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Meet the new boss, same as the old boss

September 24, 2014
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Update: An astute reader noted I had already used this blog title two years ago. I guess that just shows my consistency on the topic. 

A periodically recurring theme on this blog is how there is little, if any, true difference between President George W Bush and President Obama; at least from a libertarian viewpoint. A couple months ago I noted the lies leading into the Iraq war and the lies leading into the current war against Syria ISIS were basically the same. It would be hard to imagine Obama could do anything to make an anit-war libertarian such as myself believe Obama could become even more Bush-like. I guess I should know better than to underestimate President Obama. He found a way to make himself completely indistinguishable from Bush.

Here are a few lines from President Obama’s speech to the UN General Assembly (via Buzzfeed):

There can be no reasoning — no negotiation — with this brand of evil.

The only language understood by killers like this is the language of force.

No god condones this terror.

Wow, those lines sound like they were spoken by President Bush himself. Yet sadly they came instead from Nobel Peace recipient President Barack Obama.

To give a comparison, here are a few quotes from President GW on Wikiquotes:

My administration has a job to do and we’re going to do it. We will rid the world of the evil-doers.

The search is underway for those who are behind these evil acts. I’ve directed the full resources for our intelligence and law enforcement communities to find those responsible and bring them to justice. We will make no distinction between the terrorists who committed these acts and those who harbor them.

States like these, and their terrorist allies, constitute an axis of evil, arming to threaten the peace of the world.

Nope, I don’t see a difference between the two. Too bad the US didn’t have at least one major party that opposed war and foreign interventionism. Going past the two big parties, I am happy to note the Libertarian Party has come out against Obama’s new war. Perhaps in the 2014 election more voters should be looking at independent and third-party candidates, especially if they are against war.

PS. I think I forgot to post this last week. Here is the latest video from Remy, which happens to be about the ISIS crisis:

PPS. OK, since Obama is going to create more wounded veterans with his new war it might be appropriate to show this video as well:

PPPS. Oh yeah, the title of this post:

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  1. Merlyn Schutterle
    September 24, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    You have no moral objection to the killing? You seem to have no religious objections then either.

    It’s pretty clear to me that the Muslims will not be satisfied until they rule the world. Why am I wrong about that?

    • September 25, 2014 at 8:25 am

      Yes, I do have moral objection to the killings done by ISIS. But I don’t feel ruthless bombing of large populations is the best way to deal the killings. War is about killing. There are times, such as civil wars, where the killing may be necessary. But in this case I feel the US is wastelesly killing.

      The US needs to look at our history in the region and realize the current methods have done nothing to make anyone safer.

      • Merlyn Schutterle
        September 25, 2014 at 7:05 pm

        So what should we do?

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