Thursday, 26 May 2016

Obama - Not Great

President Obama is continuing what appears to be a 'farewell tour' as Clinton and Trump battle it out to replace him in November and so begins the reminiscing over just what sort of President Obama has been. 
His record shows that far from being the hero many expected when he took office, he carried on with the overturning of governments, subverting democracy, imposing blockades and boycotts that America has been famous for over the last few decades. 
His predecessor may have been quite rightly discredited but Obama has prosecuted more whistleblowers than any other president, built more nuclear warheads than any other including new 'mini-nuke's, increased drone attacks in Pakistan and Iraq, invaded Libya, created a second cold war with the Russian president as the pantomime villain and overseen the greatest military build up the Russian border since WW2 and has threatened the Chinese by sending ships, planes and special forces to the area.
Not a great record for a man who was presented with the Nobel Peace Prize at the start of his administration and who was largely expected to be a calming influence after the crazy Bush years but he leaves his time in office with the World even more engulfed in conflict and largely due to his and his countries actions.
The scary part is whether it is Trump or Clinton who picks up the Obama baton, neither will do anything to row back on the path Obama has set us on. 

2 comments:

Keep Life Simple said...

But while at Hiroshima he said the world should get rid of all nukes. Don't you believe him?

Falling on a bruise said...

He said that before and then sent his boffins off to research mini nukes so nope, don't believe him.