Once he gets to really looking at Iraq, I believe that Obama will come to a similar realization -- his pull-out plans will need to be delayed and scaled back.
And what about renewable and clean energy (which I do support)? Probably ditto on it as well. Even T. Boone Pickens, with his great plan and deep pockets, has pulled back on his wind farm plans, stating that oil prices must go back up before his plan is economically viable.
I do not post any of this as a jab at our president-elect. But it is a bit of vindication for those of us who saw his plans as short-sighted and even bordering on disastrous. I just wonder how his supporters will feel. Will they understand the delays on some of his key platforms or will they try to hold him accountable for his ill-fated promises?
It will be interesting to see how this plays out.
Overall, I am starting to like the guy a bit, despite his rock star status and the ridiculous platform that got him elected. Could it be that this will be a president who those who liked him end up being disappointed and those who didn't care for him actually end up supporting his actions in office? He's a smart, thoughtful, and hard-working guy (and I greatly respect all of those things) despite the fact that it took a pretty traditional liberal agenda to get him elected. Once in office, though, let's hope that reality continues to set in and his actions are more responsible than the original plans and ideas that got him there.