Opinion: President’s trip from tyrant to weakling
Published 03/24/2011, Syndicated columnist
WASHINGTON — After two years of being called a tyrant and a dictator, President Obama returns to Washington from a five-day overseas trip to find he has become a weakling.
Would-be opponents such as Mitt Romney, Tim Pawlenty and Sarah Palin had been trying out this somewhat contradictory line of attack for more than a month, as Obama gave mixed signals about events in Egypt and Libya. But the “weak leader” charge gained traction last weekend as Obama chose to launch the attack on Gaddafi’s forces while on an adventure in South America with family.