Obama’s Memory Problem

He’s done it again-

“I didn’t come here to debate the past, I came here to deal with the future.”

Is it possible America elected a man who should have been the lead in Memento? If he wanted to actually show he was interested in a different future between the Empire and Latin America he could close WHINSEC/SOA and stop the War on Drugs as cover for imperial brutality & control. Neither of which he has or looks likely to be doing, so this ‘look forward’ schtick? Looks a little backward after all.


4 Responses to “Obama’s Memory Problem”

  1. libhomo Says:

    Sometimes I wonder if the Bush regime is still running things. I say that literally, not rhetorically.

    • RickB Says:

      Well an empire has continuity of mutual interests and needs quite apart from Cheney’s stay behinds and the conservative bias of bureaucracies. Certainly since Bush took power in a coup the power centre’s are further right whoever is nominally in power and the CIA are unaccountable and hugely powerful now, throw in the NSA and perpetual war and Change is just a slogan not a possibility.

  2. Jotman Says:

    “Deal with the future?” More like “Bury the future.”

    Obama would leave it with a clear precedent intact that American presidents can order people tortured without facing any consequences whatsoever, and leave regimes like Burma every excuse to do likewise.

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