Those were the days of the anti-war marches and anti-Bush groundswell around the world before Barack Obama was elected and it became verboten to be against wars. Obama was taking care of it all you see. I became unpopular on all sides because I said US imperialism is a structure no American president could conceivably attempt to dismantle without facing a coup or a bullet. They don't run to eliminate American imperialism.
I insisted Obama wanted to set a new tone and that his ruling-class backers wanted him to set a new tone. But there would and could only be a new style of management of US imperialism. That is what Obama reached for, and where in the world are we now? A "generational war" in Iraq-Syria-Yemen and other Arab neighbours.
'Peace, peace,' they cried in rapture! But there is no peace.