Posted by: quiscus | September 15, 2010

September 13, 2010

1.  “Blaming Obama

The biggest obstacle to the success of the antiwar movement right now is the Obama cult – the fealty of his followers and well-wishers who want to give him the benefit of every doubt, and yet wonder why our foreign policy of perpetual war continues, virtually unchanged. After all, he seemed like he represented “change,” and he said he represented “change,” sincerity oozing from every pore, and yet …

I talk about the “Obama cult” because it is indeed a cult in the classic sense, i.e. a group of fervent believers who project their own image of the Leader onto what is, after all, a pretty ordinary kind of guy – in this case, a pretty ordinary variety of semi-hawkish liberal interventionist. Whenever the Leader does something inconsistent with their idealization, they say “Oh, he doesn’t really mean it,” or “He doesn’t really believe that.” In advanced cases of cult-induced blindness, one constructs a more complex apologia, i.e. positing“structural” obstacles to the implementation of the Leader’s will. Obama is Gulliver tied down by the Lilliputians within his own party and administration.

I don’t buy it. One consequence of the triumph of interventionism over the traditional foreign policy of the Founders has been the bloating of presidential power until Americans have come to talk about “the imperial presidency” as if it were no big deal. Well, then, what’s to stop the occupant of the White House from using that imperial power to start downsizing the imperium? The present occupant clearly has no intention of doing so, but there’s nothing to prevent a future President from pursuing that goal.”
http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2010/09/14/blaming-obama/

2.  And where have we heard this crap before?

Israeli Govt: They Hate Us For Our Freedom

http://news.antiwar.com/2010/09/14/israeli-govt-they-hate-us-for-our-freedom/

3.  “US Transfer of Iraqi Prisoners: An Ongoing War Crime

In carrying out the transfer of more than 10,000 Iraqis into the hands of the US-backed regime in Baghdad, the Obama administration is complicit in crimes even more horrific than those committed under the Bush administration by US forces at Abu Ghraib.”

http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=21046

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