Giuliani: No Surprise Americans Say US Has Lost World Standing

Image: Giuliani: No Surprise Americans Say US Has Lost World Standing

Wednesday, 04 Dec 2013 08:59 PM

By Greg Richter

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani isn't surprised by a Pew poll that shows most Americans think the country has lost its standing in the world.

Giuliani, appearing Wednesday on Fox News Channel's "On the Record with Greta Van Susteren," said the poll numbers are the result of several years of feckless foreign policy.

It began, he said, with resetting our relationship with Russia at the beginning of President Barack Obama's first term.

"They've reset it, and it's much worse," he said, noting that Russian President Vladimir Putin had to save the day after Obama's "red line" in Syria was crossed multiple times yet Obama appeared afraid to take action.

"Our negotiations with Iran would be very different if Iran were afraid of us," he told Van Susteren.

Giuliani also pointed to the growing confrontation between China and U.S. ally Japan over airspace rights.

Obama entered office vowing to improve the United States' reputation in the world, Giuliani said, but added, "I can't find a place where things have gotten better since President Obama has gotten in office."

"In Europe, they're worried that we're spying on them. In South America, they feel we're not paying attention to them. In the Middle East, our major allies – Saudi Arabia, Israel, Emirates – think we're going in the wrong direction."


© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

AirAsia Plane With 162 on Board Missing en Route to Singapore

Saturday, 27 Dec 2014 22:54 PM

An AirAsia plane with 162 people on board went missing en route from Indonesia to Singapore Sunday morning, officials an . . .

US Mission in Havana to Become Embassy

Saturday, 27 Dec 2014 21:11 PM

A half-century after Washington severed relations with Cuba, the United States' seven-story mission looms over Havana's  . . .

Yes-We-Can President Faces Twilight of Maybes

Saturday, 27 Dec 2014 17:43 PM

It was supposed to be a joke. "Are you still president?" comedian Stephen Colbert asked Barack Obama earlier this month. . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved