Not my headline. Nope. That one belongs to the Telegraph. And they said it so beautifully.
It is not hard to see why a standing ovation awaits the president at Turtle Bay. Obama’s popularity at the UN boils down essentially to his willingness to downplay American global power. He is the first American president who has made an art form out of apologizing for the United States, which he has done on numerous occasions on foreign soil, from Strasbourg to Cairo. The Obama mantra appears to be – ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do to atone for your country. This is a message that goes down very well in a world that is still seething with anti-Americanism.
Sad when we have to go to sources outside of our own press to see the truth.
Simply put, Barack Obama is loved at the UN because he largely fails to advance real American leadership. This is a dangerous strategy of decline that will weaken US power and make her far more vulnerable to attack.
DING! DING! DING!
It’s not about being popular. POTUS is not the same as being elected homecoming king. It’s about real leadership. What happened to the United States being the shining city on a hill?
I don’t really give a damn whether Dear Reader gets applauded or booed at the UN. I care about that can of lunatic czardines that he’s opened up on Washington. I certainly don’t want someone that Gadhafi wants to be president forever.