But we now know that one line of criticism Obama and his fellow "one-worlders" constantly leveled against President Bush truly was heartfelt -- as unjustified as it was: Bush alienated the world with his "unilateralist, go-it-alone" approach. Obama clearly wasn't just spewing that bilge as a political weapon. He believes it, as evidenced by his reprehensible ongoing world apology tour and, most recently, his already infamous speech to the United Nations General Assembly.
If you had any doubt before, you cannot reasonably have it now: Obama believes America has been a very bad actor on the world stage and has much to atone for. Conversely, he sees little good in the unprecedented benevolence of this super-empire over the years. And some of you wonder why we think he's got a chip on his shoulder against the country he leads?
Within the first minute of his talk, he noted approvingly that when he took office, much of the world viewed America "with skepticism and distrust." While he implied some of this perception was unjustified, he said straightaway, "America has acted unilaterally, without regard for the interests of others. This has fed an almost reflexive anti-Americanism." Oh, man.
He proceeded to tell those present, a good chunk of whom hail from thugocracies, that we share common interests. Well, speak for yourself, Mr. President.
Then he bragged that he had prohibited our use of torture and ordered Gitmo closed -- thereby conceding to the world the disputed and, I believe, absurd proposition that we had indeed systematically tortured and abused enemy prisoners. Next, he boasted that he had begun to withdraw troops from Iraq, thus sending the unmistakable signal that we were wrong to have attacked Iraq in the first place. Again, speak for yourself, Mr. President.
Equally troubling is his intention to disarm the United States of its nuclear weapons in a time when rogue nations are irreversibly committed to acquiring them. He has to know his pledge is either a pipe dream or a prescription for America's national suicide.
Obama also spanked America for dragging its feet on environmental issues and promised that under his enlightened leadership, those days are over.
One thing is clear to me: Obama either has no clue how out of touch he is with mainstream America or simply doesn't care. But the more he opens his mouth on foreign policy issues the less secure Obamacare will be in the race among his various destructive agenda items to destroy his popularity and his presidency.