President Obama, as the first African-American leader of the United States, carries a special global burden of not only ending the American recession but also leading the way in dealing with global economic woes. The son of a Kenyan father, he has the weight of extraordinary expectations among Africans in the Diaspora, and in Africa. The Obama Administration should create verifiable avenues for Diaspora members to actively participate in the implementation of United States policy to Africa. In a forthcoming article, I will address specific technical and operational areas where the Diaspora can have a major impact on Africa's development
Total BS! If we'd managed to elect someone with British ancestry, we'd also be responsible for them? I don't think so!
W. Bush did far more than any US president for Africa, and this is quietly acknowledged both within and outside Africa. This level of support was so great that it would be nearly impossible for Obama to best.
Voices have been raised against the anti-enlargement bandwagon. Enlargement Commissioner Rehn recently exhorted the European Parliament not to "make enlargement the scapegoat of economic recession." Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt, who in the past has played an active role in the Balkan crises, has also argued that the Western Balkan countries should "not be punished" in order to please the voters in some countries.
But given member states' behavior, that now looks increasingly like empty talk.
Last I heard the EU was on shaky ground. Maybe they should wait a bit and work on that EU military, giving up the extra seats in the Security Council and General Assembly and other bits of work they've forgotten.
"the problem with socialism is that you always run out of other peoples money"
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05/24/2009 17:47 Comments ||
He let slip the fact that we're out of money just long enough to cover it up with the lie and non-sequitur that it is all on account of our failure to make good decisions on health care over the last several decades. Keep in mind his interviewer has just run off statistics on the
out of control government spending and 11 trillion dollar accumulated debt that will be the result of HIS budgets and policies. And this doesn't even include Obamacare.
With Obama, his occasional admission of some truth is only used as the rhetorical preamble to him urging us to adopt his policies. These are the nonsensical policies which push us further in the direction that makes the problem worse.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.