Watching 44 speak at UN seemed an awful lot like violating an ancient taboo.
"Beer and Whiskey --mighty risky, Whiskey and Beer never fear"
"Embarrassing and Dangerous" certainly works too.
Yet could the nuance, subtlety and huge blocks of sincere insincerity get cliff noted into, like maybe 5 words or less?
Undermine allies and encourage enemies?
44's text at UN
"...sends the implicit message to allies (like Israel, India, Columbia, the Maliki government, eastern Europe, Sarkozy, Merkel, etc) that there must have been something wrong with them to have allied themselves with the U.S. during the Bush years — and to enemies and belligerents that their anti-Americanism is perhaps understandable given a shared antipathy for America."
The cumulative effect is predictable: A world in which Great Satan has fewer friends, more enemies and less options for assuring her security.
Systematically attempting to diminish Great Satan and xforming her from once being "the world's only superpower" to a nation subordinated to the demands of international consensus, organizations, "peer competitors" and even rogue states.
"Sowing long-term problems ahead for the United States.
"There are lots of areas — Iran and its environs, the free former Soviet Republics, Taiwan, the 38th Parallel, Venezuela/Colombia, the borders of Israel, Cyprus, Eastern Europe, the Balkans, etc. — where tensions are scarcely restrained, and major aggressive players could easily try to change the existing order, if any thought the United States either did not care to intervene, could not intevene, or supported their efforts.
"Feel-good magic comes at the expense of long-term American interests — and making some unsavory characters like our president now, will mean only trouble ahead for the country itself and its friends abroad."