It would blow my mind if Obama creates a global dialogue toward ending the growth of weaponry as an industry. Ending support of violent politics through military domination. Condemnation of torture and promotion of peace.
But the weight and momentum of history rises against these possibilities.
Israel has been fighting for it's right to displace indigenous people for 60 years now. For all that time, they have survived through U.S. military and political support.
Israel asserts itself as an independent nation by attacking it's hostile neighbors. For the first twenty days of 2009 the U.S. is forced into passive acceptance of attacks on a democratically elected government.
Even if Bush has an opinion about this situation, three out of four citizens don't like him enough to listen. The House and Senate are fractured and unable to initiate anything other than feeble reactions to whatever the President does. Plus, they are on their winter vacations now.
Israel has forced their position onto Obama's (our) future. They want war.
We know that for sure, for now.
"You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming.” - Pablo Neruda http://theunapologeticmexican.org/elmachete/palabras/