Friday, February 08, 2008
More than just rhetoric needed ...
But changing America's world image will take more than campaign rhetoric, experts say, especially in the post-9/11 era. Although they note that much of the blame for a deteriorated image is placed at the feet of President Bush, they say it won't work for the next president to seek a return to where the US was in 2000. Rather, they say, the next US leader should try to discern the kind of leadership the world is craving for the 21st century.
But--as Flynt Leverett argued today, if the world doesn't get the type of U.S. leadership they feel is needed--will they just complain?