Rather than use the terminology by the Obama transition team spokesperson that Obama is ready to “rule”, I’ll stick with the belief that, as President, he will govern the country. To that end, how does his promises of hope, particularly with regards to the international political scene, reconcile with the potential results?
Let’s first look at Iran and Iraq. Obama has proposed a total withdrawal from Iraq, leaving behind no U.S. military presence. This opens the door for, at a minimum, Iranian influence through willing Iraqis. This clearly has fallout for the Sunnis, Kurds, Jordanians, Turks and the Saudis. Some of those are a far reach, but any increase in Iranian power in that region will concern each one. We should not forget the Israelis as well, whom the Iranian president has said he wants to “wipe off the face of the earth.” Can a President Obama truly ignore all these international interests for a sole campaign promise to withdrawal all U.S. troops in Iraq? Maybe through his promised direct diplomatic efforts with Iran, he can promise them something too that they’ll buy into. We, Gormogons remain doubtful that he wields any meaningful bartering chip for this.
President-Elect Obama already faces an international issue over the U.S. missile defense policy for eastern Europe – particularly with Poland in the face of a more aggresive Russia. As mentioned before, Germany won’t weigh in on this debate for many reasons detailed here. Will the British, French, Italians, etc. step up to stand with the U.S. in the face of Russia? Maybe we should ask the question, “Where does President-Elect Obama stand on Russia?” To date, no journalist has really asked him. In fact, more foreign policy questions sadly were asked and answered by Sarah Palin. In recent history, the Europeans have shown little support to international conflicts – little or no troops, timid participation in NATO (as mentioned before, this is quickly dimishing into an ineffective organization), or financial solutions.
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