OBAMA - XY Sep 29, 2009. President Obama challenged other...

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X Y Sep 29, 2009. President Obama challenged other nations to match his efforts to change the United States' relationship with the rest of the world on Wednesday, saying in an address to the United Nations that the task of solving global crises "cannot be solely America's endeavor." The New York Times Editorial, What Mr. Obama said, and didn’t say argues that Obama left aside the issue of Afghanistan, the American troops there and of course the strategic plan against the terrorists. This editorial makes claims about Obama's speech that don't hold up. There is a genuine gap between his "eloquence" and the world's response. There is no rush to close ranks with us in Afghanistan. On the contrary, there is a deadly silence from our allies because retreat has been sounded by virtually all participants. From the moment he began speaking, Obama made clear his determination to repair the "skepticism and distrust" he said had built up under his predecessor, George W. Bush. He argued that Bush's tenure had fed a "reflexive anti-Americanism, which too often has served as an
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