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Old 01-28-2009   #1
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Foriegn Poicy Change or Spin on Same OL'?

More of the Same on Al-Arabiya by James S. Robbins on National Review Online

Is this truly change or bigger better words delivering the same old message?

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Old 01-28-2009   #2
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Reading the article, I was struck by the similarity of the message between Bush and Obama.

I noted that Obama has an eloquence in phrasing that Bush did not. So in that sense, answering your question, I would say that it's the same message.

That notwithstanding, the believability factor is clearly on Obama's side for a variety of reasons, and that makes it new.

If spin didn't work, marketing wouldn't be a science, right?

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From my perspective as a student of marketing, I find it interesting how the policy really won't change, it's just different packaging and nicer way to say it. It's the "softer-sneakier version". I'll be interested to see how the long the believability factor remains on his side, when they see we are still meddling in their affairs 4 or 5 years from now. Face it, Obama knows as well as Bush or Clinton that we can no longer allow heathens to control governments in that region of the world. It just too dangerous and oil just get's to damn expensive. It's either in your face or via stooges. They hate us regardless of how we go about it.
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I just keep wondering if this has anything to do with?

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