Obama led US foreign policy could draw inspiration from Winnie the Pooh

June 18, 2008

If a key advisor of US senator Barak Obama is to be believed then British football hooligans, Luke Skywalker and Winnie the Pooh could have an important role to play in the formation of Obama’s US foreign policy in case he were to be elected as US President.

Richard Danzig, former US Navy secretary when Bill Clinton was US President could become National Security Adviser in Obama’s government. Mr Danzig while addressing a foreign policy conference in Washington that there could be a drastic change in the US approach to the war on terrorism where influences from the pages of Winnie the Pooh shall be drawn. In other words – if somethings brings you unbearable pain, try something else. According to him "Winnie the Pooh seems to me to be a fundamental text on national security."

His made his intentions quite clear when the choose to speak the lines from chapter one of the children's classic, which says: "Here is Edward Bear, coming downstairs now, bump, bump, bump on the back of his head … sometimes he thinks there really is another way if only he could stop bumping a minute and think about it." Its more than certain that his views on the America lead war on terrorism is entirely different from what President Bush and his administration has been carrying out.

That’s not all, he also said though the Bush administration believes that the war on terrorism can be won, he thinks that even if the West manages to defeat individual terrorists the matter of nuclear proliferation or bioterrorism is altogether a different issue that might not have a definite end. Mr Danzig has read many books over the years and read books that were not related to terrorism but drew lots of inspiration from them so as to frame a new US foreign policy for the future.