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U.S. President Barack Obama said in an interview with CNN on Wednesday he is "very close" to a decision on boosting troop levels in Afghanistan and would make an announcement "in the next several weeks." Source: Reuters
The suspense is killing me.
The last several weeks of a supposed decision on sending troops is just a made for media propaganda ploy.
President Obama has also already begun shifting manpower away from Iraq so that he can increase troop levels in Afghanistan.
So there will obviously be a surge in Afghanistan, and President Obama's agony over sending more troops to Afghanistan is pure propaganda.
The American public likes its Presidents to pretend to be caring for the lives of their soldiers. So President Obama pretends to take painstaking war decisions that have already been planned out well in advance.
John Lennon once wrote in his classic song 'Working Class Hero,' "There's room at the top they are telling you still, but first you must learn how to smile as you kill.
If he were writing today perhaps he would change the line to:
President Obama is the Agonizer-in-Chief.
But that is a lot better than our previous war monger Decider-in-Chief George W. Bush. He wasn't really compassionate, even though Bush was elected as a compassionate conservative.
No, today we have the really compassionate, liberal President Obama.
Sure Obama and Bush have the same war policy, but President Obama is just better at pretending to care more about killing people in unnecessary occupations for Empire.