09 - Polisci 4/7/09 Obama- Neither Pro Israeli or Pro...

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Polisci 4/7/09 Obama- Neither Pro Israeli or Pro Palestinian… He might be noted as Pro Israel Plus… but it relates to George Mitchell (American Special Envoy to the Middle East) more so, just might relate to Obama’s opinions. Managing Superpower Competition The Summit- Reagan and Gorbachev Can be bi-lateral or multi-lateral between top tier countries. Space Defense Component-Reagan’s vision aligns with Obama’s of a nuclear free world. Making Peace in the Middle East Presidents try to be a partner/mediator in making peace. Sometimes 3 rd parties was the US to be an observer, just to be a sounding board not necessarily solve issues. Withdrawing Recognition, Imposing Trade Embargoes, Restricting/Prohibiting Travel Presidentially directed o Cuba (1961) o Libya (2006) The President as the Commander in Chief Sometimes military force is needed. This is a war we need to win for the West. Congress May Declare War, but Doesn’t Make War
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