Apr 27 2012
I’ve felt let down by American President Barack Obama. Not that I voted for him — heck, I’m Canadian. But I had high hopes, some of which have been tarnished.
He’s still head and shoulders above his competition, past and present (I’m as disdainful of a Romney presidency as I was of a McCain one). But I’m not fond of his adaptation of the old American habit (continued under George Bush Jr.) of acquiescing to the worst reactionaries abroad. The USA is still the world’s only superpower — it’s leader can afford the political capital required to condemn fascist religious fanatics who want to drag their societies back into the Dark Ages.
More on this in The Propagandist: Democratic and Republican Blindness on Islamist Politics