“change”

After the Iowa Caucuses all of the candidates were using the same buzzwords in their speaches. Especially “change”. Even Huckabee was coopting the populist rhetoric. But will they walk the walk as well as talk the talk? A look at the policy advisors the major candidates have working for them suggests no. It’s the same old corporate line wrapped up in a rebranded package. For example, one of Obama’s main advisors is Zbigniew Brzezinski. This is the guy who in the late 90s wrote a book called The Grand Chessboard which laid out the plan for US imperial domination of the Middle East. When Obama talks about getting out of Iraq, he isn’t talking about getting out of corporate imperialism and making reparations for the US’ major war crimes. All he is saying is that we made the wrong move on the chessboard and should actually be focusing our brutality more on Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Democracy Now has a good report on who the major candidates are hiring on for their policy advisors.

Meet the Press has an interview with Obama in which he discusses Iraq/Afghanistan.

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