Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
though it is still early on. At least that's what I keep telling myself. Some of his appointments troubled me right off the bat, and I keep reminding myself that they may in fact be decent people trying to do the decent thing this time around. Under Saint Barack's leadership.

Obama has yet to take a stand I can really get behind, Pelosi and Reid continue to play the inside baseball that Congress trusts them to play...and the American Left continue to wait for something good to happen, or to wait for something bad.

There is one of many debates we should be having now: the nature of the Presidency, and just how much real power we wish to invest in the only office with the symbolic power of being elected by the entire nation. Another question is how far the safety net of social programs should extend? Ok, we're for supporting children and old folks, but the poor? Anyone not on the fast track to success in the US? And how do we clear the old Cold Warriors and their increasingly obvious ineptitude out of government? (I'm coming to the conclusion that the "B" Team was never fielded to Afghanistan, it seems more to me like they're the "C" or "D" team, and were it not for the brakes other NATO personnel have placed on the US command, the situation, if it isn't already, would be lost entirely.)

So much. . . . And we're still waiting. I guess it's not his job to make me feel all warm and fuzzy though.

"It Can't Be Just About Us"
--Frank Schnittger, ETian Extraordinaire

by papicek (papi_cek_at_hotmail_dot_com) on Sun Feb 22nd, 2009 at 02:22:00 AM EST

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