I’ve always liked Obama as a person, good sense of humor, not a privileged white male, and tried to like him as a President, but it seems like for every step forward his administration takes, there is a corresponding step back. Just a couple of days ago, Attorney General Loretta Lynch, gave an impassioned speech in support of the rights of the LGBT community and lashed out at North Carolina governor Pat McCrory and other governors who are attempting to legally discriminate against gay and transgender Americans. One step forward and two thumbs up from me.
So what does the Obama administration do next? It turns around and gives war criminal and mass murderer Henry Kissinger the highest honor that the Department of Defense can bestow on a civilian: a Distinguished Public Service Award. This is the man who is responsible for as many as 4 million deaths in three countries. Kissinger’s approval of the illegal bombing of Cambodia in the 1970s set a precedent of international law-breaking and violence that every subsequent President has taken advantage of, including the Nobel Peace Prize recipient Barack Obama.
Kissinger should be sharing a jail cell with Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld for crimes against humanity, not receiving medals. One step back.