Obama Emulating Bush
Last week the establishment continued on the all too predictable path, finding the War Powers Act to be too restrictive:
"President Obama's Libya
Hits 60-Day Legal Limit" - http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/libya-president-obama-congress-faces-questions-war-powers-act/story?id=13642002
"Obama: War Powers Act doesn't apply to Libya - http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43414648/
It seems this has been a stellar year for emulating the Bush administration. Here's another one:
FEB. 15, 2011 - "Obama’s $3.7 Trillion Budget Calls for Military Spending Increases and Deep Cuts to Social Service Programs"
"President Obama has unveiled a budget plan seeking to trim the federal deficit by cutting or eliminating some 200 federal programs, many dedicated to social services and education, while increasing military spending and funding for the construction of nuclear power plants." - http://www.democracynow.org/2011/2/15/obamas_37_trillion_budget_calls_for
And last year:
"Obama uses Bush plan for terror war" (http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/sep/9/obama-uses-bush-plan-for-terror-war/ )
And the year before:
"Obama To Unveil Revamped Afghan War Plan" - (http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/03/26/politics/100days/iraqafghanistan/main4895149.shtml )
"US marines begin massive offensive in Afghanistan" - ( http://edition.presstv.ir/detail/99585.html )
Maybe when they said "change," they just meant that the President's name would change. And at what point do we stop the cheerleading, and admit the obvious ... that our Presidents all have the same boss? Maybe when there's a mushroom cloud on the horizon? Maybe when they raise the debt ceiling one too many times?
( June 14, 2011 - "Obama: If debt limit not raised, financial crisis possible" - http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/06/14/us-usa-debt-obama-idUSTRE75D2SY20110614 )