by Hannah A. Molette
This week world leaders of the G8 countries met with President Obama at Camp David.
The development of the world wide web has led to increased communication capabilities globally. Citizens need not only pay attention to what’s going on in their own ‘neck of the woods’ but should also be concerned with issues effecting the entire free world.
At the G8 discussions this week, President Obama stated that the U.S. was committed to “taking all necessary steps” to keep Greece in the euro zone and promote the growth of the European markets.Another major global topic is the NATO protest. This brings back memories of the Cold War Era. This also reminds me of the Bush Era and bolsters America’s obsession with war. CNN reported earlier in the week that veterans were throwing down their medals of honor to show disapproval of the war in Afghanistan.
It is so easy to get distracted beyond the harder issues that will effect future generations.
So this week in our discussion of “The New Leaders of the Free World” I ponder two questions:
What should America’s position be on global economics, particularly Greece?
Secondly, the rush to expand NATO was on the cusp of Clinton and Bush/Cheney years. Despite the all too obvious pause. Does NATO have a unified position on its own expansion?