Barack Obama bombed this baby. This baby is one of the lucky ones, seeing as how it’s not dead.
Why did Obama maim this baby, when General Petraus has told us that there are ‘No more Al Queda in Afghanistan’?
I guess we just like to bomb babies for the sheer rollicking hell of it. Gotta use all those weapons we bought for something. You know, so we can order more, and keep the economy moving. Keep the Corporate Welfare money going out to Raytheon and the other War Profiteers, no?
I’m becoming a huge fan of Jeremy Scahill. The man speaks truth to power better than anyone I’ve seen in a good long time.
Seeing some of these people online turning their profile pictures green “for Iran” makes me want to create a Facebook and Twitter application that turns profile pictures blood red, in solidarity with all of the Afghans and Iraqis and Pakistanis being killed by US wars today; wars that people in the US failed to stop and whose representatives continue to fund to the tune of $100s of billions.-Jeremy Scahill
Here is Scahill in an interview:
What people, I think, misunderstand about Barack Obama is that this is a man who is a brilliant supporter of empire–who has figured out a way to essentially trick a lot of people into believing they’re supporting radical change, when in effect what they’re doing is supporting a radical expansion of the U.S. empire.
What we see with Obama’s policies in Iraq, Afghanistan and the broader Arab and Muslim world, as well as his global economic policies, are a continuation of the most devastating and violent policies of the Bush administration–while placing a face on it that makes it easier to expand the iron fist of U.S. militarism and the hidden hand of the free market in a way that Republicans, I think, would have been unable to do at this point in history.
That, in so many words, is why Barack Obama is President.
Scahill has a blog, here:
Gotta love this one:
“The Responsible Left:” Funding Obama’s Expanding Wars $100 Billion a Vote
The cowardly Democrats who checked their spines at the door to Congress when they voted Tuesday try to defend their flip-flop on war funding. Frankly, it is embarrassing.