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katkat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-09-09 09:17 AM
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362. Here's why he won it
Upon further reflection, and because it's easy to be super-focused on healthcare to the exclusion of all else:

1. Dramatic change in the U.S. view of the world, courtesy of Obama's campaign and the U.S. voter. We forget the magnitude of this.

2. Talking to Iran rather than starting another war.

3. Talking to Cuba and loosening travel restrictions.

4. Not smart mouthing off about the rest of the world and embarrassing the country by displaying massive ignorance of and disdain for foreigners.

5. At least something partly sensible about the missile shield.

6. Trying to wind down Guantanamo.

7. Starting to wind down Iraq.

Yes, there are a bunch of things on the other side of the peace scoresheet - Afghanistan, torture, the Israelis. But the above is actually a significant list.
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