Obama, East Africa, and the “war on terror”; Profiles on John McCain, Victor Davis Hanso
November 11, 2008
Will Obama’s Change Come to Poor Corners of Kenya?
By Najum Mustaq
Wracked by the devastation wrought in the violent aftermath of their own presidential election a year ago, Kenyans across the country’s tribal and religious divisions have rejoiced in Barack Obama’s presidential win in the United States. But the euphoria inspired by the obvious symbolism of the election of a U.S. president with Kenyan heritage is heavily tempered by the burdens of everyday life and the question of whether Obama has the will and wherewithal to stop the excesses of the U.S.-led “war on terror” in East Africa. Read full story.
2008 Republican presidential candidate Senator John McCain’s efforts to tout his hawkish foreign policy record failed to inspire an electorate tired of war and concerned about the economy.
Victor Davis Hanson
A Hoover Institution fellow, Hanson calls 9/11 “our Peloponnesian War” and worries about the “empathy” expressed by countries like Iran for the new U.S. president-elect.
The Bush administration’s undersecretary of state for democracy, Dobriansky is a longtime Washington insider close to the neoconservatives who helped push the administration’s democracy agenda.
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