“One is forced to asked the question: Is the President just another Ivy League A**hole shredding civil liberties and due process and sending people to die in some sh*thole for purely political reasons?” asked actor John Cusack in a recent piece published yesterday on TruthOut.org.
Cusack was sharply critical of President Obama’s decisions to continue President George W. Bush’s drone program and continuing the war in Afghanistan.
Referring to a speech given by the president at West Point in May 2010, Cusack noted that “the Christian president with the Muslim-sounding name, would heed the admonitions of neither religion’s prophets about making war and do what no empire or leader, including Alexander the Great, could do: he would, he assured us ‘get the job done in Afghanistan.’”
Cusack appeared incredulous that Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize as he continued the war in Afghanistan.
“‘Change we can believe in’ is not using the other guys’ mob to clean up your own tracks while continuing to feed at the trough.” Cusack wrote.
Cusack admitted that he wrote most of his online tirade criticizing Obama right after Mitt Romney sealed the Republican nomination.
“In light of the blizzard of bullsh*t coming at us in the next few months I thought I would put it out now,” he explained.
Cusack suggested that the country had begun to shift into decline.
“The chickens haven’t come home to roost for the majority but the foundation has been set and the Constitution gutted,” he concluded.
Cusack is a member of the board of directors of the Freedom of the Press Foundation which accepts donations for WikiLeaks together with other the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, Truthout, and Public Integrity.