Bush III or peace maker

This post was written by junky on October 9, 2009
Posted Under: Obama

There are those of us (progressives) who are exceptionally disappointed with President Barack Obama. We are disappointed that:

  • Guantanamo still exists.
  • No torturers or war criminals have been prosecuted.
  • Some kind of renditions still continue.
  • Washington Middle East policy is still ruled by traitors who care more about the extreme right wing faction of Israeli expansionism (neo-cons, AIPAC and other American Likhudnics).
  • We are still supporting Islamic dictatorships such as the extreme Wahhabi Saudi monarchy (where women cannot even drive) and the police state of Egypt.
  • We are still lying about Iran and talking about bombing it or helping Israel to bomb Iran.
  • We still have the largest military in the history of humanity – we spend – waste – total waste when we are broke – more money on aggression than the rest of the world. At last we managed to not build the F22 which was designed for a different world (the cold war against the USSR) and could not work in the rainĀ  – gee don’t start the war in bad weather.
  • We still have troupes in Germany, Japan and all over the world – sure we may need a few troupes in South Korea but Germany, Japan, England and so on.

On the good side:

Obama is not Bush.

Hisham Qasim, an Egyptian democracy and human rights activist, said he was “shocked” Obama won.

He has achieved nothing. He’s stumbling. He hasn’t achieved any of his promises and nothing is working. He promised to close Guantanamo and now that’s not going to happen, and the Arab-Israeli conflict looks like it’s going to get very nasty.”

The Norwegian Nobel Committee said it gave the prize to Obama for his “efforts to strengthen international diplomacy,” his “vision of and work for a world without nuclear weapons” and for inspiring hope and creating “a new climate in international politics.

So why did the Norwegian Nobel Committee really give Obama the peace prize?

In Persian we have a construction of “putting a water melon under someone’s arm.” It means saying something (untrue) about someone to make them act better. For example a young boy is being naughty and you say, “Oh you are such a good boy,” and that forces the bad boy to become good.

So let’s hope and pray that Obama deserves this great honor with his future actions.

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The only thing that worries me is that a talking head on FOX news agrees with me that he got it for not being Bush.

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