Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Obama's unheralded successes

Juan Cole gives Obama an A for Iran policy and a B for Pakistan and Iraq. Then he asks, why can't Obama do a better job of publicizing his foreign-policy successes?

Obama's foreign policy report card -

by Juan Cole
Oct. 26, 2009 | Why can't the administration of President Barack Obama get the word out about its policy successes? President Obama campaigned on an ambitious platform of withdrawing from Iraq, engaging Iran on its nuclear program and persuading the Pakistani government to take on the Taliban and al-Qaida. Despite the charge by critics from both the right and the left in the wake of his winning the Nobel Peace Prize that he has accomplished little so far, in fact he has already set in motion significant change on several of these fronts -- despite the enormous domestic tasks that have inevitably preoccupied his administration. Yet you'd never hear about these successes from the mainstream media.

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