Originally posted by me elsewhere on 11/12/2010
Remember Obama’s apology tour? His insistence that we’re no more exceptional than any other country? His faulting the U.S. for not “celebrating [the E.U.’s] dynamic union” because of our “arrogance”? For reasons that I can’t fathom, Obama seemed to believe that all this presidential groveling would cause other countries to hold us in higher esteem. It was a policy of strategic self-debasement that was supposed to pay off in big diplomatic dividends for the U.S. Well how’s that working out? Let’s take a look at the president’s successes at the G-20 summit… oh, wait. There weren’t any.