Part of that stuff comes from just being in office. I'm not defending him at all, but I know that people with those ideals and dreams, once you get into office, your hands are tied by so many people. My concern with Obama is, I don't know who he listens to. He's a Nobel Peace Prize winner — as kind of silly as that was and premature — but he could meet with Nobel Peace Prize winners who have moved mountains and he could do extraordinary things by not falling into the trap that I think he is: of waking up in the morning and meeting with the military. So that's all he gets for input, unless we can make ourselves heard somehow.Yes, boys and girls, it is Joan Baez. The woman who loved to brag about how she pissed off the right wing and the left wing because she spoke what was right. The woman who penned a celebration of herself entitled And A Voice To Sing With.
The quote is from Patrick Gavin's piece for Politico but, if you really want to laugh, check out KPFA's Flashpoints from Wednesday. Ms. Baez used to be someone to look up to. Today, she is just another apologist for a War Criminal. She has become everything she once railed against.
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot" for today: