The events that have occurred during this last week have been beyond anything I have ever witnessed. This President must really be either incredulously stupid or he just doesn’t care. First he comes out with this long form birth certificate that has me convinced that he now really has something to hide. I never thought he was born anywhere but Hawaii. I figured that he must have been vetted by his competitors during the campaign. Still, he comes out with a document that states his father was from Kenya, which didn’t even exist by that name in 1961! Here is a portion of an article that sums it up better than I ever could.
Updated: added Democracy Now! interview
August 02, 2009
Jeremy Scahill, author of Blackwater: The Rise of the Worlds Most Powerful Mercenary Army, discusses the dwindling ranks of antiwar Democrats in Congress, the cruise missile liberals that support war in Darfur without questioning the aims of U.S. imperialism, the mercenary surge accompanying the troop surge in Afghanistan, the history of bipartisan executive assassination programs and the birther conspiracy theories that completely miss the point.