Cornel West: Obama Is a War Criminal
2013-05-14 0:00

By Jacob Chamberlain | CommonDreams

In an interview with the Guardian published on Sunday, renowned professor and prolific critic of the "military-industrial-complex" and rampant "plutocracy" in the U.S. and around the world, Dr. Cornel West explained his views on the state of America today and his fall from grace, by design, with President Barack Obama: "Heís just too tied to Wall Street. And at this point he is a war criminal."

"They say Iím un-American," West told interviewer Hugh Muir, referring to Obamaís team.

But from someone who actively campaigned for the man, only to be quickly and vastly disappointed, West sees in Obama the epitome of Washington corruption:

"He talked about Martin Luther King over and over again as he ran," West said of their campaign stops together, adding later, "You canít just invoke Martin Luther King like that and not follow through on his priorities in some way."

"King died fighting not just against poverty but against carpet-bombing in Vietnam; the war crimes under Nixon and Kissinger."

West goes on:

You canít meet every Tuesday with a killer list and continually have drones drop bombs. You can do that once or twice and say: íI shouldnít have done that, Iíve got to stop.í But when you do it month in, month out, year in, year out Ė thatís a pattern of behavior." [...]

I think there is a chance of a snowball in hell that he will ever be tried, but I think he should be tried and I said the same about George Bush. These are war crimes. We suffer in this age from an indifference toward criminality and a callousness to catastrophe when it comes to poor and working people."


Related:

Obamaís extremist pal declares ísocialism has a futureí Comment: Well socialism is a "good choice" Cornel ... like more of the same will fix it!

Democratic Socialist Cornel West Upset Obama Wonít Call Him Back

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