Worldfocus anchor Martin Savidge had some down time on the set this week, during which he helpfully compiled a list of all the global challenges facing President Barack Obama.
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During some down time on the set this week, I started a list of pressing international issues requiring President Obama’s attention. If I missed something, feel free to add it by posting your comment below. I tried to put them in order of importance, but that is not to say they are in the order in which they must be tackled.
Global economic meltdown – stop, then fix.
Iraq – get the troops out while preventing a return to sectarian violence.
Middle East – find a long-lasting solution to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.
Iran – keep from becoming a nuclear threat.
Pakistan – prevent from collapsing into chaos. Keep the nukes out of extremist hands.
India – keep from attacking Pakistan.
Russia – it’s no Cold War, but there is definitely a draft…
North Korea – keep from getting more nukes or selling them to anyone else.
China – rising friend/rival.
Darfur – support a solution to end the genocide.
Democratic Republic of Congo – stop the killing — more than 5 million have died.
Zimbabwe – stop the cholera, tell Mugabe it’s time to go.
Global warming – fix.
Mexico – stop the drug violence, prevent civil war.
Venezuela – Keep Chavez in check, but engage.
Cuba – ease travel restrictions, encourage democratic reform, reconsider embargo.
Immigration – come up with a consistent policy.
The Baltics – remember Bosnia, Kosovo? There are rumors of more trouble.
Maldives – stop them from sinking.
Pray nothing else happens.
– Martin Savidge