Barack Obama, like Tony Blair, has made his reputation on a promise to be ‘whiter than white’, but even before he has made his way in to the Oval Office Barack Obama’s lies are becoming ever more apparent. In October, Obama had vowed to help filibuster an update of the Republican Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) that gave telecommunication companies that had cooperated with President Bush’s warrantless wiretapping program immunity from lawsuits. After 9/11, Bush secretly authorized the National Security Agency to eavesdrop, without the mandated warrant from a federal court, on electronic communication involving terrorist suspects.
Critics said Bush’s Terrorist Surveillance Program was a violation of civil liberties (sound farmiliar?). The US Senate voted Wednesday on the bill updating FISA which had a provision to shield telecommunications companies that had cooperated in the surveillance. Obama joined the 68 other senators who voted to send the bill to the president’s desk. He, despite his apparent objections, did vote for an amendment offered before the final vote by Sen. Christopher Dodd that would have stripped the immunity provisions from the bill, but the amendment failed. Instead Bush signed the bill into law on Thursday, saying it “will help help us meet our most solemn responsibility: to stop another attack.” Obama therefore has in all intents and purposes lied. He promised to fight the bill yet he has endorsed it without amendment.
This episode proves that, like I suspected, he is a man who will do what it takes to walk in to the Oval Office in Jan 2009. Like Blair before him, he doesn’t care what lies he tells, how he prostitutes the principles of his party as long as he gets what he wants. Our Labour counter parts can dillude themselves as much as they like but they can never escape the fact that their trust is misplaced. Obama like Blair and Brown will prosititue the principles they hold most dear for their own gain. Even Jesse Jackson, who dreams of the day a black man will occupy the White House, claims he wants to cut ‘Obama’s nuts off’, why one may ask? Because he is a liar. He sells out not only his party but the whole black race. Sadly I do feel Obama will win this year, I hope not, but I feel he will win. He wont win on conviction he will win on convenience. He conveniently takes over the reigns at a time when Republicans are viewed with contempt.
Obama will win and America will rue the day.