Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Obama Lays Out Foreign Policy Plans

From The Obama Campaign:

As part of his ongoing commitment to open and transparent leadership, Senator Barack Obama hosted a foreign policy forum in Portsmouth today, along with top advisors, to share how he will restore America's leadership in the world. Obama and the panelists took questions from New Hampshire voters and discussed Obama's specific plans to end the war in Iraq, renew American diplomacy, pursue aggressive diplomacy with Iran, fight terrorism and extremism, reduce the threat of nuclear weapons, and invest in a 21st century military.

By continuing to be straightforward and open with the American people, Obama will unite the country behind a new foreign policy based on pragmatism, not ideology. You can learn more about Obama's new approach at: http://barackobama.com/foreignpolicy .

The following local and national foreign policy experts joined Senator Obama at the forum:
-Richard Danzig – Former Secretary of the Navy under President Clinton
-Ryan Gray (USMC Ret.) – Goffstown, NH resident; served two tours in Iraq with the Marine Corps
-Adm. John Hutson (USN Ret.) – Bow, NH resident; Dean of Franklin Pierce Law Center ; former U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General and nationally-known expert on detention and interrogation policy
-Tony Lake – National Security Advisor to President Clinton
-Samantha Power – Pulitzer Prize-winning author and renowned professor of human rights and foreign policy
-Susan Rice – Former Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs
-Sarah Sewall –Human rights and military affairs expert
-Gen. Jim Smith (USAF Ret.) – Salem, NH resident; retired U.S. Air Force Brigadier General

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