Obama Emerges as US Warrior President

Posted: June 13, 2012 in Israeli imperialism - Израильские империализма - Israëlisch imperialisme
HANGING TOUGH — Standing up to Israel’s enemies with more drone strikes and cyber attacks, Barack Obama seeks to project a warhawk image ahead of this November’s US presidential election.  

MEMORIAL DAY IN THE UNITED STATES is a time for hot dogs, overcooked burgers, too much beer, and a massive dose of militaristic patriotism.

It is also a good time for Americans to begin thinking seriously of who should be elected president this November.

This year, President Obama kept his focus on his ownre-election campaign and, at the same time, announced  himself as the US warrior president. The president has apparently decided a warrior president is a better image to project for his re-election in a downward spiraling economy.

DON’T TAKE MY WORD FOR IT. Check out a story released on Memorial Day. It was orchestrated by the Obama White House for the New York Times. The story appeared in the Times’ internet edition on Memorial Day, and in the print edition the next day.

With the help of White House operatives, past and present, the Times portrays the president as a man carrying the heavy moral burden of deciding when a US-desginated suspected terrorist will die in a drone attack.

Since many of these US-designated suspected terrorists are frequently killed in their homes in crowded communities, others die in the attack, including, at times, women and children. On one recent occasion, the targeted victim was an American male citizen. …

AS BARACK OBAMA ENTERS the final months of his re-election campaign, he wants the American people to know that he is, to use an old George Bush term, “the decider,” as to which human target to strike.

The US has shifted its wars from the ground to unmanned drones in the sky. President Obama is slowly bringing the Bush wars in Afghanistan and Iraq to a conclusion. Yet, for political purposes, he still wants to portray himself as a warrior president. He is doing this by releasing a detailed description of how the drone warfare is conducted.

COMPLETE COMMENTARY: http://www.veteranstoday.com/2012/06/03/obama-emerges-as-the-us-warrior-president/

James M. Wall is currently a Contributing Editor ofThe Christian Century magazine, based in Chicago, Illinois. From 1972 through 1999, he was editor and publisher of the magazine. He served for two years on active duty in the US Air Force, and three additional years in the USAF (inactive) reserve. 


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