Obama Just a Front Man for the Company

RECEIVED Thu., Dec. 3, 2009

Dear Editor,
    Re: “Obama Letdown” [“Postmarks,” Dec. 4]: Not exactly duped, Stefan. Obama told us on the campaign trail that Afghanistan would be his "good war" (to borrow from the Orwellian playbook). What sort of foreign policy should we expect from a president who retained Robert Gates, a major player in Iran-Contra who also armed Saddam in the Eighties, and Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, Donald Rumsfeld's hand-picked assassination squad leader in Iraq? I, too, know lots of well-meaning Democrats who fell for Obama's intellect and cult-of-personality charm. Another handsome frontman for the Company, and completely beholden to the military establishment and Wall Street, as always.
Mike Rieman
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