Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Dayton, Dahlan, Abbas and assassinations
But on human rights, I fear he will disappoint: I asked him straight whether Hosni Mubarak (the Egyptian leader for 28 years!) was an autocrat. Mr Obama told me he was a force for stability and good."
Obama is a politician. Politicians deal in corruption, in the sense that corruption is self-interest. Obama's interests are his own and those of the US, and of the US as he defines them. His main concern is the US, Israel, the Palestinians, not democracy as such.
If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that."
Nothing new. John Brown... again. I don't like politicians much, but I can respect the ones who know they're assholes. So far I don't have much respect for Obama, but things could be a lot worse. 
Credit where credit is due.

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