Sunday, January 25, 2009

Hopefully Next Time, I'll Know Better (But I Doubt It)

I'll admit I've been suffering from a bit of buyer's remorse lately as someone who voted for Barack Obama. Sure, I went into the booth not expecting much out of him as a candidate, and realizing that the promise of change was just another gimmick, like compassionate conservatism, or any other campaign sloganeering.
And I developed even more disappointment as his cabinet took shape. I was never thrilled with Hillary Clinton, and putting her in charge of the state department-not a very good idea at all. Change means discarding the same players who have been soiling the political playing field for so long in favor of new and fresher points of view.
And, alas, my fears have been confirmed with the announcement of the joint effort by Secretary Clinton and Israeli war criminal Tzipi Livnijoining forces to stop Iran's enrichment of uranium, which as signers of the Non-Proliferation Treaty, Iran has every right to develop and we have no right to stop. So, once again, we're back at no change from the Bush administration position of selective enforcement of treaties, as Iran has not been found to be using it's uranium enrichment program to develop nuclear weapons.
So while western sources say Iran is running out of uranium to enrich, Iran announces it has found new uranium deposits right in it's own country.
The only change coming out of Washington DC following the pageantry and glory of this past week's inauguration celebration is the change in the grain of the veneer of lies our government has foisted upon us. Republicans, who suggested treason behind any attempt to rope in the war mongering Bush administration, now criticize Obama's air strikes against Pakistan. It's a dog and pony show where the results have already been decided, the only thing left is a show for the television watchers who want to feel good about our government, right before the whole system comes crashing down in a heap. Everybody switch position now, the other team is up to bat.


Renegade Eye said...

He is often compared to Lincoln. The difference is that Lincoln was president when capitalism was toung and progressive. Obama is in charge of a dying system.

Tom Harper said...

I don't exactly have buyer's remorse, mostly because I didn't have any great expectations to begin with. I think Obama will be an improvement over Dumbya (so would Son of Sam), but that's about as far as it goes.

Snave said...

What Tom said...

I don't expect to be happy with some of the things Obama may say or do... but I don't want to have to be content with "at least he's not Bush".

I'm kind of concerned that the shift from Iraq to Afghanistan, while arguably justifiable, may just take us further down the rabbit hole.

libhom said...

I'm still waiting for troop withdrawals from Iraq.