Obama uses the veneer of intellectualism to promote the dirty politics of Bush

Submitted by Eternity on Mon, 12/14/2009 - 12:33.

Chris Hedges @ Truthdig - Obama’s policies, despite the high-blown rhetoric, are as morally bankrupt as those of his predecessor.

I have spent enough time inside the American military to have tasted its dark brutality, frequent incompetence and profligate ability to waste human lives and taxpayer dollars. The deviousness and stupidity of generals, the absurdity of most war plans and the pathological addiction to violence—which is the only language most who command our armed forces are able to understand—make the American military the gravest threat to our anemic democracy, especially as we head toward economic collapse. Read more.