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Forum Post: World’s anger at Obama policies goes beyond Europe and the NSA

Posted 10 years ago on Oct. 27, 2013, 4:40 p.m. EST by Cvacca (-24)
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I thought we got rid of Bush because the rest of the world hated us but it was never this bad:

Whether miffed over spying revelations or feeling sold out by U.S. moves in the Middle East, some of the United States’ closest allies are so upset that the Obama administration has gone into damage-control mode to ensure the rifts don’t widen and threaten critical partnerships.

The quarrels differ in their causes and degrees of seriousness. As a whole, however, they pose a new foreign policy headache for an administration whose overseas track record is seen in many quarters at home and abroad as reactive and lacking direction.

In Europe and the Middle East, rifts that once would’ve been quietly smoothed over have exploded into headlines and public remonstrations.

The uproar in Europe over revelations from fugitive former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden that the United States spied on as many as 35 government leaders, including Angela Merkel, the chancellor of Germany, has become so great that early Friday 28 European leaders said Merkel and French President Francois Hollande would open negotiations with the United States over a “no-spying agreement.”

In the Middle East, Saudi Arabia, already fed up with U.S. reluctance to get more deeply involved in the Syrian civil war, has become alarmed by Obama’s overtures to the Saudis’ archenemy, Iran, with which the Saudis are locked in a battle for regional supremacy. Reports indicate it is considering breaking over cooperation with the Obama administration on a range of issues, including training for so-called moderate Syrian rebels.



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[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 10 years ago

Actually, it goes way beyond Obama, because they are most pissed off about the GOP threatening the Worlds economy again over their petty desire to refuse healthcare to US citizens.



[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 10 years ago

our ability to record incidences and post media is our voice against oppression

[-] 0 points by Shule (2638) 10 years ago

I wonder how many world leaders knew they were being spied upon, and went ahead to feed the spies bad information?


[-] 0 points by Cvacca (-24) 10 years ago

And how do you respond to the 60 Minutes report on Benghazi? More Bushite?



[-] 0 points by HCHC4 (-28) 10 years ago

Fear a second Clinton Administration? Ha! Wall st would love nothing more than that!

[-] -2 points by oktoberchill (-3) 10 years ago

I am sure Zen thinks it's Bushite, just as he probably found Steve Croft's segment last week about how politicians from BOTH parties use their leadership pacs as personal funds. Anything that reflects badly on the Dems is Bushite in his black and white world


[-] 0 points by Cvacca (-24) 10 years ago

Your argument is getting lost. 60 Minutes is hardly a Republican institution. You just can't get your facts right. Obama is a rookie that hasn't improved. The most amazing part of his Presidency is that he is not getting more experienced in his second term. You name it, the economy, health care, foreign relations, security, honesty, trust... he is just winging it because he has no thought on how to govern. He just wanted the office and then he thought about increasing transfer payments. He has gotten both of those so he is happy. But as for those of us who work, we suffer.


[-] -1 points by Cvacca (-24) 10 years ago

Lara Logan was the correspondent on the Benghazi piece.

I am not sure what you think are the accomplishments as people are unemployed, under employed and out of the work force. He has built huge animosity between the ethnic groups which will take a long time to get over. He has set back race relations many years, because now it is evident that it is nothing but political correctness. There was no evidence in his experience that he was qualified.

Nice use of vulgarity. That is what you have to resort to? Obama does it too when he gets angry.


[-] -3 points by Cvacca (-24) 10 years ago

Boy you are both weak and angry. If I dropped dead then who would pay for all of you folks since you don't work?

Get you vulgarity going.