a book on redefining and rethinking on US foreign policy. America becoming a true leader of the world, a restoration of global image and peace.
obama's honeymoon with the world
This book is about the new revolution in America history- a rethinking and redefining of U.S foreign policy, kissing the world with a real feeling of brotherhood. U.S ready to lead by building bilateral and multilateral relations around the world, and establishing a 21st century military to ensure the security of American people and advance the security of all people in the world, leading by marshalling a global effort to stop the spread of the world’s most dangerous weapons. Leading by building and strengthening the partnerships and alliances necessary to meet common challenges and defeat common threats. Reaching out to all those living disconnected lives of despair in the world’s forgotten corners allowing America beacon of hope to shine to the dark spots of the world. President Obama the president of the United States of America raised in Hawaii wants to reform the UN, use Bipartisan policy to foster his foreign policy goals. American future hangs in the balance during the eight years administration of President George W. Bush. Living the office without hope for the nation, saddling his successor with two wars, a scarred global image and a government stripped of its ability to protect and help its citizens. The world breath peace when the 44th U.S president was announced and now he has began his honey moon with the world who celebrated him. Please drop your weapons he says!
Americans have just elected a President whose middle name is Hussein. In the same decade, go to war against a president named Hussein (Saddam of Iraq), threaten to use force against a country whose most revered religious martyr is named Hussein (Iran). The world rose in celebration with the U.S Hussein after a victory in presidential election. A man whose first name means “blessing” in Arabic. It is a blessing that so many people in many places see something of themselves reflected in Obama, whether in the colour of his skin, the religion of his grand father, his African heritage, his being raised by a single mother or his childhood of poverty.
President Obama the 44th president of the United States of America from Illinois raised in Hawaii wants to reform the UN, while McCain of Arizona wants to create a new entity, the League of Democracies, a move that would have incite even fiercer anti- American furies around the world. Senator John McCain has run a campaign on partisan division and class warfare, contrary to the Bipartisan policy of Barack Obama. His policies and world view contradicted what the world will want to see in terms of global peace. McCain offers more of the Republican every man for himself ideology. While American future hangs in the balance during the eight years administration of President Bush. Living the office without hope for the nation, saddling his successor with two wars, a scarred global image and a government stripped of its ability to protect and help its citizens.
Obama has met challenge after challenge growing as a leader. His promises of hope and change to Americans are seen as the last drop of water for a thirsty nation. He has the will and the ability to forge the broad political consensus that is essential to finding solutions to America’s problems. Obama since the financial crisis has correctly identified the abject failure of government regulation that has brought the markets to the brink of collapse. Obama would have a learning curve on foreign affairs by correctly bridging the gap with the choice of Joseph Biden who has a deep foreign policy expertise. Obama talks about strengthening alliances in Europe and Asia, including NATO, and strongly support Israel. Presenting a new American image in the world, the U.S must find a way to constrain the Russians worst, while preserving the ability to work with them on arms controls and other vital initiatives. President elect Obama has not ruled out military action to end Iran’s nuclear weapons program, but called for a serious effort to try to wean Tehran from its nuclear ambitions with more credible diplomatic overtures and tougher sanctions. The demeanour and willingness for Obama regime to test a regime like Iran with diplomacy makes him (Obama) more difficult to demonize than George W. Bush. It is difficult (as its present more of a quandary) for a hard – liner in Tehran to demonise a U.S President who wants to have a diplomatic talk than the one who wants to confront him.
New thinking is desperately needed in U.S. foreign policy which Obama presidency would produce and apply such thinking to the policy disasters he decries.
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki of Iraq endorsed Barack Obama's plan for a 16-month withdrawal timeline from Iraq. Maliki's stunning and repeated endorsement of the progressive position is a further support and compliance that could well please the world and the U.S enemies incurred during past administrations. Republicans like Jim Baker and Colin Powell and even McCain adviser Henry Kissinger, endorsed Obama's position on the need for talks with Iran (may be if possible with Osama bin laden) mine idea. The Iranian government shows involvement during the Afghanistan war, but after the fall of Taliban, the U.S failed to realise the relevant of the strategic relationship between the United States and Iran. There is no hope in Afghanistan since the insurgents are gaining control again in the country and the possibilities of the coalition and Afghan troops winning could be dependable on U.S rethinking her relationship with Iran who has a major influence in the Middle East. Iran has always opposed the Taliban and strongly backed the Afghan Northern Alliance. Even after the attack on Afghanistan Tehran assisted to toppled Afghanistan’s extremist Sunni government and supported with a pledge of $ 560 million for reconstruction. Despite this concern by the Iranian government, the Bush administration shows a diplomatic silent to Iran, undermine the possibility of a successful relationship, and fail to see the need to draw on their influence to create a relatively stable Afghanistan. Without mentioning the Iran’s substantial aid against the Taliban, Bush placed Iran in the “axis of evil” in his 2002 State of the Union address. Bush allowed the image of his political calculation to overshadow strategic realities: that he can not continue to isolates Iran in a web of a diplomatic silent. This approach has been far unrealistic; Iran has proceeded with its nuclear enrichment program, and expanded its influence in the Middle East. President Bush said that the United States will not sit down with Iran without preconditions. There will be no diplomatic success in Afghanistan or in the region where Iran has a major influence, unless there is a renewed commitment to diplomacy with Iran. America approach to other country has been described as a friendly handshake in one hand and a gun in the other hand. There should be even a mutual respect, treating enemies with respect, and for better approach; listening to pain and anger of others, and to acknowledge America’s excesses. Gaining respect by giving respect is difficult, still the only way to lasting peace. During the campaign, Obama identified many other priorities: withdrawing from Iraq and pursuing talks with Iran and tackling immigration, the issues of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and trade negotiations with America’s neighbours. Obama has acknowledged that the economy will force him to recalibrate his program but still will be committed to his key commitments ; clean energy, health care, education and tax relief for middle class families.
Hillary Clinton catastrophic misjudgement in backing the invasion of Iraq was an opportune fate for President Obama’s victory in primaries. Beyond that, some of his finest moments in the primary campaign were linked to foreign policy, from his support to back his controversial stance in favour of high-level talks (without pre conditions) with Iran, and other U.S proclaimed enemies. Condoleezza Rice or Colin Powell can not endorse McCain. Their indecision reflects the larger state of U.S. foreign policy.
When Robert Gates was appointed to run the Pentagon, the Bush administration's tendency was to check for something different, the change that the American people desire, in favour of a more pragmatic approach. Since Bush has failed in diplomatic breakthrough with Iran, reinvigoration of the multilateral non-proliferation process, a new worldwide treaty on climate change, then the world need a leader to lead the way to the new approach to have anticipated result without been drifting, marking time, or accruing new disasters. Since the Bush administration could not work well with Robert Gates, still Obama administration wants to hire him for the Pentagon job in a more pragmatic approach to accomplish the task. In the democratic process, McCain did offer a return to the kind of approach that Bush eventually abandoned as unworkable, seeing McCain as Bush 11, no new strategy to handle the status quo, than to await for another war, may be this time in Iran. Obama, though proclaim change, but willing to offers the sort of bold new approach that could break the impasse and represent a generation waiting for such a change. This is the way – through rethinking of the U.S foreign policy for all.
With so much hope that a rethinks also on the Guantanamo Bay in Cuba will help to bail prisoners and close the Terrifying Bush for other useful purposes.
“Critics of U.S. policy say the government has violated the Geneva Conventions in attempting to create a distinction between "prisoners of war" and “illegal combatants”. The Bush administration has declared that the Third Geneva Convention does not apply to al-Qaeda or Taliban fighters, since the Geneva Convention only applies to uniformed soldiers of a recognized government. But the in justice and treatment given to prisoners at the BAY is absolutely inhumane, catastrophic and terrifying. This is to me, a possible dream that one day the sites will be given back to the rightful owner and use for humanitarian purposes. Of course, my organization - Congress of G-20 members for Diplomacy and Humanitarian Network (COG20M-DHN) will like to have his Headquarters in Guantanamo Bay after the closure. If U.S foreign policy is not tailored to the point, where the world can depend on her on global leadership, this generation and the next will continue to live in rhetoric promises. Obama has withstood some of the toughest campaign attacks mounted against a candidate. The U.S needs sensible, honest, compassionate and strong leadership. Barack Obama has shown that he has all of those qualities. This book is a clarion call to my brother and friend, President BARACK OBAMA that the world awaits a political redemption, justice, equity, and a true democracy to better and foster global peace.