By Pepe Escobar
May 25, 2012
Asia Times Online

A nuclear deal with Iran? An organized retreat from Afghanistan? The eurozone picking up a little bit of steam? Stable oil prices? Forget it. The crucial foreign elector recruited for Obama II at the White House is one Osama bin Laden. Call it the “Obama nails Osama” winning strategy.

No wonder the winning strategy has been subcontracted to the Hollywood/Pentagon combo. Washington lost the Vietnam War, but won it in on screen. Oscar-winning director Kathryn Hurt Locker Bigelow had already started the process of “winning” the Iraq War on screen – at least morally. Now it’s time for her new project – an as yet untitled movie – on the “Get Osama” May 2011 Abbottabad raid and the events leading up to it. With POTUS (that’s president of the United States) as the hero of his own action movie.

Move over, Spider Man

So essentially this will be a Hollywood 90-minute multi-million dollar campaign commercial, available all across America’s screens, selling Obama as the macho commander-in-chief George W Bush always dreamed of being. It’s the same modus operandi of the recent blockbuster Battleship – which was nothing but an extremely loud US Navy recruiting commercial.

The Washington, DC-based public-interest organization Judicial Watch [1] has just disclosed a series of documents – 153 pages from Pentagon records and 110 pages from Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) records – described as “almost as hard to get from the Obama administration as buying a winning lottery ticket at the local grocery store”. It took Judicial Watch no less than nine months and a federal lawsuit to force the Obama administration to release the documents.

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