President Obama’s tenuous claim to the antiwar community was already unraveling long before he formally took office. Shortly after the election his national security team’s extremely hawkish makeup was drawing concern. Two days after his inauguration, he had backed off his campaign promise to have all US troops out of Iraq in 16 months. Still, his supporters could find some measure of solace in his halting of the military tribunals at Guantanamo Bay and his promises of a more transparent administration.
Or at least they used to be able to.
Obama is simply a more telegenic, intelligent-appearing salesperson for the same fertilizer we got from the Bush administrations.
There is very little difference in the agenda here. In fact, Obama's militarily muscular approach to foreign policy makes me wonder if we will see the reinstitution of the draft under his watch.