May 23rd, 2012
01:15 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama defends global leadership at Air Force Academy

Colorado Springs, Colorado (CNN) - President Barack Obama delivered a strong defense of his international leadership at the U.S. Air Force Academy on Wednesday, telling graduating cadets they'll be building on "new era of American leadership."

Obama told the incoming corps of second lieutenants they are stepping into "a different world" than the one the United States faced when they entered the academy in 2008.

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  1. Dean

    Is this a joke? Obama isn't even a national leader, let alone a global leader.

    May 23, 2012 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  2. Marie MD

    Jusf heard the speech on MSNBC while having lunch. Ngood speech.

    May 23, 2012 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  3. Steven

    One world government one world currency new world order

    May 23, 2012 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  4. Bill

    @Dean

    Ok, right. He is not a strong lead like George W. Bush, is that it? Our foreign policy under Obama has been 1000 times better than under that clown Bush. The GOP knows it can not run against him on this issue and they know it. Next.

    May 23, 2012 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  5. Fair is Fair

    "President Barack Obama delivered a strong defense of his international leadership "
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    "his" international leadership. After all its all about him.

    May 23, 2012 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  6. Obama 2012 - BEND Forward America, take another 4 long years of FAILURE

    The Obama Doctrine, "Leading from Behind", a "new era of American leadership." Yes, we are very aware of it. It ends this November.

    May 23, 2012 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  7. Obama 2012 - BEND Forward America, take another 4 long years of FAILURE

    Has anybody ever bothered to clue Obama into a well known fact about leaders and leading? Leaders never blame others or make excuses for their failures. They take responsibility for them. And one more thing, leaders NEVER use the words "me" and "I".

    May 23, 2012 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  8. The REAL Truth...

    @Fair is Fair – "his" international leadership. After all its all about him.
    ----------------
    Fair, that is so lame.. of course it's all about him you dimwit! It's an election year... he's got enough dumbos from the right trying to cut him down at every opportunity, so this is perfectly normal for any President in an election year. Reagan, and every president since has done it... but it only seems to be an issue when the POTUS happens to be a Dem. Right ??
    Hypocrisy rules OK!

    May 23, 2012 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  9. The REAL Truth...

    The GOBP Doctrine, "Do nothing", a "new era of American leadership." Yes, we are very aware of it.
    No candidate, no platform, no policies, no compromise, no good for the country and no chance in Nov..

    May 23, 2012 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  10. Obama 2012 - BEND Forward America, take another 4 long years of FAILURE

    Obama couldn't lead his way out of a wet paper bag. Other world leaders know this, especially the Russians that are just devouring this naive buffoon. Nobody in their right mind can take Obama seriously at this point. Everybody pretty much knows he's toast in November, except for the diehard braindead koolaide drinkers in here.

    May 23, 2012 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  11. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Fair is Fair

    "President Barack Obama delivered a strong defense of his international leadership "
    --
    "his" international leadership. After all its all about him
    -------------------------------------------------
    Sure is. He created it so he can claim it. Prior to him coming on board people were throwing shoes at Bush, and leaving us to fend for ourselves in the middle of the Iraqui desert. Remember that?
    Yeah, that was the Bush Doctrine for ya'.
    The Obama Doctrine gets things done before claiming credit, and endeavors and encourages cooperations with other nations.

    May 23, 2012 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  12. Myviewis

    Seriously, nobody swallows that fib that Bush left us to fend for ourselves in the Iraqi dessert. Obama Doctrine is about singing Kumbaya. Of course world leaders like him, they know he has a naive view of the world, why else do you think they gave him the Noble Peace Prize in advance.

    May 23, 2012 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  13. Joe

    when they graduate they will be at the mercy of Obamas failures globaly,which is a JOKE.

    May 23, 2012 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  14. Marcus

    Fair is Fair

    "President Barack Obama delivered a strong defense of his international leadership "
    -
    "his" international leadership. After all its all about him.

    Excuse but... so?
    Every POTUS (specially after WWII) has left a very clear mark on the way the USA gets along (or not) with the other countries of the world.
    Republicans and Democrats alike.
    So of course the current POTUS would defend HIS way of doing this or that... or would you like if he started to defend Romney's ways?
    Get real.

    May 23, 2012 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |