Nice People Take Drugs – it’s not a controversial statement. We all know people who have. The last three US presidents have admitted to it. Much has been suggested about the likely next UK prime minister. Nowadays if a politician admitted to it, the tabloids would struggle to make a story stick let alone generate a scandal. The fact is, a lot of people from all walks of life have at some point taken drugs and it’s time we got real about it.
(When I first read Obama’s Cairo address, it struck me as nothing more than a carefully scripted jumble of misinformation, rhetoric, and spin. But then I realized that it wasn’t what he was saying that offended me the most, but instead it was what he wasn’t.)
Noam Chomsky, Common Dreams
A CNN headline, reporting Obama’s plans for his June 4 Cairo address, reads ‘Obama looks to reach the soul of the Muslim world.’ Perhaps that captures his intent, but more significant is the content hidden in the rhetorical stance, or more accurately, omitted.
by Barry Grey, WSWS
In the guise of enhanced regulation, the Obama administration is working with major Wall Street banks to sanction a continuation of the speculative practices that precipitated the financial meltdown and deepest economic slump since the Great Depression.