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  • Obama the Chicken is Being Plucked

    02/21/2012 6:55:27 AM PST · by sevinufnine · 62 replies · 1+ views
    Pravda (English Version) ^ | 01-30-12 | Mark McGrew
    Like a dead chicken being plucked, Obama has lost his power and his support. Six months or so ago, French President Sarkozy called Obama, "Insane". Other world leaders have publicly called him incompetent and other derogatory names. Since then, major news in America has been slowly, quietly, as if testing the waters, pointing out Obama's faults and crimes. Little by little they are feeding America, and the World, the truth about the man they fought so hard to cover up for these past four years. Feather by feather, the chicken known as Obama, is being plucked. The most hated psychopath...
  • The Egyptians hate us

    02/01/2011 10:20:59 AM PST · by Nachum · 41 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 2/1/11 | editor
    The Egyptian people are reentering history. The masses have awakened, swarming in the streets against autocracy, chanting “Yes we can!” It’s too bad they hate America.In June 2009, President Obama launched his much heralded outreach effort to the Muslim people with a speech in Cairo. Now the people of that city are clamoring for reform, but their view of the United States is worse than it was at the height of the George W. Bush administration. According to survey data from the Pew Global Attitudes Project released in June 2010, the United States had a 30 percent approval
  • Poll: Nearly 6 in 10 Pakistanis view US as enemy

    07/29/2010 5:25:28 PM PDT · by Bokababe · 37 replies · 3+ views
    Yahoo News AP ^ | 7/29/10 | Robert Burns
    WASHINGTON – Despite billions in aid from Washington and a shared threat from extremists, Pakistanis have an overwhelmingly negative view of the United States, according to results of a Pew Research Center poll released Thursday......
  • The Trouble with World Opinion

    06/22/2010 10:06:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 22, 2010 | Mona Charen
    Do we care what the world thinks of us? Should we? A new survey of global opinion is getting the usual respectful attention. The Pew Global Attitudes Project surveyed people in 57 countries and found that President Obama's approval ratings have slipped a bit among Europeans, Latin Americans, and Asians -- though he remains quite a bit more popular than George W. Bush was in his final year in office. (Obama is far better liked abroad than he is at home.) Liberals tend to care a great deal about the way America is perceived globally and will doubtless be gratified...
  • The Trouble with World Opinion (Why Obama's Charm Offensive Hasn't Paid Off ).

    06/22/2010 6:55:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/22/2010 | Mona Charen
    Can you imagine Vladimir Putin or Hu Jintao poring over global opinion polls? Do we care what the world thinks of us? Should we? A new survey of global opinion is getting the usual respectful attention. The Pew Global Attitudes Project surveyed people in 57 countries and found that President Obama’s approval ratings have slipped a bit among Europeans, Latin Americans, and Asians — though he remains quite a bit more popular than George W. Bush was in his final year in office. (President Obama is far better liked abroad than he is at home.) Liberals tend to care a...
  • Israel and the Surrender of the West

    06/20/2010 4:33:04 PM PDT · by chickadee · 4 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 21, 2010 | Shelby Steele
    "World opinion" labors mightily to make Israel look like South Africa looked in its apartheid era—a nation beyond the moral pale. And it projects onto Israel the same sin that made apartheid South Africa so untouchable: white supremacy. Somehow "world opinion" has moved away from the old 20th century view of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as a complicated territorial dispute between two long-suffering peoples. Today the world puts its thumb on the scale for the Palestinians by demonizing the stronger and whiter Israel as essentially a colonial power committed to the "occupation" of a beleaguered Third World people. This is now—figuratively...
  • World Regrets Deaths of Jihadists, Vilifies Israel

    06/01/2010 5:17:28 AM PDT · by SJackson · 28 replies · 547+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 6-1-10 | P. David Hornik
    Much regret is being expressed about the deaths of the “activists” who were among those attacking Israeli naval commandos with knives, clubs, iron bars, chairs, and snatched handguns on the Mavi Marmara early Monday morning. The ship was one in a six-ship flotilla of Muslim and radical-Leftist anti-Israeli activists that was approaching Gaza with the expressed aim of breaking Israel’s naval blockade of the Strip and bringing purportedly badly needed humanitarian supplies. The Mavi Marmara was also known by the Israeli authorities to be the largest and most hostile ship in the flotilla.Yet, either out of poor intelligence or naiveté...
  • What Happened to Obama’s Standing Around the World?

    05/20/2010 11:09:34 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 27 replies · 910+ views
    Dar Al Hayat ^ | May 14, 2010 | Raghida Dergham
    Arab rips 0bama a new one in scathing editorial New York-The strategy of the twin tracks adopted by the US Administration to deal with the various issues, from Iran to Afghanistan and even with the Taliban, may be a clear policy in the mind of President Barack Obama and in the minds of the leaders of his administration, especially the academics among them. Yet this does not negate a noteworthy state of affairs, which is what this strategy has produced in terms of reducing trust in the United States, increasing the confusion regarding what this administration has in mind, and...
  • Special relationship between UK and US is over, MPs say

    03/29/2010 3:41:35 AM PDT · by darkside321 · 17 replies · 797+ views
    The UK government needs to be "less deferential" towards the US and more willing to say no to Washington, a group of MPs have said. The Commons Foreign Affairs committee also said it was wrong to speak of "the special relationship" with the US, as it was fostering other alliances. However, the MPs did agree that the link between the countries was "profound and valuable". The Foreign Office said the two nations share a "unique" bond. The committee said the phrase "the special relationship" did not reflect the "modern" Anglo-American relationship. It was originally coined more than 60 years ago...
  • Post poll: Obama still in single digits

    03/25/2010 8:19:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies · 646+ views
    jpost.com ^ | 3/25/10 | GIL HOFFMAN
    Just 9 percent of Jewish Israelis think US President Barack Obama’s administration is more pro-Israel than pro-Palestinian, according to a Smith Research poll taken this week on behalf of The Jerusalem Post. Forty-eight percent said that the Obama presidency favored the Palestinian side, 30% said his administration was neutral and 13% chose not to express an opinion for the survey, which has a margin of error of 4.5 percentage points. The poll of a representative sample of 500 Israelis was conducted on Sunday and Monday after weeks of heightened tensions between Obama and Israel, but before the crisis intensified during...
  • Allies everywhere feeling snubbed by President Obama

    03/17/2010 8:54:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies · 941+ views
    Washington Post ^ | March 17, 2010 | Robert Kagan
    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...
  • Turkey warns of breakdown in ties with US

    03/05/2010 11:27:35 AM PST · by pissant · 74 replies · 1,278+ views
    Myway news ^ | 3/5/10 | Sue Frazer
    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - Turkey's foreign minister is warning of a breakdown in ties with the U.S. after a congressional committee approved a resolution branding the World War I-era killing of Armenians genocide. Ahmet Davutoglu said Friday the Obama administration had not sufficiently put its weight behind efforts to block the vote. He called on the administration to prevent the measure from coming to the full House.
  • Allied bid for Obama to remove US European nuclear stockpile

    02/21/2010 11:18:33 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 25 replies · 667+ views
    AFP via Space Daily ^ | 02/19/2010 | AFP via Space Daily
    European NATO allies are to urge President Barack Obama to remove all remaining US nuclear weapons from European soil, as domestic pressure grows to rid its soil of outdated Cold War-era aerial bombs. Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, The Netherlands and Norway will call "in the coming weeks" for more than 200 American warheads, mostly stocked in Italy and Turkey, to be taken back, a spokesman for Prime Minister Yves Leterme told AFP. A joint proposal by the five NATO members will demand "that nuclear arms on European soil belonging to other NATO member states are removed," Dominique Dehaene said. Only the...
  • Americans are 'most attractive' people in the world, poll finds

    02/17/2010 5:23:45 AM PST · by Schnucki · 84 replies · 2,118+ views
    London Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | February 17, 2010
    Americans are the most attractive looking people in the world, according to a new survey. The United States, home to George Clooney and Jessica Simpson, came top in a poll of more than 5,000 globe-trotting Britons. In second place was Brazil while Spain, which boasts Hollywood actress Penelope Cruz as one of its natives, was third. Blonde, tanned surfers of Australia saw it voted into fourth place, while Italy came fifth. Sexy Swedes, such as model Victoria Silvstedt, helped it into sixth spot, but England only made it into seventh place in the poll. India was eighth, France ninth, and...
  • State of the Union: Barack Obama gets an F for world leadership

    01/27/2010 9:21:10 PM PST · by Cheap_Hessian · 6 replies · 470+ views
    Telegraph (UK) Blog ^ | January 28, 2010 | Nile Gardiner
    As expected, Barack Obama’s 70 minute State of the Union address focused heavily on the economy and the domestic political agenda. This was hardly surprising in the aftermath of last week’s catastrophic defeat for his party in the Massachusetts special Senate election, where the Republicans scored an historic victory. American voters are turning strongly against the president’s health care reform package as well as his big government vision for the economy, which has contributed to spiraling public debt and mounting unemployment, now standing at over 10 percent. But the scant attention paid in the State of the Union speech to...
  • The World Bids Farewell To Obama

    01/21/2010 11:16:49 AM PST · by Biggirl · 40 replies · 1,455+ views
    http://www.spiegel.de ^ | January 21, 2010 | Biggirl
    US President Barack Obama suffered a painful defeat in Massachusetts on Tuesday. With mid-term elections looming, it means that Obama will have to fundamentally re-think his political course. German commentators say it is the end of hope.
  • Chris Matthews Wonders "How World Will See First Black President Going Into A Black Country" (Video)

    01/14/2010 5:58:35 PM PST · by Talkradio03 · 25 replies · 801+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 1/14/10 | HAP
    On Obama: "Going into a black country with so much exciting action, if that's not gonna be a really good thing for us in the world"...Matthews makes a fool out of himself yet again..(Video)
  • Sarkozy cools toward Obama [has now shifted from a pro-Bush position to an anti-Obama position]

    01/03/2010 11:10:43 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies · 4,650+ views
    The Global Times of China ^ | December 29, 2009 | Staff
    French President Nicolas Sarkozy has gone cold on his US counterpart Barack Obama, the Financial Times (FT) reported Monday. Sarkozy, whose pro-Washington stance has seen him nicknamed "Sarko the American," stressed that France and the US were "the same family" during his first face-to-face meeting with Obama in April since the US elections last year. But the French president has clashed since then with his US counterpart on a series of issues, raising the question of whether Sarkozy is reverting to the anti-US posture of his predecessor, Jacques Chirac. "He has now shifted from a pro-Bush position to an anti-Obama...
  • Obama's Nobel snub angers Norwegians

    12/10/2009 1:46:06 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 80 replies · 2,685+ views
    guardian.co.uk ^ | Dec 10, 2009 | Gwladys Fouché and Ewen MacAskill
    Barack Obama has arrived in Oslo to receive his Nobel peace prize amid considerable anger over the White House's decision to cancel a series of events normally attended by the prizewinner. Obama is scheduled to meet the Norwegian prime minister, Jens Stoltenberg, and the Norwegian royal family before receiving his medal at a ceremony due to begin at midday. His main speech is scheduled at a banquet tonight. But Norwegians are incensed over what they view as his shabby response to the prize by cutting short his visit. The White House has cancelled many of the events peace prize laureates...
  • The Arabs Have Stopped Applauding Obama ("he talks too much")

    11/29/2009 10:00:28 PM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 16 replies · 1,026+ views
    http://online.wsj.com ^ | NOVEMBER 29, 2009, | FOUAD AJAMI
    A foreign policy of penance has won America no friends. By FOUAD AJAMI 'He talks too much," a Saudi academic in Jeddah,... It was the norm for American liberalism during the Bush years to brandish the Pew Global Attitudes survey that told of America's decline in the eyes of foreign nations. ... 2009 bring findings from the world of Islam that confirm that the animus toward America has not been radically changed by the ascendancy of Mr. Obama. In the Palestinian territories, 15% have a favorable view of the U.S. while 82% have an unfavorable view. The Obama speech in...
  • President Obama Didn't Impress Asia (he labeled himself "America's first Pacific president")

    11/22/2009 2:57:06 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 124 replies · 6,285+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov. 22, 2009 | John Bolton
    Barack Obama's first visit to Asia since his inauguration was one of the most disappointing trips by any U.S. president to the region in decades, especially given media-generated expectations that "Obamamania" would make it yet another triumphal progression. It was a journey of startlingly few concrete accomplishments, demonstrable proof that neither personal popularity nor media deference really means much in the hard world of international affairs. The contrast between Asia's reception for Obama and Europe's is significant. Although considered a global phenomenon, Obamamania's real center is Europe. There, Mr. Obama reigns as a "post-American" president, a multilateralist carbon copy of...
  • Germany Concerned Its Evidence to Be Used to Back Death Penalty in 9/11 Trial

    11/21/2009 1:32:56 PM PST · by SandRat · 59 replies · 1,906+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | 11/21/09 | AP
    Germans don't want KSM or the other turds to die.
  • Barone: Obama bows, but the world refuses to bow back

    11/17/2009 6:52:41 PM PST · by HokieMom · 26 replies · 1,426+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 18, 2009 | Barone
    On his 10-day trip to Asia and in his 10th month in office, Barack Obama is beginning to encounter limits on his ambition to change the world. Even as he bowed to the king of Saudi Arabia last April and to the emperor of Japan last week, the world refuses to bow back. This is not how it was supposed to be. "I am absolutely certain that generations from now," he said on the night he clinched the Democratic presidential nomination in June 2008, "we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment...
  • Bowing to 'world opinion'

    11/17/2009 12:38:17 AM PST · by bogusname · 4 replies · 524+ views
    WND ^ | November 17, 2009 | Thomas Sowell
    In the string of amazing decisions made during the first year of the Obama administration, nothing seems more like sheer insanity than the decision to try foreign terrorists who have committed acts of war against the United States in federal court, as if they were American citizens accused of crimes. Terrorists are not even entitled to the protection of the Geneva Conventions, much less the Constitution of the United States. Terrorists have never observed, nor even claimed to have observed, the Geneva Conventions, nor are they among those covered by them. But over and above the utter inconsistency of what...
  • Why Europe Feels Rejected by Obama

    11/17/2009 2:01:16 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 34 replies · 1,392+ views
    Why Europe Feels Rejected by Obama By JOHN VINOCUR Why would an American president not come to a celebration marking the fall of the Berlin Wall, and with it, the triumphant end of the Cold War — one of the high points of the United States’ and Europe’s common 20th-century history? Whatever the exact answer — and it could be that a fatigued Barack Obama didn’t want the physical strain of a trans-Atlantic trip days before a weeklong tour of Asia — his absence from the Nov. 9 ceremonies in Germany has reinforced Europe’s fear that it has become an...
  • President Obama is idolized by Castro and viewed as a King in China

    11/15/2009 5:24:46 PM PST · by Red Steel · 17 replies · 928+ views
    The Examiner ^ | November 14, 2009 | Kimberly Willingham
    Americans shouldn’t worry. Although, the economy is diminishing, jobs are dwindling, soldiers are dying, and a new health care plan might just restructure the nation and cost the taxpayers billions of dollars, our Commander-in-Chief is looking out for us. In fact, he’s in China right now—improving our relations and receiving a hero’s welcome. But, does he deserve it? After a rocky rating month, President Obama’s presidential approval rating has stabilized, states Rasmussen Reports. 28% of American voters strongly approve of his performance, and 38% strongly disapprove. However, 48%, the highest number this year, give Obama poor rankings in the way...
  • Poll--Is Barack Obama a friend of Israel?

    11/08/2009 6:28:31 AM PST · by Tigen · 29 replies · 1,333+ views
    Is Barack Obama a friend of Israel? 1. Yes. 2. No, he's an enemy. 3. No, but he's not an enemy.
  • Canadians still 'distrust' United States : poll

    11/02/2009 6:47:31 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 71 replies · 1,474+ views
    Breitbart ^ | November 01, 2009 | Breitbart
    Canadians are no more loving of the United States under its current leadership than during George W. Bush's presidency, suggested a poll published Monday. But they do like President Barack Obama a whole lot more than his predecessor, said the Historica Dominion Institute survey of 1,018 Canadians. Obama was viewed favorably by 86 percent of respondents, compared to only 21 percent for Bush in 2005. "What's striking about these findings is how Canadians have detached their personal view of Barack Obama, whom they quite like and respect, from the United States, which they still view with skepticism, even distrust," said...
  • U.S. most admired country globally: survey

    10/05/2009 8:35:19 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 49 replies · 2,042+ views
    Reuters ^ | October 5, 2009 | Patricia Reaney
    NEW YORK (Reuters Life!) - The United States is the most admired country globally thanks largely to the star power of President Barack Obama and his administration, according to a new poll. It climbed from seventh place last year, ahead of France, Germany, the United Kingdom and Japan which completed the top five nations in the Nation Brand Index (NBI). "What's really remarkable is that in all my years studying national reputation, I have never seen any country experience such a dramatic change in its standing as we see for the United States for 2009," said Simon Anholt, the founder...
  • U.S. most admired country globally: survey (MEGA BARF ALERT!!!)

    10/05/2009 10:57:33 AM PDT · by Joiseydude · 27 replies · 1,223+ views
    Reuters ^ | Mon Oct 5, 2009
    NEW YORK (Reuters Life!) - The United States is the most admired country globally thanks largely to the star power of President Barack Obama and his administration, according to a new poll. He believes that during the previous administration of George W. Bush the United States suffered in the world ranking with its unpopular foreign policies but since Obama was elected, and despite the recent economic turmoil, the country's status has risen globally. "There is no other explanation," Anholt said in an interview, referring to the impact of Obama.
  • President Obama plays the fool on world stage

    10/04/2009 11:56:33 PM PDT · by kingattax · 20 replies · 1,930+ views
    The Morning Journal (Lorain OH) ^ | October 4, 2009 | Tom Skoch
    PRESIDENT Obama has been stumbling all over the world stage this past week. The spectacle has been aggravating and painful. The former world's biggest celebrity is proving himself to be the world's biggest joke to our allies and enemies alike. Sadly, the joke is on us, the nation that elected him despite plenty of alarm signals. If Obama's star has fallen this far so fast, how much worse can his presidency get for this nation over the next three years? And how much more dangerous? If only some of his recent humiliations can pop the bubble of narcissism in which...
  • Why Israel Hates Obama

    10/01/2009 8:15:20 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 46 replies · 2,627+ views
    Daily Beast ^ | 10/01/09 | Richard Wolffe
    The president's approval rating has fallen to an astonishingly low 4 percent in the Holy Land. As his envoy jumpstarts peace talks, Richard Wolffe reports on Obama's plans to win the ally back. Is Obama surrounded by self-hating Jews? That was one of the most ridiculous—and yet perversely telling—stories to emerge from the last several weeks of Israeli media coverage. Not because the president is surrounded by Jewish aides who want to sabotage their own identity. Far from it. David Axelrod openly reveres the old Jewish deli in Chicago known as Manny’s. He has a sign in his West Wing...
  • Even the French think Barack Obama is weak

    09/29/2009 11:30:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies · 2,131+ views
    The London Telegraph ^ | September 29, 2009 | Niles Gardiner
    It is shameful when the White House is accused of betrayal by close allies in eastern and central Europe, but utterly humiliating when even the Elysee Palace thinks the United States has been transformed from a lion to a lamb in the face of mounting global threats. As The Wall Street Journal reported this morning, French president Nicolas Sarkozy was less than impressed with Barack Obama’s performance last week in the face of the Iranian nuclear crisis. According to the paper, Washington urged Paris to delete key sections of Sarkozy’s UN speech that were critical of Iran and supposedly threatened...
  • Why everyone is saying no to Obama

    09/21/2009 4:32:08 PM PDT · by SJackson · 28 replies · 1,122+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 9-21-09 | AMIR MIZROCH
    Everybody is saying no to the American president these days. And it's not just that they're saying no, it's also the way they're saying no. The Saudis twice said no to his request for normalization gestures towards Israel (at Barack Obama's meeting with King Abdullah in Saudi Arabia, and in Washington at meetings with Hillary Clinton). Who says no to the American president twice? What must they think of Obama in the desert kingdom? The North Koreans said no to repeated attempts at talks, by test-launching long-range missiles in April; Russia and China keep on saying no to tougher sanctions...
  • Barack Obama: world leaders 'see me as a conservative [Kenya?]

    09/20/2009 7:18:41 PM PDT · by mathprof · 76 replies · 3,881+ views
    telegraph UK ^ | 9/20/09 | Alex Spillius in Washington
    President Barack Obama may be regarded as a Communist trying to nationalise health care by his fiercest detractors at home, but other world leaders see him as a conservative, he declared on Sunday. Asked about the antipathy aroused by his stimulus bill, health reform plans, and takeover of ailing banks, the president revealed that the stinging domestic criticism has bemused other politicians whose politics are ostensibly to the Right of his. "I can't tell you how many foreign leaders, who are heads of centre-right governments, say to me 'I don't understand why people would call you socialist, in my country...
  • Most Iranians favor ties with US but distrust Obama: poll

    09/19/2009 5:00:19 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 19 replies · 987+ views
    Most Iranians favor ties with US but distrust Obama: poll 11 mins ago WASHINGTON (AFP) – Most Iranians favor restored ties with Washington after three decades of hostility but distrust President Barack Obama despite his outreach to Muslims worldwide, a poll found Saturday. Eight in 10 Iranians also say they consider President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to be the country's legitimate president despite mass protests following the disputed June 12 vote, according to the survey by WorldPublicOpinion.org (WPO). Sixty-three percent of the 1,003 people surveyed across Iran favored restoring diplomatic relations with the United States, a position at odds with the stance...
  • What They Really Think (Madeleine Albright: "America no longer...first nation of the world")

    09/18/2009 11:00:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies · 3,246+ views
    Powerline ^ | September 18, 2009 | John Hinderaker
    Former Secretary of State Madeline Albright spoke at a forum in Omsk, Siberia. Pravda reported that her speech "surprised the audience." No wonder. The Russians in attendance must have wondered how they managed to lose the cold war: Madeleine Albright said during the meeting that America no longer had the intention of being the first nation of the world. Ms. Albright started her speech in Russian. "Hello and thank you! It's a pleasure for me to be here," she said in Russian. Albright wrote in her autobiography that she was trying to learn some Russian during the 1960s. The former...
  • 66% Of Eastern Europe Disapprove Of Obama

    09/14/2009 1:57:12 PM PDT · by MaxCUA · 19 replies · 1,573+ views
    Czechs feel betrayed, Poles irked, Romanians slighted. Ask them who's to blame, and the answer may come as a surprise: Obama. George W. Bush fawned over Eastern Europe, and its leaders rushed to join his post-9/11 "coalition of the willing." Now many—officials and ordinary citizens alike—are grumbling over what they perceive as the Obama administration's neglect. It's a startling shift in a region long accustomed to cozy ties with the United States.
  • 'Is He Weak?'

    08/24/2009 7:47:48 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 26 replies · 1,625+ views
    Washington Post ^ | August 23, 2009 | Jim Hoagland
    <p>Shortly after the Group of 20 summit concluded in London in April, Nicolas Sarkozy blurted out to a small group of advisers a question that weighed on him as he watched President Obama glad-hand his way through the gathering: "Est-il faible?" (Is he weak?) Sarkozy did not answer his own blunt query...</p>
  • Deal Or No Deal? Mandelson Denies Trade Move ( Oil for Lockerbie bomber )

    08/22/2009 11:39:48 AM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies · 820+ views
    Sky News ^ | August 22, 2009
    Lord Mandelson has dismissed claims that the release of Lockerbie bomber is linked to a trade deal - as the head of the FBI slams the Scottish government. The claim was made by Seif al Islam, the son of Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi, in a television interview filmed as Abdelbaset al Megrahi was flown home. "In all commercial contracts, for oil and gas with Britain, (Megrahi) was always on the negotiating table," he said. "All British interests were linked to the release of Abdelbaset al Megrahi." He said he had met Colonel Gaddafi twice in the past year, and on...
  • Bomber Release 'Damages Scotland'

    08/22/2009 3:01:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies · 882+ views
    BBC ^ | Saturday, 22 August 2009
    The release of the Lockerbie bomber has damaged the reputation of Scotland across the globe, former Labour first minister Jack McConnell has warned. He condemned the move and said it must be made clear it was not done in the name of the Scottish people. Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi was freed from Greenock prison on Thursday to be allowed home to Libya to die. Speaking to BBC Scotland, Mr McConnell said the sight of the Scottish flag being waved as Megrahi arrived back in Libya had brought shame on Scotland. He said: "The way in which the decision has been made...
  • Lockerbie Bomber: The SNP's Libya Stunt Has Shamed My Nation

    08/22/2009 7:02:57 AM PDT · by kellynla · 32 replies · 1,183+ views
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 21 Aug 2009 | Brian Wilson
    The Scottish Nationalists have never been too fussy about the international company they keep. Indeed, the last time they were celebrated anywhere more exotic than Banff was when Alex Salmond became "the toast of Belgrade" – the late Robin Cook's phrase – for denouncing Nato action against the deeply unpleasant Serbian regime. However, the Nationalists crave to be noticed on the international stage by whatever means. And this week, they succeeded. Rarely can so many decent Scottish stomachs have turned than at the sight of the Saltire being flourished in Tripoli as a centre-piece of the repulsive celebrations to welcome...
  • Confidence in Obama Lifts U.S. Image Around the World (per Pew - BARF)

    07/30/2009 2:28:06 PM PDT · by S.O.L. · 11 replies · 335+ views
    Pew Research ^ | 7/23/2009 | (Pew Research)
    [URL="http://pewglobal.org/reports/display.php?ReportID=264"]http://pewglobal.org/reports/display.php?ReportID=264[/URL] The image of the United States has improved markedly in most parts of the world, reflecting global confidence in Barack Obama. In many countries opinions of the United States are now about as positive as they were at the beginning of the decade before George W. Bush took office. Improvements in the U.S. image have been most pronounced in Western Europe, where favorable ratings for both the nation and the American people have soared. But opinions of America have also become more positive in key countries in Latin America, Africa and Asia, as well. Signs of improvement in views...
  • Poll: Image of U.S. improves dramatically in Mexico

    07/24/2009 9:44:10 AM PDT · by truthandlife · 28 replies · 866+ views
    The image of the United States in the minds of Mexican citizens has skyrocketed in the past year -- rebounding to positive levels not seen since the American invasion of Iraq. pew US image.gif Pew Research Center graphic According to the Pew Global Attitudes Project's newly released survey on international attitudes toward the U.S., the favorable image of the United States has soared in Mexico from 47 percent to 69 percent since Barack Obama replaced George W. Bush as president. A year ago, just 16 percent of Mexicans said they trusted the United States to do what's right in international...
  • Poll: U.S. image abroad surges under Obama (MSNBC to Obama's rescue Alert)

    07/23/2009 9:06:52 PM PDT · by AmericanSphinx71 · 24 replies · 631+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 7-23-09 | Haraz N. Gambari
    Poll: U.S. image abroad surges under Obama Survey of 25 nations contrasts with views during Bush presidency. WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's popularity has boosted America's image abroad even though deep suspicions about the U.S. persist in the Muslim world, according to a poll released Thursday. The survey of two dozen nations conducted this spring by the nonpartisan Pew Research Center found that positive public attitudes toward the United States have surged in many parts of the world since Obama's election. Positive opinions about the United States have returned to higher levels not seen since before President George W. Bush...
  • Obama Approval at 87% Outside U.S.; 49% at Home Among Investors (Actual title)

    07/22/2009 3:38:36 PM PDT · by Boiling Pots · 25 replies · 1,049+ views
    Bloomberg | July 22, 2009 | Heidi Przybyla
    I can hear it now..."But his approval rating is so high in Kenya!" http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aPqRPvwmqWHA
  • Poll: US image abroad surges under Obama (They love us! Well, our fearless leader anyway.)

    07/23/2009 8:55:41 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 691+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/23/09 | Matthew Lee - ap
    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama's popularity has boosted America's image abroad even though deep suspicions about the U.S. persist in the Muslim world, according to a poll released Thursday. The survey of two dozen nations conducted this spring by the nonpartisan Pew Research Center found that positive public attitudes toward the United States have surged in many parts of the world since Obama's election. Positive opinions about the United States have returned to higher levels not seen since before President George W. Bush took office in 2001. The Bush presidency marked a steep decline in U.S. popularity overseas, notably after...
  • NY Times: Global Views of U.S. Helped by Obama, Survey Says

    07/23/2009 8:47:33 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies · 381+ views
    NY Times ^ | July 23, 2009 | By BRIAN KNOWLTON
    WASHINGTON — A new global survey has found a vast improvement in views of the United States since the election of President Barack Obama. But it also finds broad opposition to one of his key policies — sending more troops to Afghanistan — and confirms a drop in confidence in the United States among Israelis. At home, the president’s approval ratings on the economy have declined in the past month amid lagging recovery. It was unclear whether views overseas might have similarly soured after the Pew polling concluded in mid-June.
  • Krauthammer: Plumage - But At a Price (Obama is an idiot, and the world knows it)

    07/10/2009 8:35:40 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 70 replies · 3,665+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 7/10/09 | Charles Krauthammer
    The signing ceremony in Moscow was a grand affair. For Barack Obama, foreign policy neophyte and "reset" man, the arms reduction agreement had a Kissingerian air. A fine feather in his cap. And our president likes his plumage. Unfortunately for the United States, the country Obama represents, the prospective treaty is useless at best, detrimental at worst. Useless because the level of offensive nuclear weaponry, the subject of the U.S.-Russia "Joint Understanding," is an irrelevance. We could today terminate all such negotiations, invite the Russians to build as many warheads as they want, and profitably watch them spend themselves into...
  • Obama Rockets to Top of Poll on Global Leaders (Putin and Ahmadinejad Receive Lowest Marks)

    06/30/2009 10:11:57 AM PDT · by pobeda1945 · 12 replies · 877+ views
    worldpublicopinion. ^ | June 29, 2009
    US President Barack Obama has the confidence of many publics around the world - inspiring far more confidence than any other world political leader according to a new poll of 20 nations by WorldPublicOpinion.org. A year ago, President Bush was one of the least trusted leaders in the world. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin now have the most negative confidence ratings around the world. On average across all nations about half have little or no confidence that they will "do the right thing regarding world affairs" while just a third or less do have confidence.