…that Obama can rally the world’s leaders behind him for a common cause, while Bush with his Neocon philosophy and cohorts like Cheney, Rove, et al (whom you voted for) were snubbed and had to go it alone, while the world mocked them?
You were the one, among many, who said Obama lacked the foreign policy experience to be President. You preferred McCain and Palin. PALIN!! Hmmm….why is that?
For weeks, Obama played a form of international chess to build a unified multi-national front against Iran while preserving the option to talk and negotiate. He abandoned plans for a ballistic missile defense in Europe , apparently in part to win Russian cooperation, slapped tariffs on Chinese tires, arguably to prod them along, then huddled with their leaders and finally rolled out the news that he’d held close to the vest for months — that Iran has a secret uranium enrichment plant.
“This is a very clever way of doing it,” said Fariborz Ghadar , a professor at Penn State University and Iran scholar at the Center for Strategic and International Studies .
“I heard this idea from a few conservatives when the news first broke. That Obama might have scrapped the missile defense system if Russia allows Israel to bomb Iran’s nuclear facilities. If this turns out to be true, I would think that this would be a very astute and calculating move by Obama. We shall see.”
Scott Binley Sept. 19