Originally Posted by sammi jo
Since that quote was not
from me, how and why did you ascribe it to me?
Having said that, it seems that in the United Pavlovian Coerced States of America, to level any form of criticism of Obama "justifies" an accusation of "racism". Similarly, to level any form of criticism towards the (former) Bush Administration rendered one a "terrorist sympathizer". But wait, there's more... to criticize any aspect of Israel.. and you're a "Holocaust denier", or guilty of "anti-semitism". Or if you point out the shortcomings of the US healthcare system and support something more civilized... you're now a "Marxist".. and if you point out the obvious and proven facts that (some) governments use terror attacks to frighten and subsequently enrage the citizens to further military and monetary gains, at best, you're up against a wall of silence, denial and mass "follow my leader" type intellectual cowardice.
Sorry Sammi, my inability to use the quote function properly lead to my post not accurately reflecting that I was quoting your quote from Paul Craig Roberts. I promise I'll try and learn the services of this site, so far I've just ended up messing up though!
The racial quote from your source, I see as racist or at least flippant about race and definitely insulting to any person of color and insulting to the Nobel Peace Prize committee, who he obviously detests.
I agree with you that Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran and Iraq leave plenty to question about Obama's role regarding peace and I am not at all supportive of his actions in those areas. The killing and suffering going on as he embarks on more conflict is shocking and personally rules him out for me as deserving of this award. However, he would claim that his actions are the opposite and to some extent I agree with him. Just walking away, as I see as imperative, he would view as sacrificing future stability and peace. His approach guarantees suffering and carnage now for what he hopes will eventually be peace. My approach guarantees that it won't be US forces dying and being seriously injured and causing further carnage now to millions of poor foreign citizens. Instead leaves it up to the nations involved to seek their own solutions and to reap their own financial rewards. I guess the Nobel Peace Prize committee see things his way.