If you don't read the WSWS you might start with this ....
Obama outlines policy of endless war
By Bill Van Auken
16 July 2008
Any misconception that Barack Obama is running in the 2008 election as an “antiwar” candidate should have been cleared up Tuesday in what was billed by the Democratic presidential campaign as a “major speech” on national security and the US war in Iraq.
Speaking before a backdrop of massed American flags at the Reagan Building in Washington, Obama made it clear that he opposes the present US policy in Iraq not on the basis of any principled opposition to neo-colonialism or aggressive war, but rather on the grounds that the Iraq war is a mistaken deployment of power that fails to advance the global strategic interests of American imperialism.
What emerges from the speech by the junior senator from Illinois is that the November election will not provide the American people with the opportunity to vote for or against war, but merely to choose which of the two colonial-style wars that US forces are presently fighting should be escalated. mehr >>
Writing in Foreign Affairs a year ago (published by those highly interesting folks at the Council on Foreign Relations - Chairman Peter G Paterson ) , Obama stressed that the lesson of the Iraq debacle was the necessity to prepare for new US wars. "We must use this moment both to rebuild our military and to prepare it for the missions of the future," he stressed. "We must retain the capacity to swiftly defeat any conventional threat to our country and our vital interests. But we must also become better prepared to put boots on the ground in order to take on foes that fight asymmetrical and highly adaptive campaigns on a global scale." Don't say you didn't realise .....
Meanwhile for those who seem to have lost (or misunderstood) the reference to afro haired, Kalshnikov toting, cammo be-trousered, Michelle Obama on the Noo Yorker cover this week ...
Here is a picture of Michelle Obama with her friend Ex Weatherwoman and Sidley Austin Partner Bernardine Dohrn at a political rally.see Monday, April 28, 2008 Obama. Ayers Rocks.
Bernardine (on the right) is the wife of Weatherman Bill Ayers and mother of his 2 children. She went to prison on various charges - Dohrn and Ayers became legal guardians of the son of former members of the Weather Underground, Kathy Boudin and David Gilbert, after they were convicted of murder of a security guard and 2 police officers during a 1981 Brinks armoured car robbery.
We have yet to turn up a single news story that mentions the Obama connection with these fascinating folks who were involved with The Weathermen in bombing the Pentagon, the US Capitol, the New York Police Benevolent Association, the New York Board of Corrections, as well as the offices of multinational companies.