Has Obama shown good judgement again in choosing his foreign policy advisors?
How does McCain choosing the war-criminal Henry Kissenger compare?
And who has Hillary chosen?
- justgoodfolkLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
Mc Same is Bush three, he was supported by Kissinger too
Senator Clinton’s foreign policy advisors tend to be veterans of President Bill Clinton’s administration, most notably former secretary of state Madeleine Albright and former National Security Adviser Sandy Berger. Her most influential advisor - and her likely choice for Secretary of State - is Richard Holbrooke. Holbrooke served in a number of key roles in her husband’s administration, including U.S. ambassador to the UN and member of the cabinet, special emissary to the Balkans, assistant secretary of state for European and Canadian affairs, and U.S. ambassador to Germany. He also served as President Jimmy Carter’s assistant secretary of state for East Asia in propping up Marcos in the Philippines, supporting Suharto’s repression in East Timor, and backing the generals behind the Kwangju massacre in South Korea.
Senator Barack Obama’s foreign policy advisers, who on average tend to be younger than those of the former first lady, include mainstream strategic analysts who have worked with previous Democratic administrations, such as former national security advisors Zbigniew Brzezinski and Anthony Lake, former assistant secretary of state Susan Rice, and former navy secretary Richard Danzig. They have also included some of the more enlightened and creative members of the Democratic Party establishment, such as Joseph Cirincione and Lawrence Korb of the Center for American Progress, and former counterterrorism czar Richard Clarke. His team also includes the noted human rights scholar and international law advocate Samantha Power - author of a recent New Yorker article on U.S. manipulation of the UN in post-invasion Iraq - and other liberal academics. Some of his advisors, however, have particularly poor records on human rights and international law, such as retired General Merrill McPeak, a backer of Indonesia’s occupation of East Timor, and Dennis Ross, a supporter of Israel’s occupation of the West Bank.Source(s): http://www.fpif.org/fpiftxt/4940
- InnocentLv 61 decade ago
Brzezinski was Carters foreign policy adviser and has admitted openly that he was the one that caused the invasion of Afghanistan by Russian that killed millions and fostered the Al Qaeda and bin Laden.
A President is as only as good as the ones picked.
IF elected who will Obama pick to solve the problems listed below since he has NO experience in any of these areas.
This era is the most crucial time in the history of the United States.
American Citizens individual economic standard of living is being threatened to the degree that it is on the verge of extinction.
In just the last year..
1) Consumer confidence plummet;
2) the cost of regular gasoline soar to over $3.25 a gallon;
3) Unemployment is up to 5% (a 10% increase);
4) American households have seen $2.3 trillion in equity value evaporate (stock and mutual fund losses);
5) Americans have seen their home equity drop by $1.2 trillion dollars;
6) 1% of American homes are in foreclosure.
The American People must have an experienced person that knows how to wage war against the present system and make changes. To put a halt to these skyrocketing elements that are destroying the economic standings of each individual is going to take some one with know how, experience and a staff with the same to get it done.
Obama's major experience has been working in Government Social Service programs. Law practice for a short time and Senator for even a shorter time.
Candidate Obama has no experience in any of the these skyrocketing elements listed above that are destroying each American's individual economic standard of living as well as world wide difficulties that are arising from them. Obama has NEVER been involved in taking actions or leading anyone or thing to combat or curb them.
One must consider strongly and wisely who they choose to put in the Oval office because that one will have a major effect on the individual's future economic standard of life.
- startzLv 44 years ago
He has no journey in overseas coverage or a lot else of our authorities workings. i ought to say it truly is style of intense. perhaps 2 or 3 should be sufficient, it will be. are you able to imagine how a lot shall we pay of our taxes if he desires a large crew to assist him if he's president? i do not see any reason, except in-journey, for those many advisors in this. in no way ideas on the different coverage. It only exhibits his lack of journey in any element managing how the authorities works. He desires extra journey, (i imagine), before he will change into President.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Calling Kissenger a war criminal is like calling Geoge Washington a traitor -- it's true from a certain perspective but not from that of an American patriot.
Your question did make me fear that Obama might share your opinions.
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- Anonymous1 decade ago