Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Obama to world: Don't expect America to fix it all

 President Obama takes a calm, some say humble, approach to dealing with other nations. He’s trying to get the respect back for America that many countries lost under President Bush’s disastrous direction.

Will a more respectful approach make a difference? Who knows? It’s too early to tell after nine months in office.

The idea of mutual respect seems like a good place to start to me.

By JENNIFER LOVEN, AP White House Correspondent

“President Barack Obama challenged world leaders Wednesday to shoulder more of the globe's critical burdens, promising a newly cooperative partner in America but sternly warning they can no longer castigate the U.S. as a go-it-alone bully while still demanding it cure all ills.

"Those who used to chastise America for acting alone in the world cannot now stand by and wait for America to solve the world's problems alone," said Obama in put-up-or-shut-up comments before a packed U.N. General Assembly hall. "Now is the time for all of us to take our share of responsibility for a global response to global challenges." Read the rest here.

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