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  •  "before" it takes a similar path???? (0+ / 0-)

    Let's see - Gitmo still open for business, Bagram off limits, no habeas corpus, military tribunals, renditions still allowed, targeted assassinations by civialian CIA legal, strengthened "Patriot" Act, strengthened FISA, signing statements, government opaqueness, 3 wars, Afghanistan war to continue indefinitely, massive increase of unmanned drones, dramatic increase of military funding for  "over the horizon force projection" - no skin in the game - War by GameBoyTM.

     permanent presence in Iraq (5 military bases now called "fortified compounds", 2 "consulates", 2 "branch embassies", worlds largest embassy, privatized "security forces" operating military equipment including drones

    "Obama will make it clear that we will not build any permanent bases in Iraq." — Obama's Blueprint for Change

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    •  Obama's only been there for a little over two... (0+ / 0-)

      years. This decade is not yet lost. I didn't say it'd be easy to turn it around but it's far from over.

      I only hope and pray we're able to turn this decade around before it takes a similar path.

      "Corporations have neither bodies to kick nor souls to damn." -- Andrew Jackson, 7th President of the United States

      by markthshark on Tue Apr 26, 2011 at 04:30:33 PM PDT

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      •  Obama is too much of a hawk. I don't expect (0+ / 0-)

        much different from the Bush years. He kept the same Department of Defense and I've seen very little different in actual foreign policy other than rhetoric.

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