If A Neocon Is Happy With Obama, You Shouldn't Be
By, Chris Rossini
President Obama gave a national security speech this afternoon. It appears that many are latching onto the following statement from the speech:
"This war, like all wars, must end."
He was referring to the War on Terror, and supposedly the statement shows that a different approach or tone is being taken than that of George W. Bush.
I don't buy it for a second.
I immediately thought of the slick one, who in one of his State of The Union addresses said:
"The era of big government is over."
If it were Ron Paul that was making a statement about the "end" of the war, I'd put faith that the actions required were underway.
The thinking in Congress would also have to reflect that of the President. Yet, just yesterday, the U.S. Senate voted unanimously to militarily support Israel were it to get into a battle with Iran.
This is not the thinking that takes place when it's really time to call it quits. The Senate is not ready to put down the guns. In fact, they're ready to pick them up!
Furthermore, if you really want to see how serious you should take Obama, look to the Neocons. Surely these rabid individuals would be up in arms at the change in direction.
Such is not the case.
Max Boot, a big warmonger, is pleased that Obama is following Dubya lockstep:
With his address today at National Defense University, President Obama continued his pattern of trying to separate himself from the Bush administration—while largely carrying on, and even expanding, its legacy in the counter-terrorism fight.
Better that Obama feign a change of course rather than actually undertake a change of course, because the course established by Bush and continued by Obama has kept us largely, although not entirely, safe since 9/11.
Sadly, we're going to have to wait. As Ron Paul has said many times, the government will call it quits only when they absolutely have to because they can't continue on financially.
On the flip-side though...Bernanke is working on it.