The Aussie Prime Minister defends the criticism railed at Barack Obama (D-IL) on Monday:
In a nationally televised interview on Sunday, Howard said Obamaâ€™s plan meant Al Qaeda leaders in Iraq should “be praying as many times as possible for a victory, not only for Obama but also for the Democrats” in the U.S. presidential election in November 2008.Rudd said Howardâ€™s comments amounted to calling the Democrats “the terroristsâ€™ party of choice” and could harm Australiaâ€™s future with a possible Democratic U.S. administration.
Obviously the world lives in a fish bowl. It is not enough that each country globally has its own internal issues to deal with, but must also deal with international issues as well. Foreign policy is optimally to keep and or broker peace. Or ad least it used to be.
Of late foreign policy literally means getting down in the trenches with another countries politics and or policies. Though I am of the belief to stay out of another countries affairs at the same time there is legitimate reasons to intervene, such as was the case with Iraq. Hussein only ignored and violated over 15 sanction measures over a fifteen year period. Enough was enough.
Then or course our own political spear head aka James Carville interfered in the Israeli elections in 1999 with blessing from then President Clinton. As a result of this Barak took the helm when it had been expected that Binyamin Netanyahu (nicknamed: Bibi) would win the elections by a landslide. Thanks to Carville and his interference in Israel we have a huge mess in the Middle East-ad least worse than it should of been.
There are times when we should intervene and should not. The problem for the United States and other countries around the world – none have learned when to mind your own business, or to keep your mouth shut. The world these days lacks diplomacy, though naively this is exactly what they believe they are doing – being diplomatic.
Everyone is a commenter or a know-it-all and makes sure to say what they think, but not necessarily what they mean. For this reason there are problems around the world – for this reason true peace is unlikely – for this you will see politicians and government spear heads forever in our business and the U.S. forever in theirs. Right or wrong – that is just the way of the world.