Posted by Juan
I walked in on the Al-Arabiya interview last night in the middle and I’ll admit I was rather shocked. I didn’t know he was planning to give this interview, his first formal such sit down as president to an Arab TV station. It speaks volumes about his focus for his administration.
One of the major complaints of the McCain campaign was that President Obama would not be ready on day 1. What we’ve seen is rather the opposite. He seems to have been more than ready and has been chomping at the bit to enact new policy with the closing of the Guantanamo Bay Torture Prison Camp. Another complaint of the McCain team was that he didn’t have the experience in foreign policy and affairs. This interview proves otherwise and so far both arguments have been quickly squashed although they’re no longer relevant anyway.
Although I’m clearly no expert it seems to me when you have problems with an enemy you really don’t want beef with you extend an olive branch…seems simple but isn’t that what he’s doing?