Obama centralizing foreign policy in White House

There has been much conjecture regarding the future course of foreign policy during the Obama era. Supporters of a more muscular approach towards the threats emanating from the Middle East were reassured by the pick of Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State who, among other steps, advocated the Palestinians remove incitement from their textbooks for children and threatened to obliterate Iran should that nation launch nuclear weapons towards Israel.As various foreign policy posts have been filled, an uneasiness has developed. Jim Jones was chosen as National Security Adviser-he has views that some supporters of Israel find questionable regarding the conflict between the Palestinians and the Israelis. The selection of former Senator George Mitchell as special envoy to the Middle East has also raised some eyebrows based on statements he has made and the findings of a commission he headed to discover the causes of the Al-Aksa intifada.The crux of the issue pivots off of the issue of power:...(Read Full Post)