“That the Obama administration is now repeatedly declaring that the ‘war on terror’ will last at least another decade (or two) is vastly more significant than all three of this week’s big media controversies (Benghazi, IRS, and AP/DOJ) combined. The military historian Andrew Bacevich has spent years warning that US policy planners have adopted an explicit doctrine of ‘endless war’. Obama officials, despite repeatedly boasting that they have delivered permanently crippling blows to al-Qaida, are now, as clearly as the English language permits, openly declaring this to be so. It is hard to resist the conclusion that this war has no purpose other than its own eternal perpetuation. This war is not a means to any end but rather is the end in itself. Not only is it the end itself, but it is also its own fuel: it is precisely this endless war - justified in the name of stopping the threat of terrorism - that is the single greatest cause of that threat.”
“Indeed, Barack Obama has not only carried on the Bush legacy, but has taken it to its logical conclusion. As president, Obama has gone beyond Guantanamo Bay, gone beyond spying on Americans’ emails and phone calls, and gone beyond bombing countries without Congressional authorization. He now claims, as revealed in a leaked Department of Justice memo, the right to murder any American citizen the world over, so long as he has a feeling that they might, at some point in the future, pose a threat to the United States.”
From John Whitehead’s, President of the Rutherford Institute’s recent piece in HuffPo. (via thepeacefulterrorist)
Reminder that none of this has been a “mistake” but deliberately done with effort to achieve these results.
“Those who threaten Israel threaten us. Israel has always faced these threats on the front lines, and I will bring to the White House an unshakable commitment to Israel’s security. That starts with insuring Israel’s qualitative military advantage. I will insure that Israel can defend itself from any threat, from Gaza to Tehran.”
Barack Obama, your imperialistic president, approving $30 billion in military aid to Israel. (via anarcho-queer)
And you guys were worried about Rick Santorum…
gettin real tired of ur shit mr. president
All I can say is that I am so immensely disappointed in the President for this. This is bullshit.
C’mon Obama, you’re fucking up.
DON’T VOTE FOR OBAMO VOTE FOR STEWART ALEXANDER
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