Friday, December 11, 2009

Betrayals

A couple of Obama items:

1. Does anybody remember the campaign promise Obama made about allowing us to buy prescription drugs from other countries? Well, guess what? The FDA is opposing an amendment to the so-called health reform bill that would ease the restrictions on the importation of drugs from other countries like Canada on the grounds that it would be difficult to implement and endanger the US medicine supply. One commentator, making the obvious point that the FDA is Obama's FDA, calls this massive sucking up to big pharma a "betrayal." It's hard to argue with this assessment. That's all we've gotten from this president.

2. Quotes from the Obama acceptance speech in Oslo . . . the Nobel Peace Prize, remember?

==>>"To say that force may sometimes by necessary is not a call to cynicism--it a recognition of history." Hell, as president this guy can make history by for once in the history of this country choosing to pursue a path of peace rather than war. He's done nothing of the sort. His choice is for expanded war. What a travesty this guy has turned out to be!

==>>"The instruments of war do have role to play in preserving the peace." This is the craziest excuse for logic that's ever been devised. Moreover, the experience of humankind for millennia proves nothing if not that war begets war. Peace is the absence of war, by definition. It cannot be preserved by war.

===>>"We will not eradicate violent conflict in our lifetimes. There will be times when nations--acting individually or in concert--will find the use of force not only necessary but morally justified." I can think of a few former Nobel Peace Prize winners who are turning in their graves. Rightfully so.
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