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    • 29.10.09 | 04:02 (IST)

    Because of the hope for change captured and expressed by Obama, my wife and I worked for him and wept with joy over his victory. For the most part we are still excited by him...but we are increasingly troubled that what we thought would be a strength is actually a weakness. After a president who turned his back on half the US population and almost all the rest of the world, we thought nothing could be better than a community organizer, someone who could bring people together. But we were wrong: Obama's community experience with its sensitivity to conflicting groups did not include experience working with gangs, with psychopaths, with those who have no regard for civilized rules other than to twist them for their own benefit. As a result, Obama - I profoundly regret - tends to compromise where LEADERSHIP is needed, domestically against the extreme right and internationally against deep enemies. Speeches and greeting cards devoid of strong leadership are countereffective!

    from the article: Obama sends Rabin memorial video, in bid to woo Israelis
    First published 02:30 29.10.09 | Last updated 09:36 29.10.09
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