Обама удивляет

НЬЮ-ЙОРК – Большие надежды, возлагаемые на президенство Обамы, в своей основе являются благоприятным сигналом, поскольку они служат напоминанием о том, что анти-американские настроения, столь очевидные во всём мире, могут – и должны – перемениться.

Однако для самого Обамы подобные ожидания могут оказаться проблематичными, поскольку ему будет сложно – и в некоторых случаях невозможно – осуществить всё, что от него ожидается. Этой весной ещё не предвидится образование Палестинского государства; так же как в ближайшее время нельзя ожидать заключения какого-либо пакта о глобальном изменении климата, или нового торгового соглашения; или того, что бедности, или геноциду, или болезням будет положен конец.

Помимо такого очевидного факта, как то, что на крупные достижения требуются время и усилия, для этого существует ещё несколько причин. Перед новым президентом стоят исключительные препятствия – препятствия,  ввиду которых и остальным странам будет необходимо приложить гораздо более серьёзные усилия для того, чтобы стабильность и процветание стали нормой, а не исключением.

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