Hmm, maybe Obama is changing the world's opinion of America
Many of my favorite bloggers on the right side of blogland are quick to point out that Obama's election hasn't materialy changed the world's opinion of us. After all, they rightly point out, Muslim terrorists haven't loosened their grip on their weapons in order to respond to our Messiah., and just because people love the man, doesn't mean that nations will alter their policies to dovetail with our interests.
Now, however, there is evidence that Obama's appeal is leading to opportunities to push the fabled "reset" button. Hillary Clinton is in Lebanon to urge the Lebanese to vote for moderates, something that under Bush would have been the kiss of death -- probably literally -- for the moderates.
Let's see if Obama's coat tails extend to the Near East.