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Does the world still want Obama?

While researching a piece on Obama's popularity, I came across a website called The World Wants Obama. Their signature post reads in part:

Although Americans have done many positive things around the world, the US government - once the champion of anti-colonialism and self-determination - has often appeared to be an arrogant bully, waging war and pursuing its own interests at the expense of others. President Bush has taken this to extremes, but the general policy was little better under his predecessors; for example, Bill Clinton imposed economic sanctions on Iraq for all eight years of his presidency, against the wishes of the vast majority of UN countries, causing the unnecessary deaths of hundreds of thousands of Iraqi children.

...

We want an America that lives up to the principles it preaches, listens rather than lectures, conserves rather than consumes, makes peace rather than war and uses its influence positively in the world.

Interestingly, there hasn't been a new post on the site since July.

Can't understand why that might be so:

Cuba's foreign minister called President Barack Obama an "imperial and arrogant" liar Monday for his conduct at the U.N. climate conference, a reflection of the communist island's increasingly fiery verbal attacks on the U.S. government.

Bruno Rodriguez spent an hour and a half lambasting Obama's behavior in Copenhagen, telling a news conference, "at this summit, there was only imperial, arrogant Obama, who does not listen, who imposes his positions and even threatens developing countries."

He called the summit "a fallacy, a farce" and said Washington used back-room deals and strong-arm tactics to foist on the world a deal that he labeled "undemocratic" and "suicidal" because it urges - but does not require - major polluters to make deeper emissions cuts.

Rodriguez also said Cuba and other poor nations have refused to recognize the agreement because they weren't permitted to participate in its development.

He singled out comments Obama made during a news conference in Copenhagen, when the U.S. president said no agreement had yet been reached but he was confident one would before the summit ended. "Obama knew he was lying, that he was deceiving public opinion," the foreign minister said.

Cuba isn't alone in communicating disdain for The One:

For Brazilian Environment minister Carlos Minc the outcome of the Copenhagen's Climate Conference was well below Brazil's expectations. He was particularly disappointed with American president Barack Obama's performance.

"The Nobel Prize is not up to the expectation that the planet's population places on him," Minc stated, alluding to the Nobel Peace Prize received this year by the US leader.

In a direct and personal appeal to the president, the Brazilian minister then said, "Obama, do something. Or you will have to bring the Nobel Prize back here."

Minc said the Brazilian delegation was equally disappointed with Obama's speech: "We were very frustrated with President Obama's speech, it seemed like he had nothing to do with it," the minister complained.

The Brazilian representative said he didn't like either the way the meeting was run by the Denmark representatives. On Wednesday, December 16, the Danish Environment minister, Connie Hedegaard, resigned as chairman of the conference. Prime minister Loekke Lars Rasmussen took her place.

Leaving the Conference's plenary at daybreak on Saturday, December 19, after hours of intense negotiations, Minc, commented he was living one of the saddest days of his life. For him, the COP-15 was "a disappointment," although it showed "some limited progress."

At the end, after spending days of discussions with representatives from around the wordd, the Brazilian minister came to the conclusion that the US was the main culprit "for this bad climate," because Obama showed up in Copenhagen with very modest goals and without "a mandate to negotiate," since the American Senate hadn't approved his plan for cutting emission gases.

Obama's halo has lost its sheen. A sheen many of us recognized as being artificially acquired.

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Comments (13)

The world wanted Him, they ... (Below threshold)
914:

The world wanted Him, they can have Him. Just get Him the hell out of here!

' "We were very frustrated ... (Below threshold)
DaveD:

' "We were very frustrated with President Obama's speech, it seemed like he had nothing to do with it," the minister complained. '

The rest of the world is beginning to understand what many of us knew. A man who spends most of his political life voting present is not the basis for decisive leadership.

Bill Clinton impos... (Below threshold)
hcddbz:
Bill Clinton imposed economic sanctions on Iraq for all eight years of his presidency, against the wishes of the vast majority of UN countries, causing the unnecessary deaths of hundreds of thousands of Iraqi children.

The UN what about Oil For Food? The scam that UN members did to give Saddam money for gold toilets while when they should have been sending support aid.
What did the UN do to fix that problem?

These folks dod not care about people they want money. if US was giving 700 Billion a year they they would all be happy. The fact of the matter is it the developing countries that populate the most.

The only reason the Bloom is off the Rose is BHO did not give a big enough bribe.

Obama needs to go back to h... (Below threshold)
TexBob:

Obama needs to go back to his place of birth in Kenya and work his teleprompter magic there to bring his family out of poverty.

He then needs to stay there.

Cuba's foreign min... (Below threshold)
Mac Lorry:
Cuba's foreign minister called President Barack Obama an "imperial and arrogant" liar Monday for his conduct at the U.N. climate conference

That pretty much seals Obama's fate with the far left. The Michael Moores of the world know that Cuba's foreign minister tells only the truth and the government of Cuba is founded on truth.

As a conservative I have to give Obama some credit for further dividing the world over the issue of climate change even if that wasn't his intent. As we have seen in Washington, Obama is a divider not a uniter, and in regard to climate change division is good for the US.

Still Without A Functioning... (Below threshold)
Dr Carlo Lombardi:

Still Without A Functioning Brain Cell is now reduced to defending the Obamarrhoid with finger in- the- dyke delusional fantasies that just a couple of isolated individuals think that Precedent Toonces is a complete disaster.

"at this summit, there was ... (Below threshold)
Hank:

"at this summit, there was only imperial, arrogant Obama, who does not listen, who imposes his positions and even threatens developing countries."

And here we have the true definition of Obama.

Bruno Rodriguez better watch out for Predator Drones.

"Well there you have it. A ... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

"Well there you have it. A "commie" country and an environmental minister prove it. It only takes two for you."

What's the matter SAUD, the "Love" not working for you anymore? The LightWorker got you down SAUD? His poll numbers in the toilet? Hey! Not to worry! Timmy will just print more money for The One to pass around. Trillion here, Trillion there....soon we'll be awash in wealth. How'd ya like those "revised" (for the 3rd time) economic indicators SAUD? Oh, yeah, "revised" DOWNWARDS again. Where are those "green shoots" SAUD?

Just go back and drink your Kool Aid and shove your head back up your ass!

The whole world wanted this... (Below threshold)
Flu-Bird:

The whole world wanted this creep they can have him along with the whole wretched UN

SAUD "Well there you h... (Below threshold)
Marc:

SAUD "Well there you have it. A "commie" country and an environmental minister prove it. It only takes two for you."

You need a not so gentile reminder nitwit: Less that a year ago the leader of the commie country was lapping at obama's ball sack.

Castro called Mr Obama "a man who seems absolutely sincere, who believes strongly in his ideas and who hopefully can carry them out". Fidel Castro said Obama was "honest" in his ideas.

Oh, and it wasn't exatly "praise" that was heaped on obama after a worthless, and costly, trip to Copenhagen.

"The deal is a triumph of spin over substance. ... It kicks back the big decisions on emissions cuts," said Oxfam International Executive Director Jeremy Hobbs.

Kate Horner of the environmental group Friends of the Earth, which has pressed for tough emissions targets, trashed the outcome as a "toothless declaration."

"The U.S. has lied to the world when they called it a deal and they lied to over a hundred countries when they said they would listen to their needs," Horner told Politico.


That's all you got SAUD?</p... (Below threshold)
Marc:

That's all you got SAUD?

No surprise, you hardly ever address the context of a post or comment. It's much easier being an asshole.

It comes naturally.

Well SAUD, what made you cr... (Below threshold)
914:

Well SAUD, what made you crawl out from Grannys basement? Your pos Seizers plummeting approvals?

"What context? There is ... (Below threshold)
914:

"What context? There is only one context from the wizbangers. "We hate, hate, hate, hate Obama and anything and everything about him." What is there to address about that "context." Only one thing to do - mock it and its (and your) inanity."

I do not like the willful destruction of our Country you jacass

"The context is from the title which is" Does the WORLD still want Obama?" To support the "context" the author cites 2 sources and you cite 2 sources."

How many actual pages of the Obamascare monstosity can Harry Reid or George Obamas Brother actually cite? That's right "O", cause they did not read or write it.. Their paid for thug lobbyists are pilfering our Countries future and you cheer them on from Granny's basement.. Pathetic fool.




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