He was just light on foreign policy experience in this shot

Restoring Respect for the US After Bush

"One of the proudest things of my three years in office is helping to restore a sense of respect for America around the world, a belief that we are not just defined by the size of our military."

President Obama says he has restored the U.S. as the most respected country in the world — a remark so at odds with facts it begs the question of whether he's lying, living in a bubble or just delusional. -IBD Editorials Go To Site

“We’re in a goddamn free fall here,” said James Jeffrey, who served as Obama’s ambassador to Iraq and was a top national security aide in the George W. Bush White House. -Obama's Mideast 'free fall' - Michael Crowley Go To Site

"Smooth, Europhile Democrats would win over the world, ushering in an era of peace and good feeling." That was the promise back in 2008. It seems so stupid now. -Ann Althouse Go To Site

Democrat, Liberal, Obama, Character, Oops, Terrorism

President Obama walked in late Sunday on a moment of silence being held by world leaders in Turkey to honor the victims of Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris. Reporters traveling with the president said Mr. Obama had not yet arrived when other world leaders at the G-20 conference in Turkey began their silent observance around a large conference table. Mr. Obama walked in after they had begun, and took his place next to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Obama: A No Show At Gathering of World Leaders

Restoring Respect for the U.S.

Aug 2014: Libyan Rebels Take Over U.S.

Embassy In Tripoli and Party in Our Pool

“Barack Obama can be, will be and should be the next president of the United States. … Who better than Barack Obama to bring new credibility to America’s role in the world and help restore our moral authority?” -John Kerry

Not too popular

Obama Burned in Effigy

The activists, many members of the Philippines' left wing political party, also threw rotten tomatoes and eggs at the effigies before they were burned, according to the Philippine Star.

H/T: Breitbart

Democrat, Liberal, Incompetence, Obama

LONDON — The "special relationship" is not so special any more. That's the word from a committee of lawmakers in Britain who say the phrase coined by Winston Churchill to describe the country's close ties with the United States should no longer be used because it fails to reflect a true picture of relations between the two countries.

Obama's "Red Line" Warning to Syria...

Take our president seriously, dammit!

“We have been very clear to the Assad regime, but also to other players on the ground, that a red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized. That would change my calculus,” Obama said. -Washington Post

He means it this time

Don't make him open up this big ol' can of whoop ass on you, Bashar.

Because he will mess you up, man.

Hey, we are NOT kidding around here.

Take us seriously dammit!!!

Democrat, Liberal, Obama, Narrative, Oops

Nonetheless, it is clear that on a number of issues there is a gathering sense of grievance on the Canadian side, a feeling that Canada’s concerns are not taken seriously in official Washington... a long list of perceived slights, from the Buy America provisions in the stimulus bill to the failure to support Canada’s bid for a seat on the Security Council to the lack of recognition of Canada’s contribution to the Afghanistan mission.

US President Barack Obama...

United States President Bows to Saudi King

American prestige

Obama Bows to Saudi King

US President Barack Obama...

United States President Bows to Japan's Emperor

American prestige

American right-wing critics are seizing on Barack Obama's deep bow to Japan's emperor on Saturday, accusing the president of grovelling to a foreign leader.

In a shocking display of fealty to a foreign potentate, President Obama bowed to Saudi King Abdullah at the Group of 20 summit in London last week. Go To Site

TOKYO (AP) — The voice was slightly halting, childlike. "Welcome to Miraikan, Mr. President, it is a pleasure to meet you." President Barack Obama bowed, looking delighted. His greeter, after all, was a 55-inch-tall, give or take, humanoid robot with the look of a diminutive Star Wars storm trooper.

Obama Bows to Japanese Robot

Obama Showing His Respect for the United States

This says an awful lot

Democrat, Liberal, Obama, Narrative, Oops

CARACAS, Venezuela — Venezuela's relations with the U.S. are frozen and President Hugo Chavez's government sees no possibility of improving them after its state oil company was hit with sanctions by Washington, the country's top diplomat said Sunday. Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro said Venezuela had been trying to establish a dialogue with U.S. officials since Barack Obama assumed the presidency after George W. Bush, but those attempts were spurned.

Restoring Respect for the US After Bush...

Obama Chews Gum At D-Day Commemoration

Restoring Respect for the U.S.

H/T: Weasel Zippers

Obama was caught on camera chewing gum while clapping during the welcome for Her Majesty the Queen. He kept chewing throughout the ceremonies, also managing to anger France.

“Barack Obama can be, will be and should be the next president of the United States. … Who better than Barack Obama to bring new credibility to America’s role in the world and help restore our moral authority?” -John Kerry Go To Site

Democrat, Liberal, Obama, Narrative, Oops

Zhang Xiao'an outlined to Ynet the Chinese perspective on the ,b>slump in ties between the US and China. She mentioned that in several occasions, China's ties with new American president usually don't start off so well, but gradually improve with time. She said that now, there is an opposite process – after Obama was elected last year, ties between China and the United States got off on the right foot, and ever since the recent developments have been deteriorating.

Gum-Chewing Obama Offends Chinese

The president has strained relations with nations extending from Canada to Germany, from Israel to Afghanistan to Poland and the Czech Republic to many others. All from a man who promised to heal the planet and slow the rise of the oceans. -Peter Wehner

Chewing gum like an idler.

"We made this meeting so luxurious, with singing and dancing, but see Obama, stepping out of his car chewing gum like an idler." -Professor Yin Hong, Tsinghua University

Criminals were armed by US Government

Obama's Fast and Furious Guns Kill Hundreds in Mexico

"Most of the guns used to commit violence here in Mexico come from the United States," President Obama said during a speech at Mexico's Anthropology Museum. He should know.

A congressional investigation on Tuesday faulted officials from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms for operating a "reckless" gun-tracking operation that contributed to the killing of a federal agent and hundreds of Mexican citizens. Go To Site

WASHINGTON – Attorney General Eric Holder suggested Thursday that weapons lost during the course of the failed "Fast and Furious" gunrunning operation will continue to show up at crime scenes in the U.S. and Mexico "for years to come." Go To Site

Crime, Government, Guns, Incompetence, Obama

Mexican lawmakers are now up in arms over the recent revelation that the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) purposefully allows some of these weapons to be smuggled south of the border so it can track them as part of "Operation Fast and Furious."

Democrat, Liberal, Guns, Incompetence, Obama

Ambassador Arturo Sarukhan told a room of reporters on Capitol Hill that the failed Operation Fast and Furious, which has been the focus of a Republican investigation in the House for more than a year, put a lot of strain” on U.S.-Mexico relations. “Fast and Furious has poisoned the well-spring of public opinion in Mexico as it relates to the cooperation and engagement with the United States,” Sarukhan said. “It does put a lot of strain on the huge strides that we’ve achieved with two successive administrations in the United States,” he said.

Crime, Government, Guns, Incompetence, Obama, Drugs

Lawmakers in Mexico are demanding an investigation into a U.S. law enforcement operation that allowed hundreds of weapons to flow into the hands of Mexican drug cartels amid claims from a ranking legislator that at least 150 Mexicans have been killed or wounded by guns trafficked by smugglers under the watch of U.S. agents.

Democrat, Liberal, Crime, Government, Guns, Incompetence, Obama, Justice, Law, Murder

Back in September, it was confirmed by Mexican Attorney General Marisel Morales that at least 200 Mexican citizens have been killed as a result of the Obama Justice Department's Operation Fast and Furious. Last week, Mexican Ambassador to the United States Arturo Sarukan said the lethal operation, of which the Mexican government was left in the dark about, has caused a major loss of trust in the U.S. from the Mexican people.

Democrat, Liberal, Obama, Narrative

Russia's Foreign Ministry has attacked America's human rights record in its first report on injustice elsewhere in the world, offering examples such as the Guantanamo Bay prison and wrongful death row convictions to paint the U.S. as hypocritical for lecturing other nations on the subject of rights. 'The situation in the United States is a far cry from the ideals that Washington proclaims,' says the newly-released report.

Democrat, Liberal, Obama, Narrative, Oops

A former U.S. president is accusing the current president of sanctioning the "widespread abuse of human rights" by authorizing drone strikes to kill suspected terrorists. Jimmy Carter, America's 39 th president, denounced the Obama administration for "clearly violating" 10 of the 30 articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, writing in a New York Times op-ed on Monday that the "United States is abandoning its role as the global champion of human rights." "Instead of making the world safer, America's violation of international human rights abets our enemies and alienates our friends," Carter wrote.

Democrat, Environmentalist, Liberal, Obama, Oops

The environmental review process is for Canadians, and not to be used by Americans who want Canada to be "one giant national park" for North America, Prime Minister Stephen Harper says... Harper said news the Obama administration would delay a decision on whether to approve extending TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline was a wakeup call about the degree to which Canada is "held hostage" to U.S. decisions. He has since pressed for Canada to seek out new markets in Asia.

“Hillary, I think, will go down in history as one of the finest secretaries of state we’ve ever had, and helped to transition us away from a deep hole that we were in, when I first came into office, around the world, and rebuilt confidence and trust in the United States.” Go To Site

Democrat, Liberal, Obama, Narrative, Oops

The White House on Wednesday shrugged off Polish demands to express more than mere 'regret' after President Barack Obama mistakenly referred to a Nazi Holocaust site as a "Polish death camp." "We regret the misstatement, but that is what it was," said Obama spokesman Jay Carney, reiterating that the president "misspoke" during a ceremony awarding the highest US civilian honor to late Holocaust hero Jan Karski. "He was referring to Nazi death camps in German-occupied Poland."

Democrat, Liberal, Obama, Narrative, Oops

Poland's President Bronislaw Komorowski said Wednesday he had written a personal letter to President Barack Obama urging him to do more to correct the record after Obama referred to "a Polish death camp" in a White House ceremony on Tuesday. "I hope we will jointly act to make up for this unfortunate mistake. I believe that every error, every mistake can be corrected if it is given adequate consideration," Komorowski said in remarks posted on his official website.

Obama pisses off the world

US Image in World Wide Decline

As Obama has spent two days touring South Africa, the shadow of his predecessor has trailed him.

By several measures some of the greatest slippage has occurred in Germany, especially with regard to America's image and Obama's foreign policies. After more than three years in office, Germans are disappointed in the US president's unilateralism; his use of force, particularly drone strikes; his inaction with regard to the Israeli-Palestinian situation and his lack of effort in curbing climate change. Go To Site

Sept 2013: Nearly half of American voters -- 48 percent -- think the United States is less respected around the world today than it was five years ago. The new poll, released Monday, finds 14 percent of voters think the U.S. is more respected today. Go To Site

Democrat, Liberal, Incompetence, Obama, Narrative, Oops

The median approval rating for U.S. leadership for 130 countries was 41 percent in 2012, down 8 percentage points from the 49 percent approval during Obama’s first year in office, according to a Gallup poll released Wednesday.

Democrat, Liberal, Incompetence, Obama, Oops

Among Turks, Obama's approval rating fell from 50 percent in 2009 to 28 percent in 2010.

Democrat, Liberal, Obama, Narrative, Oops

And today only half the Germans (52 percent) have a favorable view of the United States, down 10 percentage points since just last year and 12 points since Obama was elected.

Democrat, Liberal, Incompetence, Obama, Narrative, Oops

A new poll by German public television (ARD) indicates that only 35 percent of Germans still see the United States as a good partner. That figure has fallen 14 points since just this past July when about half of all Germans saw America as a partner they could trust. The new poll, done Thursday, also indicates that 61 percent of Germans now see the United States as an untrustworthy partner.

Democrat, Liberal, Obama, Narrative, Oops

About three-fourths of South Africans (76%) approved of U.S. leadership in 2012, much lower than the high of 92% seen in 2010. Tanzanians are the least approving among residents of the three nations, with approval dropping to 70% last year from a high of 89% in 2009.

Democrat, Liberal, Obama, Narrative, Oops

But across this continent, many Africans wish Obama was more like Bush in his social and health policies, particularly in the fight against HIV/AIDS — one of the former president’s signature foreign policy aid programs. Bush poured billions of dollars into the effort to combat the spread of the disease that once threatened to consume a generation of young Africans, and as Obama has spent two days touring South Africa, the shadow of his predecessor has trailed him.

Democrat, Liberal, Incompetence, Obama, Narrative, Oops

President Obama has failed to live up to the expectations he created in the Arab world, according to a new poll released by IBOPE Zogby International and the Arab American Institute Foundation. The poll also noted that most Arab countries view the U.S. less favorably today than they did during the last year of the Bush administration.

Democrat, Liberal, Incompetence, Obama, Oops

With President Barack Obama's first term characterized by strained relations between Pakistan and the U.S., more than nine in 10 Pakistanis (92%) disapprove of U.S. leadership and 4% approve, the lowest approval rating Pakistanis have ever given.

Democrat, Editorial, Liberal, Obama, Narrative, Oops

But here's the problem for Obama: Just as his favorable rating and job approval have plunged during these past 39 months at home, the same is happening all across Latin America. According to a new Gallup Opinion Briefing out this morning, Obama's median job approval rating in that region was 62% right after he took office in 2009. Today, it's 47%, a drop of 15 points or 25%.

Democrat, Liberal, Incompetence, Obama, Narrative, Oops

June 2014: A survey published Thursday by the Levada Center, an independent pollster, shows that 71% of Russians view the United States "badly" or "very badly" — the highest in more than 20 years, with more positive attitudes registered during the Soviet era.

Democrat, Liberal, Hate, Incompetence, Obama, Oops

A major Russian shopping mall near the center of Moscow, Electronics on Presne, has a new décor aimed at showing the country’s distaste for the United States – American flag doormats to allow its customers to literally wipe their feet on the symbol of the country that defeated them in the Cold War.

Democrat, Liberal, Obama, Narrative, Oops

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was taunted by chants of "Monica, Monica" by tomato-throwing demonstrators as she visited the Egyptian port city of Alexandria on Sunday. The chants, referring to the Monica Lewinsky scandal when her husband, Bill Clinton, was president, were heard outside the US consulate as she visited for its reopening. An embarrassed Egyptian security official said they were chanting "Monica, Monica" and "Irhal, Clinton" (Get out, Clinton.)

Democrat, Liberal, Obama, Narrative, Oops

The US must open itself to an independent investigation into its use of drone strikes or the United Nations will be forced to step in, Ben Emmerson QC said yesterday. His comments came as Pakistani officials said that a US drone strike had killed at least four militants after targeting their vehicles in North Waziristan on Sunday. Attacks by American unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are deeply unpopular in the country, which claims they violate its sovereignty and fan anti-US sentiment.

The Nobel Peace Prize-winning former president of Poland, Lech Walesa, says President Obama has failed to reclaim America’s role as a world leader. “When he was elected… there was great hope,” Walesa said. “…. we were hoping Obama would reclaim moral leadership for America,” adding: “That failed.” Go To Site

Democrat, Liberal, Obama, Narrative

Switzerland hit back Tuesday at a US presidential election campaign video that portrays the country as a tax haven. In the video, a character named Miss Swiss Bank Account describes the Republican candidate Mitt Romney as a "boss millionaire with accounts everywhere", the ATS news agency reported. The film gives "the impression that having a bank account in Switzerland is dubious in itself and its only aim is to hide money from the tax authorities," Switzerland's Federal Department for Foreign Affairs (DFAE) said. Switzerland's Washington embassy reportedly expressed its unhappiness at the clip to the Obama team, ATS said.

Democrat, Liberal, Incompetence, Obama, Oops, Arrogance

Barack Obama returned to Berlin today, almost five years to the day from when he delivered his famous "Victory Column" speech that cemented his reputation as an international rockstar. Unfortunately, his reception this time was a lot different. An estimated 200,000 people turned out in July 2008... Fast forward to 2013, and many are now saying that Obama's reputation is "tarnished," by his recent snooping scandals, his extensions of the war on terror, and the hard luck realities of failing to deliver on all your promises. And instead of opening up the speech to the whole city, Obama spoke in front only about 5,000-6,000 spectators.

Democrat, Liberal, Incompetence, Obama, Financial, Narrative, Oops, Drugs

The city’s bankruptcy filing has put Detroit in the crosshairs of every comedian from Chicago to Chattanooga. And now Taiwan is laughing... At one point, an M&M gets shot and it takes police an hour to show up; in another scene, the RenCen swirls into a toilet. President Barack Obama takes the city’s request for a bailout, rolls it into a joint and smokes it.

Democrat, Liberal, Incompetence, Obama, Funny, Brilliance, Oops

The conversation then drifted to Netanyahu, at which time Sarkozy declared: “I cannot stand him. He is a liar.” According to the report, Obama replied: “You’re fed up with him, but I have to deal with him every day!” The remark was naturally meant to be said in confidence, but the two leaders’ microphones were accidentally left on, making the would-be private comment embarrassingly public.

Dec 2013: A new Pew Research Center poll found that 53 percent of people believe that the U.S. is playing a less important role as a world leader than a decade ago, the highest figure since 1984. Worse: 70 percent said that the U.S. is respected less than in the past... Go To Site

Democrat, Liberal, Government, Incompetence, Obama, Funny, Oops

Sergei Lavrov chided the US administration two days after President Barack Obama scrapped a summit with Mr Putin when Russia granted asylum to Edward Snowden, the fugitive US spy. "We need to work as grown-ups," he told a press conference in Washington alongside John Kerry, the US Secretary of State. "This is what we do. And we hope that this will be reciprocal".

Democrat, Liberal, Incompetence, Obama, Narrative, Oops

In an apparent case of red, white and blue revenge, a Pakistani protester died yesterday after inhaling smoke from a burning American flag during an anti-US rally. Abdullah Ismail succumbed at Mayo Hospital in Lahore a day after attending the fierce protest at the city’s Mall Road, where an estimated 10,000 people rallied.

Democrat, Liberal, Obama, Narrative, Oops, Bigbrother

Merkel has expressed anger over the NSA’s actions and discussed the issue with President Barack Obama when he visited Berlin... “With every day it becomes clear to the United States that this is important for us,” she said at a July press conference in Berlin. “Germany is not a nation of surveillance. Germany is a nation of freedom.”

Democrat, Liberal, Obama, Oops, Bigbrother

The Brazilian government condemned a U.S. spy program that reportedly targeted the nation's leader, labeled it an "unacceptable invasion" of sovereignty and called Monday for international regulations to protect citizens and governments alike from cyber espionage.

"We are glad the Americans are here," said Ahmed al-Ibrahim, an adviser to some of Saudi Arabia's royals and officials, when I met with him recently, "but we fear that the president has lost credibility after Syria." Go To Site

Democrat, Liberal, Incompetence, Obama, Narrative, Oops

In the wake of those reports, the German government sent delegations to Washington to press for a no-spying pact with the Americans. Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich told Parliament that the U.S. had not been as forthcoming during those talks as the Germans had hoped. "The Americans need to come clean," Friedrich said. "They cannot become entangled in contradictions...The silence means there are all sorts of conspiracy theories."

Democrat, Liberal, Obama, Narrative, Oops

In an angry exchange with Barack Obama, Angela Merkel has compared the snooping practices of the US with those of the Stasi, the ubiquitous and all-powerful secret police of the communist dictatorship in East Germany, where she grew up. Livid after learning from Der Spiegel magazine that the Americans were listening in to her personal mobile phone, Merkel confronted Obama with the accusation: "This is like the Stasi."

Russia, Dec. 2016:

As everybody, including US people, will be glad

to see the last of this hapless administration

Thanks to Barack Obama for restoring respect for America after George W. Bush.

Democrat, Liberal, Obama, Funny, Narrative, Oops

The nominee for ambassador to Norway, for example, prompted outrage in Oslo by characterizing one of the nation’s ruling parties as extremist. A soap-opera producer slated for Hungary appeared to have little knowledge of the country she would be living in. A prominent Obama bundler nominated to be ambassador to Argentina acknowledged that he had never set foot in the country and isn’t fluent in Spanish.

Democrat, Liberal, Incompetence, Obama, Funny, Narrative, Oops

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel cannot get his Russian counterpart to take his calls, the Pentagon said Friday -- amid a new report that the Kremlin has suspended high-level talks with U.S. officials. Pentagon spokesman Col. Steve Warren told reporters that Hagel is trying to speak with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, but the Russian Defense Ministry won't return his calls.

"And then, the National Security Council did not give her very much running room. So she chose things that were possible for her -- women's issues and other issues of restoring respect for American foreign policy." -Andrea Mitchell on Hillary Clinton Go To Site

Democrat, Liberal, Obama, Narrative, Oops, Metaphor

Israeli workers had to scramble Wednesday to find transportation for United States President Barack Obama after the limousine that was to have taken him around the country broke down at the last minute.

Democrat, Liberal, Incompetence, Obama, Narrative, Oops

Anti-communist crusader and former president of Poland Lech Walesa tells Newsmax that of all the national leaders currently on the world stage, the one who has "disillusioned" him the most is President Barack Obama. Walesa also asserts that Obama "wasn't ready" to take on the task of leading the world's most dominant superpower.

Democrat, Liberal, Incompetence, Obama, Sex, Narrative, Oops

“As U.S. power declines, Washington needs to rely on its allies in order to reach its goal of containing China’s development,” he told the TV station... He said, “we can see from the situation in Ukraine this kind of ED” –which he explained in Chinese was a military abbreviation for something that may have meant “extended deployment” – “has become the male type of ED problem – erectile dysfunction.”

Democrat, Liberal, Incompetence, Obama, Narrative, Oops

Germany needs U.S. partnership on spying but must first see a change from Washington and “probably the most detached President [in] decades,” former German Defense Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on Monday. There is “a level of mistrust that needs to be fixed, and it needs to be fixed from Washington,” Guttenberg told Amanpour in London. Trust between the two countries has fallen to dangerous lows as new allegations emerged that the U.S. recruited a spy inside Germany’s secret service.

The president has strained relations with nations extending from Canada to Germany, from Israel to Afghanistan to Poland and the Czech Republic to many others. All from a man who promised to heal the planet and slow the rise of the oceans. -Peter Wehner Go To Site

Government, Incompetence, Oops

American visas have become literally unobtainable in all consulates worldwide for nearly two weeks as IT specialists have struggled to fix the country’s malfunctioning consular database. The US Consular Consolidated Database (CCD) at the State Bureau of Consular Affairs “is currently experiencing technical problems with our passport/visa system,” US State Department deputy spokesperson Marie Harf revealed at a media briefing, adding that the database has actually been “experiencing intermittent performance issues for several months” now.

Democrat, Liberal, Incompetence, Obama, Oops

The embassy held a “White House Barbecue” on Sunday to mark the 200th anniversary of British troops setting fire to several U.S. government facilities, including the Capitol and the White House. The embassy tweeted a photograph of a White House cake, flanked by British and American flags and sparklers. “Commemorating the 200th anniversary of burning the White House. Only sparklers this time!” the tweet read.

In her speech to the United Nations this week, first lady Michelle Obama chose to highlight some of the negative things women face in the United States today. “Women here are still woefully underrepresented in our government and in the senior ranks of our corporations,” Obama said at the Global Education First Initiative event. “We still struggle with violence against women and harmful cultural norms that tell women how they are expected to look and act.” Go To Site

Democrat, Liberal, Hate, Obama, Character, Smears, AntiAmerican

In acknowledging U.S. shortcomings during his United Nations speech Wednesday, President Obama mentioned the summer incident that drew global criticism: The police shooting in Ferguson, Mo... "I realize that America's critics will be quick to point out that at times we too have failed to live up to our ideals," Obama told the UN General Assembly, "that America has plenty of problems within our own borders."

Democrat, Liberal, Incompetence, Obama, Brilliance, Oops, Religion

The Obama administration was grilled on Monday for inviting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to a state dinner while he is fasting as part of a Hindu religious observance, a move that has been criticized by some as insensitive.

Obama will host Modi Monday evening at the White House “for a private dinner” that will also be attended by Vice President Joe Biden, the White House announced Monday morning. The event is closed to the press. However, the administration appears to have forgotten that Modi is in the middle of carrying out a religious fast in observance of the Hindu navratri, in which the faithful abstain from food, according to reports.

Democrat, Liberal, Incompetence, Obama, Narrative, Oops

President Obama was criticized last week by the president he is often compared to, Jimmy Carter. Carter told an Aspen Institute audience that Obama's accomplishments on foreign policy "have been minimal" and that the United States' influence is "lower than it was six or seven years ago." "... But on the world stage, just to be objective about it, I can't think of many nations in the world where we have a better relationship now than when he took over."

The president has strained relations with nations extending from Canada to Germany, from Israel to Afghanistan to Poland and the Czech Republic to many others. All from a man who promised to heal the planet and slow the rise of the oceans. -Peter Wehner Go To Site

Democrat, Liberal, Obama, Narrative, Oops

[Oct 2016]: Analysts say Russia’s increasingly mocking tone is part of its larger emphasis on propaganda and information warfare online and via Kremlin-funded news outlets like RT and Sputnik... “Russia’s Zakharova Viciously Mocks America’s U.N. Ambassador,” cheered a Sputnik headline... The official added that the U.S. strives not to respond in kind to Russia’s taunts.

I know. You bowed to the Burger King and he said you still couldn't have it your way.

President Obama Gets No Respect

During a recent visit to Cambodia, President Barack Obama appeared to have been slighted by the country’s first lady without realizing it. Bun Rany, wife of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, appeared to greet Obama with a dismissive gesture meant to be used in addressing servants.

Oops. We were so hopeful after Cairo, BO.

Obama and the Muslim World

Democratic Party Chairman Howard Dean has been meeting with world leaders to repair "the extraordinary damage" that the Bush administration has done to America's image and to prepare the way for a new Democratic president.

You're right, BO. You're no Dick Cheney.

Bugging Our Allies

"There's an old Greek saying . . . The fish rots from the head first. It starts at the top." -Michael S. Dukakis

BO, was it something you said?

Brilliant Obama Administration Diplomacy

In a closed door meeting in 2007, Senator Barack Obama boasted that his judgment in foreign policy was "better than any other candidate in this race, Republican or Democrat."

If Dec. 7, 1941, is the day that Franklin D. Roosevelt said “will live in infamy,” then Dec. 20, 2016, has got to be a close second. No Americans died that day as they did at Pearl Harbor, but the American Century, as Time magazine founder Henry Luce called it, came to a crashing end.

  Turkey, Iran and Russia met in Moscow to settle matters in the Middle East. The United States wasn’t even asked to the meeting. Go To Site

[June 2016]: By contrast, there is greater agreement among Republicans and Democrats that the U.S. is less respected than in the past. About seven-in-ten Republicans (71%) say the U.S. is less respected by other countries, as do majorities of both Democrats (59%) and independents (58%). -Carroll Doherty Go To Site