Obama’s Broken Promise To “Restore America’s Standing In The World”

Posted: June 13, 2012 in Foreign Affairs
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From gop.com:

PROMISE: Obama Repeatedly Promised To Restore America’s Standing In The World. “And we will restore our moral standing in the world. We will once again lead the world not just militarily, but diplomatically, economically.” (Senator Barack Obama, Remarks At A Campaign Event, Charleston, SC, 1/10/08)

  • Obama In 2009: “I Would Like To Think That With My Election…You’re Starting To See Some Restoration Of America’s Standing In The World.” “I would like to think that with my election and the — the early decisions that we’ve made, that you’re starting to see some restoration of America’s standing in the world. And although as you know, I always mistrust polls, international polls seem to indicate that you’re seeing people more hopeful about America’s leadership.” (President Barack Obama, Press Conference At G-20 Summit, London, UK, 4/2/09)

BROKEN: New Polling Shows Global Opinion Of Obama’s International Policies “Has Declined Dramatically Since 2009.” “Global opinion of President Barack Obama has declined dramatically since 2009, according to a new survey of the president and his policies in 21 countries. Approval of Obama’s international policies has dropped from 78 percent to 63 percent in Europe; from 34 percent to 15 percent in Muslim Countries; from 40 percent to 22 percent in Russia; and from 57 percent to 27 percent in China, reports the Pew Global Attitudes Project.” (Tim Mak, “World Poll: Chill On Obama Policies,” Politico, 6/13/12)

  • “Confidence In Obama Specifically Has Declined Over The Past Three Years As Well,” Especially In China, Mexico, And Muslim Countries. “Meanwhile, confidence in Obama specifically has declined over the past three years as well: down one percentage point in Russia, six in Europe, 9 in Muslim countries, 13 in Mexico, and 24 in China, according to Pew.” (Tim Mak, “World Poll: Chill On Obama Policies,” Politico, 6/13/12)
  • Obama’s Effort To “Bolster The U.S. Image” In The Middle East “Has Been A Failure.” “‘Anyone who tells you otherwise, anyone who tells you that America is in decline or that our influence has waned, doesn’t know what they’re talking about. That’s not the message we get from leaders around the world, all of whom are eager to work with us. That’s not how people feel from Tokyo to Berlin; from Cape Town to Rio; where opinions of America are higher than they’ve been in years.’ Obama’s self-congratulatory tone aside, the most striking thing about this list is that it does not include any cities in the Islamic world. Obama had made a high-profile speech in Cairo in 2009 designed to bolster the U.S. image; judging by recent polling, his effort has been a failure.” (Glenn Kessler, “Fact-Checking The 2012 State Of The Union Speech,” The Washington Post’s “Fact Checker”, 1/25/12)

66 Percent Of Americans Say That Barack Obama Has Either Made Things “Worse” Or “Not Made Much Difference” With Regards To America’s Standing In The World, While Just 33 Percent Say He Has Made Things “Better.” (NBC News/Wall Street Journal, 1000A, MoE 3.1%, 5/16-20/12)

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