In recent weeks, I’ve noted Obama’s apparent tack rightward on Colombia , and Israel-Palestine and Iran. Today, in an interview with Jorge Ramos, Obama threatened sanctions against Venezuela, calling Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is a “threat” to the national security of the U.S. The latter statement is new– last month in a speech, he said that Venezuela does not “pose a serious threat to the U.S.”
Will Obama move even further to the right next month to compensate for McCain’s visit to Colombia? Will he
Jack Kelly also noticed Obama’s change in heart:
Sen. Obama at AIPAC was significantly more hawkish than he was earlier on the campaign trail. Has he changed his world view? Or is he just changing his spots in pursuit of votes?
(I should add that I’m not wholly opposed to seeing Obama turn “right” turn right. I agreed with the Washington Post’s call that Obama rethink any “arbitrary timetable” for withdrawing troops from Iraq.)