Thursday, September 2, 2010

Norm Soloman on Obama's 'Speech for Endless War'.

Norm Soloman, author of a dozen books including "War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death" comments on Obama's speech which he calls a 'speech for endless war.' If you haven't seen the documentary 'War Made Easy' please check it out here.

"While now trumpeting the nobility of an Iraq war effort that he’d initially disparaged as “dumb,” Barack Obama is polishing a halo over the Afghanistan war, which he touts as very smart. In the process, the Oval Office speech declared that every U.S. war -- no matter how mendacious or horrific -- is worthy of veneration.
Obama closed the speech with a tribute to “an unbroken line of heroes” stretching “from Khe Sanh to Kandahar -- Americans who have fought to see that the lives of our children are better than our own.” His reference to the famous U.S. military outpost in South Vietnam was a chilling expression of affinity for another march of folly."
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