Mr. and Mrs. Kerry and Mr. and Mrs. Assad, during a private lunch in a restaurant in Damascus in 2009.
Here is Thierry Meyssan's view of what will be Obama's foreign policy.
It is not necessarily our view.
Obama II: the Purge of the Generals and the Pact - with Russia, Iran and Syria against China.
By Thierry Meyssan of Voltaire Network, November 27, 2012
http://www.voltairenet.org/article176644.html / arthur zbygniew: obama II : la purge et le pacte
The idea is to weaken the Russian-Chinese alliance and get Russia to share the burden of the Middle East.
Therefore, the USA is ready to implement the agreement on Syria concluded on 30 June in Geneva.
This new foreign policy faces strong resistance in Washington.
At no time was this issue raised during the presidential election campaign; the two main candidates agree on the new policy, but disagree on the way to present it.
One thinks also, for instance of the premature death of General Omar Suleiman (Egypt).... or the attack against Prince Bandar bin Sultan (Saudi Arabia), seven days later.
It remains for Barack Obama to compose his new cabinet by finding men and women able to accept the new policy.
The question is whether the Democrats can accept losing a Senate seat, and if Kerry will be the Secretary of State or the Secretary of Defense...
John Brennan, known for its particularly dirty and brutal methods, could become the next CIA director.
The policy shift has already materialized with the resumption of secret negotiations with Tehran.