“I know how these people think.”

First debate:

I know how these people think. I deal with them all the time. I sit down with the world leaders frequently and talk to them on the phone frequently. They’re not going to follow somebody who says, “This is the wrong war at the wrong place at the wrong time.”

I know how these people think. I deal with them all the time. I sit down with the world leaders frequently and talk to them on the phone frequently.

Second debate:

I know how these people think. I meet with them all the time. I talk to Tony Blair all the time. I talk to Silvio Berlusconi. They’re not going to follow an American president who says “follow me into a mistake.”

How denigrating.

I can’t say that I know how these people think. I thought these particular statements were pretty telling concerning this president’s attitude about the leaders of foreign nations.

He doesn’t think much of them. He thinks of them as followers rather than allies. Those who do not go with him are obstructers.

He thinks himself as their better, and, by extension, thinks of their countries and the citizens of those countries as somehow less than America and Americans.

Talk about the ugly American! Democracy is not about being the biggest bully on the world’s playground.

Many of these people are smarter than this president thinks. They didn’t need anyone to tell them that this president was asking them to follow him into a mistake in 2003. They already knew.


Post from one of my abandoned blogs – North Farnham Freeholder – recovered from Internet Archive WayBackMachine 2/26/2011 – page


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