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Why Iraqis, Afghans, Palestinians, and Others Might Be Nervous About President Obama  

Why Iraqis, Afghans, Palestinians, and Others Might Be Nervous About President Obama
By Amy Goodman, Juan Gonzalez, Democracy Now!
John Pilger, Mahmood Mamdani, Raed Jarrar, Tariq Ali, Laura Carlsen, and more on Obama's troubling foreign policy ideas. Read more »

 

The United States and the rest of the world dodged a major bullet with John McCain's lost presidential bid. But what have we gained instead? As the euphoria of Barack Obama's historic victory wears off, there is no time to waste in asking critical questions about his plans for Iraq, Afghanistan, and the so-called "war on terror."

Fortunately, some people are already doing this. This week on Democracy Now!, Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez brought in voices from across the globe to probe the question of what Obama's foreign policy goals will be, reminding us that, at the same time that so much of the country was jubilantly celebrating his big win, in Afghanistan, more families were mourning the loss of loved ones hit by U.S. airstrikes. Now, rumor has it Secretary of Defense Robert Gates may have a role in an Obama administration.

As Obama prepares to become commander-in-chief, be sure to visit AlterNet's War on Iraq section, where we will continue to keep a close watch on Iraq, Afghanistan, and beyond.

Thanks for reading,

Liliana Segura

Editor, War on Iraq Special Coverage

 

What Iraqis Want From Obama  

What Iraqis Want From Obama

Morally and ethically, Obama's administration is responsible for the orphans, refugees, and chaos left by Bush. Read more »

Military Families to Obama: End the War  

Military Families to Obama: End the War

"It is time for all our troops to be brought home from Iraq and for their families to sleep easily once again." Read more »

Obama: Drop Gates  

Obama: Drop Gates

There is wide speculation that Robert Gates will stay on as Secretary of Defense under Obama. This would be a huge mistake. Read more »

What Obama's Next Steps Should Be on Health Care, Transportation, Iraq and More  

What Obama's Next Steps Should Be on Health Care, Transportation, Iraq and More

Sara Robinson, Margy Waller, David Morris, J. Goodrich, Geoff Millard and Maude Barlow on where Obama should go from here. Read more »

Why Are Arab Ambassadors Returning to Baghdad Now?  

Why Are Arab Ambassadors Returning to Baghdad Now?

"Many Iraqis ... see it as little more than a U.S. attempt to legitimize the occupation and bolster Arab support for the unpopular government." Read more »

U.S. Raid into Syria an Idiotic Move  

U.S. Raid into Syria an Idiotic Move

The attack give Iraq's neighbors proof that the presence of U.S. troops on Iraq's soil is a major reason to worry. Read more »

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Will Obama Bring  

Will Obama Bring "Only Technical" Changes to Iraq?

It's time to take a sober look at President-elect Barack Obama's Plans for Iraq. Read more »

Obama's Emerging National Security Team  

Obama's Emerging National Security Team

Who will dictate U.S. foreign policy under President Obama? Read more »

 

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