In an article published Wednesday on TruthOut.org, actor John Cusack lamented President Barack Obama’s lackluster record on civil liberties and his administration’s use of drones to conduct strikes against militants overseas. “Is the President just another Ivy League Asshole?” Cusack asked.
“I wrote this a while back after Romney got the nom. In light of the blizzard of bullshit coming at us in the next few months I thought I would put it out now,” Cusack began in the opinion piece slash interview with a constitutional law professor he wrote for TruthOut.org.
“One is forced to asked the question: Is the President just another Ivy League Asshole shredding civil liberties and due process and sending people to die in some shithole for purely political reasons?” Cusack wrote
Cusack went on to lament Obama’s disregard for history’s lessons for great powers that seek to pacify Afghanistan. He wrote that Obama is “the Christian president with the Muslim-sounding name, would heed the admonitions of neither religion’s prophets about making war and do what no empire or leader, including Alexander the Great, could do: he would, he assured us ‘get the job done in Afghanistan.’”
“Change we can believe in’ is not using the other guys’ mob to clean up your own tracks while continuing to feed at the trough,” Cusack added.
“The chickens haven’t come home to roost for the majority but the foundation has been set and the Constitution gutted,” he concluded.
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