Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Obama's Foreign Policy

Obama debate comments set off firestorm

Barack Obama's offer to meet without precondition with leaders of renegade nations such as Cuba, North Korea and Iran touched off a war of words, with rival Hillary Rodham Clinton calling him naive and Obama linking her to President Bush's diplomacy.
"I thought that was irresponsible and frankly naive," Clinton was quoted in an interview with the Quad-City Times that was posted on the Iowa newspaper's Web site on Tuesday.

In response, Obama told the newspaper that her stand puts her in line with the Bush administration.

Now there's a retort to being accused of being in bed with terrorist states!

So being in line with the Bush administration is worse, apparently, than being in line with, say, Cuba, North Korea, and Iran!

Wait, it gets better!
In Monday's debate from Charleston, S.C., Obama was asked by a questioner via YouTube if he would be willing to meet — without precondition — in the first year of his presidency with the leaders of Iran, Syria, Venezuela, Cuba and North Korea.

"I would," he responded.

Clinton said she would not. "I don't want to be used for propaganda purposes," she said. Clinton said she would first use envoys to test the waters.
The Obama campaign, meanwhile, circulated a memo by Obama spokesman Bill Burton saying Obama's response to the question had played well with focus groups and that Clinton had changed her position on the subject — a claim her campaign denied.
There you have it!

It's official!

Focus Groups will now be setting the foreign policy of the Obama administration!


Blogger The_Bad said...

Nothing new here – democrats are interested in gaining power only. It’s not about leadership and it’s not about doing what’s best – it’s about figuring out what people want to hear and saying it convincingly.

So, what if this didn’t “play well” with the focus groups? Would we expect Obama to take a different stance in the next “debate”?

By the way, curiously absent from the lips of all the democrats in that “debate”:

“Islamic terrorism”

There was plenty on “withdraw from Iraq”, but nothing about the consequences of doing so. That’s OK, though: Obama already made public his opinion that genocide isn’t a good enough reason to stay in Iraq, so I guess the consequences don’t really matter.

12:12 PM, July 25, 2007  
Blogger RDS said...

Good reminder on his genocide comments, there is so much Obama fodder I can't keep up!

7:53 PM, July 25, 2007  

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