Predators in the White House
The Heavy Cost of the Bush-Obama Murder Rampage
by Anthony Gregory
In every election cycle, the politicians love to pretend there is a difference among them on the foreign policy questions. Yet on these issues of unsurpassed importance, we see the Democrats and Republicans are all part of the same bloodthirsty gang.
On the superficial level of presidential politics, Obama and Bush appeared light-years apart. They play opposites in the DC-approved official culture war between those who pretend to be genuine red-blooded Americans of the heartland and those who feign an understanding of the beleaguered urban minorities and oppressed underclass, when in truth both perfectly embody the same Wall Street-Pentagon-friendly power elite. This is most clearly seen in their virtually identical approach toward empire.
After 9/11, Bush could have used his Republican bonafides to stress not pacifism but at least the humble foreign policy he had promised. We shouldn’t be “an arrogant nation,” he famously said in his October 11, 2000, debate with Al Gore. “[O]ne way for us to end up being viewed as the ugly American is for us to go around the world saying, we do it this way, so should you.”