Global relations in need of mending

There’s no doubt America’s political atmosphere is undergoing definitive changes that have the potential to change the way we’re perceived by the global community. Though the echoes of change are resounding throughout Capitol Hill, one thing that has remained the same is America’s foreign policy.

As of now, the way Obama has chosen to deal with the global threat of terrorism and unrest in the Middle East is not much different from the previous administration.

But the concern now is how to deal with issues without stepping on any toes.

By some accounts America seems like a bully. It’s the arrogant, 6-foot-6-inch, 280-pound jock trying to steal your lunch money. This is the simplest analogy in regards to how other nations that aren’t as economically proficient or as heavily armed as the U.S. view their sovereignty.

With tensions unraveling on the global front and the fear of Iran’s’ nuclear program strengthening, Obama’s administration has the unique opportunity to make right, what’s been done wrong for over half a century.

After the 1979 Iranian Revolution, diplomatic relations between America and Iran ceased.
Iran’s nuclear program shows no sign of weakening, which should be a sign to the Obama Administration that old scare tactics used by previous administrations no longer have any merit.

With two nuclear missiles being tested within the last week by Iran, the threat of a global war has been posed.

Now that controversy surrounding the CIA and its unorthodox dealings with the War on Terror have been made public, it is important that America not send any contradictory messages about its foreign policy to the rest of the world.

It’s safe to say that Ahmadinejad and his neo-conservative regime won’t be making any concessions concerning its rights to enrich uranium, or to posses nuclear arms.

While some may disagree, Iran has the right, despite the nuisance it has become to the rest of the world. 

The face of American politics is maturing, so it’s time for us to be the more sensible party in the dispute with Iran.

The only way to do that is to not provoke Iran to do something that we’ll regret years down the line. that is, being forced into yet another war that we have no means of financing. 
We must rid ourselves of selfish interests in other countries and their resources.

It’s time for America to clean up its arrogant act, and fulfill its mission as the world’s mediator.

Jason Lawrence is a junior political science student from Tallahassee. He can be reached at