Saturday, March 29, 2008

Obama's Foreign Policy Overhaul

"When Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama met in California for the Jan. 31 debate, their back-and-forth resembled their many previous encounters, with the Democratic presidential hopefuls scrambling for the small policy yardage between them. And then Obama said something about the Iraq War that wasn't incremental at all. "I don't want to just end the war," he said, "but I want to end the mind-set that got us into war in the first place.""

This quote was in an interesting article I read in The American Prospect, Liberal Intelligence. I think anyone who is still debating in his/her own mind which presidential candidate would make a better President should read what The American Prospect article has to say. To sum it up, Obama is the only presidential candidate that not only wants to stop the Iraq war, but also change the American mindset when dealing with other nations. Obama wants to restore America's global leadership and protect America by cooperating with other nations, not simply insisting other nations do as the US says because we're the US. The article discusses the advisors that a President Obama would use to accomplish his sweeping foreign policy change.

If you're for peace, real peace in the world, read the article. Is Obama the man that brings the world to a more evolved state of thinking when it comes to world peace?

1 comment:

Pax Romano said...

Great read. Thanks for linking to it.

Look, I was for Mrs. Clinton early on in the game, but as I read up on both she and Mr. Obama; it became clear that he is the one who actually wants us out of the quagmire.

The reality is, Clinton voted with the majority to send us to Iraq in the first place and no amount of "should of, would of, could ofs" is going to change that. Also she is in bed with the special interests as much as any other politician. And trust me when I say, my disdain for her has nothing to do with her gender.

At least, for now, Obama is clean ... I can't say it will stay that way, but that's the way it is now.