posted on Feb, 26 2013 @ 06:55 PM
reply to post by Quetzalcoatl14
Obama has NOT led us into two full wars, instituted torture, passed the Patriot Act, etc. And heck, the drones were started under Bush. Bush was far
more pro-corporation and big banks, and overtly so.
1. Obama has led us deeper into Afghanistan, a war in Libya, a proxy war in Syria, has committed troops all over Africa, conducts operations in
Pakistan and Yemen, and he does all this (with the exception of Afghanistan) with no Congressional Authorization. After all Libya wasn't a war, it was
a "kinetic military action".
2. Obama continues to approve the use of "rendition", which is basically just kidnapping people and bringing them to foreign countries where torture
is okay. I'm willing to bet the only difference in policy is that Bush got caught.
3. Obama voted for the Patriot Act every single time, has reinstated it as President, and took it a big step further with the NDAA.
4. While the drones may have started under Bush, Obama has taken them to a whole new level, and has made it okay to assassinate American citizens in
foreign countries under suspicion of terrorism. Oh, and if their sixteen year old son who was born in Colorado just happens to be there too when the
drone strikes, oh well. Imagine if Bush had done this, the public outrage would have been deafening, but since it's Obama we hear nothing.
Bush was horrible, but don't kid yourself into thinking that Obama is any better. Romney would have been just as bad, but at least he would've gotten
called on his BS while Obama basically gets a free pass.
edit on 26-2-2013 by DirtyD because: (no reason given)