On January 20, 2009 history was made and the world celebrated the coronation of the first US president of a non anglo persuasion, Barack H. Obama and Joseph Biden. It truly was a momentus occassion, and being only one day after Martin Luther King Day made it just that much sweeter for those who thought such a day in America would never come.
Aside from the issue of race, the election of Obama represented the end of eight disastrous years under the Bush administration for most, and many had hoped that some semblance of the the of constitution would be restored. Well, the powers that are going to run the Obama administration (the same plutacracy that ran the Bush administration) made absolutely sure that wouldn't happen. Alas, George Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz, Richard Perle, Condi Rice, Rabbi Dov Zackheim, Scooter Libbey, John Yu, Michael "Mossad" Chertoff, Colin Powell, Douglas Feith, and all of the rest the criminals are going to ride free, off into the sunset. Apparetly, there will be no investigations, censure, or even scant questions of constitutional violations, theft and outright crime against the American people under the Bush administration.
So, will the Obama administration support an investigation into the lies that led to the Iraq War,
a war that has claimed the lives of over five thousand American soldiers and more than one million Iraqis? Obama would prefer that America not lament over past events but to look forward instead.
Will the Obama administration support an investigation of Bush and Cheney's authorizing the torturing of prisoners?
How about all the warrantless wiretaps against Americans that were permitted by the telecom giants? Hell, Obama voted in favor of the FISA Act
and supported spying on Americans! With our current economic crisis, perhaps the missing $2.3 trillion that was reported missing
from the Pentagon on September 10, 2001 will pique Obama's interest into an in depth investigation. Or at the very least, perhaps Obama will consider supporting a congressional investigation on where the first half of the $750 billion
from the "no banker left behind act" that Obama urged Congress to pass. Well, since Obama was the banker's presidential candidate of choice, let's just say we shouldn't hold our breath. Then there is that issue of two men from the American Israel Public Affairs Committie (AIPAC) who are under investigation for espionage
. I wonder if that little conflict of interest came up at any time during Obama's AIPAC address.
A Bill of Rights Under Bush