Originally posted by: ayabe
Originally posted by: shinerburke
Oh goody...some Bush bashing. Gee why didn't I see that coming?
My point is that Obama is much more touchy feely and more apt to be the type to go to our "allies" and beg for permission to do something rather that taking action on our own.
Now that being said I'm not 100% for always riding off like a crazed cowboy as President Bush has done, but there are times when action needs to be taken and you can't be sitting around on your hands waiting for the likes of the U.N. to make up their minds on if such an action is allowable.
Touchy feely? Why don't you just call him a pussy and dispel with the euphemisms.
Going cowboy has fucked us royally, yet somehow because other world leaders see Obama as someone they can talk to - that's a bad thing.
The truth is that Bush has burned a lot of bridges with our allies and has proven to be completely tone deaf. So yes, other world leaders would like a fresh start with someone who doesn't basically ignore what they have to say and hands out ultimatums like you're either with us or the terrorists.
It may also be comforting that Obama doesn't call out to other world leaders with greetings like "Yo, Blair!".