by Scoobie Davis
Must ReadThe Editor's Note
for Robert Parry's unheeded warning to Barack Obama:
In the days after Barack Obama won the presidency in 2008, we published a three-part series warning him of dangers ahead. However, the new President chose to ignore all our warnings. So nearly two years later, it might be a good time to assess whether our concerns were valid or not.
The first story argued that the Republicans remained wedded to “slash-and-burn” politics and therefore Obama’s desire for bipartisanship would go unrequited.
The second reminded Obama that Bill Clinton’s decision in 1993 to shelve investigations of Reagan-Bush-41 wrongdoing earned him no reciprocity from the Republicans and that doing the same regarding Bush-43 would bring similar results.
The third challenged the advice from Establishment Democrats who were urging Obama to keep Bush’s Defense Secretary Robert Gates as a gesture of bipartisanship. Our article suggested that Gates, a devious careerist with longstanding ties to the Bush Family, was not to be trusted.
Read the entire reprinted article