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Tue Mar 19, 2013, 08:19 AM

18. US global leadership slumps, again

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/World/WOR-01-190313.html

An idealization is followed by some form of disillusionment. This psychological truism applies to politics as well, where an unspoken bond binds ordinary citizens to an extraordinary leader.

Not surprisingly, after almost four of years of unrelenting obstruction from the opposition on the domestic front, the toll of the drawdown of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the great global economic recession, the US approval around the world has slumped, according to the latest report by Gallup Polls.

After the high point of the 2008 election of Barack Obama, it is



somewhat surprising that the decline did not happen sooner. You might have thought that Barack Obama was made of kryptonite or that he was a Superman and a Jedi warrior. Today, people have a more realistic view of his powers in office, and a better understanding of the formidable powers of persuasion he possesses as a global leader.

In June 2012, Pew Global Poll reported “while many still hold Obama in high regard, general confidence in his foreign policy leadership has slipped by six percentage points or more in most countries since 2009.”

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