Well, well, well… They say the truth never changes. If you only speak truth, you sound like you are repeating yourself. We see that Bernie Sanders is a truthteller of the highest order. My main attraction to Bernie has always been his Progressive stances and Speaking Truth to Power. Many Twitter revolutionaries have been telling you that Bernie is only talking, and his activism in Chicago is ancient history. I say that is a sign of character. It turns out I was correct. In his speech on foreign policy in the Middle East, Bernie told some truth unheard in the modern era from a competitive American presidential candidate. His policy positions were logical and even handed. Further to the left than any politician in the Final Five. For me, someone that pays close attention to policy in the region, it was refreshing to hear. It was a ray of light at a very dark time in US foreign relations.
His Democratic Party opponent, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, was her usual hawkish self volunteering our children to fight wars like the “Iraq Business Opportunity.” Yes while our kids are dodging bullets, her friends will be looting the treasury with her gleeful assistance. Please spare me the feigned outrage and standard charges of sexism. She is a hawk because she wants no light between her and the neocon hawks. She feels that women are unfairly tagged as peaceniks because ovaries. She wants no part of that. That is triangulation to gather independents. Not a good strategy in my opinion. But, OK. Do you. One day she will realize you can’t temporarily pander to EVERYONE. In the age of YouTube, it will catch up with you.
Speaking of “catch up with you.” Today, Bill “Big Dog” Clinton returned to the public eye today after being sequestered to a Cheney bunker somewhere only allowed out for (illegal?) Primary Day glad-handing strolls. Only one rule applies while off the leash, Bill: No microphones. You know how Bill loves to take shots at President Obama when unsupervised. Hillary is busy dammit! Well now that all those Black votes from the South are securely locked up & counted, Bill is free to roam. Back on his “carrying our bags” shtick. He said the last seven years were “awful.” If you think he “misspoke,” just wait. Those of you that follow me on Twitter know that I am on some petty shit this particular evening, and I have laughed hard enough for several people:
Hillary gobbled up all those delicious Chocolate votes. Look! It’s Monday after that last southern primary… ?????https://t.co/IlKd7uAph5
— Michael Graham (@BLUpfront) March 22, 2016
We at the Progressive Army told you about the Clintons here, here and here. Here, too. The giggles shall continue unabated. This is just the beginning. Hillary has set her sights on Donald Trump. To beat him she needs independents. She has no chance with Bernie’s crop of independents, and she knows it. She has to go after undecideds and Trump’s independents. That is a problem because other than the racism and xenophobia; the Donald appears to be to the left of Hillary in several of her true positions. <stifles new giggle> She already started shifting back in her AIPAC speech. I hope someone has her current website stored somewhere. The edits are coming. I wonder if her Racial Justice platform will survive the transition unscathed. Doubt it.
Back to the subject at hand, here is Bernie’s speech on Middle East policy.