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Is Barak Obama Inexperienced or Indifferent to foreign Policy?

Discussion in 'Political Discussion' started by PatsFanInMaine, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. PatsFanInMaine

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    With the seating of the new Congress in January of 2007, Barak Obama became the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee's Subcommittee on European Affairs. This committee’s responsible is overseeing the US relations with countries in Europe, the role of NATO and the joint cooperation of security of the US and Europe. Obviously the committee would be involved in a diverse range of issues of joint US/European cooperation from the role of NATO forces in Afghanistan, issues of Global Warming, threats of terrorism on the continent of Europe as well as the lending guidance to the fledging nations of Democracy that dot the European landscape. How is it that the Chairman of this Senate committee has not adjourned a single meeting in the year plus that he has been in charge?




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    That's seriously fu(ked up!
    He either needs to resign his committee positions or stop running. Same goes for McCain and Clinton.
     
  3. PatsFanInMaine

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    Sen. McCain is in the minority in the US Senate and therefore does not chair any committees. Sen. Clinton on the other hand chairs the subcommittee of Superfund and Environmental Health.
    http://epw.senate.gov/public/index.c...4-7917c159b4aa
    To her credit, she has convened 2 meetings this past summer and one this past fall.
     
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    I always hate it that people essentially just abandon their office to run for a higher one, then get to just come back and act like nothing happened if they lose! I can see for a governor who has a Lieutenant ready to run things while they're gone, but Senators and Representatives running routinely miss votes and otherwise shirk their responsibilities to run for higher office. And they still get full pay and all their bennies even though they're not showing up. We should all have it so good!
     
  5. PatsFanInMaine

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    Noticed the lefties have steered clear of this. Seem's they would rather talk about Obama's race or lack of patriotism rather than something more in depth.
     
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    The same can be said for all of the candidates, McCain has missed quite a few votes in the Senate as have all of them.. perhaps it would be better for them to resign when they choose to run for office. Not sure what type of resonse you are looking for, except the whole system is corrupt and largely serves the special interest groups.

    The current president had no foreign policy experience, if Obama makes it he will have to surround himselves with a lot of very experienced and knowledgeable folks in this area. McCain is a war hero, with a lot of Beltway experince.. but his relationships with lobbyists makes me very skeptical as to who he will cater to.
     

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