Just Another Disappointment

The Obama Administration, along with the utterly failed Democratic leadership of the US Congress, has been one major disappointment after another:  the continued hypocrisy of Guantanamo, the continuation and indeed extension of the Bush-Cheney secrecy and surveillance laws, the ethical shortcomings of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, along with Obama’s medieval attitude to gender-neutral marriage, and the refusal to tame Wall Street.

The latest failure is Obama’s decision to actively increase American arms sales to an already arms-glutted world. The spin is that this will somehow help “arms control experts” to more easily monitor sales of major weapons.  But the simple truth is that this has everything to do with the

frustration felt by U.S. defense and high-tech companies, who say export controls that date to the Cold War cost them billions of dollars in lost sales … “Generally speaking, we’re very happy about this,” said Bill Reinsch, president of the National Foreign Trade Council, whose member companies include Boeing, General Electric and United Technologies.

We hoped that “Yes We Can” meant we could change the world. What it has come to mean is that the old military-industrial-media complex is as free to screw the world under a Democratic regime as it is under a Republican one.  Goddam shame.

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One Response to Just Another Disappointment

  1. fluoridematt says:

    I think the most important issue in Obama’s administration is his complete and total lack of backbone when it comes to Wall street. Then again what did you expect, look at who he filled his cabinet with, and look at what the supreme court ruled (corps are “individuals” and can donate as much money as they want).

    Obviously someone is dumping huge money into this political mess that once was this countries political system. If we could send Wall street back to their CEO offices and get them out of the oval office (not to mention the congress which is a whole different issue) we would have a good chance of turning this country around (I don’t see this happening however mainly due to the fact the media is such a joke).

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