The Obama-Biden Worldview

Paul Jay, CEO of The Real News, in a three way interview with Phyllis Bennis, Eric Margolis and Paul Heinbecker, discusses and dissects the foreign policy mindset and worldview we can expect from an Obama-Biden Administration…

August 28, 2008 – 12 min 45 sec

Phyllis Bennis is a Senior Analyst at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington DC. She is the author of Before and After: US Foreign Policy and the September 11 Crisis and Challenging Empire: How People, Governments, and the UN Defy US Power.  Her newest book Understanding the US-Iran Crisis: A Primer  will be available in September 2008.

Eric Margolis is a journalist born in New York City and holding degrees from Georgetown the University of Geneva, and New York University. During the Vietnam War he served as a US Army infantryman. Margolis is the author of War at the Top of the World — The Struggle for Afghanistan and Asia is a syndicated columnist and broadcaster whose articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The International Herald Tribune, Mainichi Shimbun and US Naval Institute Proceedings.

Paul Heinbecker joined the Department of External Affairs (Canada) immediately after graduation, and received postings abroad in Ankara, Stockholm, and Paris. From 1989 to 1992, Heinbecker served as Chief Foreign Policy Advisor and speechwriter for Prime Minister of Canada Brian Mulroney, and as Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet for Foreign and Defence Policy. In 1992, he was appointed ambassador to Germany. In the late 1990s, he organized the task force on the Kosovo conflict, and served as head of the Canadian delegation to the Climate Change Convention in Kyoto. In 2000, Heinbecker was appointed as Ambassador to the United Nations. There he was a strong proponent of the International Criminal Court and argued for compromise in the lead-in to the 2003 Invasion of Iraq.


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    • Edger on August 28, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    better, fundamentally?

  1. Democrat or Republican. Obama or McCain.

    One will rob you, the other will kill you.

    That’s why I’ll happily vote for Obama, preferring life to my watch the way I do.

  2. …from these 3 is:

           The world will no longer accept US domination.

           The world has become a place requiring



  3. feh!

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