Cleaning Brand Obama

Jim Lobe’s article on rapidly escalating U.S. militarization of Latin America is valuable in illuminating the nature of the U.S. military as an industry unresponsive to international and even domestic law, but that said, Lobe’s failure to challenge the false image of the Obama Administration as progressive on human rights brands him as an apologist. Having lifted the ban on U.S. support to Indonesia’s military death squads now on a rampage of murder in West Papua, Obama needs apologists to keep his brand clean. Liberals like Lobe seem eager to oblige.

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