noticed, shameful isn;t but shameful that the media in this country have not reported this and fox and friends had many e=mails off me about this
would chavez be betta?
Personality does not trump politics.
Fixed it for ya.
Obama fits Zakaria’s model, and he’s happy about it. It’s not criticism; Zakaria wants the “post American” world.
Found this last night.
There are a lot of links to follow on it.
See the link in my post #25.
Whoops ! make that #35!
I am sorry I don’;t see a link in 25, I must be looking in the wrong place, could you put a link up please
LOL I have it , I was going though the replies and saw this after I sent the Post to you before
thank you I’m going through it now
He’s simply pimping his own book
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