It is now less than two weeks to Election Day in the United States. The campaigns of the two principal candidates have exposed the fraudulent, anti-democratic character of the entire electoral process. The American people are presented with a “choice” between two candidates who have, in the end, no significant political differences.
That was on display Monday evening in the last of the debates between President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney. Sounding like Mafia dons, both candidates declared their cold-blooded commitment to defending the interests of American imperialism abroad. At times they appeared to revel at the prospect of pulling the trigger to “take out” opponents of the American ruling class around the world.
Romney’s “strategy,” he said, “is to go after the bad guys… to kill them, to take them out of the picture.” Obama trumpeted the fact that his administration had “finished the job” in Libya by hunting down and killing Muammar Gaddafi. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s “days are numbered,” he declared.
Obama boasted that Iran’s “economy is in a shambles,” while Romney praised the devastating impact of “crippling sanctions.” Both pledged even harsher measures, while threatening that, as in Iraq, the economic measures that are creating suffering for millions will be followed by bombs and missiles. “The clock is ticking,” warned the president.
Romney said he “absolutely supports” the Obama administration’s drone assassination program, declaring that “the president has the right to up the usage of that technology… to go after the people who represent a threat to this nation and to our friends.”
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