Merely Better

Though Obama is clearly better than the alternatives, he is still far from acceptable. The biggest problem is he billed himself as peace candidate. He wound down the Iraq war and simultaneously cranked up the equally illegal, equally pointless, Afghan war. He lied with the gusto of George W. Bush about the value of the war. He claims it is bringing democracy. Yet even after 16 years, the Afghans live under a dictatorship and suffer under the same Shari’a as ever. Even Secretary of State Hillary Clinton calls Afghanistan a narcostate. The dictator that Bush chose, Hamid Karzai, is the most corrupt politician on the planet. Obama still pretends publicly he is a fine fellow. This suggests that Obama is in the pocket of the defence industry, or possibly living in terror of the out-of-control defence contractors like Xi who would not think twice about assassinating him. They don’t care where the wars are, just that the hose into the taxpayers’ pockets grows ever thicker.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)