What is happening to Obama, why is he tossing out the change message and sticking with more of the same hide the truth policy from the Bush years? Movie Star / Filmmaker John Cusack wrote an open Blackberry messages to President Obama, asking him to keep his promise of change. John and millions of other supporters are upset with Obama’s decision to block a court decision to finally release all of the photos taken by military members of abuse happening in Iraq and Afghanistan. Here is part of his letter from Huffington Post:
John Cusack: If I had the President’s Blackberry, I would send this.
On Wednesday you reversed your administration’s promise to finally release pictures of detainee abuse.
The release of the photos was won by ACLU lawyers who have fought to bring to light the full extent of the brutality and torture that U.S. Army and intelligence services have perpetrated against human beings in Iraq, Afghanistan, Guantanamo Bay and at CIA “black sites” around the world. Torture that was sanctioned and effectively legalized under the former administration, and that, if we are to be honest, most Americans knew — or should have known — was being carried out in our names.Continue Reading / See Additional Photos
Those of us who voted for President Obama, have been watching the headlines looking for some sign that his government will bring sanity and real justice to America. But of course those who voted for the other guy and marched in step with the Bush thug squad, are saying, things like, it’s time to look forward. It is time to forgive and definitely forget. The nation needs to focus on healing our economy. Let’s just re-write that inconvenient past and let George Bush gracefully fade into history.
The rest of us, would rather get on with bringing out all that smelly grimy festering dirt now, and let justice finally see the light of day. Allowing the average American to once again believe in our own country. That would be real healing. For those of us who believe in the Green movement, the last eight years have seemed like a nightmare which would never end. One crazy bully move after the next by a government focused on nothing but its own propaganda and it’s desire to rule over all others. It felt like we where watching a of version what happened to Germany during the rise of the Nazi’s. A stunned population just letting horrible things happen. It was almost like one of those twisted marvel comics, to crazy to be true.
Will President Obama allow the Bush Government to actually get a way with all the crimes they committed during the last 8 years? Will the new Justice department bring indictments against anyone in the former Bush government? Will Bush himself ever see an indictment, a courtroom, a cell? Continue Reading / See Additional Photos
If these 11th Hour images make you want to Obey, there’s a reason for that. Street artist Shepard Fairey, creator of the “André the Giant Has a Posse” sticker campaign (which evolved into “Obey Giant”), has contributed his paradigm-shifting, guerilla art style to the 11th Hour Campaign. The Charleston, South Carolina native was recently asked to be a partner by the organization and even designed a limited run series to sell on his website in order to raise money to create massive quantities of his 11th Hour stickers.