Saturday, May 22, 2010

Barack Obama & New World Order - #1765 - At West Point, Obama Offers New Security Strategy - Washington Post

 President Obama on Saturday offered a glimpse of a new national security doctrine that distances his administration from George W. Bush's policy of preemptive war, emphasizing global institutions and America's role in promoting democratic values.  In a commencement speech to the graduating class at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the president outlined his departure from what Bush had called a "distinctly American internationalism." Instead, Obama pledged to shape a new "international order" based on diplomacy and engagement.  Read more......  Please read, pretty scary language, he wouldn't be able to speak if you took the words "global" and "international" away.

Obama to West Point: You're Fighting for the New World Order, or Something - Hot Air - Let’s recall that it was President George H. W. Bush who first talked about a “new world order,” and in just about the same context — a foreign war in Southwest Asia that had failing popularity. Obama doesn’t go nearly as far as Bush did in exhorting support for international organizations in his speech today at West Point, but he goes far enough to catch the attention of the Washington Post:.......The international order we seek is one that can resolve the challenges of our times,’” he said in prepared remarks. “Countering violent extremism and insurgency; stopping the spread of nuclear weapons and securing nuclear materials; combating a changing climate and sustaining global growth; helping countries feed themselves and care for their sick; preventing conflict and healing its wounds.”  Read more......

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