Obama creates history

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After a 8 year hiatus, the Democrats are back in power.  Looking at the way with which the previous Democratic President, Bill Clinton left, its a no-brainer to see that the Republican government under George Bush has screwed up not only America, but the whole world itself.  Its been a systematic destruction of ‘Brand America’ by George Bush and his government.

Though Bush has been the best President when it came to India-US relations, it needs to be seen how Obama would take the already warm relations further.  It would be an interesting first 100 days to see how Obama would start attacking the domestic as well as foreign issues facing America.  The economy is in the ICU, the war in Iraq is still continuing, Afghanistan is on a boil with active support of the Taliban by the rogue Pakistani intelligence unit, ISI. North Korea behaves erratically.  Russia under Putin has transformed radically.  There are indications of a new cold war starting.  China is still dumping goods into the US.  America is not loved globally as before. Every terrorist group on this earth wants to have a go at the US.

The real challenge for Obama was not winning the elections. The anti-incumbency factor assured his victory. His real challenges start now.

Above picture courtesy: BBC

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  • Manpreet

    You are right.
    His real battles will start when he takes the office.
    Good luck to this guy. Hope he doesnt screw up the world big time like Bush Chachu did.

  • Quirky Indian

    Let’s see if he delivers…..he truly has the backing of the people (unlike the last one), so that should help.

    Cheers,

    Quirky Indian

  • arvind

    thats one hell of a moment .. 😀
    i never have been so interested in politics .. 😀
    and i just hope condition improves after he comes to power

  • Salil

    Hi Philip,
    Yes, we sure are lucky to witness a historical moment. It is a triumph of democracy and America has shown the world that it believes in fairness and equality.
    However, we should be careful not to judge Obama early. All said and done, beside all rhetoric made during the campaign, he is a rookie and would take time to understand the Washington ways. And the current economic situation is not the best time to test him.
    Good luck, Obama.
    Cheers,
    Salil