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Allies everywhere feeling snubbed by President Obama
Washington Post ^ | March 17, 2010 | Robert Kagan

Posted on 03/17/2010 8:54:08 AM PDT by Kaslin

The contretemps between President Obama and Israel needs to be seen in a broader global context. The president who ran against "unilateralism" in the 2008 campaign has worse relations overall with American allies than George W. Bush did in his second term.

Israelis shouldn't feel that they have been singled out. In Britain, people are talking about the end of the "special relationship" with America and worrying that Obama has no great regard for the British, despite their ongoing sacrifices in Afghanistan. In France, President Nicolas Sarkozy has openly criticized Obama for months (and is finally being rewarded with a private dinner, presumably to mend fences). In Eastern and Central Europe, there has been fear since the administration canceled long-planned missile defense installations in Poland and the Czech Republic that the United States may no longer be a reliable guarantor of security. Among top E.U. officials there is consternation that neither the president nor even his Cabinet seems to have time for the European Union's new president, Herman Van Rompuy, who, while less than scintillating, is nevertheless the chosen representative of the post-Lisbon Treaty continent. Europeans in general, while still fond of Obama, have concluded that he is not so fond of them -- despite his six trips to Europe -- and is more of an Asian president.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: allies; bho44; bhoeurope; bhojobapproval; bhovisit; czechrepublic; fifth100days; poland; snub; worldopinion

1 posted on 03/17/2010 8:54:09 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
Hey, Mates.
We still love ya!

Just give us a few years to clean up our White House...

2 posted on 03/17/2010 8:56:17 AM PDT by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party Of No! No Socialism - No Fascism - Nobama - No Way!)
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To: Kaslin

Senator Barack Obama’s New Strategy for a New World

As Prepared For Delivery
Washington, D.C.
July 15, 2008

...Barack will lead a new foreign policy based on restoring America’s military strength and global respect, cooperating with allies, and reversing failed Bush policies...

YEAH, UH HUH!


3 posted on 03/17/2010 8:57:55 AM PDT by BradtotheBone (Moderate Democrat - A politician whose voting record leans left and whose vote can be bought.)
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To: Kaslin

it’s amazing that he is dissing all of Europe when he’s trying to turn us into a 3rd rate version of the continent.


4 posted on 03/17/2010 9:00:59 AM PDT by Wonderama Mama (Socialism is great until you run out of someone elses money - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: Kaslin

Our Allies should get together and stage an intervention for Obama. If he went to rehab for a few months we might stand a chance to save our country.


5 posted on 03/17/2010 9:01:10 AM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: Kaslin

I thought 0bama was going to undo all that ‘damage’ done by that “most arrogant president ever”, George W. Bush...


6 posted on 03/17/2010 9:01:19 AM PDT by counterpunch (The Emperor has no Cloture)
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To: Kaslin

Don’t worry folks! We are doing our best to rid ourselves of this clown. You will only have to deal with him for 3 more years!


7 posted on 03/17/2010 9:02:56 AM PDT by vpintheak (How can love of God, Family and Country make me an extremist?)
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To: Kaslin
To make a socialist omelet, you must first break a few Capitalist eggs.
8 posted on 03/17/2010 9:04:15 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (American exceptionalism - for liberals, it's like garlic to a vampire)
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To: grobdriver

Maybe we can call them to invade and liberate us from the tyranny being jammed on America? Out with the Slaughter and in with the people!

It seems the people are to stupid to see down the pike to save themselves. It will be too late, after the fact.


9 posted on 03/17/2010 9:04:56 AM PDT by himno hero
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To: Kaslin

Allies everywhere feeling snubbed by President Obama
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Dont feel bad guys...

Look what Barry is doing to Americans at home...


10 posted on 03/17/2010 9:05:59 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: vpintheak

I’d say we have to put up with this for another seven or eight months.


11 posted on 03/17/2010 9:06:27 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: himno hero
Maybe we can call them to invade and liberate us

The British are coming!
The British are coming!

Thank God!

12 posted on 03/17/2010 9:07:13 AM PDT by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party Of No! No Socialism - No Fascism - Nobama - No Way!)
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To: Kaslin
worrying that Obama has no great regard for the British, despite their ongoing sacrifices in Afghanistan.
If the British believe that 0bama gives a damn about their “sacrifices in Afghanistan”, then they really are stupid. 0bama doesn’t give a shit about Afghanistan. He never has. Afghanistan was never anything to 0bama than a way to criticize Bush on Iraq. Anyone with half a brain knows that. In reality, 0bama wants us to lose there just as much as he wants us to lose in Iraq.
 
13 posted on 03/17/2010 9:07:14 AM PDT by counterpunch (The Emperor has no Cloture)
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To: Wonderama Mama

There is no reference to anything resembling the USA in Revelation,

meaning that it has ceased to be relevant in the final chapter of history.


14 posted on 03/17/2010 9:08:52 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Kaslin

Why BO hates Israel:

http://joytiz.com/2010/obama-irans-nukes-in-israels-houses-out/

Why BO hates the Brits:

http://joytiz.com/2010/obama-disses-the-brits-again/

The Mau Mau connection:

http://joytiz.com/2009/uk-daily-mail-obama-doesnt-heart-the-brits/


15 posted on 03/17/2010 9:09:02 AM PDT by jazminerose
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To: jazminerose

He’s not one of us.


16 posted on 03/17/2010 9:09:55 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: grobdriver

Thats as good as its going to get,lol!


17 posted on 03/17/2010 9:10:43 AM PDT by himno hero
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To: Kaslin

To all of our friends in the Israel, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Poland, the Czech Republic and France:
It’s Obama, he hasn’t even proven to us that he’s an American. The rest of the country still loves ya!


18 posted on 03/17/2010 9:10:48 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (If you're not patriotic, you're nothing !)
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To: BradtotheBone

...Barack will lead a new foreign policy based on restoring America’s military strength and global respect, cooperating with allies, and reversing failed Bush policies...

YEAH, UH HUH!
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I still expect all that to happen but then I go out every day to hunt flying pigs.


19 posted on 03/17/2010 9:15:39 AM PDT by RipSawyer (Trying to reason with a leftist is like trying to catch sunshine in a fish net at midnight.)
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To: Kaslin

A devestating critique of the failings of the Obama Administration on Foreign Policy, and how he screws our allies and snuggles up to our enemies.

Add to this the “Don’t fly the American Flag in Haiti” rule, and that attack on a democratic Honduras for following their law to remove a President who wanted to be a dictator.


20 posted on 03/17/2010 9:16:43 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: vpintheak

“You will only have to deal with him for 3 more years!”
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You may as well tell me that I only need to stand on my head for three more years.


21 posted on 03/17/2010 9:17:24 AM PDT by RipSawyer (Trying to reason with a leftist is like trying to catch sunshine in a fish net at midnight.)
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To: vpintheak
Hopefully less then that, when we win the House back and win enough seats in the Senate to take the super majority away from them.

Impeach the p o s

22 posted on 03/17/2010 9:18:14 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for Obama: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin
In Britain, people are talking about the end of the "special relationship" with America and worrying that Obama has no great regard for the British, despite their ongoing sacrifices in Afghanistan.

[snip]

Europeans in general, while still fond of Obama, have concluded that he is not so fond of them -- despite his six trips to Europe -- and is more of an Asian president.

Well, Obambi has called himself America's first "Pacific President."

23 posted on 03/17/2010 9:19:38 AM PDT by fightinJAG (Donate to keep ads running against Obamacare & Rat congresscritters http://www.dickmorris.com/blog/)
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To: Kaslin

Bottom line: Nobody likes a prick.


24 posted on 03/17/2010 9:19:46 AM PDT by crosshairs
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To: MrB

Bingo! Kinda sucks to be living during the demise of our great nation.


25 posted on 03/17/2010 9:33:17 AM PDT by rae4palin (islam is of the devil)
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To: Kaslin

And who could forget this foreign relations gaffe:

Hillary presented the Russians with a mock-up RESET button to show we are resetting our relationship with Russia. But, the button said “peregruzka” — which means “overloaded” or “overcharged” rather than “reset”.


26 posted on 03/17/2010 9:34:49 AM PDT by Henchster (Free Republic - the BEST site on the web!)
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To: Kaslin

Hey, you people wanted him, remember?


27 posted on 03/17/2010 9:38:05 AM PDT by AmishDude (It doesn't matter whom you vote for, it matters who takes office.)
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To: nolongerademocrat

“Our Allies should get together and stage an intervention for Obama. If he went to rehab for a few months we might stand a chance to save our country.”

You are onto something. A lot has been written about Obama’s malignant narcissism, psychopathy and related issues, but I haven’t seen much about his addiction/dysfunction. He has the symptoms of this disorder writ large all over him. The scary thing about addiction dysfunction is that without major intervention it can only get steadily worse. Pressure speeds and intensifies the process. I think he’s probably dealing with a lack of some mix of narcotics that he used to use, and is substituting cigarettes and alcohol. The expanding use of the latter is the one to watch out for. As he becomes more focused on self medicating other priorities will fade. Eventually the problem will surface publicly. Who knows how much damage he will have done by then.


28 posted on 03/17/2010 9:44:12 AM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Hopefully. Then this peeriod will be taught in class to be our darkest and I’m not just talking about skin color either.


29 posted on 03/17/2010 10:03:43 AM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: fightinJAG

“that he is not so fond of them — despite his six trips to Europe — and is more of an Asian president.”

Despite the fact that Asians look down on him solely because of his skin color and think of him as a total idiot.


30 posted on 03/17/2010 10:04:51 AM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: Kaslin

He has steadily insulted billions of people he should be befriending.

And he bows to enemies and those he should snub.

This is a man of immeasurable hatefulness.

I can’t believe he’s not in handcuffs.


31 posted on 03/17/2010 10:08:52 AM PDT by Lady Jag (Double your income... Fire the government)
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32 posted on 03/17/2010 10:45:14 AM PDT by lizol
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To: Fantasywriter

True. Much as I would love to see him have a public meltdown, it is not good for the country.


33 posted on 03/17/2010 10:48:28 AM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: nolongerademocrat

Don’t really see it your way. The sooner this country realizes how dire the situation is the sooner the American people will fix it. A public meltdown would bring a quick fix, imho.


34 posted on 03/17/2010 11:15:39 AM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: Fantasywriter

You’re probably right, I was just thinking of how our enemies would use the video.


35 posted on 03/17/2010 11:18:39 AM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: counterpunch
I thought 0bama was going to undo all that ‘damage’ done by that “most arrogant president ever”, George W. Bush...

Yeah, I thought so too.
36 posted on 03/17/2010 11:29:09 AM PDT by proud_yank (Socialism - An Answer In Search Of A Question For Over 100 Years)
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To: Kaslin

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37 posted on 03/17/2010 11:32:57 AM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: nolongerademocrat

That is a valid concern. It would only work, though, if nothing happened and Obama were left untouched by the meltdown. I don’t believe the country would stand for that. But I haven’t always been the best prognosticator. ;)


38 posted on 03/17/2010 11:43:45 AM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: Fantasywriter

yep


39 posted on 03/17/2010 11:53:36 AM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: MrB

Amen!


40 posted on 03/17/2010 2:37:05 PM PDT by Terry Mross (We need a "Second Sons of Liberty".)
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To: Kaslin
Europeans in general, while still fond of Obama, have concluded that he is not so fond of them -- despite his six trips to Europe -- and is more of an Asian president.

Obama is busy smacking the world's white people across the chops and they are too stupid to realize they are being deliberately dissed. Pathetic.

41 posted on 03/17/2010 5:22:17 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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