Over the last few years I have had many discussions with friends and co-workers regarding what happened to Obama: Why did his foreign and terrorism policy morph from candidate Obama’s anti-war / Nobel peace prize vision to the continuation of the Bush foreign policy? My question has been was Obama a liar, did he change, or is he not in control?
The Boston Globe just recently published an interview with the author of a book that I think best explains this. The book, National Security and the Double Government, claims this shadow goveernment rose during the Truman Administration’s attempt to deal with the growing national security infrastructure.
If this author is correct, I suppose the good news is this has been going on for over 60 years, and the internet is allowing this to finally shedding some light on this. Perhaps this proves Charles Bukowski was right – “The difference between a democracy and a dictatorship is that in a democracy you vote first and take orders later; in a dictatorship you don’t have to waste your time voting.”