Cross-posted at Unified Patriots
Lately, there has been a lot of attention given to Obama's domestic policies, and the successes he has had in waging war against Christians, energy producers, health insurers, and car manufacturers. I've compiled some of his quotes from his current term in office to remind everyone of the successes he has made in the foreign policy arena. Remember, his goal was to diminish the influence of the United States and its power on the world stage.
On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this can be solved, but it's important for him to give me space.
Yeah, I understand. I understand your message about space. Space for you ... .
This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility.
I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir.
We believe that the coup was not legal and that President Zelaya remains the president of Honduras, the democratically elected president there. It would be a terrible precedent if we start moving backwards into the era in which we are seeing military coups as a means of political transition, rather than democratic elections.
Despite Obama's comments, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the administration was not formally designating the ouster as a military coup for now, a step that would force a cut-off of most U.S. aid to Honduras.
Iran Green Party:
So now, at this pivotal point in time, it is up to the countries of the free world to make up their mind. Will they continue on the track of wishful thinking and push every decision to the future until it is too late, or will they reward the brave people of Iran and simultaneously advance the Western interests and world peace.
I've made it clear that the United States respects the sovereignty of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and is not interfering with Iran's affairs.
Ortega denounced the U.S.-backed attempt to overthrow Fidel Castro's new Communist government in Cuba in 1961, a history of US racism and what he called suffocating U.S. economic policies in the region.
I'm grateful that President Ortega did not blame me for things that happened when I was three months old.
At the commencement of a plenary session later this morning, Obama was asked by reporters about the book. "I thought it was one of Chavez's books," he said. "I was going to give him one of mine."
You are a clown, a clown. Leave us in peace ... Go after your votes by fulfilling that which you promised your people. Focus on governing your country, which you've turned into a disaster.
Barack Obama and Dilma Rousseff:
Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff and President Obama have released a joint statement detailing ongoing commitments between Brazil and the United States. They agreed to cooperate in advancing democracy, human rights and freedom for all people bilaterally and through the United Nations and other multilateral fora, including ensuring respect for human rights in the context of the democratic movements and transitions; strengthening the UN Human Rights Council as recently demonstrated in the case of the creation of the Commission of Inquiry on Libya; promoting respect for the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals through the establishment of a Special Rapporteur at the OAS; and improving the conduct of free and fair elections regionally and globally, including through the promotion of human rights in the context of elections and increasing their accessibility to disabled persons.
It is little wonder that Chinese leaders now question not only America's grip on its own economy, but its grip on international politics as well. This U.S. implosion is mirrored in Obama's fascination with the multilateral regulatory regimes favored by the Kyoto/Copenhagen global-warming negotiating process. Assuming both the seriousness of global warming, and its anthropogenic causation, however, does not dictate self-evident solutions. In fact, many Copenhagen advocates would favor the same government-imposed solutions even if the problem were global cooling, or if there were no earth-temperature issue at all. Ironically, China is the world's one large economy that could easily adopt the near-authoritarian, command-and-control economics favored by the Copenhagen crowd, and yet it refuses to do so. Beijing argues that drastic limitations on carbon emissions will thwart its plans for economic growth, which it simply has no intention of doing. China must also wonder why a purportedly free-market country like America is following this decidedly statist path.
Many of the members of Congress of both parties who have gone to Syria in recent months have said they believe he's a reformer.
Assad, in an internationally televised speech, portrayed himself Wednesday as a reformer eager to respond to complaints from Syria's 23 million citizens. But the demonstrations that have broken out in Damascus, Daraa, Hama and other Syrian cities since March 18 represent chaos, he said, and cannot be tolerated if the country is to remain strong in the struggle against Israeli occupation of Arab land. We are all reformers. Some demands of the people have not been met. But people were duped into taking to the streets.
He said that first, he remains intent on telling the world that the United States is a powerful and wealthy nation that realizes it is just one country among many. Obama said he believes that other countries have good ideas and interests that cannot be ignored.
Second, while the United States best represents itself by living up to its universal values and ideas, Obama said it must also respect the variety of cultures and perspectives that guide both American foes and friends.
The security environment confronting the United States today is radically different from what we have faced before. Yet the first duty of the United States Government remains what it always has been: to protect the American people and American interests. It is an enduring American principle that this duty obligates the government to anticipate and counter threats, using all elements of national power, before the threats can do grave damage. The greater the threat, the greater is the risk of inaction – and the more compelling the case for taking anticipatory action to defend ourselves, even if uncertainty remains as to the time and place of the enemy's attack. There are few greater threats than a terrorist attack with WMD.
To forestall or prevent such hostile acts by our adversaries, the United States will, if necessary, act preemptively in exercising our inherent right of self-defense. The United States will not resort to force in all cases to preempt emerging threats. Our preference is that nonmilitary actions succeed. And no country should ever use preemption as a pretext for aggression.