Comments on: First 100 days: Grading Obama’s foreign policy http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/04/29/first-100-days-grading-obamas-foreign-policy/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Lee Siu Hoi http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/04/29/first-100-days-grading-obamas-foreign-policy/#comment-13645 Thu, 30 Apr 2009 09:32:45 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=3214#comment-13645 Obama has made it very clear at the very start that US economy is his number one priority. Hence he picked Hiliary Clinton and Joe Bidden to look after foreign policies for him. Remember Hiliary Clinton had almost half of the Democratic Party’s vote so this is a reasonable arrangement.

Obama would not have enough political capital to change foreign policy dramatically until he proves himself with the US Economy. So if one sees not much change in the 100 days, it is by design.

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By: James Darling http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/04/29/first-100-days-grading-obamas-foreign-policy/#comment-13591 Wed, 29 Apr 2009 16:01:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=3214#comment-13591 “Already we have lost almost as many American troops in our two wars on Obama’s watch as died in the first year of all of Obama’s predecessors going back to Carter combined.” What a loaded useless statement that, as you put it earlier “only the evening talk shows and political junkies really care about”. We weren’t engaged in the first years of Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton, and Bush.

And you still defeat your own argument, because fewer have died on Obama’s watch.

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