Saturday, November 30, 2013
Obama’s role as the US president
Nasir Khan, November 30, 2013
Now we have the expert opinions of two psychologists, Roger Buck and Dr Nick Medvecky. However, coming to the theme from a different angle, I’ll say that I have followed the politics of American presidents from the time of Eisenhower onwards. How do I see Obama? Well, Obama is not any exception to the general rule of pro-imperialism polices that his predecessors have followed. He has closely followed in the footsteps of George W. Bush, the war criminal and vicious murderer of hundreds of thousands of Iraqis and Afghans. Obama has continued the policies of Bush because the superpower he leads is based on the assertion of American military power and domination. Like his predecessors Bush or Nixon, etc., his violations of international laws and international norms, the killing of foreign people with impunity, having no regard to international public opinion are very serious matters.
However, the only ‘justification’ the American rulers can resort to is their internalized holy mantra of ‘American exceptionalism’. What this means is this: American rulers can do whatever they want without being accountable to any authority in the world. We should keep in mind when Obama received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009 in Oslo, he used the occasion to tell the world that he would carry on wars! He used his high-sounding nonsensical rhetoric to defend wars to the amazement of millions around the world. His warmongering and aggressive polices he has pursued since then show he had literally meant what he said.