Re: World hopes for a 'less arrogant America'Nov 7th, 2008
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Avro, that may be. However, with Obama in power, USA’s attitude towards other nations will be less arrogant, more conciliatory. That does not mean that USA won’t undertake any international operations. But they will be more in the mode of Kosovo operation, which was carried out will full agreement and support of NATO, or even invasion of Kuwait, which was carried out with UN support.
Democrats tend to be more supportive of UN. According to the far right Republican base, USA should get out of UN right away. So we will certainly see the difference with Obama in office, compared to Bush.
Don't get me wrong, I agree with the actions taken there and one of my friends (a refugee from Kosovo) is only alive today because of it.
But the same is true of many Afghani's and Iraqi's regardless of Media coverage.
The most immediate change is simply a change of office, a democracies greatest power is the ability to whipe the slate clean every few years and blame all the mistakes on the last guy.