Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Both Cheney & Obama Deploy the US Master Narrative

May 13th, 2009 2:43 am
Cheney & Obama Deploy the US Master Narrative
The rest of the world is weary,damaged, sickened and made less safe, by the US geopolitical master narrative of the last 50 years, whether orchestrated by Cheney or Obama, or their predecessors.

This is not to imply Barack and The Dick are similar. But is Cheney the only exponent of the US master narrative?

The US master narrative is bigger and more troublesome than either individual. The more things 'change' the more they remain the same.

If Cheney is 'yelping' now, he's already been neutered so can mainstream media stop focusing on his amusing attempts to bolster his criminal legacy?

Now we have to worry about what damage Obama will do with his AfPak strategy and other implementations of the US master narrative.

President Karzai was right when he warned last week that the US had not met its own "moral standard" in its disastrous use of drones against women, children and men. It's a moral and ethical issue. Importantly, it's a matter of idealistic pragmatism. Karzai's assertion challenges the US master narrative.
But Dowd would rather focus on what a defanged, out-of-office pol has to say.

Chithra Karunakaran
Ethical Democracy As Lived Practice
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Op-Ed Columnist
Rogue Diva of Doom
Published: May 12, 2009

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