September 22, 2009
They're asking overseas: Is Obama out of his depth?
Is the halo of President Barack Obama (D), the president who is not George W. Bush (R), the president who was to restore America's prestige around the world, that was lost during the Bush years, beginning to lose its luster overseas? Perhaps. Murmurings of doubt here and there are becoming louder, and the president isn't restoring anything according to a slowly increasing number of critics.Writing in the UK Telegraph , Edward Lucas boldly statesPresident Barack Obama is beginning to look out of his depth.Wow! That's pretty strong! Lucas' proof? While admitting that Obama is really trying, Lucas concludes that nothing is working. Regimes in Moscow, Pyongyang and Tehran simply pocket his concessions and carry on as before. The picture emerging from the White House is a disturbing one, of timidity, clumsiness and short-term calculation. Some say he is the weakest president since Jimmy Carter.Oooh! That should hurt.The grizzled veterans of the Democratic leadership in Congress have...(Read Full Post)