CNN's Senior White House Correspondent, Ed Henry interviewed President Barack Obama in Beijing. Henry asked the President about:
- his half brother's new book
- visiting 20 countries in the first year of his Presidency
- being able to get things done (domestically & abroad)
- the 9/11 civil prosecutions
- troop levels in Afghanistan
- does he trust President Hamid Karzai
- why isn't the President more like LBJ?
- the bank bailouts *ireport question*
- Palin's book & whether the President plans on running for re-election
Beijing, China (CNN) -- A little more than a year after his election, President Obama said his administration has laid the groundwork for success on global and domestic matters.
"I think that we've restored America's standing in the world, and that's confirmed by polls," he told CNN's Ed Henry in a wide-ranging interview this week during his trip to China.
"I think a recent one indicated that around the world, before my election, less than half the people -- maybe less than 40 percent of the people -- thought that you could count on America to do to the right thing. Now it's up to 75 percent."
The president said that makes it easier for world leaders to cooperate with the United States, noting Chinese and Russia involvement in nuclear talks with Iran.
Obama has visited 20 countries during his first year in office, more than any other U.S. president.
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