[Marxism] The first blood on Obama's hands

Walter Lippmann walterlx at earthlink.net
Fri Jan 23 11:22:19 MST 2009


Eli sounds grateful, exultant and happy at the development.

The rest of the Obamaphobes will also be cheering every one
of these bits of what, to them, appears as good news. 

Not all of the news fits the pre-conceived formula of 100%
Obama bad-bad-baddity. It's too bad Eli and the rest of them 
can't appreciate a reality which is more nuanced than their 
schema. I guess we'll have to do this for the next four more
years, minus two-and-a-half days.

Some people approach the world as if it was half full, and
Fidel is evidently trying to communicate with the majority 
of the world and of the people of the United States whose
feelings about Obama are of encouragement. Others, alas,
think the glass is completely empty. Alas, they cannot 
build much with all of that repetitive negativism.


Walter Lippmann
Havana, Cuba
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Obama Orders Closure of Guantanamo Bay Prison 

HAVANA, Cuba, Jan 23 (acn) In an effort to restore the “due legal 
process” and improve the image of his country, US President Barack Obama 
ordered on Thursday the closure of the Guantanamo Bay prison.

Keeping one of his main electoral promises, Obama signed the executive 
orders to end interrogations of inmates and ban torture in the detention 
center. He also ordered the revision of ongoing legal procedures and 
said the prison should be closed within one year, reported Granma 
newspaper that quotes BBC Mundo. 

Likewise, Prensa Latina reported that Navi Pillay, UN’s High 
Commissioner on Human Rights, praised Obama’s decision of shutting down 
the prison established in the US military base of Guantanamo Bay against 
the will of the Cuban people and government. 

A survey led by ABC Television and The Washington Post yielded that 53 
percent of Americans support the closing of the military prison, which 
represents one of the most outrageous violations of the human rights 
committed during the administration of former US President, George W. 
Bush.


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That didn't take long:

Two suspected U.S missile attacks killed 18 people Friday in Pakistan just
east of the Afghan border, security officials said, the first such
strikes since the inauguration of President Barack Obama.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090123/ap_on_re_as/as_pakistan


Eli Stephens
 Left I on the News
 http://lefti.blogspot.com



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     Havana, Cuba
     Editor-in-Chief, CubaNews
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     "Cuba - Un Paraíso bajo el bloqueo"
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