Originally Posted by TwinSwords
The profundity of Barack Obama
Obama's acknowledgement of the rest of the world -- his embrace of humanity beyond our shores -- is a far more effective anti-terrorism weapon than the sneering contempt of the neocons and, particularly, Bush/Cheney. Sure, there will always be ultra-right wing religious fanatics. But our chances of discovering and intercepting plots to harm America (and Israel are far better when the people of the world identify more with us than they do with Islamic extremists. Where Bush, Cheney, and the hate mongering right have pushed the world away from America, Obama will draw them in.
Except that the neocons where posing as the last ray of hope for people huddled in prisons under ruthless dictators etc, etc...and with those noble goals did what they did. So Obama speaks to other huddled folks around the world. What's he going to do for them? What can he do for them? What other consequences will his actions have if he tries to do something, etc...imagery is fine and swell, but I don't think we can escape some harsh realities here.