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Thursday, January 10, 2008

Surber Sets the Record Straight

Hillary says that Dubya damaged American relations with the rest of the world. Don Surber begs to disagree:

The idea that our allies abandoned us is more Clintonian spin.

Let's look at the facts. In the past year, Canada elected a conservative prime minister, who of course is pro-American.

Britain replaced the pro-American Tony Blair with the pro-American Gordon Brown.

And South Korea, which had an anti-American streak a mile wide in 2002, elected the retired head of Hyundai, Lee Myung-bak, as its president. He's pro-American as well.

Mrs. Clinton's ridiculous statement came less than six weeks after France elected as its president Nicolas Sarkozy, who calls himself - unabashedly - L'Americain.


To be sure, many are the countries that liked the Clinton administration and who now despise the Bush administration.

Some of their names are Iran, North Korea, Venezuela and Cuba.

Her husband's idea of international relations was to send a 6-year-old boy kicking and screaming back to Cuba.

Read the whole thing here.