September 20th, 2011
12:29 PM ET

Obama lauds new era of global diplomacy at U.N.

Heralding what he called a new international diplomacy model for the 21st century, President Barack Obama spent Tuesday at the United Nations in meetings with key foreign leaders to continue pushing foreign policy objectives in the Middle East and North Africa.

His schedule included one-on-one talks with the chairman of Libya's National Transitional Council, Mustafa Abdul Jalil, and Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai, as well as Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff.

Obama also addressed a meeting of the Libya Contact Group, telling the gathered leaders including U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon that the NATO-led military campaign in Libya that helped oust Moammar Gadhafi from power was an example of modern global cooperative action.

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  1. tim

    please leave your comment:

    September 20, 2011 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  2. LMAO

    ....I've got nothing.

    September 20, 2011 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  3. LMAO@You


    September 20, 2011 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  4. al

    It's a very good season for US faring policy.Go Obama,don't forget what happen to Bush #1 how Clinton beat him on...IT'S THE ECONOMY STUPID !!!

    September 20, 2011 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  5. jimmy

    What is US faring policy?

    September 20, 2011 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Moses kestenbaum williamsburg ODA

    My ass, mr obama take all the dictators at un now put them on a ship and sink it in the hudson river

    September 20, 2011 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Johnny Wayne

      Good Idea! Just make sure Obama stays on the ship. He needs to save the country and go down with the ship straight to H_ _ L.

      September 20, 2011 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
  7. banasy©

    But then Capt Sully would have to save them...

    September 20, 2011 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Moses kestenbaum williamsburg ODA

    These dictators are wild beast animals,Capt sully only saves people, I mean look who is there, cuba,vanu,this idiot from Bolivia,iran,yemen,the killers of syria,algeria,this laughing bag from turkey, communist china, dictators from russia,north Korean killers the list goes on and on ect ect. Shut the dam united nation now ,america pays 80% of the un budget, why? Why? Stop calling it united nation its the united disinformation to enhance killers,dictators and beasts. Thank you

    September 20, 2011 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fred

      Agee!!! See what France did to Libya with Obama's help. Now we have new armed terrorist for the next 10 years

      September 20, 2011 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
  9. alex

    Yeah we're so much better off with the taliban and al qaeda in control of Libya, thanks UN.

    September 20, 2011 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
  10. gung hoe

    You know what alex Ive read enough of your post to be thourly convinced you dont know your azs from a hole in the head And if I didnt know any better Id swear you are george patton

    September 20, 2011 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Death On Two Legs

    Nah, alex isn't George Patton.

    September 20, 2011 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
  12. sjdsh

    The globalists kissing each others' asses & Moon the goon their leader...good times.

    September 21, 2011 at 2:30 am | Report abuse |
  13. rightospeak

    What hipocrysy ! We support all the kings, despots and destroy socialists in Middle East. UN is a joke and no American taxpayer money should go to it -we are broke according to Boston University Professor Kotlicoff , an economist. He estimates that our total government indebtness is , are you ready ?- $211 TRILLION, yes trillions. Why are we being lied to by our leadership and spend money we do not have on ENDLESS, useless wars? They all lie.

    September 21, 2011 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  14. crwbar

    What a jerk! He likes muslim environment in UN. He betrays his tastes on each step of his way!

    Down with UN!
    Throw them out of the USA!
    Stop hosting them here and feed them!
    Throw out these nations of terror from American soil!

    September 26, 2011 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |