By Kirsten PowersNew York Post Columnist/FOX News Contributor

Righties have been railing against President Obama's recent foreign-policy for days. When Obama allegedly "bowed" to Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, they screamed. When he told Europeans that at times America has been arrogant (talk about stating the obvious), they said he was bashing America.

But it was Obama's warm greeting of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez that undid them.

GOP leaders took to the airwaves to complain that Obama was hurting America's prestige.


The last eight years have been one long lecture about how liberals are too worried about what other countries think of us. Now, suddenly, one handshake and a grin are poisonous to world approval.

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