Hope & Change update
Two of the promises of Hope&Change was that the US would pull out of Afghanistan and Iraq and close GITMO. During the presidential campaign I had (briefly) discussed our dear comrade candidate with several good friends – people who I respect and like immensely. Their reasons for wanting to vote for the dear comrade were that he would get us out of the wars that Bush started and stop the torture at GITMO.
Just a reminder – after two years, here’s where we are:
- Iraq – we’re still there & soldiers are still dying. No exit strategy.
- Afghanistan – more soldiers being killed and the promised exit is uncertain.
- GITMO – Despite a presidential order signed on his first day in office, GITMO remains open.
- Libya – We are now involved in another war in Libya.
If you’re tempted to say that we’re not actually at war with Libya, I pose this question: If a foreign power launched cruise missiles and air strikes on US soil, would you not consider that an act of war?
Well friends, how’s that hopey changey thing working out for you? Why are you strangely silent about this now?