September 3, 2012
“Is the President just another Ivy League A–hole shredding civil liberties and due process and sending people to die in some s–thole for purely political reasons?”
So asked perilously liberal actor John Cusack Saturday in an article published by Truthout:
Mr. Obama, the Christian president with the Muslim-sounding name, would heed the admonitions of neither religion’s prophets about making war and do what no empire or leader, including Alexander the Great, could do: he would, he assured us “get the job done in Afghanistan.” And so we have our democratic president receiving the Nobel Peace Prize as he sends 30,000 more troops to a ten-year-old conflict in a country that’s been war-torn for 5,000 years.
Why? We’ll never fully know. Instead, we got a speech that was stone bullshit and an insult to the very idea of peace.