Monday, January 19, 2009

Obama's One President at a Time on Foreign Policy

President-elect Barack Obama remained silent on Israel's pummeling of Gaza for 23 days. He cited the need for President Bush to manage foreign affairs. Yet on Gaza's Day 17, Obama met with Mexican President Felipe Calderon. On days 18 & 23, Barack spoke out against Venezuela's Hugo Chavez. The Washington Post reported:

In the 13-minute interview aired by Univision, Obama said Chávez had "been a force that has interrupted progress in the region."

"We need to be firm when we see this news, that Venezuela is exporting terrorist activities or supporting malicious entities like the FARC," Obama said. "This creates problems that are not acceptable."

What happened to Obama's excuse? It evaporated into thin air, like many of his progressive campaign promises. Now Change Means "No Change from W".