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Obama on Libya: George W. Bush 2.0

Posted by in Featured, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 31st March, 2011 | 1 Comment

Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty ImagesHis lines may be better delivered, but Barack Obama is sounding – and acting – more like the heir to George W. Bush than the change-maker sold to the public in his award-winning ad campaign. Indeed, when not sending billions of dollars to repressive governments across the globe, the great liberal hope is authorizing deadly drone strikes and military campaigns in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, Yemen and now, in his most pseudo-righteous war yet, Libya.

Instead of Bombing Dictators, Stop Selling Them Bombs

Posted by in Featured, Stop Funding War, World News & Events on 22nd March, 2011 | 3 Comments

photo: REUTERS/Goran TomasevicWhen all you have is bombs, everything starts to look like a target. And so after years of providing Libya’s dictator with the weapons he’s been using against the people, all the international community – France, Britain and the United States – has to offer the people of Libya is more bombs, this time dropped from the sky rather than delivered in a box to Muammar Gaddafi’s palace.