Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Obama as Gorbachev?

In one of those 'analyses' that now pass for news, Associated Press writer Steven Hurst has come up with this rather terrifying take on Obama's recent European tour:

'While historic analogies are never perfect, Obama's stark efforts to change the U.S. image abroad are reminiscent of the stunning realignments sought by former Soviet leader Michael Gorbachev. During his short-—by Soviet standards-—tenure, he scrambled incessantly to shed the ideological entanglements that were leading the communist empire toward ruin.'

Um, right. And we know how that worked out for the Soviet Union! Let's hope that Obama's efforts are a good deal less successful than Gorby's were. Blue skies! -- Dan Ford


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