Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Video: America Votes: Next US President To Face New Challenges

By Namo Abdulla -- for Rudaw

NEW YORK, United States -- Americans went to the polls on Tuesday to decide whether President Barack Obama should stay in the White House for four more years or leave it for his Republican rival Mitt Romney. Romney has been seeking the White House for seven years.

Despite the country’s struggling economy, the Obama-Romney race has been the most expensive one in history. The total cost of this year’s US elections is estimated at 6 billion dollars.

Many issues were raised during the election campaigns.They raged from international issues such as the Syria crisis to the rise of China. But, of course, no issue received more attention than domestic unemployment, which is rated at 7.9 percent here in the United States. That means more than 12 million Americans are currently unemployed.

 Mitt Romney, a business tycoon, appears to have swayed some voters that he is the right man for a bad economic time. In just a few hours we will have the election result. Whether it’s Obama or Romney, the next US leader will find himself in a new world, where real leadership is tested. Dealing with the post-Arab Spring order, Syria crisis, and Iran’s nuclear program are going to be at the top of those issues. 

The policies of the next US leader will no doubt have their own impacts on the Kurds, the largest stateless ethnic group who live in significant numbers in both Iran and Syria.

1 comment:

  1. Good morning how are you?

    My name is Emilio, I am a Spanish boy and I live in a town near to Madrid. I am a very interested person in knowing things so different as the culture, the way of life of the inhabitants of our planet, the fauna, the flora, and the landscapes of all the countries of the world etc. in summary, I am a person that enjoys traveling, learning and respecting people's diversity from all over the world.

    I would love to travel and meet in person all the aspects above mentioned, but unfortunately as this is very expensive and my purchasing power is quite small, so I devised a way to travel with the imagination in every corner of our planet. A few years ago I started a collection of used stamps because trough them, you can see pictures about fauna, flora, monuments, landscapes etc. from all the countries. As every day is more and more difficult to get stamps, some years ago I started a new collection in order to get traditional letters addressed to me in which my goal was to get at least 1 letter from each country in the world. This modest goal is feasible to reach in the most part of countries, but unfortunately it’s impossible to achieve in other various territories for several reasons, either because they are countries at war, either because they are countries with extreme poverty or because for whatever reason the postal system is not functioning properly.

    For all this I would ask you one small favor:
    Would you be so kind as to send me a letter by traditional mail from Iraq? I understand perfectly that you think that your blog is not the appropriate place to ask this, and even, is very probably that you ignore my letter, but I would call your attention to the difficulty involved in getting a letter from that country, and also I don’t know anyone neither where to write in Iraq in order to increase my collection. a letter for me is like a little souvenir, like if I have had visited that territory with my imagination and at same time, the arrival of the letters from a country is a sign of peace and normality and an original way to promote a country in the world. My postal address is the following one:

    Emilio Fernandez Esteban
    Avenida Juan de la Cierva, 44
    28902 Getafe (Madrid)

    If you wish, you can visit my blog www.cartasenmibuzon.blogspot.com where you can see the pictures of all the letters that I have received from whole World.

    Finally I would like to thank the attention given to this letter, and whether you can help me or not, I send my best wishes for peace, health and happiness for you, your family and all your dear beings.

    Yours Sincerely

    Emilio Fernandez