This Photo Proves Obama's a Failure

Nobody is afraid of the US anymore
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted May 21, 2010 8:07 AM CDT
Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, center, joins hands with Brazil's Inacio Lula da Silva, left, and Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan.   (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

(Newser) – It may look like your standard photo op, but the image of Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad raising hands with the leaders of Brazil and Turkey after their deal on nukes is much, much more to Charles Krauthammer. "That picture— a defiant, triumphant take-that-Uncle-Sam—is a crushing verdict on the Obama foreign policy," he writes at the Washington Post.

"It demonstrates how rising powers, traditional American allies, having watched this administration in action, have decided that there's no cost in lining up with America's enemies and no profit in lining up with a US president given to apologies and appeasement." And you thought it was just a photo op.

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