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Razzle, Dazzle...FAIL!

Obama "dazzled" everyone at the G20 summit, and the US press is raving about how great he did. In reality, he was a total fail at what was said before the trip were his two main goals. A global stimulus spending plan, which was shot down by the German President Merkel, and more troops from NATO from Afghanistan, which didn't happen either (see link).

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/article6032342.ece

Is anyone else surprised that Obama's foreign policy, which boils down to just talking nicely with the leaders other countries about what we want over tea, isn't working?! (sarcasm)

 
LoriKeet

Asked by LoriKeet at 1:38 PM on Apr. 4, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Bush was arrogant and combative and other countries tended to resent his actions but he did get some of what America wanted. Obama talks nicely, says pretty please and plays nice, and he gets nothing for America...

    Kinda sounds like the difference between parents of well behaved kids and parents of the monsters who are never to blame for anything they do...
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 2:46 PM on Apr. 4, 2009

  • No surprised at all. Again he is very inexperienced in everything he is doing.
    usmc0351wife

    Answer by usmc0351wife at 1:40 PM on Apr. 4, 2009

  • Obama is a figure head. A puppet to fool the public so that the real agenda can be passed.
    kittymommy

    Answer by kittymommy at 1:44 PM on Apr. 4, 2009

  • He is right in saying the US should not shoulder the full weight of Afghanistan. I guess we will see what happens when the Taliban gets further out of control. What do you that are criticizing Obama thing about Europe's reliance on the US to take care of it alone? And how would you have them forced to do it?
    stacymomof2

    Answer by stacymomof2 at 1:46 PM on Apr. 4, 2009

  • stacy

    You're missing the point! Obama said we had to be nicer to other countries in order to get them to be cooperate with us (Liberals felt that Bush failed in foreign relations because he was "arrogant and combative.") Obama was nice to everyone, and they all loved having their pictures taken with him, but ended up giving him virtually nothing he asked for. This confirms our point that countries look out for their own interests, and being EXTRA nice isn't going to solve the world's problems.
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 2:03 PM on Apr. 4, 2009

  • I have to wonder if the other countries have more conservative spending habits and aren't willing or able to provide an assist in Afghanistan.

    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 2:18 PM on Apr. 4, 2009

  • Bush was arrogant and combative and other countries tended to resent his actions but he did get some of what America wanted. Obama talks nicely, says pretty please and plays nice, and he gets nothing for America...
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:30 PM on Apr. 4, 2009

  • Well, I thought Obama was going to get us out of the war. Looks like Afghanistan is going to be his war. Bush kept us safe for 8 years by being arrogant and combative. Let's see if Obama can keep us safe for 4 years by playing nice with other countries.
    loflingirl

    Answer by loflingirl at 2:38 PM on Apr. 4, 2009

  • ANON 2:30PM

    SO would you agree in saying that the United States should STOP worrying about how the "rest of the world" sees us, and just worry about our own...you know, like how the other countries do?! :o)
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 2:38 PM on Apr. 4, 2009

  • You sure about the NATO troops thing? Maybe he didn't get as much as he wanted but they did promise more help.


    LINK


    A question also. What SHOULD Obama have done to get them to pledge more troops? Bribe? or threaten? That seems to have been our MO for a long while.

    Friday

    Answer by Friday at 2:45 PM on Apr. 4, 2009

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