What Barack Obama leaves behind
According to Rapporteur report from Frankfurter allgemeine zeitung, link , At the end of his first year in the White House, Barack Obama announced he would send 30,000 more soldiers to Afghanistan. He had tormented himself with the decision. In the election campaign, he often complained that George W. Bush neglected the war against Al Qaeda at the Hindukush because he had unnecessarily plunged America into Iraq's misfortune. At the same time, no one knew better than Obama how war-torn America was. He therefore did something unprecedented. In the same breath with the reinforcement he announced the retreat. Only eighteen months after the start of the troop, the end of the whole mission was to be ushered in.
"The nation whose construction interests me the most," said the President, "is our own." He said this. Obama had great plans for the "construction" of his country. He had already revealed his ambitions in a bold comparison. He wanted "to steer America and Ronald Reagan on a new course," declared the Democratic June Senator from Illinois. After his victory over Hillary Clinton, he knew no more modesty. "I am absolutely certain," he cried, "that we can look back in a few generations and tell our children that this was the moment when we began to give good care to the nurses and the unemployed. That this was the moment when the rise of the oceans slowed and our planet began to heal. That this was the moment when we ended a war and secured our nation and restored our image as the last, best hope on earth. "
Many Americans wanted to believe Obama. "The man with the funny name," as Obama likes to call himself retrospectively, the first black presidential candidate of a large party, the self-proclaimed Ronald Reagan of the left won with almost ten million votes ahead of the universally respected war veteran John McCain.