Obama Charm Fails in Colombia

Initial reports from the Weekend Summit of the Americas in Colombia are not at all good for the President or the United States.

“It seems the United States still wants to isolate us from the world, it thinks it can still manipulate Latin America, but that’s ending,” said Bolivian President Evo Morales. ”What I think is that this is a rebellion of Latin American countries against the United States.”

And from Reuters:

The United States instead emerged from the summit in Colombia increasingly isolated

And from our closest southern neighbor:

“I think it’s the first time I’ve seen a president of the United States spend almost the entire summit sitting, listening to the all concerns of all countries,” said Mexican President Felipe Calderon. “This was a very valuable gesture by President Obama.”

What was it they’ve been calling it, again? Oh yes, Smart Diplomacy.

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