Goals for Obama's Foreign Tour

Gwynne Dyer
Published: Wednesday, 07/23/2008 12:00 am EDT

Barack Obama wants three things out of his tour of the Middle East and Europe. He wants people everywhere to think that he has the answers for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He wants Jewish Americans to believe that he is Israel's unquestioning supporter. And he wants Americans to notice that Europeans would vote for him by a five-to-one majority if they could vote in U.S. elections.

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