We knew the figures yesterday. Now, after the speech, we know the reasoning, the strategy and the endgame. Are you impressed? Are you persuaded? And can it establish a democratic and stable Afghanistan, while keeping America and Afghan public opinion on board? Continue reading ‘On air: Did President Obama convince you?’
Posts Tagged ‘Barack Obama
In the past few minutes we’ve had confirmation from Barack Obama the January 2010 deadline he set for closing Guantanamo Bay will be missed. Is this significant? Or just evidence of what we already know – that deciding what to do with all those held there will take a long time.
President Obama’s call for a review of US nuclear capacity is currently underway at the Pentagon. It’s got many of you asking who’s side Obama is on. Here’s some more information on what the review will include . He’s committing “the worst kind of treason” says blogger Cassy Fiano - do you agree? Or can a nuclear free US inspire states like North Korea, Russia and Iran to disarm?
We knew it was going to be an Obama heavy week. The President’s comment on yesterday’s Late Show with David Letterman is the latest subject getting you talking. What do you think of his appearance?
Tony Blair has urged world leaders to “do God”. Should they?
Continue reading ‘On-air: Should politicians do God?’
There’s no change in the topic you all want to talk about – it’s Obama, Obama, Obama. Your reaction over the past two days to Barack Obama’s election victory has been incredible (our phone system is definitely looking forward to a break over the weekend). You’ve talked about the historical significance of his victory, whether he’s given you new hope in your life, and whether this election has changed the way you see the US.
Today we’re going to get down to the nuts and bolts – when Barack Obama moves into the White House on January 20th, what should be top of his to-do list?
Well he’s done it. Barack Obama has made history by becoming America’s first black President. But as the euphoria subsides the hard work begins to deliver the change he’s promised. You can call us now on country code 44 20 70 83 72 72. Continue reading ‘On air: The day after the night before’
Should the world talk to the Taliban? Governments in the region are certainly entertaining the thought, but as attacks continue like this one against the Afghan government – should this even be considered? Tom has been working hard over the last couple of days to set up a programme where you can speak directly to a spokesman from the Taliban. Continue reading ‘Talking Points 31st October’
As I write Mark and Madeleine have hot footed it to a London pub where Democrats Abroad have organised a gathering of young supporters. We’re hoping to come live from the pub later………assuming we have no technical problems! Continue reading ‘On air: Did the Democrats pick the wrong person?’
So Hillary and Barack have been holding talks…..could it be they’re putting together a joint ticket? Would it be a dream ticket? Or is Barack Obama better off without her? What do you think John McCain would like to happen?