More or less, says Anthony Gregory. Progressives need to get over their Obama fetish.
Anthony Gregory, Editor in Chief of Campaign for Liberty, discusses the positive effects of governmental paralysis; why Obama gets too much credit for simply following the Iraq SOFA signed by G.W. Bush; the nearly three-fold increase of troops and mercenaries in Afghanistan during the Obama administration; the degeneration of principled antiwar arguments into partisan talking points; and how the Mideast revolutions now unfolding could have swept up Saddam Hussein’s Iraq as well – had he been left alone.
MP3 here. (19:50)
Anthony Gregory is a research analyst at the Independent Institute, Editor in Chief of Campaign for Liberty, moderator of the Beacon, policy adviser to the Future of Freedom Foundation and columnist for LewRockwell.com. He guest edits Strike the Root. His writing has appeared in such places as the Christian Science Monitor San Diego Union Tribune, Antiwar.com, the Journal of Libertarian Studies, Counterpunch, the American Conservative, Liberty Magazine, the Mises Institute blog, the Stress Blog, The Libertarian Enterprise and Liberty and Power, as well as in textbooks, journals and other outlets, and has been translated in several languages.
He wrote for Michael Badnarik’s 2004 campaign. He got his B.A. in history at UC Berkeley in 2003, where he wrote his thesis on the 1993 Waco disaster. He sings and plays in a rock band, the Melatones, and is an Eagle Scout. He gives talks frequently and is now writing an Independent Institute book on habeas corpus, detention policy and individual liberty.