Skip to comments.Obama’s foreign-policy approval rating on the decline?
Posted on 09/19/2012 12:17:21 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
On Tuesday, as the general assembly of that highly effective, morally righteous, and venerable body known as the United Nation convened to begin a new session, a State Department official took to the floor to describe how four years of President Obama's leadership have strengthened America's position in the eyes of the world. CNS News reports:
America today is more respected, more engaged and more secure than it was when President Obama came to office in early 2009, Assistant Secretary Esther Brimmer told an event at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. …
At that time [January 2009], the United States faced serious questions about the future of our global engagement. We were deeply committed to two long and expensive wars, which hurt our ability to achieve other national goals and strained the fabric of global cooperation, Brimmer said. …
Since 2009, weve ended the war in Iraq, and U.S. troops in Afghanistan will draw down by 2014. In turning the page on a decade of war, the United States has expanded our pursuit of a smarter, more comprehensive engagement with the world, to better meet the challenges of the twenty-first century. …
Er, if you say so, but one of President Obama’s specific foreign-policy promises was to “reboot” America’s image in the Muslim world, but by at least one measure, America’s favorability in the Middle East is now a good deal lower than it was during President Bush’s time in office. And as for ending our two wars, it looks like President Obama’s [running-for-the-]exit strategy might not be going too well.
Whatever an executive branch official might say to the (wise, far-reaching, not-at-all corrupt) U.N., it seems that a week of chaos in the Middle East, highlighting the administration’s willingness to go wishy-washy on our First Amendment values and on security concerns at our embassies abroad, Americans are giving the results of Obama’s foreign policy a slightly more critical look than just the death of Osama bin Laden we heard so much about at the Democrats’ convention. According to a new WSJ/NBC poll:
The survey of 900 registered voters… found that 49% approved of Mr. Obamas job performance on foreign affairs while 46% disapproved. Thats a 5 percentage point drop from the month before, and a 6 point rise in disapproval. The approval number stood at 49%, the first time it fell below 50% since April 2011, just before the president announced the death of Osama bin Laden.
The poll was conducted Sept. 12-16, and protesters first stormed the U.S. embassy in Cairo, Egypt, and the consulate in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11.
The Obama administration’s handling of the Arab Spring may be coming back to bite them, in more than one way, and at a less-than-opportune moment.
It’s bad enough to be insane without standing in front of a crowd and proving it.
Susan Rice already did that.John Carney does it every day.
What foreign policy? Apologize and retreat?
well, if someone from the administration says what a good job they are doing, it must be so. LOL
No sh@t Sherlock.
Well if its not, it sure as the heck should be!
Obama has a foreign policy? Oh yeah, almost forgot, bowing to our enemies, kissing some terrorist ass, and telling Israel to go shove it..that’s Obama’s foreign policy in a nutshell
Why would it be in decline? Is there something wrong with our foreign policy? I haven’t heard anything?
Sure hope this doesn't slow down the healing of the planet.
Guess I’ll say it again....the Mooslims may have just ended both Barry and Hillary’s careers here in one fell swoop.
It’s hard to believe a man would have bodies meant to be flown to Dover sent to Andrews so he could be in time for a fund raiser that evening.
But it happened.
How does someone find out that an American Ambassador gets killed because you didn’t have any guards there for him and ignored security warnings and that got him killed.Then you head off for a fund raiser in Las Vegas,and make apologies for America’s Freedom of Speech the next day.
Besides being a coward himself Obama is a cold blooded POS.
Wouldn’t one have to actually have a foreign policy in order to merit a rating one way or the other? Having Ambassadors slaughtered doesn’t qualify in and of itself! FUBO!
her pre-speach memo to the body: play along with what I say and President Obama will reward you and your country with more financial aid, more food, more medical supplies, more candy, more drugs, more white slave girls, more, more more.....
On another note, China is feeling froggy! Look for them to make a play for Taiwan, They smell the weakness of this feckless POS!
COME ON NOVEMBER!
Well, they always recommend you begin a major speech with a joke!!
And, this guy had some GREAT material!!
Of course, Obozo's administration has be FUBAR since the beginning but then again for the Democrats thats actually just SNAFU!
I agree, COME ON NOVEMBER.......