During the lead-up to the 2008 US election, Barack Obama made much of his plans to end the war in Iraq. His bold declaration - that “on my first day in office, I would give the military a new mission: ending this war”. Across the world, many people pinned their hopes on this promise.
Obama’s policy was never really about ending America’s imperialist war policy. It was always about managing the US war effort more effectively. Read the rest of this entry »