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Posted by on Nov 18, 2009 in International | 20 comments

We’re Restored! The World Likes Us Again!

This has been bugging me all day.

“I think that we’ve restored America’s standing in the world, and that’s confirmed by polls,” [Obama] told CNN’s Ed Henry in a wide-ranging interview this week during his trip to China.

“I think a recent one indicated that around the world, before my election, less than half the people — maybe less than 40 percent of the people — thought that you could count on America to do to the right thing. Now it’s up to 75 percent.”

He may be right that 75% of the world’s population count on us to “do the right thing”. I haven’t a clue since I haven’t seen such a poll.

I do think, though, that the way this is phrased comes off as pretty darned arrogant.

Not only that, but after only 11 months in office, I think it’s possibly premature as well. In fact, I’m strongly reminded of another president and a certain “Mission Accomplished” sign…