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G_j Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 12:49 PM
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Change That's Not: 'Obama on Bush Route' (Journalist John Pilger)
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Published on Wednesday, August 11, 2010 by Russia Today
Change That's Not: 'Obama on Bush Route'

Journalist John Pilger: Wikileaks Should Teach Journalists to Question 'Official Statements', US Foreign Policy

Recent sanctions against Iran are an attempt by the US to return the country to its sphere of influence, claims veteran journalist John Pilger. "Iran was a pillar of the American empire in the Middle East. That was swept away in 1979 by the Islamic revolution, and it has been American foreign policy to get that back," he said. "It has absolutely nothing to do with so-called nuclear weapons. The nuclear power in the Middle East is the fourth biggest military power in the world and that is Israel. It has something like 500 or more nuclear warheads. It is never discussed." Pilger added that Barack Obama has failed to change the trajectory of US foreign policy and following George W. Bush's line. "For the first time in US presidential history -- it has not happened before -- a president has taken the entire defense department bureaucracy, and the Secretary of State for Defense, from a previous discredited administration. We have basically Robert Gates and the same generals running American foreign policy with a lot of help from people of like mind."
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enough Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 01:36 PM
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1. That sentence needs repeating.
Quote:

"For the first time in US presidential history -- it has not happened before -- a president has taken the entire defense department bureaucracy, and the Secretary of State for Defense, from a previous discredited administration."


I remember, at the beginning of Obama's term, getting a kind of cold foreboding when he did this. I also remember thinking perhaps it was part of some new kind of approach that we didn't yet understand.
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another saigon Donating Member (450 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 01:54 PM
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2. I love him!
thank you.

:)

k&r
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another saigon Donating Member (450 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 01:57 PM
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3. someone actually unrecommended John Pilger?
omg, that is insane.

:wtf:
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indepat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-10 03:18 PM
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4. Farther and farther to the right every freakin' day?
:P
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