Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend  
Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite Save As Favorite View Article Stats
68 comments

OpEdNews Op Eds

Obama Raises American Hypocrisy To A Higher Level

By (about the author)     Permalink       (Page 1 of 1 pages)
Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; ; ; , Add Tags Add to My Group(s)

Must Read 27   Well Said 27   Supported 16  
View Ratings | Rate It

Headlined to H1 3/28/11
Become a Fan
  (377 fans)

opednews.com



What does the world think? Obama has been using air strikes and drones against civilians in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, and probably Somalia. In his March 28 speech, Obama justified his air strikes against Libya on the grounds that the embattled ruler, Gadhafi, was using air strikes to put down a rebellion.

Gadhafi has been a black hat for as long as I can remember. If we believe the adage that "where there is smoke there is fire," Gadhafi is probably not a nice fellow. However, there is no doubt whatsoever that the current US president and the predecessor Bush/Cheney regime have murdered many times more people in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia than Gadhafi has murdered in Libya.

Moreover, Gadhafi is putting down a rebellion against state authority as presently constituted, but Obama and Bush/Cheney initiated wars of aggression based entirely on lies and deception.

Yet Gadhafi is being demonized, and Bush/Cheney/Obama are sitting on their high horse draped in cloaks of morality. Obama described himself as saving Libyans from violence while Obama himself murders Afghans, Pakistanis, and whomever else.

Indeed, the Obama regime has been torturing a US soldier, Bradley Manning, for having a moral conscience. America has degenerated to the point where having a moral conscience is evidence of anti-Americanism and "terrorist activity."

The Bush/Cheney/Obama wars of naked aggression have bankrupted America. Joseph Stiglitz, former chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, concluded that the money wasted on the Iraq war could have been used to fix America's Social Security problem for half a century. Instead, the money was used to boost the obscene profits of the armament industry.

The obscene wars of aggression, the obscene profits of the offshoring corporations, and the obscene bailouts of the rich financial gangsters have left the American public with annual budget deficits of approximately $1.5 trillion. These deficits are being covered by printing money. Sooner or later, the printing presses will cause the US dollar to collapse and domestic inflation to explode. Social Security benefits will be wiped out by inflation rising more rapidly than the cost-of-living adjustments. If America survives, no one will be left but the mega-rich. Unless there is a violent revolution.

Alternatively, if the Federal Reserve puts the brake on monetary expansion, interest rates will rise, sending the economy into a deeper depression.

Washington, focused on its newest war, is oblivious to America's peril. As Stiglitz notes, the costs of the Iraq war alone could have kept every foreclosed family in their home, provided health care for every American child, and wiped out the student loans of graduates who cannot find jobs because they have been outsourced to foreigners. However, the great democratic elected government of "the world's only superpower" prefers to murder Muslims in order to enhance the profits of the military/security complex. More money is spent violating the constitutional rights of American air travelers than is spent in behalf of the needy.

The moral authority of the West is rapidly collapsing. When Russia, Asia, and South America look at Europe, Australia and Canada, they see American puppet states that contribute troops to the aggressive wars of the Empire. The French president, the British prime minister, the president" of Georgia, and the rest are merely functionaries of the American Empire. The puppet rulers routinely sell out the interests and welfare of their peoples in behalf of American hegemony. And they are well rewarded for their service. One year out of office, former British prime minister Tony Blair had a net worth of $30-million.

In his war against Libya, Obama has taken America one step further into Caesarism. Obama did Bush one step better and did not even bother to get congressional authorization for his attack on Libya. Obama claimed that his moral authority trumped the US Constitution. The hypocrisy reeks. How the public stands it, I do not know:
"To brush aside America's responsibility as a leader and -- more profoundly -- our responsibilities to our fellow human beings under such circumstances would have been a betrayal of who we are. Some nations may be able to turn a blind eye to atrocities in other countries. The United States of America is different. And as president, I refused to wait for the images of slaughter and mass graves before taking action."
This from the Great Moral Leader who every day murders civilians in Afghanistan and Pakistan and Yemen and Somalia and now Libya and who turns a blind eye when "the great democracy in the Middle East," Israel, murders more Palestinians.

The American president, whose drones and air force slaughter civilians every day of the year went on to say Libya stands alone in presenting the world with "the prospect of violence on a horrific scale." Obviously, Obama thinks that one million dead Iraqis, four million displaced Iraqis, and an unknown number of murdered Afghans is just a small thing.

The rest of Obama's speech showed a person more capable of DoubleSpeak and DoubleThink than Big Brother and the denizens of George Orwell's 1984.

How does a person as totally absurd as Obama expect to be taken seriously?

 

http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/

Dr. Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury for Economic Policy in the Reagan Administration. He was associate editor and columnist with the Wall Street Journal, columnist for Business Week and the Scripps Howard News Service. He is a contributing editor to Gerald Celente's Trends Journal. He has had numerous university appointments. His book, The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism and Economic Dissolution of the West is available here. His latest book,  How America Was Lost, has just been released and can be ordered here.

Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend
The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Writers Guidelines

Contact Author Contact Editor View Authors' Articles

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Libya - The DC/NATO Agenda And The Next Great War

The Road to Armageddon

American Job Loss Is Permanent

A Story...The Last Whistleblower

Pakistan TV Report Contradicts US Claim of Bin Laden's Death

Comments

The time limit for entering new comments on this article has expired.

This limit can be removed. Our paid membership program is designed to give you many benefits, such as removing this time limit. To learn more, please click here.

Comments: Expand   Shrink   Hide  
31 people are discussing this page, with 68 comments
To view all comments:
Expand Comments
(Or you can set your preferences to show all comments, always)

Republican President, Dwight Eisenhower stated: "I... by Lewis Yang on Tuesday, Mar 29, 2011 at 12:45:01 AM
It's very encouraging to see Roberts, as well as o... by Alan MacDonald on Wednesday, Mar 30, 2011 at 10:55:47 AM
Yahoo carries The Grand Narrative of course, but j... by Mike Preston on Tuesday, Mar 29, 2011 at 2:29:24 AM
Wonderful... 4:00 am in Seattle, couldn't sleep. A... by Elizabeth Hanson on Tuesday, Mar 29, 2011 at 6:30:12 AM
And the most disgusting part of all of this is t... by Mark Sashine on Tuesday, Mar 29, 2011 at 8:52:24 AM
Moi osi. Meilleurs voeux! ... by j dial on Tuesday, Mar 29, 2011 at 12:10:52 PM
Dr PCR tricks you all. He still seems to adore Rea... by BFalcon on Tuesday, Mar 29, 2011 at 9:42:56 PM
Dr. PCR never tricks. It is the truth that he spea... by xxx xxxx on Wednesday, Mar 30, 2011 at 7:35:08 AM
Is that some people can be so easily tricked and t... by BFalcon on Wednesday, Mar 30, 2011 at 10:09:23 PM
PCR is not the one who started Reaganomics, it was... by Debbie S on Thursday, Mar 31, 2011 at 1:46:36 PM
Is that "meek" Dr PCR was in Reagan administration... by BFalcon on Friday, Apr 1, 2011 at 4:03:12 AM
The blame goes more to Donald Regan as Secretary o... by Debbie S on Friday, Apr 1, 2011 at 3:19:59 PM
First, neither Reagan nor others with him ever tho... by BFalcon on Friday, Apr 1, 2011 at 8:51:47 PM
GET REAL...... by Debbie S on Friday, Apr 1, 2011 at 11:00:22 PM
BFalcon is obviously a government troll. No one co... by Paul Craig Roberts on Friday, Apr 1, 2011 at 7:51:37 PM
As I knew it would be. I never called you a close... by BFalcon on Friday, Apr 1, 2011 at 9:01:58 PM
A stinking government troll for sure.... by Paul Craig Roberts on Friday, Apr 1, 2011 at 9:28:43 PM
Any respect that I may have had for you, you have ... by Doc McCoy on Friday, Apr 1, 2011 at 10:14:41 PM
"It does not snow to cover the hill But for ever... by BFalcon on Friday, Apr 1, 2011 at 10:42:53 PM
I have no love of Gaddafi and would like to see hi... by Gary Williams on Friday, Apr 1, 2011 at 10:08:43 PM
It is difficult for a president to go against acce... by BFalcon on Friday, Apr 1, 2011 at 10:49:24 PM
Ive posted more than just a couple diatribes aroun... by Gary Williams on Saturday, Apr 2, 2011 at 12:42:57 AM
But loud propaganda and pseudoconservative neocon ... by BFalcon on Saturday, Apr 2, 2011 at 12:55:40 AM
Bush-Cheney Pax Americana plot that I had thought ... by tim mcghie on Friday, Apr 1, 2011 at 11:25:13 PM
Are very wrong and don't understand their own inte... by BFalcon on Friday, Apr 1, 2011 at 11:46:43 PM
That was caused by the IMF, and the Chicago boys, ... by Debbie S on Saturday, Apr 2, 2011 at 2:16:26 PM
It does not make sense to be very rich if the doll... by BFalcon on Saturday, Apr 2, 2011 at 7:53:06 PM
May-be you don't like his investigation? Ron Paul ... by Debbie S on Saturday, Apr 2, 2011 at 11:04:54 PM
On Ron Paul, I actually think that he has some goo... by BFalcon on Sunday, Apr 3, 2011 at 1:05:46 AM
Problem after problem in America are never solved ... by Debbie S on Sunday, Apr 3, 2011 at 3:08:32 PM
Why do you write? Do you believe that anything can... by BFalcon on Sunday, Apr 3, 2011 at 9:23:15 PM
I don't believe choice is ours, that is like livin... by Debbie S on Sunday, Apr 3, 2011 at 11:36:01 PM
You probably don't even see or hear the left. The... by Samson on Wednesday, Mar 30, 2011 at 12:47:29 AM
Yeah, it slays me when I se people equating a vote... by Gary Williams on Friday, Apr 1, 2011 at 9:31:58 PM
for the most part will not touch the truth about t... by Jon Fox on Saturday, Apr 2, 2011 at 1:26:34 PM
Are talking ideology and not reality... by BFalcon on Monday, Apr 4, 2011 at 12:19:09 AM
We have a President who can jump the gun much bet... by Mark Sashine on Tuesday, Mar 29, 2011 at 7:44:30 AM
... by Ned Lud on Tuesday, Mar 29, 2011 at 8:18:09 AM
Every where I look and read, America is a Broken P... by Michael Dewey on Tuesday, Mar 29, 2011 at 9:47:05 AM
The American president, whose drones and air for... by Michael Dewey on Tuesday, Mar 29, 2011 at 9:48:35 AM
Spoke pretty words about standing up for human rig... by eileen fleming on Tuesday, Mar 29, 2011 at 9:59:15 AM
A few months ago some new FOIA docs went online at... by Gary Williams on Saturday, Apr 2, 2011 at 12:21:52 AM
Partitioning of Libya will bring Democracy to a na... by morris wise on Tuesday, Mar 29, 2011 at 10:03:02 AM
REASON FOR WAR? GADDAFI WANTED TO NATIONALIZE OIL ... by tim mcghie on Tuesday, Mar 29, 2011 at 10:12:07 AM
I read about this also, something about prices tha... by Debbie S on Tuesday, Mar 29, 2011 at 3:10:15 PM
This looks like Ghadaffis real crime. 1, he built ... by John Smith on Tuesday, Mar 29, 2011 at 5:52:20 PM
yes,he's just not playing by the rules.after all d... by tim mcghie on Tuesday, Mar 29, 2011 at 8:37:01 PM
The conservative news media is now trying more the... by liberalsrock on Wednesday, Mar 30, 2011 at 9:57:28 AM
The writers of that show are deep in the conservat... by Gary Williams on Saturday, Apr 2, 2011 at 1:05:10 AM
Truth and lies are inverted in public discourse in... by Judith Bello on Tuesday, Mar 29, 2011 at 11:23:22 AM
The last presidential vote was not a vote for Obam... by Steven G. Erickson on Tuesday, Mar 29, 2011 at 2:15:37 PM
go to his web page and read readers comments. clic... by John Smith on Tuesday, Mar 29, 2011 at 5:40:46 PM
That this is not his page but fans' page True?... by BFalcon on Monday, Apr 4, 2011 at 12:16:19 AM
I thought of a lie that would actually sound more ... by steve windisch on Tuesday, Mar 29, 2011 at 6:06:15 PM
Islamic banks have been eating into Rothschild pro... by John Smith on Tuesday, Mar 29, 2011 at 6:45:00 PM
Are these people F%$ing crazy?Wow. ... by zonie on Tuesday, Mar 29, 2011 at 6:53:21 PM
I live in a retirement community and on a daily ba... by Edyth Koch on Tuesday, Mar 29, 2011 at 8:33:06 PM
Hi Edith--- I live in Seattle and am part of this ... by Elizabeth Hanson on Tuesday, Mar 29, 2011 at 11:00:04 PM
Thanks, as always, Dr. Roberts, for your commentar... by Janet Loughrey on Tuesday, Mar 29, 2011 at 8:34:07 PM
To be honest, you have to say which Obama campaign... by Samson on Wednesday, Mar 30, 2011 at 12:59:16 AM
In the general election, Obama ran on the followin... by Samson on Wednesday, Mar 30, 2011 at 12:59:46 AM
I saw all this coming and tried to warn my liberal... by Davey Jones on Thursday, Mar 31, 2011 at 1:22:15 AM
I was caught in the idea that we'd have a black pr... by Taylor on Thursday, Mar 31, 2011 at 11:36:38 AM
Can anti-war voters vote for Obama in 2012?Persona... by Marc Schuler on Wednesday, Mar 30, 2011 at 12:32:03 AM
I can't help but wonder if the reaction would be t... by Doc McCoy on Thursday, Mar 31, 2011 at 9:37:17 AM
Mr. Roberts, the US difference is that Gaddaffi pe... by dkathryn on Friday, Apr 1, 2011 at 5:15:04 PM
Obama has murdered far more people than Gaddafi. M... by Paul Craig Roberts on Friday, Apr 1, 2011 at 7:42:58 PM
Obama has murdered far more people than Gaddafi. M... by Paul Craig Roberts on Friday, Apr 1, 2011 at 7:47:07 PM