World opinion of U.S. Better than 8 years ago.

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Everyone knows Trump is a Hitlerite madman and will destroy America. Most people don't want that. If many Americans prefer suicide to a 'black' or a female President, surely they have enough guns to do the job for themselves, sooner than destroy the world?
 
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Jun 2013
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i didn't ask about bush/cheney's time in office..
Kbear, it can't be ignored because that was the context when Obama took over. How can we gauge if world opinion has moved during Obama if we ignore where world opinion was when the man came to office ?
 
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Mostly True: Obama says world opinion of U.S. better now than eight years ago | PolitiFact

Conservatives, fundies and tea baggers like to claim that the world hates America because of Obama, just the opposite is true.
They didn't survey any of the countries where Obama has actually taken foreign policy actions, how convenient.

Obama and Hilary's bad decisions in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Egypt, Yemen, and Syria have ruined the lives of tens of millions and the millions of refugees resulting from their actions are crushing the economies of the EU.
 
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They didn't survey any of the countries where Obama has actually taken foreign policy actions, how convenient.

Obama and Hilary's bad decisions in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Egypt, Yemen, and Syria have ruined the lives of tens of millions and the millions of refugees resulting from their actions are crushing the economies of the EU.
Obama has reduced our footprint in Iraq and Afghanistan from the Bush/Cheney era. He had virtually nothing to do with the Arab Spring in Egypt. Libya was a humanitarian intervention led by Britain, France, Egypt and the Arab League. The Iran nuclear agreement, while disliked by Republicans and Israelis, was received very positively around the world. The same can be said for the Paris climate change accord. I believe the world opinion of the U.S. is vastly more positive now than under Bush/Cheney.
 
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WASHINGTON — President Obama came into office seven years ago pledging to end the wars of his predecessor, George W. Bush. On May 6, with eight months left before he vacates the White House, Mr. Obama passed a somber, little-noticed milestone: He has now been at war longer than Mr. Bush, or any other American president.

If the United States remains in combat in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria until the end of Mr. Obama’s term — a near-certainty given the president’s recent announcement that he will send 250 additional Special Operations forces to Syria — he will leave behind an improbable legacy as the only president in American history to serve two complete terms with the nation at war.

Mr. Obama, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009 and spent his years in the White House trying to fulfill the promises he made as an antiwar candidate, would have a longer tour of duty as a wartime president than Franklin D. Roosevelt, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard M. Nixon or his hero Abraham Lincoln.
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/15/u...d-with-protecting-nation-and-troops.html?_r=0
 
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