Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Foreign Policy is an Afterthought?

Spencer Ackerman, writing in reaction to Obama's press conference, has a post in the Washington Independent called, "Hi, I’m Foreign Policy. Remember Me?" That's a great title, and it illustrates what seems to be Obama's lack of focus on foreign policy, and as Ackerman points out, the press corps' lack of interest in questioning him about it. Obama's one major foreign policy initiative, an escalation of troop strength in Afghanistan and a supposed new emphasis on that war, wasn't even mentioned. On the other hand, since Obama's foreign policy instincts appear to contain an inclination toward appeasement of our enemies, maybe it's a good thing that he's tied up with domestic affairs.

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