by George Leef
It seems that more liberals who are actually in favor of stopping America’s penchant for military adventures around the globe are now willing to attack Obama for saying one thing and doing the opposite. Here is a Truthdig column by David Sirota in that vein.
Why does this guy who always talked like an opponent of militarism until he became president act like this? Is it because he thinks he needs to look tough for political reasons? Is it because, as Randolph Bourne observed, “war is the health of the state”? Is it because he’s developed a symbiotic relationship with the top brass?