Saturday, June 19, 2010

How did Obama morph into Bush? - The Globe and Mail

How did Obama morph into Bush? - The Globe and Mail: "Back on Inauguration Day, Barack Obama walked on water. There was nothing this man couldn’t do! As the world huzzahed (I did, too), I wondered how long it would take for him to become as reviled as the guy he replaced. Now we know.
Today, Mr. Obama is bogged down in an unpopular war, with vastly unreliable local partners who are corrupt beyond belief, in a place that experts say will take at least 20 years to stabilize. He has found that personal diplomacy doesn’t matter much in foreign policy, because no matter what you say, everyone will hate America anyway. Everybody’s dumping on him for failing to impose peace in the Middle East. Meantime, he can barely conceal his contempt for the media."