posted on Feb, 3 2009 @ 05:15 PM
Originally posted by deezy2103
What are the chances of Obama fixing all of our economic problems, and start peace through the middle east. If this was to happen wouldnt it sway
almost everyone to Obamas side?
Well, it kind of depends on a lot of factors (including how long he remains as president.)
Can he reduce our national debt? A graph shows that it's likely and that many administrations since Truman have done so: zfacts.com...
Notice that the change has to continue through several administrations... one hero doesn't walk in and "magically fix it all."
He can, however, start us on the road back from our 50 year high.
Could he start peace in the middle east? Possibly. Mrs. Clinton certainly has more clout with these states than Ms. Rice did. He's a coalition
former, and if he brought enough nations of the world to put pressure on the region (including their neighbors like Egypt), it's possible that some
sort of truce could be established.
But neither he nor any leader can force the militias of the area to quit shooting unless they get a "piece" in the peace.... and if they suddenly
decide that the "other guy" is being favored (for whatever reason) they will come out shooting again.
At this point, he has a lot more respect than Bush did. Most of the world was very much against Bush's invasion of Iraq and of Afghanistan.
Obama's planning for a draw-down in those places and this may strengthen his position. The change in power structure in the Middle East with this
reduction of troops can cause shifting in the politics of these small groups.
But nobody can say for sure. He can't wave his wand and produce things.
I think he has a very good chance to beat Bush's record.