The world reacts to an Obama presidency

Sunday, November 9, 2008 | 10:00 a.m. CST

Loory: Tens of millions of Americans are basking in the glory of making history by electing a charismatic young African-American as the country's 44th president. That feeling has spread around the world. President-elect Obama now must prepare himself to handle practical problems: two wars in the Muslim world, the spread of nuclear weapons to Iran, North Korea and elsewhere, the worldwide economic blowup and restoring relations with Russia and Western Europe. Obama has said he wants to withdraw fighting troops from Iraq and put them in Afghanistan to fight the Taliban and find Osama bin Laden. What are the chances that he can be successful in that?