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  • Analysis: Obama falls short of meteoric expectations abroad

    04/29/2012 2:44:22 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/29/12 | Peter Apps, Political Risk Correspondent - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - It was not just U.S. Democratic voters who were looking forward to "hope and change" when Barack Obama became the 44th U.S. president. Around the world, many anticipated the United States would behave very differently under the new leader. They wanted to hear less about Americans swaggering and throwing their weight around. Some, perhaps, wanted more talk of U.S.-style freedom and democracy, but not if it meant Washington imposing its will. ... A scandal over the hiring of prostitutes by the U.S. Secret Service in Colombia, killings and Koran burnings in Afghanistan and drone strikes in Pakistan...