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Obama Using the Bush Rhetoric for Hiding Torture
By Ali Al-Hail
ccun.org, May 26, 2009
Obama's Administration: Is It A Change of Color Or a Change Of Policy?
By now, we know it all pal, one has to presume, as do
many. We have been there before. Aren't we?
Therefore, nobody should be bluffed. The over marketing of Obama's
utterance of "change" is conceived to have increasingly, become an
Although, American New Standard Bible says:
"My covenant I will not violate, Nor will I alter the utterance of My
lips" (Psalm 69:34), President Obama has crowned the end of his 100th day
in office – with changing an aspect of his supposedly, 'philosophy of
change' upon which he founded his presidency. Now, it appears that, his
'change symptom' is not likely, going to infect 'serious' issues.
Amongst them is an issue of releasing former administration's 'photos of
torture techniques,' Ops! Does this mean that, an old rhetoric has
revisited. It looks like an old saying of 'king has gone, king has come.'
How nice! It seems as it's only the tip of the
iceberg. So, be warned. The president's 'justifying' argument is
notoriously, well known by now i.e. not to damage U.S. reputation abroad
and not to endanger U.S. troops apparently, referring to those operating
in Afghanistan and Iraq.
More than a question arise
here. Has the President referred to fears of further damaging the already
damaged U.S. reputation? Has he still, believed that U.S. troops were not
The withered away administration put U.S.
reputation in jeopardy since 2001. Rather, no U.S. administration in
history did so to U.S. reputation as did Bush administration. By the same
token, it did endanger U.S. troops.
thought that, Obama's change would mean at its minimum hope, changing Bush
old rhetoric. But, it has not so far.
Liberties Union, for instance, has more or less, been raising same
concerns about this current administration of overwhelmingly, purported
'change', in the same way it had done about the departing Bush
So, where is the change? and what
Professor, Dr. Ali Al-Hail, Professor of Mass
Communication, Twice Fulbright
Award Winner, Fulbright Visiting
Scholar, Vice-President Of Qatar Fulbright Group, CSR Award Judge and
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