Remember all those promises from Barack Obama and all his liberal supporters about how Obama was going to improve America’s image around the world?

The story line was that Bush was so disrespected because of picking on the harmless little ol’ Muslim terrorists and their friends that America was just the outcast, the lone wolf of the world’s governments, feared by our enemies and grudgingly respected by our allies.

(That’s actually called being a leader, but let’s not quibble.)

Look how far Obama has brought us.

He’s made a royal mess of North Africa and the Middle East, from Libya to Syria, first with the whole Arab Spring nonsense that handed over whole countries to Islamist terrorists with American blessing.

The truly pivotal moment, though, was when Obama, all hot and bothered about going into Syria because of their alleged use of chemical weapons, failed to get any substantial support from the American people and then had his reason for war snatched away from him by the Russians getting Syria to agree to give up its gas weapons.

The Nobel Peace Prize winner was shown up as a warmonger by the former KGB agent Vladimir Putin, who proved himself a greater peacemaker and leader than Obama could ever even pretend to be.

Frustrated and impotent, Obama tossed the whole matter to Congress, where it will languish in committee while Obama hides in his bedroom.

But then there’s the matter of the NSA, which started getting too big for its britches under President Bush. It even started spying on world leaders under Bush’s watch.
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