Obama Or Romney?

Will it be Obama again in the office?

PRESIDENCY

J.H.RESHI

Whether you know them or not, early next year one of them will assume the office of the President of the United States. A position considered the most powerful in the world. That will determine the shape of things to come for the rest of the world.
When Barack Obama took over as President of the US last time round in 2008, America was deep in trouble because of its unprecedented military involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan. He had promised that he will end war in Iraq and instead put in action all the possible military might and resources at his command for a deceive win in Afghanistan. His opposition to US engagement in Iraq in the first place had actually helped him win elections as against the then republican candidate and President George W Bush. Who because of his pro active war policies had nearly brought world close to a world war.
Americans are no doubt out of Iraq today as promised but war in Afghanistan despite killing of Usma Bin Laden is far from over. As on each passing day Taliban inflict serious causalities on allied forces. His dream of bringing back American economy on the path of prosperity has not come true either. Production spree is on decline and with each passing day jobs are lost and trade deficit with China is all time high.
 But despite this grim economic and foreign policy scenario Obama is most likely to win a second term in office as President of the United States. What has turned the tide in his favour is the way he took on Mitt Romney during his last debate between the two over foreign policy. Mitt Romney during that debate criticized President Obama for not doing much in Egypt or Syria to support a wind of change. Not being able to settle the Palestine dispute and having annoyed it’s main ally in the middle East i.e., Israel by his indifference towards it. He projected nuclear Iran as biggest threat to the world peace thereby giving an indication that he may take military action to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear power. He cautioned the world about the danger of any possible disintegration of Pakistan with a stock pile of over 100 nuclear war heads and it’s potential to double that figure in next few years time. He therefore advised world community to come forward to strengthen the moderate civilian dispensation in Pakistan lest these war heads fall into wrong hands that are gaining momentum in Pakistan day in and day out. In his perception China should not be seen as an adversary but a player likely to play a positive role in maintaining of world peace and order. As it has pretty high stakes in keeping its economy to going and American ability to continue to trade with China at the given pace. He did not oppose the foreign policy being pursued by the Obama administration much for the reason of fear he may be branded as supporter of policies which were pursued by George W Bush during his term as President of United States.
 However Obama on his part did succeed in highlighting his achievements on the foreign policy front very well by saying that America has moved a long way after 11 September attack on World Trade Centre and today it is safer than ever before. By the end of his next term in office he has promised Afghanistan will be in a position to stand on its own and America will be relieved of the burden of losing lives over there.
Fortune too has favoured Obama as at the moment American economy has begun to show visible signs of stability as against terrible slowdown in Europe. The African countries, Middle East and European countries also favour Obama as next President of United states and want him win next general elections.

Lastupdate on : Wed, 31 Oct 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 31 Oct 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Thu, 1 Nov 2012 00:00:00 IST




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