Obama = Bush


I really and truly wonder who Obama thinks will be out knocking on doors and making phone calls for him in 2012.
Read the following, and weep:

Obama Stops Pretending by Craig Murray
Any last pretence that Obama is substantively different from Bush was abandoned yesterday when Obama signed an executive order providing for indefinite detention without trial at Guantanamo, which will not close. He has also abandoned the idea of giving detainees a reasonable process in civilian courts, and instead is resuming the kangaroo “Military tribunals”. About the only improvement on Bush is that any detainees who happen to be multi-millionaires can have their own civilian counsel before these kangaroo courts, if they pay for it themselves.
Washington Post here


Here’s Digby from Hullabaloo with quotes from Obama-the-candidate on Guantanamo (scroll down).


Here’s Glenn Greenwald on Guantanamo and habeas corpus including this vital point:
As always, the most harmful aspect of the Obama legacy is that he has converted what were once controversial right-wing Bush policies into unchallenged bipartisan consensus, to endure indefinitely and without any opposition from either party.

And just in case you’ve missed the whole Bradley Manning / Wikileaks issue,
read about Bradley Manning’s mental deterioration due to solitary confinement and being stripped naked.

The Bradley Manning Advocacy Fund has been established to help.
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If one more person defends Obama by saying "he inherited a mess," 
my head’s gonna pop off.
Yeah, the man inherited one helluva mess.
But now he owns it.

7 thoughts on “Obama = Bush

  1. Do you think he’s imploding, or do you think his true nature (and intent) are coming to light over time? I tend to believe the latter more than the former–have always sensed that –but there’s no doubt in my mind that he’s proving himself untrustworthy. There are consequences, of course…I worry for him and for our country.

    • His FISA vote was a wake-up call, but I “forgave” him that one because I desperately needed a president who didn’t exhibit sociopathic tendencies. Obama spoke with warmth and decency, and in my naive little mind that meant he would at least never torture (I set the bar pretty damned low). but he’s as soulless as the one before, maybe even worse, because of the way he used the young people’s hope and energy to win, and then shit all over them. I don’t expect many of them to vote this next election, or ever again. That alone is shameful.

  2. Well I don’t live in the US so I see things from far but what I see is not good. He promised a lot of things that now is changing. Let alone what he did with the guns going free to mexico for an invenstigation of the narcotrafic guns and he never told te mexican goverment and even lost the guns. And he just weeks ago said that there were no guns going to mexico from the US. He seemed like a person that really thought that things were going to change if both countries worked together. There will not be drugs passing through mexico if there is no one who buys them. The sameway mexico has to prevent having narcotrafic here.
    I’m not saying that the mexican goverment is better.God knows we have a lot to walk to a good goverment although this one is not so bad.
    I’m sorry young people will stop vting and sorry for the rambling, i just saw te news from the guns. grrr that’s why I never see the news.

    • Please don’t apologize for “rambling.” You expressed lots of important thoughts in your second language, something I’m incapable of doing in Spanish (or any other language). I’m very glad you took the time to share your thoughts and feelings. Because U.S. policies unfortunately affect the whole planet, everyone on the planet should speak up.

      I didn’t know about the guns until you wrote that, and then I looked it up. What a horrible policy. Can you imagine if the Mexican government had let loose guns into the U.S. “just to see where they went?” I can only apologize for my government and tell you I think it’s wrong, wrong, wrong. And you’re absolutely right about the reason drugs are passing through Mexico: people here buy them.

      I wish humans behaved in a more kind and decent manner.

      • The problem with this globalized world is that anything that happens in any country can affect others. That is what’s happening with the petroleum all around the world because of the war in the middle east.
        Don’t apologize, every government does wrong things( here every day) and we only have to raise our voice and say it is wrong.
        I wish the same!

      • But the U.S. is currently occupying two countries in the middle east, and dropping bombs on a couple other countries. The U.S.’s actions tend to have really far-reaching effects. Sigh.

        “we only have to raise our voice and say it is wrong.”

  3. After bush ruined this country you don’t see or hear much from him…what rock is he hiding under ??

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