Monday, August 18, 2008

I'm Still Not Sold On Obama..

Where does Barack Obama stand on America's endless war?

Obama plans to "redeploy combat brigades from Iraq at a pace of 1 to 2 brigades a month that would remove them in 16 months" - while sending 14,000 of them to expand the war in Afghanistan! He has never called the war categorically illegal and immoral, or a war crime. Instead he calls for a troop increase and "the first truly 21st century military ... We must maintain the strongest, best-equipped military in the world."Obama has threatened (several times) to attack Iran, including with nukes, over nukes Iran doesn't have. He's threatened (several times) to attack Pakistan and he embraces Israel as if it were the 51st state audience. In Miami in August 2007, he said as president he would not lift the U.S. embargo against Cuba because it is "an important inducement for change."
And ask yourself why any "peace candidate" would have as his top foreign policy advisers Zbigniew Brzezinski and Madeleine Albright.

Where does Barack Obama stand on torture?

After 8 years of this abominable Bush Regime, after all we now know about the secret renditions and secret torture sites, and the White House meetings where the torture was planned at the top - after the rest of the world has come to know that America has been guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity - is Barack Obama saying it's time to hold these people accountable? No, he is promising there will be investigations, AND he is promising there will be NO prosecutions during his first term.

Where does Barack Obama stand on the fascist FISA bill?

In light of all we now know about the spying and lying, and the construction of a whole new outrageous level of state spying on people in this country, what does Obama say about these clearly impeachable offenses? Does he distance himself from the outrages and crimes of the Bush Regime? When the FISA bill came up, Obama said he would vote against it. Then he voted for it.

Where does Barack Obama stand on the persecution of immigrants?

Obama voted for the 2006 Secure Fence Act, which authorized construction of the five segments of the new wall along the U.S./Mexican border.
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1 comment:

Vadim said...

When did he say he would keep the embargo? All of the sources I found says that he would soften restrictions. He probably won't dismantle it completely, but he's certainly more flexible than McCain on the issue.

That said, you're right about everything else. Obama's a pretty run-of-the-mill politician now, not a progressive like how I remember him living in Chicago.

The FISA bill was the last straw for me. I'm going to be voting third party unless he renounces his support for it: