From The Atlantic Wire: Obama’s Speech To The UN

Full post here (pre-speech)

Afterwards here.

The criticism from the right will continue:  Obama is not much of a leader, trying to be all things to all people.    The U.N. is simply a world stage for him to do this.  Later on, behind closed doors, political realities will force him to make deals and decisions within his own party, against the interests of many Americans (and people on the right), as well as most other countries at some point.

Also, it will be interesting to watch how the Russian-Iranian-Venezuelan allignment plays out.  The leaders of each of these countries and their people have a strong anti-American pool of sentiment to draw upon, as they set up policy and diplomacy (and nuclear programs) against us, exploiting our over-reach and any mis-steps to solidify their own power.

Also On This Site:  Do we have to rationally pursue most of our interests outside the U.N.?: From Bloggingheads: Robert Kagan Discusses The U.N. Security CouncilBarack Obama President Elect: A Few Hopes From An Independent

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