Barack Obama has dubbed himself thusly. What were Nixon and Reagan, then? Atlantic Presidents?
Oh, and unsurprisingly, we get this:
In a slap at President George W. Bush, Obama spoke of the importance of “multilateral organizations [that] can advance the security and prosperity of this region.”
“I know that the United States has been disengaged from these organizations in recent years. So let me be clear: those days have passed,” Obama said during the first major address of a four-country Far East swing, which will continue from Japan to Singapore, China and South Korea. “As an Asia Pacific nation, the United States expects to be involved in the discussions that shape the future of this region, and to participate fully in appropriate organizations as they are established and evolve,” Obama said.
Just out of curiosity, when will the Obama Administration give up the crutch of trying to define itself vis-à-vis unfavorable portrayals of the the Bush Administration? This act has grown tiresome.