Obama Begins Inauguration Festivities With Ceremonial Drone FlyoverGreat satire! The article pointed out that the *drones* in attendance for Obama's inauguration were celebrating the reelection of a president who reneged on his 2008 campaign promises regarding defense. Unlike Obama the candidate, Obama the president is a warmonger who has greatly expanded the size and scope of the so-called War on Terror.
Taking the oath of office for his second term today, President Barack Obama joined thousands of supporters in the nation’s capital for traditional inauguration festivities that included a prayer invocation, a parade along Pennsylvania Avenue, and a ceremonial flyover of three combat drones. “When Obama was being sworn in on the Capitol steps, we could hear the drones screeching by overhead and everyone got really excited,” spectator Andrew Meyers, 34, said as he eagerly trained his eyes on the unmanned aerial vehicles that have taken out several hundred innocent civilians during presidentially authorized strikes in Pakistan and Yemen. “They go by super fast, but luckily there are Jumbotrons all over the National Mall, so nobody missed out. Wait, they’re coming back!” At press time, sources confirmed that inaugural celebrants were enjoying the Jumbotron’s live closed-circuit feed of the still-open prison facility at Guantánamo Bay.
Indeed, 3 times as many U.S. troops have died in Afghanistan in the 4 years of Obama's presidency than died in 7.5 years of American occupation under Bush! Three times as many! At least under Bush we had a half-way legitimate reason to be in Afghanistan (the pursuit of Bin Laden). But why does Obama keep the troops there today? Could it be at the behest of defense contractors, who have been profiting nicely from U.S. involvement in armed conflicts in the Middle East? Obama reneged on his promise to end the war in Iraq on his first day in office (the war only ended in December 2011 as per Bush's Status of Forces Agreement), and, of course, he never closed Guantánamo!
And, of course, Obama has greatly expanded the police state here at home under the guise of fighting the War on Terror.
But the starry-eyed dreamers at today's inauguration ignore these inconvenient facts about their Messiah. To them, it wouldn't matter if Obama ordered the slaughter of innocent civilians. Oh wait, he's done that, too!