Obama Says ‘I Could Win’ 3rd Term as President – The New York Times


Obama Says ‘I Could Win’ 3rd Term as President – The New York Times.

 “Its chairwoman introduced him by quoting Fidel Castro, the longtime Cuban dictator who has handed over power to his brother Raúl Castro. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, the chairwoman, hailed Mr. Obama’s opening to Cuba, saying that Fidel Castro predicted four decades ago that normalization would be possible only when the United States had its first black president and the world had its first Latin American pope.

“America has its first black president,” she said. “The world has its first Latin American pope.”

Israeli Officials Reject Huckabee’s Remarks


Consider for a moment, the judgement of Republican politicians and how they consistently turn reality on its head. Clearly, we are in a long extended season is which reason will be considered extreme and extremes will be considered reasonable. Underneath the outage and stupidity of Mike Huckabee’s comment (“I have seen the door”), his inartful comparison of the Iran Non-Nuclear Agreement to the holocaust in his criticism is shock with an utter lack of substance or accuracy. Even high Israeli officials, past and present, found his remarks revolting.

For one, Huckabee’s comparison belittles the Jews and distorts both their history and character. Israel’s Transporation Monister lsrael Katz (Likud) on Tuesday rejected Huckabee’s comment, that with the Iran deal, Obama would “take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven.”

Katz said of Huckabee’s horrific, insulting misrepresentation, “nobody marches the Jews to ovens anymore. We will know how to defend ourselves, by ourselves.” Katz said  the comments by Huckabee were “wrong and unnecessary.”

Several former Israeli security officials see the value in the agreement and support it.

“No agreement is ironclad, but the inspections provisions provide a high degree of confidence that Iran will not be able to renew the nuclear program without its being detected,” Chuck Freilich, a former deputy National Security Adviser in Israel, wrote in a New York Times op-ed. “A regime that has staked so much on this agreement will be reluctant to incur the costs.”

Major-General Israel Ziv is the former head of the Israeli Army’s Operations Directorate branch. He wrote in an opinion piece, “Because this agreement is the best among all other alternatives, and any military strike – as successful as it may be – would not have delayed even 20% of what the agreement will delay. The agreement is an established fact, and it’s not particularly bad as far as Israel is concerned.”

Ami Ayalon, former head of Israel’s internal security outfit, Shin Bet, and former chief of the Israeli Navy, told The Daily Beast:“when it comes to Iran’s nuclear capability, this deal is the best option.” He named a number of other former ministers, security officers in Shin Bet, and Mossad (Israel’s equivalent to the CIA) who agreed with this view.

Is the Arkansas dough boy more attuned to international Mideast security than Israel’s experts? No. His comments had nothing to do with “seeing the door” of the ovens, or “standing there.” His hurtful remarks were intended to demean an American President; so much so, he also dragged Israel down with his propaganda. He was so blind and bullheaded he did not see the incredible insult and stereotype he cast onto the Israelis he claims he was defending as their true friend.

Curiosity And Lies


There is a curious parallel to the bold denials and lies that are Republican policies. It is found in my favorite American period–American Slavery–which determined and began the style, issues, and ids stilled used by American legislatures, voters, and politicians. Note Rubio’s recent cheap shot at President Obama and the dignity of the White House; the perennial put down of a black man as less humane.

I argue a rookie Senator sponsored by a billionaire who even paid his salary, has not only an absence of integrity (exhibited by his cheap shot!) but also a lack of independence and is tightly tied to a narrow wealthy interest.

It is frustrating to see failures repeated and repeated strategies for power that inhibit national progress and speak in anger and insults.

The curious parallel happens in a South Carolina slave tale. That a jail existed in Charleston so slaves could turn themselves in, requesting a sale of themselves as property, when disgusted with their planter. Of course, no such jail existed. The one that did was called the Sugar House, a place where dispositions were “sweetened” and its cruelty was a local joke.

The parallel shows the importance of political economy. A jail of horrors became the mythical source of a new, powerful economic right, providing a benefit. It projects the importance of power as necessary for freedom. In the Republican make-believe, the political economy centers on contract rights, not growth.

In contrast, for the GOP political economy, freedom is a tool, a condition shaped to leverage wealth and subjugate workers. The GOP focuses on accounting not actuarial rights. Risks are ignored for wealth! No GOP path of change lessens concentrations of wealth. They say there isn’t any money, but there’s always money for the private sector in every program they cut.

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