Sunday, November 04, 2007

Bromides from Barack? Not so much!

There's a very interesting portrait of Barack Obama and his world view this morning in the New York Times and IHT. I'm still not convinced I could articulate the Obama doctrine, but I like some of his thoughts, e.g. using a Swiss Army knife, with its multiplicity of tools, in the formulation of foreign policy rather than using blunt force all the time. I also like the range of people he has chosen for his "brain trust," from the late Secretary of State George Marshall to Bush 41's guru, Brent Scowcroft. It's potentially a nice change from the Old Prexy, who apparently chooses his advisers based on their ability to contort themselves into line with his "thinking," and people like Mitt Romney, whose big ambition for his presidency is the drastic enlargement of Guantanamo.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Or Mitt Romney, who has lashed himself to the big daddy of neo-cons, Norman Poderetz.

7:29 PM  
Anonymous Mark said...

He's got my vote to lose. He hasn't lost it so far.

6:18 PM  

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