Washington Post: Expert Says Countries ‘feel betrayed’ by Fickle U.S. under Obama

September 15, 2014

KaboomWe were told that cowboy Bush had made the world hate America, but that a President Obama would make the world like us and trust us again.

Now even the liberal Washington Post is all but admitting what Mark Steyn and other conservatives have been saying for some time:  The Obama administration has made a habit of failing our allies and helping our enemies, and the world is taking notice.  Under the headline “Obama seeks Arab allies against Islamic State but must overcome mistrust of U.S.”:

But already there is a disinclination to believe his promises, said Mustafa Alani of the Gulf Research Center in Dubai.

“We have reached a low point of trust in this administration,” he said. “We think in a time of crisis Mr. Obama will walk away from everyone if it means saving his own skin.”

Different countries are suspicious of the United States for different reasons, but all feel betrayed in some way by recent U.S. policies, said Salman Shaikh of the Brookings Doha Institute in Qatar.

So now we have the worst of both worlds:  We don’t have the benefits of a more grown-up foreign policy, but we’re not “popular”, either.

Hat tip to Mark Steyn (read the whole thing, link will likely expire).

For the modern progressive, the entire planet is fringe-of-the-map. Real politics is about free contraceptives for thirtysomething college students, and transgender bathrooms for grade-schoolers. “Foreign policy” is something old bitter white men do.

And so it was that Barack Obama observed the anniversary of 9/11 by visiting something called Ka-BOOM!, a non-profit that helps build playgrounds for children.

(No, Mark Steyn is not making this up.  If nothing else, this administration was at least supposed to be good at politics and “optics”…)

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8 Responses to “Washington Post: Expert Says Countries ‘feel betrayed’ by Fickle U.S. under Obama”

  1. Will S. Says:

    Y’all elected a boy to do a man’s job.

    I’m worried we’ll do the same with Justin Trudeau, son of Pierre.

  2. madblog Says:

    Amen brother! “Real politics is about free contraceptives for thirtysomething college students, and transgender bathrooms for grade-schoolers. “Foreign policy” is something old bitter white men do.”
    My feminist acquaintances seem to believe that by far THE most utterly important thing on the planet is the free acquisition of contraceptives for all.

  3. Will S. Says:

    So I see Obama actually does have a foreign policy agenda: he’s going to send troops to Liberia, to help ‘fight’ Ebola:

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-29217350

    I’m sure the troops will be thrilled to be potentially exposed to that…

  4. lang3063 Says:

    Is it mass hypnosis? Is it fluoride / chem-trail induced amnesia? Our current sorry international standing was completely predictable. It’s what the left does. After telling southeast Asia, “No, the U.S. does NOT keep promises, suckers!” it’s a wonder we were able to restore our credibility in the world at all. It will be interesting to see if / how we can dig our way out of our current credibility pit.


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