I woke up in the middle of the night due to a dodgy pizza yesterday.
I couldn’t get back to sleep so I turned on the TV just in time to see somone being lionised.
All this talk about change and what did I see?
I saw a highly stage-managed event. I saw a priest/minister person come out and say a prayer, then someone sang the US national anthem then the man who was being lionised came out and praised a country that is currently attacking several that did not attack it. People were crying and waving USA flags.
Didn’t seem like much had changed to me.
He talked about the people who made the constitution of the USA which talks about separation of church and state, then he said ‘God Bless America.’
That didn’t seem like a change either.
He praised the soldiers fighting around the world.
That didn’t seem like a change to me.
Here are some quick facts…
– Obama has not promised to withdraw completely from Iraq
– Obama said “ “We must lead by building a 21st century military…. I strongly support the expansion of our ground forces by adding 65,000 soldiers to the Army and 27,000 Marines.”
– He didn’t visit a single mosque in his campaign but did go to many churches and synagogues
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I really hope I am wrong, but I remember the elation after the New Labour victory in 1997 and even Clinton so there is previous for all this hullaballoo.