In 2006, then Senator Obama authored a book titled: “The Audacity of Hope.” Through the pocket-size book, he proved that he is a leader with a vision for the future of America and the world, a vision of an America that can live up to its promises and expectations. President Obama believed that we all have a stake in one another regarding the health of economy and the welfare of the nation. However, he warns about the “blind spots” where anyone could miss the opportunity to appreciate those blessings around her. Obama is also modest about his achievements and he says that he should realize those “flaws.”
Believing that America is a source of goodwill for the world, Obama stresses that all Americans share the same set of values and enjoy the same “unalienable rights;” love, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Based on these “starting points,” he sees it likely that every American could fulfills her dream. Obama also promotes competence as the capacity to be proud of what we have accomplished and the aspiration to go the extra mile in our jobs. Nevertheless, Obama does not believe in “cheap talk.” He deems it necessary for the US Government to transform its actions and policies according to the said values. Moreover, he seems more likely to favor some actions by the Republicans, promoting understanding, as well as empathy between the Democrats and the GOP.
Barack Obama sees the Constitution as a chance to think clearly and to gather momentum in solving economic hassles through the right application of the principle of checks and balances. He also thinks that the American miracle in economy emanates from hard work, not from divine Providence. Therefore, he reminds us of how vital oil is for stability and economic growth. Obama sees it imperative to thwart al Qaeda’s plots against oil refineries in Saudi Arabia in particular and the Persian Gulf in general.
Additionally, President Obama’s perspective about America’s hegemony in the world today lies in its collaboration with its partners, working with and through them. He is of the view that a long war in Iraq, Afghanistan, or even Syria will require occupation and will fan the fires of anti-Americanism and anti-Semitism in the Middle East. This war will also result in enhancing the draconian arm of al Qaeda in recruiting an army of young youths hostile to American and Israeli interests.
Throughout his term in the White House, Obama adopted the George W. Bush’s doctrine of taking preemptive action against terrorists using unmanned aerial vehicles, which proved to be effective and less expensive that the deployment of armies. Indeed, Obama’s grand achievement is not the fact that he is the first US President with the blood of an African that coursing through his veins, it lies in his years spent researching life and politics that gave him greater empathy for the other, including the poor. Obama’s greatest strategy is about domestic rebirth and renewal in addition to international cooperation.