Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Obama Foreign Policy in 2 Mins 16 Secs

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called dozens of world leaders in her first five days on the job. Afterward she said,
"There's a great exhalation of breath going on around the world as people express their appreciation for the new direction that's being set, and the team that's put together by the president to carry out our foreign policy goals. We have a lot of damage to repair."
Since Barrack Obama was elected President Nov 4, State Dept officials working with Obama have been busy writing drafts of a letter to Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. It is intended to open face-to-face negotiations between the two nations. Diplomats have said the letter is a symbolic gesture making a break with the "hostile" tone set by the Bush administration which named Iran as part of the "axis of evil."

In his first TV interview with Al-Arabiya, Obama said,
"My job to the Muslim world is to communicate that the Americans are not your enemy," he said. "We sometimes make mistakes. We have not been perfect. But if you look at the track record, as you say, America was not born as a colonial power, and that the same respect and partnership that America had with the Muslim world as recently as 20 or 30 years ago, there's no reason why we can't restore that. And that I think is going to be an important task."
It's fairly apparent what the Obama administration's foreign policy is. It's simple. It's clear. It's the real thing.



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2 comments:

Marie's Two Cents said...

The only exhale I hear going on around the world is the terrorist's exhaling that President Bush is no longer on their butt's!

Then again it's more like a Whew!

Indigo Red said...

That's pretty much what I heard too, Marie.