Friday, November 07, 2008

AVAAZ Two: Does Cameron Match Obama's Hopes?

Here are ten key campaign promises made by Barack Obama, you can see his full platform here :

* Reduce the US's carbon emissions 80% by 2050 and play a strong positive role in negotiating a binding global treaty to replace the expiring Kyoto Protocol

* Withdraw all combat troops from Iraq within 16 months and keep no permanent bases in the country

* Establish a clear goal of eliminating all nuclear weapons across the globe

* Close the Guantanamo Bay detention center

* Double US aid to cut extreme poverty in half by 2015 and accelerate the fight against HIV/AIDS, tuberculoses and Malaria

* Open diplomatic talks with countries like Iran and Syria, to pursue peaceful resolution of tensions

* De-politicize military intelligence to avoid ever repeating the kind of manipulation that led the US into Iraq

* Launch a major diplomatic effort to stop the killings in Darfur

* Only negotiate new trade agreements that contain labor and environmental protections

* Invest $150 billion over ten years to support renewable energy and get 1 million plug-in electric cars on the road by 2015

As Dave Cameron is trying to claim to be our very own Obama-like could he perhaps provide his own definitive list of how he will Be The Change?

1 comment:

benchilltory said...

to the list add...

support for the death penalty

against civil partnerships

compulsory community service for all

welcome to the land of the free!