Thursday, June 12, 2008

Obama Nomination Improving U.S. Image Abroad

Thomas Friedman of The New York Times today has a compelling report about the dramatically positive impact Barack Obama's election could have on U.S. standing abroad.

Here is Friedman:

It would not be an exaggeration to say that the Democrats’ nomination of Obama as their candidate for president has done more to improve America’s image abroad — an image dented by the Iraq war, President Bush’s invocation of a post-9/11 “crusade,” Abu Ghraib, Guantánamo Bay and the xenophobic opposition to Dubai Ports World managing U.S. harbors — than the entire Bush public diplomacy effort for seven years.

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