Thank you, Michael Ventura, for your column [“Letters at 3AM
,” Jan. 27] about Obama's NDAA betrayal, one of many betrayals of the American people by this president. But it's time to stop viewing these acts as "betrayals,” as if Obama had not always intended to serve the agenda of his elite brethren at our expense. Obama is not a reluctant hero; he is a corporate sock puppet, just like Bush.
I do wish you had mentioned in your column that Ron Paul has come out against NDAA. The wacky old guy has also consistently opposed endless war overseas and the endless war against the American people (the war on drugs). But war and peace and freedom lost are just run-of-the-mill items on a list of equally important issues, as the hand in the sock puppet continually reminds us.