Mr. Barack Hussain Obama is a replacement or rather an extension of Mr. Bush. All around the world he was treated as an ambassador of peace, a savior for the world at large, a leader who could give a new direction, a new path to the world in a democratic way through wisdom. But that was all a daydream of the people of the world. He is simply following in the footsteps of Bush. It seems that his hands are tied up by the Jews and he cannot carry out his plans against their wishes otherwise his life could be at stake. We find no difference between the policies of Bush and Obama except that Obama is playing his cards more intelligently. -ASMA AHSAN, Islamabad, via e-mail, April 27.