This is something else. What a stark contrast to the rock-star image he had in Europe just a few years ago. While I don’t agree with the author on many of his posits, this demonstrates how little Obama delivered on the hype they called hope and change.
The title is, “Is Barack Obama morphing into Dick Cheney?”
As details of his administration’s global war against terrorists, insurgents, and hostile warlords have become more widely known – a war that involves a mélange of drone attacks, covert operations, and presidentially selected assassinations – President Obama seems to be following more and more into the footsteps of his predecessor George W. Bush. When it comes to international energy politics, however, it is not Bush but his vice president, Dick Cheney, who has been providing the role model for the president, argues Michael Klare, professor of peace and world security studies at Hampshire College.
I would, for the record, state, Bush never had a not-so-secret list of he checked off as he went along.
Aaron David Miller, an advisor to six secretaries of state, wrote at Foreign Policy, “Barack Obama has become George W. Bush on steroids.”
In the field of energy geopolitics, however, Obama seems to be particularly inspired by the example of Bush’s Vice-President Dick Cheney. His policies globally bear an eerie likeness to those of Cheney’s, especially in the way he has engaged in the geopolitics of oil as part of an American global struggle for future dominance among the major powers.
Read more here. Again I don’t agree with all of the posits the author makes. In fact, some of them are demonstrably wrong. Still, it is quite remarkable about how he is now perceived by some of our friends.