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Great diary and compendium of local views on the subject.  DKOS is an amazingly inward looking US blog where people have little sense of what is happening in the world outside.  

The rest of the World will not simply embrace Obama because he is not Bush, there will have to be substantive changes in US policies to make this happen.  Obama has already lost a key vote in the Senate because one senator with contra Cuban links was upset at even the slight easing of relations with Cuba.  The fact is that Washington (including many Democrat

s) is still stuck in a Reagan/Bush mind-set and it will be some time before Obama manages to push the Overton window back to even where it was under Clinton.  Those who have high hopes for a transformational US foreign policy under Obama, simply don't understand how constrained he is by a US `polity which is still stuck in the dark ages for the most part - and that includes many on DKos.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Mar 12th, 2009 at 08:25:13 AM EST
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I couldn't agree more with you.  As I observe the events leading up to (and those scheduled following) the Fifth Summit, my suspicions grow.  A 1,000 person delegation is quite an impressive number.  Several US planes are going to have to disembark at Piarco airport.  I posted a comment here about a post summit event that piqued my suspicions.  Obama seems a Trojan horse for the oil companies.

"Beware of the man who does not talk, and the dog that does not bark." Cheyenne
by maracatu on Thu Mar 12th, 2009 at 09:15:47 AM EST
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