I won’t even bother commenting on the situation in the Middle East. Apparently, the Israeli have agreed to a one-sided ceasefire, but that’ll just hold until the first rock is thrown by a Palestinean, of course. It’s terrifying to know that peace lies at the mercy of warmakers on both sides.
What caught my eye in the news today was another analysis of Barack Obama’s coming tenure as president. The journalist argued that rather than comparing Obama to JFKennedy as representing a new (Democratic) hope, Franklin D Roosevelt would be a more likely yardstick, in that the president in waiting will have to steer th US out of a dire economic strait much like FDR did during the Depression.
Although eloquent, since we don’t know how Obama will fare against the current crisis, the scope of the analysis only goes as far as the circumstances into which the presidents are inaugurated. Many have seen likenesses with Martin Luther Kiing, and Obama himself points to Abraham Lincoln as his role model. Personally, I’ll be measuring his accomplishments by the atrocity that was the W administration.
Obama will really have to make an ass of himself to fail me!