Some People Want to Talk about the Democrats, War & Torture

Debra Sweet | May 4, 2016

Larry Wilmore, who hosted the White House Correspondent's dinner last weekend, didn't go soft on Obama for not closing Guantanamo. Other than Trump and Cruz, he's almost the only one to remind people the prison is still open, as it's not a subject for discussion among Democrats.

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The New York Times ran a feature, "How Hillary Became a Hawk," in its Sunday magazine this week, 5 years after Obama & Clinton cheered on the killing of Osama bin Laden and his family members. "Throughout her career she has displayed instincts on foreign policy that are more aggressive than those of President Obama — and most Democrats," they say.

What does that tell us about what's coming? See A Vote for the Democrats Would Be a Vote for War Crimes from revcom.us.

Edward Snowden in The Intercept, says Whistle-blowing is Not Just Leaking — It's an Act of Political Resistance:

"We now have the largest unchallenged military machine in the history of the world, and it’s backed by a political system that is increasingly willing to authorize any use of force in response to practically any justification."

"Jeremy Scahill, speaking about his new book Assasination Complex, written with the staff of The Intercept, says, "Obama has codified assassination as a central official component of American foreign policy...This is a global assassination program that is authorized and run under what amounts to a parallel legal system or judicial system where the president and his advisers serve as the judge, jury and executioner of people across the globe.

"Scahill said "Clinton is a legendary hawk, but Bernie Sanders shouldn't get a pass on role in regime change," according to Democracy Now.  He "signed onto the key document that—the legislation that was created as a result of the Project for a New American Century, demanding that Bill Clinton make regime change in Iraq the law of the land. Bernie Sanders then voted for that bill, which, again, was largely authored by Donald Rumsfeld and the neocons. Bernie Sanders then supported the most brutal regime of economic sanctions in world history, that killed hundreds of thousands of Iraqis. He supported the bombings in Iraq under President Clinton, under the guise of the so-called no-fly zones, the longest sustained bombing campaign since Vietnam. Bernie Sanders was about regime change. Bernie Sanders signed onto neocon-led legislation that made the Iraq invasion possible by codifying into U.S. law that Saddam Hussein’s regime must be overthrown."