We’re seen as not only as incompetent, but as wimps.
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Here’s the Dick Cheney answer to the question: “We outed a CIA operative in Afghanistan, a VA scandal that is breathtaking in terms of how inappropriate it is for our vets. And we also have America, is it in decline in terms of perception around the world?”
CHENEY: “I think the perception around the world is increasingly negative, but I think the main focus is on our president. He’s a very, very weak president, maybe the weakest, certainly in my lifetime. And I know from my own experience on a recent trip through the Middle East spending several days talking with folks I’ve dealt with all the way back to Desert Storm, they all are absolutely convinced that the American capacity to lead and to influence events in that part of the world has been dramatically reduced by this president.”
Right. I would like to add, this is not accidental, folks. This is not due, as some would want you to believe, even on our side, to incompetence and not being prepared for the job. I mean, clearly there’s some of that. But this is not coincidental or accidental or just happening. If you have the courage to properly identify the president’s view of this country and then put him in the Oval Office with free rein to do whatever he wants to do, if he believes this country is whatever term you want to use, paper tiger, unjust, immoral, whatever, if he thinks this country needs to be taught a lesson or two, then he’s gonna see to it that that happens.
All these people around the world see somebody they think is indecisive. The American capacity to lead, to influence events, say in the Middle East or anywhere else, has been dramatically reduced by this president. Exactly, on purpose. He doesn’t think that we have any legitimacy. Who are we? When he was once asked, many times, actually, about American exceptionalism (imitating Obama), “Well, of course I believe in American exceptionalism. But I’m sure the people in the UK think that they’re exceptional, and I think the people in France think they’re exceptional, too.”
This is the way he swats it away as being meaningless. Well, everybody thinks they’re cool, but there’s nothing special about us. I think he probably actively believes, who are we to tell anybody in the world what to do? And you might be of the same mind-set in a way. I mean, look at the reaction we got to the #BringBackOurGirls hashtag. A lot of people called here, “It’s none of our business.