i think that obama was "ok'd" into office because there are definite changes that need to be made to the world empire governing apparatus. there are some directions that are simply not sustainable in the maintenance of hegemony. in regards to israel - israel is so out of control that it is becoming a liability to the global hegemony that certain sectors want to maintain.
there are competing sectors of the corporate structure - only a very few benefit from the path that bush/cheney took(i.e. military industry/israel/oil, etc.). there are many more that are finding their positions dwindling on the current trajectory.
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