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Around World, Obama’s Presidency A Disappointment

By DON MELVIN and ROD McGUIRK

In Europe, where more than 200,000 people thronged a Berlin rally in 2008 to hear Barack Obama speak, there’s disappointment that he hasn’t kept his promise to close the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, and perceptions that he’s shunting blame for the financial crisis across the Atlantic.

In Mogadishu, a former teacher wishes he had sent more economic assistance and fewer armed drones to fix Somalia’s problems. And many in the Middle East wonder what became of Obama’s vow, in a landmark 2009 speech at the University of Cairo, to forge a closer relationship with the Muslim world.  In a world weary of war and economic crises, and concerned about global climate change, the consensus is that Obama has not lived up to the lofty expectations that surrounded his 2008 election and Nobel Peace Prize a year later. Many in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America were also taken aback by his support for gay marriage, a taboo subject among religious conservatives.

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  1. Nutjob

    May 13th, 2012

    Ok the first thing these people need to understand is “its all about him”.

    Being an underachiever takes alot of work and in his case a lifelong committment.

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  2. Anonymous

    May 13th, 2012

    I would make it around the universe…

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  3. Tim

    May 13th, 2012

    Awwwwww … ain’t that just so SAD?

    The whole world is disappointed in a Lying, Thieving, Corrupt, Kenyan, Affirmative Action Socialist?

    DUH! WTF did those morons expect?

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  4. Ohio Dan

    May 13th, 2012

    Was there a similar disappointment in Lenin?

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  5. cfm990

    May 13th, 2012

    Fu*k y”all. Don’t like it, send the money back. After all, you helped bolster him. He was sold here like a Zamfir album. “Millions sold in Europe”. I kind of hope his policies choke you all to hell and back. After November, we’re sending him to you. Just our little way of saying, Thanks!

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  6. Buck O'fama

    May 13th, 2012

    I couldn’t care less what the ‘effin’ world thinks! Let’s get that asshole out of the oval office!!!!

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  7. Efficacy

    May 13th, 2012

    Since when did the temporary position of President of the USA evolve into the Great Omniscient Uniqueness of the Worshipping Worldly?

    But, but, … He is the One we be all waiting for.

    I’m pissed.

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  8. Robert Fine

    May 13th, 2012

    His presidency will be remembered — I’m not kidding — as ‘The biggest bad joke in history.’

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  9. serfer62

    May 13th, 2012

    And they were so glad to get rid of that Cowboy Bush

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

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  10. RosalindJ

    May 13th, 2012

    “Obama’s Presidency A Disappointment Around the World”

    Get in line, chumps.

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  11. Anonymous

    May 14th, 2012

    Do they want their Nobel prize back ?

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