Thursday, January 13, 2011

Failures of US champion of "change"

Kourosh Ziabari - Press TV: Barack Obama will be marking the seconding anniversary of assuming office as the 44th President of the United States next week.

Being the first African American who becomes the United States chief executive, Obama came to power thanks to his alluring electoral pledges which appealed to millions of Americans who were furious at the outlandish, hawkish policies of George W. Bush and didn't want to bring to power somebody who would follow Bush's trajectory.

So, the former Illinois democrat senator won the votes of more than 69 million Americans who had sought their ideals in Barack Obama's slogan of "Change."

One year after taking office as the US President, the Nobel Academy granted its Peace Prize to Obama, hoping that he could serve as an inspiring model for the leaders of the world to work for the establishment of change.

However, after less than 2 years since the beginning of his presidency, it gradually became clear that Barack Obama was not the unbeatable champion whom the American nation had imagined.

The statistics released by the St. Petersburg Times indicate that of more than 500 promises which Barack Obama made during his presidential campaign, only 132 ones were completely fulfilled, the rest being either stalled by the congress or broken by Obama himself. A number of other promises are in the progress of being fulfilled.


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