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Wait, I Thought a President Who Grew Up in Indonesia Would Fix This

Then-candidate Barack Obama, October 2, 2007:

Instead of retreating from the world, I will personally lead a new chapter of American engagement. It is time to offer the world a message of hope to counter the prophets of hate. My experience has brought me to the hopeless places. As a boy, I lived in Indonesia and played barefoot with children who could not dream the same dreams that I did.

So how’s that “new chapter of American engagement” in the world’s “hopeless places” working out?

Washington Post headline: Anti-U.S. Views Rise in Indonesia

Why, it’s almost as if all that talk during the campaign was so much meaningless blather or something.

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