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  •  That's the problem, isn't it ?? (1+ / 0-)
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    the MIC is indeed no joke. President Obama is the first since Kennedy who is trying to keep the power of the MIC in check.
    And it is proving to be very very difficult.

    Eisenhower was so right.

    Note: much much more than the color of his skin, what has made the presidency very difficult for President Obama is that he's refused to let all the big power centers in D.C. have the last word. He's pissed them off, more than once.

    They want a puppet. They want total control. Because they're convinced they have all the answers.

    They're not accustomed to have a president pushing back against them, a president asking difficult questions, a president forcing them to look into their flaws, their limited vision, etc...

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