I originally posted the following information and commentary onto my Facebook wall…
Swan Song from a “Reluctant” Hawk:
(Gene Healy) President Obama will deliver his Farewell Address tonight to a capacity crowd in Chicago’s McCormick Place convention center. It’s the right venue for the speech, the president explained last week, because Chicago is “where my career in public service began.”
Indeed, it’s the city where, as a young state senator in 2002, Obama gave an antiwar rally speech railing against the “dumb,” “rash” rush to war in Iraq; and where, as a presidential candidate five years later, he promised to “turn the page on the imperial presidency” and usher in “a new dawn of peace.” And yet, 2008’s “peace candidate” will leave office as the first two-term president in American history to have been at war every day of his presidency, having dropped over 25,000 bombs on seven countries in 2016 alone.
My Commentary: Or, as his supporters say, “no scandals for eight years.” Pffttt! You can’t make this stuff up!
Perhaps, the war hawk should be awarded another Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts?
Oh, and Obama also prosecuted more whistle-blowers than all previous presidents, combined. Or, as he would call it, “the most transparent administration in history.”
Statists gonna State! Try voting harder, next time, voting cattle! That’ll *really* show the government who’s in charge!