For Immediate Release
On Foreign Policy, Obama and Clinton on the Same Page
WASHINGTON - As President-elect Barack
Obama announced today that Senator Hillary Clinton will be his nominee
for Secretary of State, the Center for Arms Control and
Non-Proliferation released an analysis emphasizing that, contrary to
many claims, there is close alignment between Obama and Clinton on
"When it comes to foreign policy, Obama and Clinton agree far more than they disagree," said John Isaacs, executive director of the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation.
To paraphrase the late Alabama Governor George Wallace, Isaacs added: "There's not a dime's worth of difference between Obama and Clinton on foreign policy."
Isaacs based his assessment on a thorough examination of Obama and
Clinton's Senate voting records; national security platforms as laid
out in articles and op-eds; and responses to queries in debates, public
appearances, and questionnaires.
"The parlor game of who is getting what position in the new administration has taken hold," remarked Lt. General Robert Gard, chairman of the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation. "But
with so much agreement between Obama and Clinton, the buzz should
really be about the fundamental policy changes on the horizon."
Click here to read Gard's Huffington Post article
outlining five steps the Obama administration should immediately take
on Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, the Middle East, and the U.S. military.