Originally posted by zeeblebot
I'll respond to some quotes from the article.
"Barack Obama has apologised for America’s past actions in practically every speech he’s given on foreign soil, and has humiliatingly referred to America’s “arrogance”.
So according to the imbecile who wrote this article, apologizing for mistakes done in the past = humiliation?
"There was something very refreshing in George W. Bush’s Reaganesque interpretation of the world in terms of good and evil."
whats refreshing about adopting a 19th century solution to international problems?
"The spread of freedom and liberty was always a centerpiece of the Bush agenda"
yes, it was so important that he didn't mind the number of people who were killed in the process. Not to mention the fact that spreading liberty all over the globe is something unrealistic, it cannot be achieved by one single country.
"Barack Obama rarely mentions the word freedom, and the issue of human rights is far down his list of priorities"
Surely this must be a joke, obama is not concerned about human rights like bush was?! who was the president responsible for guantanamo bay, and all the other attacks on people's civil liberties?
"One of the biggest shifts in US foreign policy under the Obama administration has been its willingness to undermine national sovereignty, and its desire to give more power to supranational institutions such as the United Nations. Washington has already rejoined the embarrassing UN Human Rights Council (HRC)..."
what exactly is "embarrassing" about the UN Human Rights Council?
"President Bush recognized Great Britain as America’s closest friend and ally"
well, it was more like "america's closest lackey", but anyway...
"The Obama administration has also succeeded in damaging the partnership between Israel and the United States"
and how is this bad?
"The Obama White House’s appalling surrender to Moscow’s demands to scrap Third Site missile defence was a shameful act in the face of Russian intimidation"
Ok, he does have a point here.
"One of the gravest mistakes of Obama’s first year in office has been his reluctance to describe the conflict against al-Qaeda and its backers as a global war. He dropped the idea of a War on Terror within days of entering office, which was subsequently renamed as an “Overseas Contingency Operation”. President Bush was right to rally his country behind a large-scale long war, one which may last for several decades, against an enemy that seeks the destruction of the West."
overall the article is too biased and in some cases even untruthful, but it does make one or two good points.