Obama’s new direction…a new world order?

Posted: 02/12/2008 in Uncategorized
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I came across an interesting article in the Boston Globe this morning regarding Obama’s perceived “new role” in the greater scheme of world politics. Charting a new world role quotes the Great B.O. as saying “To succeed, we must pursue a new strategy that skillfully uses, balances, and integrates all elements of American power – our military and diplomacy, our intelligence and law enforcement, our economy and the power of our moral example…” A new strategy? I wonder what he has up his sleeve? He announced yesterday the picks for his new security team…

In announcing his team he makes mention of several different aspects of the challenges we continue to face in the world from the terrorist elements that have become as bold as the brigands that plied the waters of the worlds ocean and deserts during the 19th century we read about in the history books. The Mumbai attacks are just a tip of the iceberg bearing down upon our little titanic.

Several items seem to point towards a possible path towards our ability to regain lost ground in the world ranking, as well as putting the terrorist threat back in the playpen where it belongs. The PLO’s Areikat stated in an interview that the PLO is amenable to the creation of a two state solution between the Israelis and the Palestinians. There wasn’t any mention as to how Israel feels about it, but I am guessing they are probably less keen on the idea…

The UN puppet Henry Paulson talked yesterday about possible new programs to help stimulate the economy. I don’t know whether anybody has noticed yet, but so far we’ve dedicated an estimated two to three trillion dollars of our taxes towards bailing out companies that really shouldn’t be bailed out. Credit is a crap game, a gamble and nothing more. A financial institution loans money on the bet that they will be paid back, with interest. If crap hits the fan and they don’t get paid back, they’ve lost the bet. If a bank loses on the bet, they shouldn’t be going after the taxpayer to make good on the loan, they should be going after the individual who took the loan out in the first place. either that or eat the loss.

Meanwhile, officials have finally admitted that we are in a recession. The proper response here would be “DUUUUHHH!” I believe. Some analysts predict it will last until at least 2010, and like I mentioned in an earlier post, we’ve been having problems for a while. The general opinion is that this recession actually started in December of ’07.

So it looks like the Great B.O. is going to have to eat a lot of his dreams for dessert, because he can no longer afford to buy the apple pie he’s been feeding his supporters during the campaign season. Let me see, he needs a new security plan, a new economic plan, a new healthcare plan, he’s dealing with a new cabinet, and terrorists are starting a new spree of attacks and there is a new threat of a nuclear or biological weapon being used sometime in the near future. Yep, it’s a new world, and a new order for the Great B.O. The only thing that isn’t new is the same old crony driven congressional garbage heap in Washington.

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