Hollywood star John Cusack is raising eyebrows today as he lashes into Barack Obama with the question: “Is the president just another Ivy League A–hole shredding civil liberties and due process and sending people to die in some sh-thole for purely political reasons?”
Cusack, who is well-known for his roles in films including “The Sure Thing,” “Better Off Dead” and “Being John Malkovich,” seriously questions Obama in an article published in Truthout:
“Mr. Obama, 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.’ And so we have our democratic president receiving the Nobel Peace Prize as he sends 30,000 more troops to a ten-year-old conflict in a country that’s been war-torn for 5,000 years.
“Why? We’ll never fully know. Instead, we got a speech that was stone bullsh– and an insult to the very idea of peace.
“We can’t have it both ways. Hope means endless war? Obama has metaphorically pushed all in with the usual international and institutional killers; and in the case of war and peace, literally.
“To sum it up: more war. So thousands die or are maimed; generations of families and veterans are damaged beyond imagination; sons and daughters come home in rubber bags. But he and his satellites get their four more years.”
Cusack also has some criticism for the national news media for complicity with Obama, saying, “Under Obama do we continue to call the thousands of mercenaries in Afghanistan ‘general contractors’ now that Bush is gone? No, we don’t talk about them … not a story anymore. …
“There will be a historical record. ‘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. Human nature is human nature, and when people find out they’re being hustled, they will seek revenge, sooner or later, and it will be ugly and savage.
In a country with desperation growing everywhere, everyday – despite the ‘Oh, things are getting better’ press releases – how could one think otherwise?”