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Dutch -- I have observed your posts over the past few years, and your views on America and Americans have not changed one iota. You are still the same Dutch that first signed onto this website. We agree on many issues, but the one issue that we have consistently disagreed on is how Americans and their presidents are perceived in the world. I would be the first to agree that the Cheney/Bush cowboys did major damage to America's image abroad. On the other hand, though, you have to acknowledge that the Obama/Biden/Clinton/Kerry efforts on foreign policies have vastly improved our image in many countries, but certainly not Russia or North Korea or Israel or some of the Arab Middle East countries.
If President Obama's image is a reflection of the American image abroad, then these Pew Research charts on how Obama is viewed abroad have validity beyond just his presidency. I do note, however, that the Netherlands is not one of the countries in the poll, so I can't challenge your view that the Dutch hate our guts...and presumably President Obama.
Pew Research Center, June 24, 2015: 7 charts on how the world views President Obama
Take a look at Chart No 6...how western European countries view President Obama versus George W. Bush. The question posed was "How much confidence do you have in President Obama to do the right thing regarding world affairs?"
The Germans gave him a 73 percent rating. The French an 83 percent rating. The United Kingdom 76 percent. The Dutch weren't polled.
I traveled in Germany last fall visiting my wife's relatives. I would say that the ratings are consistent with my observations as of last fall.