As Neocons praise Obama's Afghan decision, MoveOn rebukes him

Submitted by Eternity on Tue, 12/01/2009 - 16:27.
Max Eternity - Like tens of millions of Americans, a year ago I cast my vote in the 2008 Presidential Election for Barack Obama.  I voted for Obama because he  constantly spoke about hope and change, assuring me and other Progressives that he would be the exact opposite of Bush.  Yet in spite of his appearance of integrity and savvy diplomacy, one year later, it seems instead that Obama's policies are almost  identical to Bush's policies--wars of aggression, welfare for the rich, political secrecy, et all. 

What does it say about the President, a supposed Progressive--a black man--when he finds himself at odds with, one of the Left's most respected NGO's, all the while being lavished with praise by Bush's former Chief of Staff, Karl Rove

The Huffington Post reports:
The progressive advocacy organization formally opposed President Obama's troop surge strategy on Tuesday, calling it "wrong" and urging its five million members to call the White House to voice their displeasure.

The group's anti-escalation statement was long predicted. But the politics of it still seem noteworthy. MoveOn played an integral role in rallying grassroots support for Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign. And it remains one of largest organizing, if not ideological, forces within the progressive community today.  Read more.





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