Skip to comments.Obama's diplomatic flop: The O Force can't match the Bush record in diplomacy
Posted on 06/10/2010 7:31:00 PM PDT by Abakumov
During the campaign, then-Sen. Barack Obama made light of what he saw as his predecessor-to-be's lack of diplomatic skill. As Wednesday's U.N. Security Council vote on sanctions over Iran's nuclear program showed, Mr. Obama's team could learn a few things about diplomacy from George W. Bush.
The vote sent "an unmistakable message" to Iran about the international community's commitment to stop nuclear proliferation, according to the White House. The vote tally also communicated a secondary point: President Obama is losing the international consensus that Mr. Bush once had. In three rounds of Bush-led U.N. votes on sanctions from 2006 through 2008, there were no negative votes and only one abstention, from Indonesia. By contrast, the resolution Mr. Obama spearheaded was met with two "no" votes, from Turkey and Brazil, and one abstention, from Lebanon. This is a very poor showing, especially given Mr. Obama's smugness about his ability to improve America's image before the world.
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POTUS Obama = Failure!!!! Democrats, make him resign now, or impeach this “empty suit” buffoon. Don’t do it, and you fools will go down with him. Take the message from the “America Rising” tape viewed by over two million American voters (and counting). We, the people of these United States are coming after you to take our country and our priceless freedom back and, vote you Democrat Party America haters out of office and into the flushing toilet where you all belong.
Wasn’t Hussein supposed to improve our world ‘status’? Can he do that from the eleventh hole?
He swings at the 19th hole.
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