Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Obama and the American Caesar
Well Hail to the Chief. It looks as if Paul Wells is the latest member of the MSM to go wobbly over Petraeus.
For his no-spin zone.
Isn't that ironic?
The real story of the leak by Petraeus is that the most powerful figure in the U.S. military has tried to shape the media coverage of Obama and combat troop withdrawal from Iraq to advance his policy agenda - and, very likely, his personal political interests as well.
On top of the interest of Petraeus and other senior officers in keeping U.S. troops in Iraq for as long as possible, Petraeus has personal political interests at stake in the struggle over Iraq policy. He has been widely regarded as a possible Republican Presidential candidate in 2012.
I've said it before and I'll say it again. At a time when the American Empire is on the verge of collapse, having a General who thinks he's God or Caesar.
Looks like the mummy of Ramses the Second.
And is trying to whip up a surge in public opinion...with the help of a slavish media... to take his chariot all the way to the White House, strikes me as a really dangerous thing.
Because the only options facing the right in the United States are assimilation, marginalization.....or FASCISM.
If I was Obama I'd be looking for a way to clip this messianic chickenhawk's wings before he gets too big for his braided britches...or his jackboots.
You know like Harry Truman did to General MacArthur who was even MORE popular.
Or one day Americans could wake up with a surge in their own backyards....