Politics and Media Headlines 11/25/08
Normally I would say “So what?” (by myiq2xu at The Confluence)
From Politico: “OBAMA SKIPS CHURCH, HEADS TO GYM”… Now I don’t really care if Barack Obama attends a church, temple, mosque or gym every weekend. But he’s the one who made a big deal over his religious faith… It’s the hypocrisy, stupid!
He doesn’t need the South Side black churches any more. He’s made it. He can forget them.—Caro
Obama the Secret Progressive (by myiq2xu at The Confluence)
From Chris Bowers: “According to [The Atlantic’s Marc] Ambinder, hiring centrists and Republicans for top positions in the Obama administration actually means that Obama intends to govern in a clearly progressive direction…” Put down your sippy-kup Marc, and check this out: “A senior Obama campaign official shared with The Washington Note that in July 2008, the McCain and Obama camps began to work secretly behind the scenes to assemble large rosters of potential personnel for the administration that only one of the candidates would lead.” WE TOLD YOU SO!
Bacevich: ‘I want to see President Obama explicitly abrogate the doctrine of preventive war.’ (Think Progress)
Earlier today, ThinkProgress interviewed Andrew Bacevich, a professor of international relations at Boston University who has been one of the most astute foreign policy critics of the Bush administration. (Bacevich’s son died while serving in Iraq.) In his new book, The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism, Bacevich challenges Obama to “go beyond merely pointing out the folly of the Iraq war” and “demonstrate that Iraq represents the truest manifestation of an approach to national security that is fundamentally flawed… I would want to see a President Obama explicitly abrogate the doctrine of preventive war and to question fundamentally whether global war — open-ended global war — really provides the proper framework in which to address the threat posed by violent Islamic radicalism.”
Click through to listen.—Caro
Why Obama should end the “war on terror” (by Gary Kamiya)
Bush’s infantile response to 9/11 has harmed our national interests for too long. It’s time to declare it dead.
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