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For OpEdNews: Allen L Roland - Writer

Obama in Bomber Jacket

The prince of peace, Barack Obama poses in occupied Afghanistan for his obligatory warrior photo
~ dressed in his bomber jacket which fully reveals the hypocrisy of his recent and deeply tainted
Nobel Peace prize: Allen L Roland
As Holy Week unfolds in 2010 ~ we have the twin spectacles of the Vicar of Christ, Pope
BenedictXVI, deservedly under attack for obstruction of justicewhile the Prince of Peace, Nobel
Peace prize winner President Barack Obama, visiting illegally occupied Afghanistan in the dead of
night for an on the run Photo Op with the troops ~ while posing in his macho bomber jacket. In
essence, it was a six hour pro-war pep rally !
All we need is a Mission Accomplished Banner behind Obama to replicate the hypocrisy of the
GW Bush Photo Op onMay 1, 2003 on the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln where Bush
declared that the Iraq war, which was also an illegal occupation and still continues today, was over.
This Obama photo is a statement to America, and the world, that Obama is a war president
andyou better get used to it. Obama sold out to the Military / Industrial complex a long time ago
~ and, as a result, we'll be in Afghanistan for many years to come.
Machiavelli, The Prince, ch. IX, fully describes our current PrinceObama ~" For in every city
these two opposite parties [people vs aristocracy] are to be found, arising from the desire of the
populace to avoid oppression of the great, and the desire of the great to command and oppress
the people....For when the nobility see that they are unable to resist the people, they
unite in exalting one of their number and creating him prince, so as to be able to carry
out their own designs under the shadow of his authority."
As Norman Soloman writes in Common Dreams" President Obama has taken a further plunge into
the kind of war abyss that consumed predecessors named Johnson, Nixon and Bush."
The Afghanistan and Iraq wars ($1 trillion so far), will cost $200-250 billion more this year,
including hidden and indirect expenses. Obama's Afghan "surge" of 30,000 new troops will cost an
additional $33 billion ~ which is more than Germany's total defense budget.
Commander in Chief Obama is paying for America's wars through supplemental authorizations by
utilizingAmerica's maxed-out credit card. Future generations will be stuck with this bill to
the tune ofwhat is now over $30,000 dollars per American.
In other words, If Americans actually had to pay for these wars and occupations through a war tax
~ and not on credit ~ both of these conflicts would now be over.
As Daniel Ellsberg said ~ "The only way the Vietnam War could have been ended was by Congress
cutting off the money " and he was absolutely correct !
President Obama now has HIS war in Afghanistan and his Bomber Jacket ~ but we can stop this
War President nonsense by defunding these senseless occupations and make it our peace cry for
the midterm elections in November, 2010.
AllenL Roland