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What Millennials Should Know about International Affairs

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Many millennials are apathetic by nature when it comes to politics, but there are also those who understand that there’s a big world out there that we are about to inherit. Education is paramount to success, so just remember to double check everything you hear about International affairs, even if it is from the President himself.

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By Ali Lawrence

When Barack Obama became president in 2009, he said that it was time for America to restore its image on the world stage. He said that his administration would definitely do just that.

But as his opponent in the 2012 presidential election recently pondered, you’d be hard-pressed to find a single country around the globe that has more respect for America than it did before 2009. What’s more, Mitt Romney was right on Russia when he said that the country was America’s biggest geopolitical threat in a presidential debate. The president condescendingly disagreed — only to be proven, once again, to be the novice he is.

“When you were asked what’s the biggest geopolitical threat facing America, you said Russia, not al Qaeda,” Obama said in 2012. “In the 1980s, they’re now calling to ask for their foreign policy back because, you know, the Cold War’s been over for 20 years.”

I thought I would take some time to debunk four apparently popular notions regarding international affairs, perpetuated by the Obama administration and uniformed liberals from all walks of life. Let’s take a look:

  1. Everyone Does Not Hate Americans. Contrary to what the president would have you think, Americans are actually liked abroad. Sure, it’s pretty likely that when President Obama sends drones that kill guests at a wedding party in Yemen, for example, some of those people are certainly going to hate Americans. But generally speaking, Americans are nice people and the world understands that and embraces it.

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