Everyone Loves Obama.

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  1. Ericsson1228d

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    Nope. It's just another attempt to further your deluded anti-Obama agenda.
     
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    One only need look at the opinion author's title and affiliation to know its just more tripe.
     
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    Yeah, if it doesn't say "Mindless Obama Supporter" on the byline we shouldn't even read it.
     
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    What he is doing is backing off of a lot of playing fields that previous administrations have pushed pushed for. Americans say that we shouldn't be the police of the world, but then they expect us to keep Russia in check, oppose and attempt overthrow of communist governments, and assist everyone who has ever aided us in their own plans to advance their power. You really can't have it both ways.

    I think actually what the UN likes him for is that he is an American leader who is willing to respect them and their sovereignty. He has shifted the focus of US troops back to Al-Queda instead of securing Iraqi oil. He has acknowledged that the US, even if it has the ability, does not have the right to intrude upon the affairs of the world just because we feel like it. The US used to be loved around the globe; seen as the good hearted saviors of the world from the likes of the Nazis. We used to be seen as a bit cowboyish, but ultimately good people you could rely on and whose hearts were in the right place, and our country was viewed as the ultimate land of opportunity and prosperity. Given the open contempt most of the world had for Bush (and the Republican party by extension), I think that they would have welcomed any change, but Barack Obama is really viewed as a reinstatement of old-school American ideals.

    Just to recap, Obama is half black and half white. He was born in Hawaii, and raised in Indonesia. His father was from Kenya, and his middle name is Hussein. He was elected president under a banner of change when most of the world disliked us. He has decreased the meddling of the US in foreign affairs, when in recent years the US has been accused of being "imperialistic". In short, he comes across as a citizen of the world, not just of America. People in the UN don't see him as the guy who's going to dictate all of their policies by his own, they see him a true ambassador for the strongest nation in the world.

    In short: He has incredible personal charisma, seems to care what the world things of him and his country, is in every position to play big brother to the world, and he seems to be giving everyone in the world a fair shake, which is more than can be said for any president in recent memory. Why wouldn't the UN love him?
     
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    If its just unsubstantiated spin, like that article was, I'd agree.
     
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    I'm not sure that it is Obama they like above the type of government you have elected.

    They would have loved Hilary too i'm certain :rolleyes:
     
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    Not likely. From my own reading of the foreign press over the years I would say that the functional aspects of the office of the Presidency, and how it meshes with the rest of the American federal government, is an impenetrable mystery to nearly all European newsies.
     
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    The author works for The Heritage Foundation at something called The Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom and The Telegraph is a decidedly conservative newspaper. The newspaper's owner is Conrad Black who is currently in prison in the US for diverting funds from one of his American business holdings. Lord Black (he was created a British baron by Thatcher, whom Black supported enthusiastically) is not exactly thrilled with the US at the moment.

    See any connections here?
     
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    When did foreign newspapers begin accepting OpEd pieces from Trinity?
     
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    He's in a Florida prison and recently was denied parole.

    Blair seemed to like him also, and advised Queen Elizabeth II to honour Black by raising him to the peerage. Canadian Prime Minister, Jean Chrétien, gave the conflicting advice that a Canadian citizen should not receive a titular honour, citing the 1919 Nickle Resolution.
     
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    No,most of the UK press are biased in favour of the right-wing Conservative viewpoint.Jason's post tells you all you need to know about The Telegraph.
    The ones owned by Rupert Murdoch are as reliable and factual as your Fox News.
     
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    The United Nations is an antiquated sham. Reminds me of the Grammys.

    It needs to be disbanded, and save the country the $5B a year we fund it.
     
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    Did you catch the bit that Samantha Bee did on the UN "response" to Qadaffi's polemic on last night's Daily Show?

    So funny, because it's so true.
     
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    Nile Gardiner puts me in mind of a comment made by the Monty Python character who could not say the letter C: "What a silly bunt!"
     
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    As much as I'm fond of my British friends and "other" U.K. types, I never pay attention to their opinions regarding the USA, even if they've lived in the USA for more than 20 years. As for Margaret Thatcher (or Maggie with a thatch of hair), true Hell would be having to dip your wick in her. Oy! What a scary cave of cobwebs and trolls she must have! But I suppose we shouldn't judge a book by it's cover -- unless you're going to fuck it.

    All hail the British Press! More tits on every page, please?
     
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    Quote of the week! Quote of the month! Quote of the year!
     
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    Didn't you know they filmed the Moria scenes in there?

    "No, but the air doesn't smell so foul down here."
     
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    Let the rest of the world provide health care for all these "citizens of the world". Someone recently said Obama is the first post American president.
     
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