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So, How’s That ‘Restoring America’s Image Abroad’ Thing Working?, Part II

March 27, 2009


If you leave aside the quasi trade war with Mexico that has been sparked because Democrats think that 97 Mexican lorries crossing the Southern border are a greater threat to the US than trade policy reprisals during an economic crisis, and, you get the impression, even illegal immigrants or drugs.

And if you don’t count the fact that Switzerland thinks that the US has declared war on them. (Pardonnez the French Cowboy that he can’t help but to chuckle over this irony. The Hope and Change administration goes to war against Switzerland? As they say: you can’t make these things up.)

And that team Obama misspelled Lula da Silva’s name and moved his meeting in favour of Saint Patrick’s celebrations barely deserves mentioning.

We should also keep in mind that, at the end of the day, all those countries can’t expect anything better than not-so-special-relationship-anymore Britain which apparently was told by a State Department person: “There’s nothing special about Britain. You’re just the same as the other 190 countries in the world. You shouldn’t expect special treatment.” You see, there is no regard of person country in the Obama administration.

Except for a few trouble makers, of course. In the era of Hope and Change the problem kids receive the special attention they have been calling for so desperately. And irrefutable progress has been made with the new special relationship partner Iran, for instance. After Obama told the Iranian leadership that he respects them, they responded by calling for America’s death. If this doesn’t mean that a dialogue has been opened, I don’t know what does.

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