What matters now is US foreign policy. After three decades of US-hatred under the Republican, Obama should switch his set of foreign and military policies into a more friendlier ones. Bush has blackened his country's reputation over the last eight years. Will Obama 'whiten' it?
What Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said was right. The new US President should study more about Asia as this part of the world gets more important to the whole world, economically, socially and strategically.
Perhaps his memories of staying in Indonesia (his parents should remind him of that) will spark interest in him.
The US-led pre-emptive attack was a doomned and incorrect. Its war on Iraq and Afghanistan were merely based on biased intelligence reports on weapons of mass desctruction (WMD). Its war on Osama bin Laden-led Al-Qaeda group has killed thousands of innocent people and it looks like Iran will be next.
The wars have eaten out much of the US pocket. Another war will see the whole world being affected economically. If Obama continues this harsh and unfriendly policy, the already falling US economy will prey on others, too.
Let us see whether Datuk Seri Najib Razak will rush to see Obama when he becomes our next prime minister (Datuk Seri Abdullah Badawi went to visit Bush a few months after taking over from Dr Mahathir).