Disregard this article of nonsense - D’Souza nailed it in 2016. The once seemingly inexplicable actions of the President can all be reconciled with the anti-colonialism theory. He doesn’t act in Americas’s interest because he’s trying to wreck it. From kicking Churchill from the oval office to Israel to debt and energy - seemingly careening, unpatriotic positions on all of them all make much sense actually.
"But that was not enough. We made sure that none of the colonial peoples would separate us from the camp of white imperialism by announcing support to the French Masters in their effort to stamp out the Vietnamese independence movement. This of course is in line with our financial aid to the Dutch imperialists in the same part of the world. We seem unflinchingly committed to support of the masters and to helping kick in the teeth the exploited. No matter how corrupt and mercenary and cruel a government may be, let its spokesmen say they are against Communism and pocket book flies open."
"Is it out purpose to save Asia from Communism , or is it to preserve the rule of the imperialists and their puppets who are hated by the masses?"
HONOLULU RECORD, MARCH 8, 1951:
"Those who believe the world is divided strictly along the hard line of Communism and anti-Communism are engaging in both dangerous and wishful thinking. The vast majority of the world is not interested in Communism as such, but in ending what is widely known as "white imperialism."
"You will notice that the Western European Nations and our own country, together with South Africa and Australia, are the backbone of the anti-Communist front. You will note also that these are the nations accused of white imperialism, white supremacy or colonialism."
Jack Cashill wrote his own book Deconstructing Obama and he has studied Obama for years. So he knows stuff that Dinesh has not even thought about.
I guess you can call the article a case of squabbling over the details and theories.
The Two perspectives are not mutually exclusive. Both could be true as in the manner of Relativity and Quantum Mechanics. The two perspectives are synergistic, not destructively dissonant.