Wednesday, November 05, 2008

The Honeymooners

The honeymoon between Obama and his faithful will soon begin and a lot of answers about just who Obama is will be in plain sight for those who wish to see it. For me I hope that I have been completely and entirely wrong about Obama but I fear the worst. Obama is now perhaps the most dangerous individual on the planet. He obviously holds a charisma for many Americans and charismatic people worry me. Obama has made no effort to hide his plans for expanding the Global War on Terror, he has stated this many times on his long journey to the heights of power. The danger lies in Obama’s ability to put a more pleasant face on the slaughter of the victims in far-flung lands across the globe. Those very same powers that were handed over to George Bush by a self-centered and shameless Congress will be inherited by Obama. So now that power, instead of being in the hands of a meandering brainless fool, will be in the hands of a careful and competent Obama. I have often marked how once some precedents are set they have a tendency to become a permanent fixture, in this case, endless enduring war.

Obama pledged his fealty to the genocidal government of Israel and as if right on cue there is more violence between Israel and Gaza. If you criticize Israel for its violence the Democratic faithful will come right back with well it takes two to fight and while this may be true about fights in general it completely obscures the actual truth that Israel has been stealing Palestinian lands for years while brutalizing the Palestinians in what is actually a very one-sided affair with the sticks and stones of the Palestinians on side and a modern well equipped Israeli army backed by billions of U.S. dollars on the other. Likewise the Obama happy face will cause his faithful to line up behind him as he widens the War on Terror. Obama propelled himself to win the nomination with his opposition to the Iraq War yet the devil is in the details and few have the patience for details. Obama’s objection to the Iraq War was not that it was wrong, despite the lack of WMD or any Iraq connection to terrorists, but that it was not handled correctly. There is a universe of difference between opposing naked murderous aggression because it is wrong and opposing it because it was not done in a competent manner. Another detail glossed over by the Obama faithful is that Obama has pledged to withdraw from Iraq combat troops only which consists of about half of the U.S. troops stationed in Iraq nor does it address the equal number of thuggish hired killer mercenaries like Blackwater. These details are important yet they somehow fall between the cracks for the faithful and this spells danger for many innocent people who may find themselves in the path of Obama’s war machine.

It is a great misfortune that Obama has tied his own hands with his aggressive rhetoric concerning Afghanistan, a war that promises to be even more protracted than the war in Iraq. Worse still, we are not told what the conditions of victory would be meaning that it will be Obama who decides what victory is which hopefully does not mean murdering every man, woman, and child now living in that war-torn nation. In other words victory will be decided at some unknown date with unknown criteria, the very definition of an endless war. Clearly the election of Obama was due to people rejecting the Republican Party who played host to the parasitic neocons as much as it was due to Obama’s own charisma so how ironic it is that Obama will intensify our invasion of Afghanistan that may well make the Iraq War pale by comparison in the scope of its destruction both abroad and at home. Then there is Pakistan and Iran also in Obama’s crosshairs. It would be a cosmic joke if Obama pulls combat troops out of Iraq by sending them into Iran so conveniently located next to Iraq. In the end Obama’s charisma may make it easier for the U.S. to continue its imperial wars, wars that can only lead to the direst results with the faithful tagging along like puppy dogs, tails wagging, and tongues hanging out, as they fall in line with the Obama program of death.


At November 05, 2008 11:44 AM, Blogger Mimi said...

There's a e-letter from Michael Moore circulating, in which he calls Obama "the antiwar candidate." He also repeats the common wishful thinking untruth that Obama had to say things he didn't mean in order to get elected. Oh? Just watch him.

At November 05, 2008 3:21 PM, Blogger rob payne said...

Hi Mimi, well, so much for holding Obama’s feet to the fire. I guess Moore forgot to bring the BBQ sauce. It is interesting that the same people who helped sell Obama to the masses by telling us that Obama was an agent for change are now telling us not to expect too much. No kidding.

At November 05, 2008 7:57 PM, Blogger Jonathan Versen said...

Soundes like a commercial calculation on Moore's part, who's possibly still smarting from the sting of lefty rebuke for not having supported Gore in 2000. They/We are his target audience, and he wants to be in their/our good graces, and watch his movies and buy his books.

At November 05, 2008 9:26 PM, Blogger rob payne said...

Hi Jonathan, If true he has misjudged some of us anyway. He won’t make any points with me by shilling for Obama. Mr. Bebe the Cat says he’ll read a book if Moore gives him some nice cheese though.


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