Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Obama's War


I hope the president is pleased with himself now that he has earned himself the neocon mantle , praised by those bloodthirsty chicken-hawk war cheerleaders who are content with any bit of a loaf of aggressive middle east adventurism and interventionism. Only the most militarist will remain unsatisfied with Obama's splitting the loaf, in a truly half-assed attempt to politically hedge his decision to continue the waging of remote overseas wars by the United States.

No thinking citizen who listened to Obama's speech last night, complete with "19 hijackers", "9/11", "terrorist safe havens", and all manner of stock-in-trade Bush war-justifying catch phrases, could not help but feel Obama may as well have been reading from the Bush/neocon script, word-for-word.

As if the Obama national domestic profligacy and power-mongering isn't bad enough, now he has bear-hugged the worst elements of American foreign policy decision-making since Woodrow Wilson.

One thing consistent about Obama : the man never ever ever fails to grievously disappoint people of good faith who seek real change in this country.

4 comments:

Chris Slavens said...

Obama made a very poor decision, and one that will alienate many of his supporters. Of course, some of his diehard supporters are already spinning it as a decision that was forced on him by a war he inherited, but Bush didn't decide to prolong the war. Not this time.

Anonymous said...

Obama has made a horrific political mistake. If he thinks the "left" will support this move, he is living in an intellectual dream world that has nothing to do with reality. The true progressives are furious with him so much so the protests, demonstrations are being organized now. Most claim they will never work for the democrats again, never give any contributions, and blame him for permitting the likes of Joe Biden, Hilary Clinton, Rahm Emmaneul and the war lovin generals to take our country down the path of the Russians. Obama even had the nerve to do what Bush/Cheney cabal did, but connecting the Taliban and AlCIAEDA together as if as one group. The Taliban are simply uneducated, fierce fighters who want their religion and their country free from any invaders. AlCIAEDA on the other hand has less than 100 left in Afganistan. So we need 30,000 american troops, and 10,000 from the Coalition of the Bribed to get 100. There is a youtube with Dan Rather interviewing one of the top CIA leaders a few days after 911. The CIA said, "he didnt believe Bin Laden did it". "This was done by some highly organized people who are still out there, and the government should be looking at who really did 9ll".

Madama Bhutto stated on David Frosts show in England, (before she left for Pakistan to be assassinated), that Bin Laden was dead and she knew who did it. She said, he "died in Dec. 2001". Interesting the Prime Minister of Pakistan claims "Bin laden is not in Pakistan". Also interesting is that you don't hear Obama, Clinton et al, use the name Bin Laden anymore. We have been dupped people by a half black man, who obviously is permitting his white imperialistic side to over rule good judgement.

Mike W. said...

If he thinks the "left" will support this move, he is living in an intellectual dream world that has nothing to do with reality.

I think he's had a permanent residence there for quite some time, even before he was elected President.

kavips said...

We shall see... I can remember the same being said about the Balkans by all the same parties....

That operation was executed well and we anchored a previously unstable part of Europe, thereby making the President who gave the ok, the best president of living memory...

Iraq, could have been done differently and stabilization could have occurred quickly... But.. no... we wanted to steal the oil, and the insurrection was begun.

If we do Afghanistan right, we can pull off the stabilization of another hot spot before something bad happens... There are a lot of smart moves that can be made... One, as we did the Russians, invite the Chinese to help... after all, lol.. they own us...