Considering that Barack Obama was meant to herald a new era for America after the efforts of George W Bush to put Americas global reputation in the dustbin, he hasn't been a roaring success.
This week a Reason-Rupe poll suggested that almost two thirds of Americans, 64%, consider Obama’s handling of
foreign policy is either equal to or worse than that of his predecessor.
Bush, kick-started wars in both Afghanistan and Iraq during his eight years in the White House and Obama has
one war to his name so far, in Libya, two that are still ongoing in Iraq and Afghanistan, and trying his best
in recent weeks to start up another one in Syria.
The poll also reveals that 74 % of Americans say it would be 'unwise' for the United States to launch airstrikes
Foreign policy aside, the Obama administration isn’t winning much support among Americans either, 61%
said they believe the US is heading in 'the wrong direction' and 43% gave him a vote of no confidence, stating
they disapprove of Obama’s overall job performance.
Obama must be thinking it really wasn't meant to be like this, he was the anti-Bush and has ended up being considered
by two thirds of his citizens as just as much as a liability.