Sunday, March 27, 2011

WSWS, March 26, 2011

The Obama administration is formally shifting its war in Libya to NATO command as the US-dominated alliance predicts the fighting will go on for at least another three months.

Webmaster's Commentary:

Remember: this is the same President who swears that there will be no US ground troops in this military conflict who has already broken a huge number of promises to the American people, including, as reported at:


-Increase the capital gains and dividends taxes for higher-income taxpayers

-Expand the child and dependent care credit

-End income tax for seniors making less than $50,000

-End no-bid contracts above $25,000

-Repeal the Bush tax cuts for higher incomes

-Phase out exemptions and deductions for higher earners

-Forbid companies in bankruptcy from giving executives bonuses

-Allow imported prescription drugs

Mandate insurance coverage of autism treatment

-Change federal rules so small businesses owned by people with disabilities can get preferential treatment for federal contracts

-Form international group to help Iraq refugees

-Centralize ethics and lobbying information for voters

-Allow workers to claim more in unpaid wages and benefits in bankruptcy court

-Allow five days of public comment before signing bills

-Tougher rules against revolving door for lobbyists and former officials

-Double funding for afterschool programs

-Allow bankruptcy judges to modify terms of a home mortgage

-Re-establish the National Aeronautics and Space Council

-Limit term of director of national intelligence

-Reduce earmarks to 1994 levels

-Enact windfall profits tax for oil companies

-Allow penalty-free hardship withdrawals from retirement accounts in 2008 and 2009

-Negotiate health care reform in public sessions televised on C-SPAN

-Introduce a comprehensive immigration bill in the first year

So with all of these campaign promises broken so far, I wouldn't hold my breath on the issue of US ground troops, ultimately, in Libya.

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