So GWB was a cowboy, eh? Looks like the Arab world respected the man in the hat more than the one with the teleprompter.
Didn’t Barack Obama promise that relations with the Arab would were going to change under his leadership? Who knew that meant for the worse. Well, actually many of us, but then again we did not vote for the carnival barker who promised “Hope & Change”. From Salon comes the following, what a shock this must be to the LEFT. But Barack Obama promised he would make us more liked on the Arab Street.
I’ve written numerous times over the last year about rapidly worsening perceptions of the U.S. in the Muslim world, including a Pew poll from April finding that Egyptians view the U.S. more unfavorably now than they did during the Bush presidency. A new poll released today of six Arab nations – Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Morocco — contains even worse news on this front:
As stated correctly by the Astute Blogger, the Arab world respects strong leaders whether they agree or disagree with them. They loath weakness and Barack Obama is the poster child of an apologetic weak leader who makes promises that he cannot keep while constantly moving the line in the sand. It would appear that it is not just the GOP who thinks that Obama is like jello.
Q and O asks, hows that “Hopey, Changey” stuff working out for you America? It would appear that the Arabs are not buying it either.
More from the UK Telegraph, Barack Obama proves to be a failure in the Middle East. So Obama has been a complete failure on domestic policy, the economy and now a disaster on foreign policy as well. No wonder he is on the gold course so much, it might be his only success of his presidency.
There is little evidence, however, that Barack Obama is viewed with fear or with respect in one of the most volatile regions of the world. If anything he is seen as a weak-kneed pushover, with a confused and flailing foreign policy. This will ultimately haunt America as Iran races towards becoming a nuclear power and traditional US allies in the region lose faith in Washington’s willingness and ability to stand with them. The White House’s mantra of ‘leading from behind’ is looking more and more foolish by the day, and the world’s only superpower has fewer friends on its side as it faces an increasingly dangerous array of adversaries.
Not having originally read the Lonely Conservative’s post, why am I not surprised that her analysis was that “Cowboy diplomacy” was perceived as a more backbones approach than O”bow”ma’s apologies. Great minds think alike. LC is 100% correct, Obama is a complete, unmitigated disaster as President. I guess he can’t blame this one on W, or can he?