What made you Democrats think he'd be competent?

Obama's "Smart Diplomacy"

"The White House will apologize for this outrageous mistake," Bloomberg quotes Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski as having tweeted. "It's a shame that such a momentous ceremony has been overshadowed by ignorance and incompetence."

The Era of Hope and Change has been one prolonged act of suicide.

  If anyone had said that Obama would manage to alienate Israel and the Philippines, lose Turkey, pay Iran a hundred billion dollars, preside over the loss of a won war in Afghanistan, lose billions of dollars in military equipment to ISIS, watch a consulate burn, restart the Cold War with Russia, cause Japan to re-arm and go the knife's edge with China, would you have believed it?

  If someone had told you in 2008 millions of refugees would be heading for Europe and that the UK would leave the EU after Obama went there to campaign for them to remain, would you not have laughed?

  He promised "smart diplomacy" and the restoration of American prestige in the world. How did it come to this? -Richard Fernandez Go To Site

In highly unusual criticism of a serving British prime minister from his American ally, Mr Obama claimed that Mr Cameron stopped paying attention soon after the 2011 military operation because he was “distracted by a range of other things”.

  Mr Obama also made clear that he forced Mr Cameron to sign up to Nato’s benchmark of spending 2 per cent of GDP on defence. “Free riders aggravate me,” he told The Atlantic magazine, which reported that he instructed Mr Cameron “to pay your fair share” during a G7 summit last year. - Francis Elliott Go To Site

What was an embarrassing weekend for president Barack Obama, whose arrival at the G-20 summit in China was a case study in diplomatic humiliation, just turned even worse when on Monday, Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte warned the US president not to question him about extrajudicial killings, or "son of a bitch I will swear at you" when the two presidents meet at a summit in Laos in the coming days...

  "Who is he to confront me?" Duterte said Go To Site

Democrat, Liberal, Incompetence, Obama, Narrative, Oops

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he will not expel US diplomats in revenge for hacking sanctions imposed by White House officials... The shock move did not stop the ministry's spokesman from slamming the Barack Obama administration, who didn't hold back as she called them a 'group of foreign policy losers, angry and shallow-brained'... The ministry's spokesman Maria Zakharova claimed the US and American people were 'humiliated by their own President' in what she described as the Cold War-style measures against Moscow.

Democrat, Liberal, Obama, Oops

The United States will seek an explanation from the Philippines for President Rodrigo Duterte's announcement of a "separation" from Washington, the State Department said on Thursday, calling the remarks baffling and at odds with the two countries' close relationship. Duterte said during a visit to China on Thursday that "America has lost" in military and economic ties with the Philippines and "I announce my separation from the United States."

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.

Democrat, Liberal, Incompetence, Obama, Oops, Arrogance

President Barack Obama told Britain today that it would have to 'go to the back of the queue' if it leaves the European Union, then tries to negotiate its own trade deal with the United States. A US-UK trade agreement is not going to happen 'any time soon,' Obama said during a joint news conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron... Obama faced a furious backlash overseas this morning over what has been called a 'downright hypocritical' push for Britain to stay in the European Union.

[Nov 2015]: Obama's not even a lame duck anymore. Ironic that he controls the most power on the planet. But stands before us and the world now as a mere shell of an American leader, bereft of any real influence or earned stature. He's ignored by Russia, defied by Iran. Instead of respect, he gets heads shaking.

  Growing numbers of Americans, even fellow Democrats, are not just shocked by recent Obama behaviors. They are disturbed. -Andrew Malcolm Go To Site

Democrat, Liberal, Incompetence, Obama, Brilliance, Oops

In a Fox News Sunday interview, the president said that a failure to plan for the aftermath of intervention in Libya was "probably" his biggest blunder, Bloomberg reports. He told host Chris Wallace that while intervening to get rid of Moammar Gadhafi "was the right thing to do," he regrets "failing to plan for the day after."

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.

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."

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

A White House spokesman said American efforts in Yemen are a "template that has succeeded," even as President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi was forced to flee the country by boat... The turmoil in Yemen is particularly problematic for the White House, as President Obama has repeatedly cited the country as a model for his counterterrorism strategy.

The President’s string of misjudgments on the Middle East—on the peace process, Erdogan, withdrawal from Iraq, Libya, ISIS as the “J.V. team”, and Syria—is one of the most striking examples of serial failure in the annals of American foreign policy. -The American Interest Go To Site

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.

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

Obama Takes Credit for Ending Iraq War

Then Denies Ending War Was His Decision


Unbelievable    Incompetence    #ThankADemocrat

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.

Democrat, Liberal, Incompetence, Obama, Brilliance, Narrative, Oops

As Chancellor Merkel put it on Thursday, the two countries have better things to do than “waste energy spying” on each other. Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble, a close Merkel ally, said the latest espionage cases did not reflect well on the Americans. “With so much stupidity, you can only weep,” he said late Wednesday. “And that is why the chancellor is ‘not amused.’ ”

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, Incompetence, Obama, Oops, War, Terrorism, Ignorance

Senior Obama administration officials’ closed-door briefing to senators Tuesday night revealed that the White House did not anticipate and was not prepared for the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS), which has wreaked havoc in Iraq and seized many key cities in recent weeks.

“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

Democrat, Liberal, Obama, Narrative

Russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev says that "we are slowly but surely approaching a second cold war." He also said that U.S. President Barack Obama could be "more tactful politically" and that he's disappointed in some of the decisions Obama has made.

Putin's Secret Message to Obama


"Goodbye funny little president girl. I thank you for joking at Mitt Romney when he called Russia U.S. enemy." -Andrew Klavan

Democrat, Liberal, Obama, Narrative, Oops

Mar 2014: Two-and-a-half years after the fall of former leader Muammar Gaddafi, the oil-rich North African state is struggling to contain violence between rival forces, with Islamist militants gaining an ever-stronger grip on the south of the country. "The situation in Libya is very worrying," French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius told reporters on the margins of a conference in Rome to discuss the Libyan crisis.

Democrat, Editorial, Liberal, Incompetence, Obama, Narrative, Oops, Terrorism

It's been two years now since Muammar Gaddafi was overthrown and President Obama's supporters in the foreign policy community hailed the U.S.-backed effort as a triumph of "smart diplomacy," in contrast to what they saw as the Iraq "fiasco."... "The accounts of the officials, who asked to remain anonymous because of the sensitivity of the topic, are more evidence that this city in Libya has become a regional hub for Islamist extremists seeking to hone their combat skills."

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.

... he has damaged his presidency and weakened the nation’s standing in the world. It has been one of the more stunning and inexplicable displays of presidential incompetence that I’ve ever witnessed.

“The thing about Bibi is, he’s a chickenshit,” Jeffrey Goldberg of the Atlantic writes that a “senior Obama administration official” told him about the Israeli prime minister and former IDF member, Benjamin Netanyahu. 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, 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.




Apr20
2017

Bugging Our Allies

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

Democrat, Liberal, Obama, Narrative, Oops

Upset at President Barack Obama's policies on Iran and Syria, members of Saudi Arabia's ruling family are threatening a rift with the United States that could take the alliance between Washington and the kingdom to its lowest point in years... 'The shift away from the U.S. is a major one,' the source close to Saudi policy said. 'Saudi doesn't want to find itself any longer in a situation where it is dependent.'

The German government says Chancellor Angela Merkel has called President Barack Obama after receiving information that U.S. intelligence may have targeted her mobile phone. Merkel spokesman Steffen Seibert said Merkel made clear in Wednesday's call that "she views such practices, if the indications are confirmed ... as completely unacceptable" and called for U.S. authorities to clarify the extent of surveillance in Germany.

“The international order that we painstakingly built after World War II and defended over the past several decades is literally fraying at the seams right now.” -Joe Biden Go To Site

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.

Democrat, Liberal, Incompetence, Obama, War

“I love Obama, and you’ll never find a truer Democrat than me, but this whole idea of any president of the United States drawing lines saying that if any country does something, that he considers wrong, that the nation is going to war, it’s unheard of–drawing a red line. So, of course, it’s embarrassing. I wish it didn’t happen,” Rangel said.

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, 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.

This morning Vice President Joe Biden, at the US-Africa Business Forum, said that he hopes the ‘nation of Africa’ can join the most prosperous nations in the future. 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, 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.

Democrat, Liberal, Incompetence, Obama, Brilliance, Oops, Education, Ignorance

TEL AVIV – The White House has released what it says is a map of Israel. The only problem is that Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and the Golan Heights are missing. An Obama administration video highlighting the president’s plans for his Mideast trip depicts Jerusalem, the Golan and the West Bank – also known as Judea and Samaria – as non-Israeli territory.

Democrat, Editorial, Liberal, Incompetence, Obama, Oops

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Judith Miller tells Newsmax TV that the Obama White House “is not in a position to influence the outcome of things either in Egypt or Syria.” “We’re in a very, very desperate state when it comes to the Middle East now,” Miller, formerly of the New York Times, tells Newsmax in an exclusive interview. “We have Islamist-leaning governments or Islamist governments in power in virtually every country that used to be aligned with the United States, and that’s why President Obama has drawn the line for Egypt.

"Rarely has a U.S. president been so wrong about so much at the expense of so many." -Dick Cheney Go To Site

Democrat, Liberal, Guns, Incompetence, Obama, Oops

The Obama administration secretly gave its blessing to arms shipments to Libyan rebels from Qatar last year, but American officials later grew alarmed as evidence grew that Qatar was turning some of the weapons over to Islamic militants, according to United States officials and foreign diplomats.

Democrat, Liberal, Obama, Narrative, Oops

President Obama touts foreign policy as a bright spot in his presidency, but former President Carter’s national security adviser says that the United States is “rapidly, rapidly” losing power in the Middle East. “We’re dealing here with a messy region which is increasingly slipping into increased instability — a region in which American domination is rapidly, rapidly coming to an end,” Zbigniew Brzezinski said today on Morning Joe.

Democrat, Liberal, Obama, Narrative

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Chanting "death to America," hundreds of protesters angered by an anti-Islam film stormed the U.S. Embassy compound in Yemen's capital and burned the American flag on Thursday, the latest in a series of attacks on American diplomatic missions in the Middle East... In the Yemeni capital on Thursday, protesters smashed windows as they breached the embassy perimeter and reached the compound grounds, although they did not enter the main building housing the offices. Angry young men brought down the U.S. flag in the courtyard, burned it and replaced it with a black banner bearing Islam's declaration of faith — "There is no God but Allah."

Democrat, Liberal, Obama, Narrative, Oops

Premier Brad Wall has criticized U.S. President Barack Obama, saying recent American economic and energy policies are not good for Canada. “People think in this country, perhaps they do, that the Obama administration is good for Canada,” Wall told reporters Monday at the Pacific Northwest Economic Region’s (PNWER) annual summit in Saskatoon. “The facts say something else.”

Not being George W. Bush is not a foreign policy. Not invading countries is not a foreign policy. Wishing to demonstrate your sophistication by announcing you are unencumbered by the false historical narratives of the past is not a foreign policy. Assuming the world will be nice if we're not militarist is not a foreign policy. What is our foreign policy? Disliking global warming? -Peggy Noonan Go To Site

Democrat, Incompetence, Obama, Oops

Hillary Clinton gave Sergei Lavrov a mock "reset" button, symbolising US hopes to mend frayed ties with Moscow. But he said the word the Americans chose, "peregruzka", meant "overloaded" or "overcharged", rather than "reset".

Liberal, Narrative

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton apologized Tuesday for the NATO airstrike that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers last year -- and announced that Pakistan has in turn agreed to re-open supply lines into Afghanistan that have been closed since the incident. The deadly airstrike last November crippled already-damaged relations between the United States and Pakistan.

Democrat, Liberal, Obama, Narrative, Oops

International approval of US President Barack Obama's foreign policy has dropped sharply during his term in office, a Pew Research survey suggests. Among the 21 countries surveyed, the largest drop in approval - from 57% to 27% - was seen in China, the Global Attitudes Project reveals. Most respondents in almost all countries opposed US drone strikes.

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.

The Vietnam outcome is what the Castros are counting on: a flood of U.S. tourists and business investment that will allow the regime to maintain its totalitarian system indefinitely. Mr. Obama may claim that he has dismantled a 50-year-old failed policy; what he has really done is give a 50-year-old failed regime a new lease on life. -The Washington Post Go To Site

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.

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, Character, Sex, Scandal, Narrative, Oops

“The U.S. should apologize further,” Gabriel Silva told the Colombian newspaper El Tiempo about the sordid sex scandal that involved a dozen agents and another dozen military personnel. “It is necessary, and I want to hear it from the White House,” Silva said in his tough talk to a scribe back home.

Democrat, Liberal, Obama, Funny, Brilliance, Oops

Yesterday Barack Obama addressed the Summit of the Americas in Colombia and spoke about the conflict between the United Kingdom and Argentina over the Falklands. Obama seemed to tilt toward Argentina by calling the islands the “Malvinas” rather than the Falklands, which Argentina insists is their proper name. Only Obama didn’t say Malvinas, he said Maldives–an entirely different group of islands located thousands of miles from the Falklands in the Indian Ocean.

Con Couglin, the defense editor of the Telegraph and expert on terrorism, sums it up in this blogpost. Obama's weakness on Syria and his refusal to negotiate on government spending has produced a situation in which "the longer the Obama presidency continues, the more America's status as a superpower ebbs away." Go To Site

Democrat, Liberal, Funny, Narrative, Oops

It is the fear of every party guest, turning up in an outfit not suited to the dress code. And unfortunately for Hillary Clinton, her slip up was witnessed by top government officials from across the globe.

Democrat, Hypocrisy, Liberal, Obama, Oops

WASHINGTON -- The White House is apologizing for the burning of Muslim holy books in a pile of garbage at a U.S. military base in Afghanistan.

Democrat, Liberal, Incompetence, Obama, Narrative, Oops

After improving with the election of Barack Obama in 2008, U.S. favorable ratings across the Arab world have plummeted. In most countries they are lower than at the end of the Bush Administration, and lower than Iran's favorable ratings (except in Saudi Arabia).

Democrat, Liberal, Obama, Narrative, Oops

Hundreds of enraged Pakistanis have taken to the streets across the country, burning an effigy of President Barack Obama and setting fire to US flags after 24 soldiers died in NATO air strikes... They carried placards and banners, and shouted 'down with America', 'down with NATO', 'Yankees go back', 'vacate Afghanistan and Pakistan' and 'stop drone attacks' - a reference to a CIA drone war against Islamist militants.

It is a world in a new kind of flux, one that doesn't know what to make of America anymore. In part because of our president. "We want American leadership," said a member of a diplomatic delegation of a major U.S. ally. He said it softly, as if confiding he missed an old friend. -Peggy Noonan Go To Site

Liberal, Obama, Narrative

The United States has apologised for controversial remarks made by a US diplomat who spoke of "dark and dirty" Indians, calling the comments "inappropriate".

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.

Democrat, Liberal, Incompetence, Obama, Oops

“Obama insults Sarkozy,” blared the headline on one French website, taking umbrage at Mr. Obama’s wayward remark at the G-20 summit here about the physical appearance of French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

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.

It is entirely understandable that Barack Obama's way of dealing with Syria in recent weeks should have elicited responses ranging from puzzlement to disgust. Even members of his own party are despairingly echoing in private the public denunciations of him as "incompetent," "bungling," "feckless," "amateurish" and "in over his head" coming from his political opponents on the right. -Norman Podhoretz Go To Site

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.

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."

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, Obama, Narrative, Oops

Add Latin America to the list of regions upset with President Obama's lack of follow-through on campaign and White House promises.

Not since the disintegration of the Soviet Union in 1991, and prior to that the fall of France in 1940, has there been so swift an erosion of the world influence of a Great Power as we are witnessing with the United States. -Conrad Black Go To Site

Democrat, Liberal, Obama, Narrative, Oops

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.

Incompetence, Obama

"As soon as Obama took over, he said he would do this and that -- a lot of things. But he still hasn't met a single goal," said Saad Zaki Khalil, 56, who was selling cigarette lighters in central Cairo.

Democrat, Liberal, Incompetence, Obama, Brilliance, Oops

There was widespread criticism in Britain and from Anglophiles in the US of Mr Obama’s recent present to Mr Brown of a box set of classic American movies on DVDs that were not compatible with British DVD players.

Democrat, Liberal, Obama, Narrative, Oops

CAIRO (Reuters) - Protesters threw tomatoes and shoes at U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's motorcade on Sunday during her first visit to Egypt since the election of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi. A tomato struck an Egyptian official in the face, and shoes and a water bottle landed near the armoured cars carrying Clinton's delegation in the port city of Alexandria.

Iraq: 'One of the Great Achievements' of Obama Administration


H/T: Instapundit

On the May 29 edition of CNBC’s Squawk Box, Richard Engel, NBC’s chief foreign correspondent, conceded that he could not name a single nation where relations have improved with the United States since President Obama took office six years ago. Engel generally stays above the political fray, so this admission about the president’s foreign policy is revealing. -Connor Williams Go To Site