The Macedonian Tendency: June 26th - Obama is Very Understanding

Thursday, June 26, 2008

June 26th - Obama is Very Understanding

By David Edenden

Obama seems to understand everyone except the Macedonians ... because money talks and bullshit walks!
"Obama understands Serbia better":
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21 June 2008 | 09:46 | Source: Tanjug
WASHINGTON -- Barack Obama has considerable understanding for Serbia’s position towards the EU and Kosovo, while John McCain is undefined, says U.S. analyst John Sitilides.

Barack Obama (FoNet, archive)
Barack Obama (FoNet, archive)

Sitilides, from the Woodrow Wilson International Center in Washington, told Voice of America that Obama’s position was influenced to a large part by the strong Serb community in his home state of Illinois, for which he is senator.

Thanks to the community’s engagement, Obama’s people have got a clear picture of Serbia’s relations with the EU and Kosovo, says Sitilides.

McCain’s position, on the other hand, remains unclear, even though he earlier supported "humanitarian military actions“, intervention in Kosovo, and the province’s unilateral independence declaration, the analyst points out.

He says that more recently though, McCain’s team have been talking of a balanced approach towards Serbia and Kosovo.

It is not that McCain, the senator for Arizona, has anti-Serb views, rather he needs to better familiarize himself with the situation, says Sitilides, adding that in that respect, the Serb lobbies in the U.S. and lobby companies engaged by Belgrade need to start functioning properly.

As far as the two U.S. presidential candidates’ views on the EU are concerned, the analyst says there is no significant divergence of views.

Both Obama and McCain, he says, support a strong alliance with the EU and NATO in various issues, including the war on terror, both in the Middle East and in Europe.

The main aim of this policy is to bolster bilateral relations not only with the EU as a bloc, but also with individual countries.

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