Obama opts for continuity as well as change in foreign policy appointments
AmericaInTheWorld's Tim Montgomerie has written for The Guardian's website about Barack Obama's foreign policy appointments, confirmed today (including the reappointment of Defence Secretary Gates, pictured above):
"In adopting hawkish positions on Afghanistan, Iraq and supporting General Petraeus' cross-border raids into Pakistan, it is clear that the era of American exceptionalism is far from over. Barack Obama's America will remain a nation that is inclined to intervention, is willing to use military force when necessary and is supportive of Israel. All those who fear a world without American involvement can rejoice at that."