March 7, 2008
JFK fans have been there before
(Page 2 - Previous Page)But I "knew" JFK, and Barack is no JFK. Sen. Obama did not serve in war and has barely served in the U.S. Senate. And, on policy, President Kennedy did not engage in class warfare but reduced income taxes for the highest earning taxpayers, to spur investment and economic growth. And, whatever his failings, he stayed with the learning curve. Near the end of his presidency, he was determined to confront communism, not construct timetables to withdraw from the Cold War.
Obama makes a point that he -- he, personally -- will meet with Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and North Korea's Kim Jong-Il and Syria's Hafez Al-Assad. There will be no preconditions. This is a straight-to-the-top summit. We know that Barack Obama will not be taken to the cleaners.
I've seen this movie.
Arnold Steinberg is a political strategist and analyst.
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