There are people around the world who will always hate or distrust us, like the mullahs of Iran or Kim Jong Il or Castro. Obama seems determined to befriend these mortal enemies. Then there are peoples, nations, and leaders which share natural interests with America, like Israel, Poland, India, Columbia, and Britain. Toward these nations and their leaders, Obama seems bent on being the very ugliest Ugly American.
Bruce Walker at the American Thinker manages to put into words what I have always suspected: the only reason I can come up with to explain Obama’s absurd and inconsistent foreign policy is that, as ridiculously naïve as it may sound, Obama really believes the anti-bush propaganda the dems have circulated in the past 8 years.
As I suggested earlier, it is very simple to wake up from this – for some – daydream:
Take pen and paper and draw a divider (no pun intended) like a capital T on a sheet of paper (like an accountant’s debit and credit graph); go back in your mind to a few months or few years ago. On the left column start listing Bush’s foes and on the right his friends/allies; you will immediately realize that the list on the left contains the names of tyrants, dictators, madmen, fraudsters, corrupt politicians, etc. (Khamenei, Ahmadinejad, Kim Jong Il, the Castro brothers, Chavez, Morales, Chirac, Schroeder, Saddam Hussein, etc., etc.) and the right mostly the names of heads of state of democratic countries (Israel, Sarkozy, Merkel, Harper, John Howard and now Rudd, New Zealand, Italy, Iraq, etc., etc.).
You get the drift. So where did the myth (yes, it is a myth) of “the world hates Bush” originates? In the same place where all attacks against center and center-right parties originates: on the left (see what they are trying to do to Berlusconi, arguably the best government Italy has ever had since WWII).
The result of Obama’s gullibility? He has consistently been alienating the guys on the right side of the list: UK, Israel, Honduras, Poland, Czech Republic, etc. and getting comfy with America’s enemies. I am afraid that the next President of the USA will have a lot of apologizing to do; this time for real.