This was a candidate who was ushered into office promising hope and change, pledging to put an end to the endless wars that were bankrupting the country. He was actually awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in anticipation of his efforts to bring about world peace. He vowed to put an end of the corporate revolving door that had turned our republic into an oligarchy.
President Obama will depart the White House having dropped 26,171 bombs on foreign countries around the world in 2016, 3,027 more than 2015.
Obama is the first president in U.S. history to bomb 7 nations and the first president in U.S. history to be at war every single day of his eight year administration.
“Countries bombed: Obama 7, Bush 4.” Ryan Lizza, Washington correspondent for the New Yorker
“After eight years in office, Barack Obama leaves our nation with a weakened Constitution that has been dealt one crippling blow after another by court rulings and government overreach, with more militarized police empowered to shoot first and ask questions later, with more SWAT team raids, with more government corruption, with more debt than ever before. He has added as much debt as the previous 43 presidents combined (now at $20 trillion and rising), with more racial tensions bubbling over into confrontations, with even greater surveillance intruding into the privacy of the citizenry, with less tolerance for free speech and thought, with taxpayers groaning under the weight of even more taxes disguised as fines and fees, with a more “imperial” president empowered to act unilaterally through the use of signing statements and executive orders, with a greater risk of blowback from military occupations, drone strikes and endless wars abroad, and with a citizenry more broken and oppressed than ever.” John Whitehead, The Rutherford Institute
In other words, Obama leaves our nation much worse off than when he took office.
But you won’t hear any of this from Obama, who believes he would have been re-elected had he been permitted to run for a third term. Nor will you hear it from the celebrities who are quick to sing Obama’s praises, while likening Donald Trump to Hitler. And you certainly won’t hear it from those who are staging sit-ins, marches and acts of civil disobedience to protest Trump’s election, while having failed to voice even a whisper of protest over Obama’s long list of civil liberties abuses.
Just remember America, as Obama quietly signed ‘The Ministry of Truth’ act into reality over Christmas, “War is peace, freedom is slavery, and ignorance is strength.”
Obama quietly signed into law the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which authorizes an extra $611,000,000,000.00 for the “military” in 2017: