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Obama, Romney have surrendered to special interests

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By Jagjit Singh

Los Altos, CA: Both President Barak Obama and flip- flopper Mitt Romney have surrendered their souls to special interests, who are demanding their pounds of flesh after the election. Both are relatively unconcerned about the plight of Middle Class Americans, but are inexplicably rewarding Wall Street banks with their fourth bailout to the tune of $40 billion a month, euphemistically called, quantitative easing.

Al-Qaeda influence is not waning. The Taliban has neutralized any US gains in Afghanistan. Predictably, Karzai is campaigning for the absence of election monitors so he can remain in power unopposed.

Drone attacks and night raids have turned the vast majority of the Afghan and Pakistan people against the presence of the US troops. A staggering 98 percent of drone victims are civilians.

We continue to send huge shipment of arms to the undemocratic regimes of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Yemen, who have waged war on their people. Obama has abandoned the aspirations of the Palestinians and continues to provide massive economic and military aid to Israel ignoring their cruel and inhumane polices towards the Palestinians.

We flex our military muscles in Libya but display impotence to the mass killings in Syria. We have imposed harsh economic sanctions on Iran but have given Israel a free pass on its huge stockpile of nuclear weapons.

On the home front, Obama authorizes the killing of so-called “enemies of the state” bypassing the rule of law and due process. Unfortu-nately, the Green, Justice and Constitution Parties were denied a debating platform. Each has far more progressive agendas.