Still, the most jarring part of the Obama fly-in to Bagram was the part of the base he (apparently) didn't visit: the secret prison we've been running there for years. It's Gitmo on steroids.
The Obama some of us want to believe still exists would have at least acknowledged the unpleasant truth. The Obama who does exist just gave the troops a boilerplate pep talk, "never quit" and all, and flew into the dawn.
Memo to Harry Shearer: "The Obama some of us want to believe still exists..." never existed in the first place.
The man has broken every campaign promise he made to the American people and the world, and moved from "hope and change", domestically and internationally, to "shock and awe" faster than the speed of light.
He is a President of the corporations, by the corporations, and for the corporations, backed by the best Congress that money can buy - anybody's money.
And to think for a millisecond that he would put an end to the torture Bush institutionalized during his regime as president?!?
Simply laughable; torture is now as American value as mother and apple pie.