Tag Archives: President Obama

Is the West capable of fixing Afghanistan?

   The highly-controversial election in Afghanistan has added to concerns that the international mission in that country is doomed to failure. It is indicative of the fact that, despite the perceived power of the United States, it has been unable to ensure that Afghanistan’s reconstruction is moving in the right direction. Key to any effective democratic […]

Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize

Late last week US President Obama was chosen by the Nobel Committee to be a recipients of the most prestigious prize known to public servants because of his “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between people.” The committee said that, “Obama has as President created a new climate in international politics. Multilateral diplomacy […]

Obama Opposes Additional Funding for F-22s

President Obama made the rare move of threatening to veto one of his own bills after senators made a last minute addition to his defence spending bill to include $1.75 billion to buy seven more F-22 Raptor Fighters. The F-22 Raptor is one of the most advanced stealth fighters in the American arsenal, and is […]