May 28, 2012
American Free Press
By Victor Thorn

Obama the new king of thumbscrews

In 2008, Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama campaigned as a man of peace, promising to stop torture and close the U.S. prison camp at Guantánamo Bay. Upon moving into the White House in January 2009, Obama assured Americans that his administration would exhibit marked differences from that of George W. Bush. Ten months later, the Nobel Foundation awarded Obama its most esteemed prize, the Nobel Prize for Peace.

Today, however, “Gitmo” is still open. Some 90K U.S. troops remain in Afghanistan. When Obama took office, that number stood at only 34K. Iraq teems with tens of thousands of U.S.-paid mercenaries. Obama has launched wars in Libya, central Africa and Yemen and has authorized international assassinations.

But where the Obama administration most closely resembles the George W. Bush regime is in the numerous torture-and-murder facilities it runs around the globe.

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