Ancalagon the Black Posted February 24, 2006 Share Posted February 24, 2006 http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/02/23/AR2006022301949.html How to Lose Friends Friday, February 24, 2006; Page A14 AMONG MANY other things, the president's job description requires him to keep abreast of economic and political developments around the world; respond to disasters such as Hurricane Katrina; oversee the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan; appoint people to run embassies and government departments; come up with solutions to the health care crisis, the education crisis, the energy crisis; and represent the United States at major international conferences. When he does any of these tasks poorly, the American people and their politicians are well within their rights to criticize him, as we often do, too. On the other hand, the president's job description does not include taking a personal interest in decisions about whether foreign companies based in countries that are America's allies should be allowed to purchase other foreign companies that are based in countries that are America's allies. This is particularly the case when such purchases do not have any discernible impact on American security whatsoever. [Article continues...] Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.