Monday, August 24, 2009
“The ironies of human life is that if you want peace you have to fight for it!”
Barack Hussein Obama is a humanitarian and is a good president. When he released the documents held by the CIA on various interrogation techniques used by the US of A, I wondered the necessity of such an act. It seemed odd that he is raking up trivial issues of no significance at the time of a global moribund. For the first time I felt like Obama was just another president with fancy words and all talk but no substance.
When I look at his acts and his time in the office for the first 120 odd days you get the feeling Mr. President is thinking of the bigger picture and has higher aspirations.
Mr. Obama’s priority, is for other countries to regain their faith in America and remove the tarnished image which Mr. Bush gifted absolutely free of cost to the present government.
He has apologized for America’s wrong doings and wrong torture techniques used by the CIA, visited neighboring countries and assuring them the goodwill of America. Extending a hand to Iran, leaving Iraq to it’s people, a goodwill speech to the rest of the world (also carefully selecting Egypt as the venue to address his speech).Dispatched Hillary Clinton on a ‘we love all countries’ tour, appointing Sonia Sotomayor as the supreme court judge (the first Hispanic and third female justice on the nation’s highest court) etc…
What Obama is trying to do is earn the goodwill of these countries. Assure these countries that America means good and America wants to take care of you. He is bridging the chasm left by the previous administration, and he is doing a damn good job at it.
He is building a platform for future presidents of America to enter into easy agreements with other countries owing to the goodwill he is accumulating.
Mr. Obama is in the right track and he is tackling a variety of issues apart from regaining the confidence of other countries.
I am going to skip to the single most important thing Mr. Obama is working on at the moment.
Obama’s approval ratings are declining and the media is playing a major part in this. Americans who lost their job also stand to lose their health insurance and a large number of people are paying exuberant prices to private insurers to cover their health costs. Moreover, these private insurers ‘cherry pick’ people who are not ill and have absolutely no health problems.
7 out of 10 Americans think the economy is the top problem, not health care (in fact, most Americans do not believe that the U.S. health care system is in a state of crisis, according to Gallup). A host of people are affected due to high health care costs. It’s insane to not have an insurance to cover your medical costs and obtaining this insurance is an uphill task.
So, Obama is overhauling the existing Medicare (government health care) and reforming it in order to provide medical insurance to a large group, especially older citizens who are overlooked by the private insurance companies. People (private insurers) are working hard to topple this bill as it will affect them directly.
Huge fiscal claims, complications in the bill etc… are the few techniques adopted. A deep insight into the Medicare bill will give a person the true knowledge and worth of what no president in America dare do; Bringing about a massive change in the health reform and thereby enabling a million marginalized citizens to live happily.