Cornel West: “Barack Obama Is A Disastrous Response To A Catastrophe”
Via Huffington Post:
On Wednesday The Huffington Post again visited New York’s Loews Regency Hotel, the self-proclaimed home of the “Power Breakfast.”
During this trip, we caught up with Cornel West, the famed civil rights activist and scholar, who shared his thoughts on the 2012 presidential election and recent U.S. foreign policy. When asked his opinion of President Barack Obama’s first term thus far, West said the current commander-in-chief is “much much better than Mitt Romney” but the rest of his assessment wasn’t exactly glowing.
“Mitt Romney is a catastrophic response to a catastrophe, whereas Obama is a disastrous response to a catastrophe. Is disaster better than catastrophe? Yes it is. I wish we had a third candidate who could actually do something, but we don’t at the moment,” West said. “The drones with the bombs killing innocent civilians needs to be taken very very seriously,” West said. “You can’t hide and conceal that. So when I think of foreign policy, I connect the drones on the one hand to the corruption and incompetence and inefficiency of the Karzai regime.
“So I have a very very deep disagreement with the kind of U.S. foreign policy at the moment that Barack Obama is promoting,” West added.
So in a nutshell, Dr. West feels the U.S. is pretty much up sh*t’s creek with either candidate. SMH.