Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Right now the feature film on the screen is the presidential race, with dingbats like Bolton maneuvering in the aisles,  but my primary interest is in Obama's lack of control over this. I still say, if they push it big time, it's a no-win for him, and in a big way. I don't think the big payoff here is only more access to military contracts- they had that sewed up long ago. It's discrediting Obama.

Look at today's papers. They are pushing the "Act of War" meme hard. This seems too stupid for words, but just look at the current GOP poll leader! Missile defense at the dining room, dear lord.

Capitalism searches out the darkest corners of human potential, and mainlines them.

by geezer in Paris (risico at wanadoo(flypoop)fr) on Thu Oct 13th, 2011 at 01:57:07 AM EST
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Well, Obama is the status quo President, anyone who looked could see that from years out. And so he inherited wars and he keeps 'em going; steady as she goes. I think Obama's perceived lack of control is as much a case of his belief that asserting his view is somehow "not bipartisan". Yet by such failure, he is a willing participant in discrediting himself.

He also doesn't want to upset AIPAC who also want their war with Iran. So he can't go out on a limb  cos he knows their revenge would be even more damaging than that of PNAC.

There is a sentiment building in the US that these wars have gone on too long, and that they don't want another, but like #Occupy.. that is neither here nor there cos it hasn't made any political demands and so it hasn't really impacted the thinking of the elites yet.

when they go from the dKos position of electing more democrats to electing anti-everwar and anti-WallSt politicians then things'll change. But it'll be a long time coming.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Thu Oct 13th, 2011 at 03:07:04 AM EST
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