posted on Nov, 3 2008 @ 07:39 AM
reply to post by FlyersFan
Hogwash. There is no
credible linkage between Chamberlain's approach and Obama's.
The willingness to talk to adversaries is a sign of strength. Any blowhard dimwit can strut around with his chest all puffed out and achieve nothing
Obama has shown by his response to the various slimes and smears during the campaign that he is a man of determination and strength - support him or
not. He is more than willing to take on foes as appropriate, and I'm sure will engage militarily when and if it is necessary. And more importantly,
not unless it is necessary. Although that last remains to be seen.
Having the internal confidence to be willing to talk first is the hallmark of true leadership, as opposed to buffoonery.
The Bush approach is that of the arrogant bully... it may, and often does, work or appear to in the short term, but is a long term disaster.
Obama's approach, as seen so far, is that of confidence. It may not satisfy the testosterone-laden in the short term, but has greater benefit for the
country as a whole in the long term.
Me, I'm in favor of the long term.