How antiwar is Obama? or Put not your trust in princes

Antiwar.com’s Justin Raimondo has recanted his earlier support for Obama in light of the latter’s recent speech to AIPAC where he, among other things, called Iran the greatest threat to world peace and vowed to do whatever it takes to prevent it from obtaining nuclear weapons.

Lots of antiwar people have been drawn to Obama, primarily because of his early opposition to the Iraq war, but I think the answer to the question posed in my title is that nobody really knows. Which makes this as good a time as any to link to this reflection from Howard Zinn about not putting excessive faith in candidates, even if they’re preferable to their opponents. (Via Fr. Chris, who I had the pleasure of meeting face-to-face for the first time the other night over a couple of pints at the Dubliner here in D.C.)

CORRECTION: I misspoke (mis-wrote?). Obama said that Iran is “one of the
greatest threats to the United States, Israel and world peace,” not “the greatest threat” as I had written.

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