Obama is no Carter. Carter made human rights the cornerstone of his foreign policy, while the Obama team has put that issue on the back burner. In fact, Obama sounds more like another 1970s president: Richard Nixon. Both men inherited the White House from swaggering Texans, whose overriding sense of mission fueled disastrous wars that tarnished America's image. Obama is a staunch realist, like Nixon, eschewing fuzzy democracy-building and focusing on advancing national interests.
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Obama Is The New Nixon
Michael Freedman at "Newsweek":