Skip to comments.Obama On The Red Line And On The Rat Line
Posted on 04/13/2014 5:22:40 PM PDT by Nachum
Submitted by David Stockman's Contra Corner
Seymour Hershs Blockbuster: Obama On The Red Line And On The Rat Line
Read Seymour Hershs devastating account of Obamas Red Lines and Rat Lines and weep for the Republic. It is no more.
For the first time in a half-century American voters actually elected the peace candidate in 2008 and sent Obama to the White House to end the interventionist foreign policy that had lead to disaster in Iraq, and, implicitly, to wind down the vast war machine that had been left over from the Cold War. The latter had been converted by the Bushs and Clintons into an armada of invasion and occupation that had rained death and destruction from Bosnia to Baghdad to Kandahar for no reasonable or justifiable purpose of national security. These aggressions were simply what a war machine does, making up rationalizations as it goes along.
But the Warfare State was not about to let peace happen. Soon Obama learned the Washington pivot, rehired the core of Bushs War Cabinet and became enmeshed in the national security plots and schemes which were in the pipeline when he arrived at 1600 Pennsylvanian Avenue much like JFK inherited the disastrous Bay Of Pigs invasion. Like the despicable Alan Dulles, he inherited ambitious scoundrels like so-called General David Petraeus, who soon had him convinced that the non-sensical and bloody surge in Anbar Province had been a roaring success, and that it should be exported to the quagmire in Afghanistan.
Indeed, after the Afghan surge was launched in 2009 there was no turning back. The peace candidate had already become co-optedemerging as a pliant tool of Americas rogue Warfare State that functions almost entirely outside of the Constitution and often beyond statutory law, as well. Ironically, the former editor of the Harvard
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B-but there is so much hope in Obama! The children said so!
Poor Obama. Just a puppet. You would think a person of his experience and stature.........OK, OK I can’t keep going.
Name three things in the world that are better than when Erkl took over in Jan 2009. My view is that race relations are in the toilet, the world is mostly in disaster-state and even our allies laugh at us and distrust us. Our enemies...oh, where to start.