On ABC’s This Week program yesterday the assembled punditry agreed that Iraq was likely to absorb a good deal of the president’s time for the remainder of his presidency. Former World Bank Group President Robert Zoellick agrees and has a foreign policy to-do list that includes
- Trade agreements with Asian and European countries
- Updating NAFTA
- More productive ties with Central American countries
Typically presidents tend to come into office uninterested in foreign policy. Eventually it overwhelms their presidencies. It’s in the job description and foreign policy will inevitably happen to a president.