Obama: More of the Same

Remember the halcyon days when Obama was running for his first term? He promised to undue all the ills that Bush wrought upon the United States. Guantanamo Bay was going to be closed, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were going to be ended, and warrantless wiretapping was going to be again made illegal. This greatly fired up political support for the man by those who oppose war and the expanding police state. Unfortunately those days are over and Obama has revealed his true self as George W. Bush II:

President Barack Obama has closely followed the policy of his predecessor, President George W. Bush, when it comes to tactics used in the “war on terror” — from rendition, targeted killings, state secrets, Guantanamo Bay to domestic spying, according to Michael Hayden, Bush’s former director of the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency.

OK my statement isn’t entirely accurate. Obama isn’t just another Bush, he’s a more violent Bush:

Moments later, Hayden added:

“And so, we’ve seen all of these continuities between two very different human beings, President Bush and President Obama. We are at war, targeted killings have continued, in fact, if you look at the statistics, targeted killings have increased under Obama.”

He said that was the case because, in one differing path between the two presidents, Obama in 2009 closed CIA “black sites” and ratcheted down on torturing detainees. But instead of capturing so-called “enemy combatants,” President Obama kills them instead, Hayden said.

There you have it ladies and gentlemen, Obama is simply a more lethal Bush. Instead of concerning himself with capturing potential enemies Obama has decided it would be far more expedient to just order their executions.

To every person who is currently supporting Obama and supported him during his previous election because of his anti-war stance let me say this: fuck you you fucking hypocrites.

2 thoughts on “Obama: More of the Same”

  1. Obama has been for the most part Bush mk2. He spends faster than ever, kills faster than ever, starts more wars than ever, and takes away your rights at an even faster pace. Its not Bush turned up to 11, he broke out a second Amplifier and wrote a death metal cover of the song.

    1. Its not Bush turned up to 11, he broke out a second Amplifier and wrote a death metal cover of the song.

      That quote is gold right there.

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