John McCain has vowed to make the US a model "international citizen" by working with other countries to tackle challenges such as terrorism and global warming, distancing himself from the perceived unilateralism of the Bush administration.- ft.com
The 71-year-old Arizona senator joked with Mr Brown about his exhausting schedule during a whirlwind visit to Iraq and Europe. But he had a spring in his step as he emerged from 10 Downing Street and headed for the television cameras.
For the folks back home, he wanted to be interviewed in front of that famous front door.www.independent.co.uk
But some analysts question whether a new tone, however welcome, and the adoption of a few policies that are more in line with the rest of the world would be enough by themselves to improve America’s image, given the searing unpopularity of the Iraq war — which Mr. McCain strongly supports — in much of the world.
“In terms of public opinion, I think the war in Iraq is paramount,”
said Nicole Bacharan, an expert on the United States at the Institute of Political Studies in Paris.
Saturday, March 22, 2008