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Absence of key U.S. allies at summit amplifies doubts about Obama’s foreign policy
The Daily Caller ^ | April 12, 2010 | Jon Ward

Posted on 04/12/2010 8:11:14 AM PDT by Kaslin

President Obama is holding one of the biggest global summits ever on U.S. soil starting Monday, but for all the hoopla, the event will be missing America’s strongest allies.

As remarkable as it is, the fact that neither British Prime Minister Gordon Brown nor Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are attending President Obama’s nuclear security summit in Washington Monday and Tuesday is not altogether surprising.

Relations with both countries — Israel in particular — have grown strained under Obama. Combined with Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s recent defiance of the administration, questions are growing about the president’s ability to maintain important relationships.

“It is a curious state of affairs when relations with our major democratic allies are all wobbly at once,” said Michael Green, a former foreign policy adviser to President George W. Bush, who also listed Japan and South Korea as traditional allies whose relationships with the U.S. have frayed under Obama.

“And one has to ask why righting these key alliances has not received more attention,” he said.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: allies; allyuk; bhonukes; enemywithin; military; obama; palin; security; snub; usurper

1 posted on 04/12/2010 8:11:14 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Clearly Obama has a different understanding of “ally” from the author’s.


2 posted on 04/12/2010 8:13:44 AM PDT by rightwingcrazy
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To: Kaslin

What’s the problem?

At least Iran, Cuba, Russia and Venezuela still LOVE us.


3 posted on 04/12/2010 8:17:25 AM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he would'nt and not doing what he said he would)
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To: Kaslin

Is the Secret Service populated my Muslims and commies?


4 posted on 04/12/2010 8:19:07 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Kaslin

The Obamanation is a 3rd-World kleptocracy posing as our government.


5 posted on 04/12/2010 8:19:28 AM PDT by Enchante (Obama and Brennan think that 20% of terrorists re-joining the battle is just fine with them)
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To: Kaslin
“And one has to ask why righting these key alliances has not received more attention"

Probably because he wants them to fail, IMO.

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
6 posted on 04/12/2010 8:20:05 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN '69 - St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!)
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To: Kaslin

What doubt about Obama’s foreign policy. I have no doubt in my head what-so-ever...his foreign policy is a failure without a doubt.


7 posted on 04/12/2010 8:20:56 AM PDT by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: rightwingcrazy

0bama’s allies are someone like Castro, Chavez, Ahmanutjob, Kim Jong Ill, etc


8 posted on 04/12/2010 8:21:27 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

Did Sarkozy come?


9 posted on 04/12/2010 8:24:00 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: Kaslin
It's abundantly clear that obama commands no respect from the world.

He is still "community organizing", which means he's handing out goodies to the moocher class of the world, and they pretend to be his "friend"...same as the US Voters.

He just can't get past the old days with meetings with crowds of chia pets in Chicago where he could whip them up into a frenzy with tales of free money and lifelong reparations and support.

He's a "one trick pony", and he's used it too many times for it to be effective anymore.


10 posted on 04/12/2010 8:31:11 AM PDT by FrankR (Those of us who love AMERICA far outnumber those who love obama - your choice.)
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To: Kaslin

He’s offended every nation that once supported us. He’s sucked up to every nation that wants to *hit on us. And despite sucking up to them, they still want to *hit on us.

Why do I get the feeling his little nuclear party will be a disaster?


11 posted on 04/12/2010 8:35:37 AM PDT by henkster (A broken government does not merit full faith and credit.)
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To: Kaslin

I’ve been saying all along that Obie is a diplomatic disaster, but the American media still insists that he’s loved in other countries.


12 posted on 04/12/2010 8:36:00 AM PDT by cake_crumb (President Reagan on ObieCare: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRdLpem-AAs&feature=player_embedded#)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy
Yeah, he'll be there. Here is the list

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/04/11/raw-data-officials-attending-nuclear-summit-washington-dc/

13 posted on 04/12/2010 8:37:07 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin
What's this? Obama has a Foreign Policy problem? Some 50% of Americans voted for this fraud....what did they miss or thought they wanted? Obama has no foreign policy just a new approach to our old enemies and those who were once our friends and Allys.

The enemy is in the White House - friend to all terrorists, Marxists, Union Members, special interest, community organizers, and members of the Media. 50% of dumbed down Americans, rock concert groupies and useful idiots voted this fraud in....may G-d have mercy on us all.

14 posted on 04/12/2010 8:37:35 AM PDT by yoe
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To: Kaslin

Impossibe!! Obama was supposed repair our international relationships after Bush made a mess of everything! Everyone LOVES Obama!!!! /s


15 posted on 04/12/2010 8:40:49 AM PDT by TXBlair (Sorry, libs, I'm fresh out of white guilt. Check back with me next millennium.)
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To: TXBlair
It looks like many are finding out that he is nothing but a charlatan and that they have been had.

We of course knew that

16 posted on 04/12/2010 8:51:13 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

Under obama, Irael and the UK are no longer America’s allies.

Under obama they, like patriotic Americans, have became Amerika’s enemies.


17 posted on 04/12/2010 8:57:47 AM PDT by sport
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To: Kaslin

Our allies are more wary, and our enemies are bore belligerent. What part of this do the mainstream media consider a success?


18 posted on 04/12/2010 9:00:26 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Kaslin
"President Obama is holding one of the biggest global summits ever on U.S. soil starting Monday, but for all the hoopla, the event will be missing America’s strongest allies"

We no longer have strong allies that we can rely on to accept our leadership. We are on our own. Everyone for themselves.

19 posted on 04/12/2010 9:03:00 AM PDT by ex-snook ("Above all things, truth beareth away the victory.")
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To: Kaslin

Obama alienates America’s true friends while kowtowing to those countries that would see us destroyed. Friend and foe alike do, however, agree on one thing; Obama is a child in a dangerous and unforgiving world.


20 posted on 04/12/2010 9:13:07 AM PDT by Spok (Free Range Republican)
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To: Kaslin
The moronic mulatto is undermining America with every policy he undertakes. He may be a moron, but even a moron has a 50-50 chance of making a right choice.

Make no mistake, every harmful move for America is calculated and designed to weaken us. There is no other explanation.

Nam Vet

21 posted on 04/12/2010 9:13:29 AM PDT by Nam Vet (Innuendo IS NOT an Italian suppository.)
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“A lot is made of a little, instead of trying to step back and see the forest instead of the trees,” she said

We see the forest just FINE thank you, and there's smoke rising in the distance. The PROBLEM is that almost nothing has been made of issues that mean a lot.

22 posted on 04/12/2010 9:16:01 AM PDT by cake_crumb (President Reagan on ObieCare: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRdLpem-AAs&feature=player_embedded#)
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To: Kaslin

I guess the WH gift shop ran out of DVDs.


23 posted on 04/12/2010 9:30:17 AM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: Kaslin

Our allies don’t like or trust the punk in the White House.


24 posted on 04/12/2010 9:58:09 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: rightwingcrazy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgdTymCZowU

Obama’s idea of an ‘ally’.


25 posted on 04/12/2010 10:06:28 AM PDT by sportutegrl (VETO PROOF MAJORITY IN 2010)
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To: 240B
At least Iran, Cuba, Russia and Venezuela still LOVE us.

Even that's not true. Iran asked if Obama was "retarded" and Venezuela said something about the stench of hell being with Obama as well. Although I'm sure both of those regimes like Obama better than Bush.

26 posted on 04/12/2010 1:37:04 PM PDT by highlander_UW (First we take down the Democrats, then we clean the Augean stable that is the GOP.)
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To: 240B

No, they don’t. However, Obama still loves them.


27 posted on 04/12/2010 5:38:29 PM PDT by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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