FASCISM-WITH-A-FRIENDLY-FACE: LAST GASP FOR U.S. GLOBAL DOMINATION STRATEGY
President Obama's decision not to prosecute CIA interrogators who used waterboarding on terrorism suspects amounts to a breach of international law, the U.N. rapporteur on torture said.
The United States spends two times more on its military than all the other 200 or so countries of the world, combined.
Note: there is no 'debate' about u.s. 'past' -- or future of increasing u.s. control via soft power 'strategic non-violence'
"I didn’t come here to debate the past. I came here to deal with the future."
PRESIDENT OBAMA, pledging to seek a new beginning with Cuba.
GOOD-BAD COP ROUTINE: EVEN MORE DEADLY MASKED INTERVENTION
"reaching out to enemies strengthens our hand"
Mr. Obama said, “that if our only interaction with many of these countries is drug interdiction, if our only interaction is military, then we may not be developing the connections that can, over time, increase our influence.” The White House seemed sensitive to the criticism. David Axelrod, a senior adviser to Mr. Obama, said on the CBS Program “Face the Nation” Venezuela must “stop this sort of rampant and tasteless anti-Americanism.”... conflicting sentiments underscored the delicate path Mr. Obama is charted for himself at the Summit of the Americas, which brought together 34 leaders from the Western Hemisphere. On the one hand, the president wants to heal old wounds and demonstrate that he is serious about listening to the concerns of other leaders. On the other hand, he does not want to be seen as soft on countries that pose serious human rights concerns.
U.S. / Obama back on Brzezinski & co. neoliberal track, focused against 2 major rivals Russia & China