In 2008 it seemed as if Barack Obama had no real foreign policy experience and the US was still at war. Very few people felt he was ready to tackle such a delicate job without having some kind of experience… It seemed something worked for Obama after all.
In the last few months, “a string of foreign policy successes — including the killings of terrorist leaders Osama bin Laden and Anwar al-Awlaki, and now the toppling of the Gadhafi regime in Libya without the loss of any U.S. service members — have made Obama seemingly invulnerable to the quadrennial Republican attack line”.
But one must wonder…is this enough to keep him as a viable candidate in the 2012 election? Does he get a second term?
With these successes aligned with his current term in Office it does lend some creditably to his ability to lead in foreign warfare and get results. But is it really success and is it his success or the success of his hires?
Obama is smart man and he makes smart decisions: hire other smart and smarter people to be around you. It’s a great business practice and it just might be what keeps him viable in 2012.