One of the things conservatives love to mock Democrats about is our desire to have the rest of the world like us. That's fine, they like to play the role of the bad-ass with other people's lives; I get that. But they completely misunderstand our reasons. It's not because of some kumbaya, peace and love, toke it up, hippy mentality. It's because it makes our lives easier.
For instance: If Osama Bin Laden were to say, "Bush and his administration have sowed new seeds of hatred against America," well, as much as I hate to say it, he's right.
But what Bin Laden actually said is "Obama and his administration have sowed new seeds of hatred against America." That's practically laughable. Sure not everyone loves us again. Obama has made mistakes which have antagonized some people in the Middle East, fo' sho'. But on the whole, our standing is much improved in the world.
I don't even think Bin Laden believes his rhetoric these days. He reminds me of Elaine's Communist boyfriend - that bubble has burst. People just ain't buying what you're selling anymore, dude. Throw in a SlapChop or something.