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Obama offers global hope and change...for the worse

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Feb. 9, 2012: President Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House.AP

Remember the bad old days of George W. Bush, when cowboy foreign policy turned the world against America? 

Remember how the dulcet tones and apology tours of Mr. Hope & Change would remake the globe in our favor?

Ah, never mind. The parade of horribles is on the march, and some former allies are leading the way.

Egypt, where President Obama tossed Hosni Mubarak under the bus, is rapidly becoming an Islamist state. The arrest and pending trials of 19 Americans working for nongovernmental agencies puts an exclamation point on how far Egypt has moved away from our orbit.

The Palestinians, blowing off the warning that our aid dollars cannot be used to support a government that includes Hamas, are moving toward a unity government—one that includes Hamas.

Three years of begging with the thugs running Syria got us a slaughter of civilians we are powerless to stop.

Libya, where we helped overthrow Qaddafi, is splintering, with the militias we supported starting to fight one another for power.

Nothing has changed in Iran, except the mullahs are three years closer to a nuclear bomb.

Russia has accepted our “reset” concessions and responded by sticking its thumb in our eye from Iran to Syria.

Meanwhile, how many new allies have we made in the past three years? None.

Michael Goodwin is a Fox News contributor and New York Post columnist. To continue reading his column on other topics, including President Obama and the Clintons, click here

Michael Goodwin is a Fox News contributor and New York Post columnist.