It was almost as if Obama was ashamed of what he did. Likely, he is. And it’s all because of Guantanamo.
|By: Peter Van Buren Wednesday June 4, 2014 8:00 am|
|By: Tom Engelhardt Thursday January 31, 2013 7:03 pm|
Barack Obama arrived in Washington in 2009 buoyed by the slogan “change we can believe in.” The bitter Hagel hearings will be a fierce reminder that, when it comes to foreign policy, old is new, and the words “change” and “Washington” don’t belong in the same sentence. It remains something of an irony that, whether it’s John Kerry or Chuck Hagel, what little breathing room exists in the corridors of power can be credited to a now-ancient war whose realities, as Nick Turse reminds us.