Obama is continuing in Bush’s footsteps. Obama has continued killing innocent people in Afghanistan and has actually increased the number of US occupying troops in Afghanistan. Obama has maintained Bush’s support for the Zionist and Apartheid state of Israel – and possibly may even increase the support, if it were possible. (Example: even amidst the US economic crisis, Obama refuses to decrease any US aid to Israel.) Economically, he is maintaining the same bad-for-the-poor-and-middle-class system that ran before him.
And environmentally? Is he the good green president so many of you had thought he would be? Well, support for ‘clean coal,’ support for environmentally destructive corn-biofuel, removal of wolves from the endangered species list, and now “uphold[ing] a Bush-era ruling that limits protection of the polar bear.”
The Obama administration today declined to protect polar bears from the single greatest threat to their survival – the melting of sea ice by global warming. The decision brought immediate protests from wildlife and environmental groups.
The interior secretary, Ken Salazar, said he would not overturn one of the most controversial last-minute rules of the George Bush era. The rule had denied protection to the polar bear because Bush did not want to be pressed into regulating the industries that emit greenhouse gases.