One of Barack Obama’s top campaign promises in 2008 was to mend relationships with America’s European allies.
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Obama even campaigned in Europe, offering voters a foretaste of the fulfillment of the promise. When nearly 200,000 German’s gathered to hear candidate Obama in Berlin in July of that year, the message for American voters was that Obama could return the luster to the American brand overseas.
Obama -- young, liberal, intellectual and with an international pedigree -- was hailed by Europeans as a full repudiation of George W. Bush’s presidency and what they said was “cowboy diplomacy.” What Donald Rumsfeld called “Old Europe” was infused with new love for Americans. Obama used that to woo moderate suburbanites who had been inundated with stories for years about America’s lowered stature with foreigners because of Iraq, Guantanamo Bay, etc. (source: FOX)
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Who can forget Obama's campaign promise of refurbishing America's image across the world, and how determined he was to establish good relationships with foreign governments? Instead, he has made an enemy of almost every good ally the US has. Media coverage on this aspect of his failed presidency remains non-existent.
Long-standing alliances are being destroyed systematically by the Obama administration. Longtime allies are reeling from being stabbed in the back. Meticulously documented in my book, The Post American Presidency: The Obama Administration's War on America, we see time and time again the Obama administration intent on abandoning America’s friends and encouraging our enemies. He is stunning in his betrayal of good, reliable allies who had unfalteringly stood by us.
Germany, France, Mexico, Egypt, Honduras, Israel, Poland, the Czech Republic, India, Taiwan, et al.
The media's silence or re-framing of another one of Obama's foreign policy disasters further disarms the American people for what's coming.