Wednesday, January 20, 2010

A Year of Hope and Change Abroad

George W. Bush was wrongly caricatured as a unilateralist when it came to foreign policy. So what do you call it when our allies don't follow us because they think we won't lead?

He’s improved America’s image in the world. He absolutely did. But you have to translate that into something. Let me tell you what a major leader said to me recently. “We are convinced,” he said, “that he is not strong enough to confront his enemy. We are concerned,” he said “that he is not strong to support his friends.”

And this is from a man who voted for President Obama!

Like I wrote early on, if we screw our allies and suck up to our enemies, we'll have fewer of the former and more of the latter.

Apparently, our new brighter global image and a buck will get you a cup of coffee.