posted on Oct, 23 2012 @ 10:29 PM
Originally posted by AngryCymraeg
that the USA now has Allies again
Who, and in what capacity? Sure, other countries seemed impressed with Obama and how he sounded at first, what what policies did he issue to back
that up? In fact, many countries hate us even more under Obama, you know, the Muslim world that Obama was going to get to like us. Turns out they
don't like constant threats and drone strikes killing their civilians.
Most surprisingly, Obama’s approval ratings are even lower than President Bush’s before he left office in 2008. They dropped from 26 percent
to 12 percent in Morocco, 9 percent to 5 percent in Egypt, 16 percent to 10 percent in Jordan and 22 percent to 12 percent in the UAE (though they did
improve in Saudi Arabia, and tick up slightly in Lebanon). Obama’s unique background was supposed to make him a prime candidate to improve the
relationship between the U.S. and the Arab world. But more than halfway through his first term, not only has there been no progress, it looks like
relations are worse than before.
and that the USA is no longer trying to annoy Russia with a useless missile shield in Eastern Europe.
Funny you should mention that. It led to one less ally, Poland.
Aside from that, according to the official Democratic platform, the plan is still on.
"The President is moving forward with a 'phased adaptive approach' to European ballistic-missile defense that will protect both Europe and the
United States from missile threats emanating from Iran and elsewhere," says the Democratic platform for the November presidential election, in which
Obama faces Republican nominee Mitt Romney.
And Obama is still doing things to anger Russia. His stance on Syria for example.
How's that to start?
Not very good.
I respect your opinion that these issues may be the most important issues to you, but I think the issues that affect far more peoples lives would be
the ongoing wars, the invasions of personal liberty, and the defaulting to corporate masters to siphon the wealth of the country that have been pretty
much identical in the Bush and Obama administrations.
I know I went a bit off topic, but to steer it back on, my point is that the two parties are the same on almost every issue of importance. It
appeared as if you wanted to mock different voices who are having there own debate because they were corruptly kept out of the others, and I think
that is regrettable. I don't think it is a waste of time to listen to people with different ideas as to actually help our country.
At the end, which is more of a waste of time; watching people who have no chance of being President debate their ideas, or watching people who do have
a chance, but have no ideas of their own and rely on their corporate masters for their policies?