On Day One


The Better World Campaign asks what do you think the next president should do on his or her first day in office. Putting my “let’s think about this overly literally” hat for a moment, what you probably want to do on day one is focus on a bunch of below-the-radar executive order type stuff that it’ll be easy to make sure gets buried in the news because you also made a few important personnel announcements that the papers are obligated to cover.

Closer to the spirit of the question, I’d like to see an announcement disavowing the preventive war doctrine outlined by the Bush administration coupled with a statement outlining a vision for re-invigorating the global non-proliferation regime.