All that idol worship, and this is what they get.
Only nine months ago, when he addressed an estimated 200,000 people in Germany, Barack Obama was heralded as “president of the world.”
But now that he’s president of the United States, the world doesn’t appear to be following up on its endorsement.
From France to Poland, from the Czech Republic to China, many nations are rebuffing the president and offering little wiggle room for him to negotiate economic and security policies.
Obama faces his first major international test next week when the world’s largest economies meet at the G20 summit in London.
“I think as the president heads to Europe, he faces a huge public relations disaster,” said Nile Gardiner, director of the conservative Heritage Foundation’s Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom.
“Europe is increasingly turning against his massive spending plans, which most European leaders see as a destructive way to move forward for the global economy and will only add to a massive American debt burden,” Gardiner told FOXNews.com.
“At the same time, there is a growing impression across Europe that the Obama administration is inept and inefficient and increasingly poorly managed.”
A top European Union politician on Wednesday slammed Obama’s plans for the U.S. to spend its way out of recession as “a way to hell.”
Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek, who lost a confidence vote in his own parliament this week and whose country currently holds the EU presidency, told the European Parliament that Obama’s massive stimulus package and banking bailout “will undermine the stability of the global financial market.”
That followed concerns by Poland that the U.S., as a way to appease Russia, plans to bail out of a missile defense shield the Bush administration negotiated with Poland and the Czech Republic.
“Russian generals, and even the Russian president, still continues to threaten us with the deployment of medium-range missiles in our immediate vicinity,” Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski told Rep. Ellen Tauscher, D-Calif., in Brussels on Sunday. “So we signed with the previous administration. We patiently wait for the decision of the new administration and we hope we don’t regret our trust in the United States.”
Most European leaders favor tighter financial regulation, while the U.S. has been pushing for larger economic stimulus plans.
……But Europe isn’t the only international ally that could turn on Obama. Australia’s leadership, whose longtime enthusiastic support for America had buttressed the Bush administration, is reluctant to send more troops to Afghanistan.
Australia is a crucial U.S. ally in the Afghan war, and the largest contributor of forces outside NATO. In a meeting Tuesday with Obama, Australian President Kevin Rudd sidestepped talk about Australia’s plans for Afghanistan and instead concentrated on agreements over global climate change.
……”At present, the White House looks rudderless and confused,” Gardiner said. “He must, above all, reassure the world that the United States rejects protectionism and that the United States also is not going to be overwhelmed by a mountain of debt that is going to tie the world’s only superpower down for decades.”
The socialist-leaning Euros are antsy over THE ONE’S fiscal and foreign policy ideas. And some Democrats have also come out against his spending spree. Hell just froze.
The only group behind the curve on this are the rank and file diehard Obamabots in this country, who still think PrezBo is going to pay off that bad mortgage loan they made.
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Yep, it is bummer that Obama is backing out of the Polish Missile Defense shield. Now Russia says it won’t build its defense shield at the porder. Too bad…already looking forward to WWIII.
KEEP THE CHANGE, I’LL KEEP MY GUN.
Go Obama…right out of office.
I will admit it. I was an ObamaBot, and have buyers remorse. I was hoping for change, and got the Bush/Obama financial rescue plan instead and can barely tell that the Bush years have ended. Yay! More Bush. More government spending. More damn ass wars. More shredding of the constitution. Yay!
Its obvious this isn’t a left-right issue anymore.
It’s not going to stop, is it?
Oh you poor, naive person. It took the mounting scandals for you to realize that Obamessiah is flawed?
No matter what you think of George W. Bush, he kept this county safe for the remainder of his tenure and always had America’s best interests at heart. Not so Obama. His corrupt Chicago-based roots, his connections to domestic terrorists, Marxist radicals, criminal business people, and hatespewers, should have given you your first clues.
He is carrying out the socialist concept of nationalizing private enterprises and banks. He’s following through with his threat to take more money from taxpayers and give to those who do not pay taxes, let alone work. The trillion dollars he plans on spending will be a drop in the bucket before he’s through.
It won’t take long before the economy collapses completely.
The Eurotrash, NorthKorea, China, Venezuela, and Islamic comrades (Iran, in particular) are rejoicing in this latest tragicomic episode in American politics. We are now saddled with a corrupt, socialist, terrorist cavorting, narcissistic charlatan, who suits their agenda. Obamabots placed all of their faith and adoration into an empty suit with serious defects.
Now, as for your lament over the WOT:
The war in Iraq seems to be the only focus of any conversation about the war against Islamofascist terrorism, when in fact, terrorists are bred, trained, funded, and indoctrinated across the Middle East. This war ain’t over by a long shot. Islam declared war on the West in 1979, when they fired the first volley in Tehran. Afghanistan and Iraq are just two battlefields in this fight. Personally, I’d had leveled several countries in the Middle East on 12 September 2001, but I’m a former Soldier, not a diplomat.
Let’s hope that his domestic policies don’t destroy us before the world’s Islamic malefactors take advantage of his ass-kissing tendencies first, and attack us again.
You have the next four years to reflect on your disappointment.