Obama and the Cold War

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The cable news headline quotes Obama as saying: U.S. wants a strong Russia. If so, what was the Cold War all about? Is the god-king admitting what so many of us have long understood, namely, that the Cold War was just another contrived threat to justify increasing state power and pouring hundreds of billions of tax dollars into the coffers of defense industry contractors?

If Obama is engaged in a fit of openness, might he inform us what today’s manufactured “threat” might be? Is it “climate change” or, as that renowned political philosopher, Pogo Possum, informed us over half a century ago, does the real “enemy” continue to be “us?”

9:08 am on July 7, 2009