Senator Obama's Foreign Policy Experience

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    Since so much has been made of VP candidate Sarah Palin's foreign policy experience as Governor of Alaska:


    I would like to hear about Senator Barack Obama's foreign policy credentials, both before and after he was nominated a presidential candidate.
     
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    Illinois shares a border with Canada. It would be, like, the first line of defense if Harper reared his head.

    Thats enough...right?

    Much has been made of Palins foreign policy experience, not so much because its lacking, but more because of the absurd, idiotic, and outlandish comments from her and the McCain camp in their attempts to show that she has experience.
     
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    Obama wasn't the governor of Illinois.


    So Obama's experience is...?
     
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    Oh, your right...he was only in the United States Senate. My bad. I think sometimes they deal with other countries or something, right?

    And way to miss my point. Went far over your head.
     
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    That's why he got Biden on the ticket. His experience counts for Obama! It just transfers over. How convenient huh? Obama is good on the economy and Biden is good on foreign affairs, or so they say on TV. Biden's been in government for 36 years and Obama for two weeks. That's like, uh, a lot of time! It's like filling a glass. Obama counts for 10 percent and Biden counts for 90 percent. That equals 100 percent! Yay!

    But remember, none of John McCain's experience counts for Sarah Palin or vice versa. :mad:
     
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    He's on the US Senate Foreign Relations committee, which outside the Secretary of State and the President, is arguably the most important foreign policy job in the nation. He's met world leaders, including Hamid Karzai and Malaki, and he knows or has met all the important people in the foreign policy community through his committee responsibilities.

    In short, he has more foreign policy experience coming in, that Reagan, Clinton, or George W. Bush.

    And anyone who isn't a two-time Bush voting hyper partisan hack, and saw the debate on friday, could see that obama was as well informed and articulate about world affairs as McCain.

    Every poll taken after the debate showed that Obama seemed more presidential than McCain.

    Sorry.
     
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    has he ever actually attended that commitee?
     
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    So it shouldn't be difficult to cite some examples of Senator Obama's foreign policy experience. But the way I recall it, nearly all the time Obama has been a senator, he has been busy running for President.






    I'm going to bed. I'll be interested in seeing what you all come up with
     
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    This is a partial list, which doesn't include all the world leaders he's met with:



    Your turn.

    Please provide a detailed narrative, with specific examples of Sarah Pitbull Palin's foreign policy experience.
     
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    would you be so kind as to post the link from the site you Copy & pasted that from?

    i do believe that IS the "fair use" policy of this board
     

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