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While discussions and war of words by ministries of India and Pakistan have been on, Sean McCormak the US State Dept. Spokesman has now suggested that India and Pakistan should act together and go ahead with a joint probe on .

Each side has pieces of the puzzle that the other doesn’t. So its in their interest to act together.

It could be the WTF statement (suggestion) of the day. McCormak needs to be enlightened that the Pakistanis are not interested and have already denied chances of a joint investigation.

Read what the Bush administration has to say on the joint probe here.

Obama mantra Change we can believe in wins

After eight years, we’ve had enough of the same old thing. It’s time to bring about real change to Washington and that’s the choice you’ve got in this election.

stated Obama in his election campaign. The question was “Has Change come to America?” and a strong “Yes” comes with Barack Obama winning the US Presidential election. Barack Hussein Obama, the 47-year-old democrat leader, made history becoming the first Afro-American President. Obama defeated John McCain, the Republican contender in the longest and costliest Presidential election ever for the White House. Projections and forecasts based on the opinion polls have put Obama on top of his counterpart McCain. Obama’s resilience and determination stood tall against the historical strength of the Republican contenders and his triumph was mighty for the Bradley effect. Amidst the national financial crisis, Obama’s victory cuts out a pleasant surprise to the millions of American citizens even as the Republicans begin introspecting and investigating the reasons behind McCain’s staggering defeat.

What factors might have favoured Obama against McCain? Throughout his campaigns, Obama assured the citizens on what his government would do for their benefit—regulating the economy fairly, creating more jobs for Americans by saying ‘No’ to outsourcing, shifting focus from Oil (Iraq) to curbing terrorism (Afghanistan). The fact that Obama won 338 votes (far more than the 270 needed) shows that the change mantra has worked well for Obama. A New York Times editorial states

Barack Obama won the election because he saw what is wrong with this country: the utter failure of government to protect its citizens.

It remains to be seen how quickly Obama’s dream to bring about change can be realised. For now, the challenges for America and Obama are plenty. What needs to be addressed without more ado is the disastrous financial crisis facing the nation and healthcare issues.

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