George Bush never pretended to be something he wasn't. The same cannot be said for Barack Obama. Obama exploited the persona of a reformer to the maximum extent. And it worked. He rode into the White House on a wave of public enthusiasm. As soon as he was sworn in, he kicked the left to the curb, expanded the GWOT, and reinforced the regressive policies of the Bush administration. Last night's speech is just the icing on the cake. It exposes Obama as a fraud and a hypocrite. The policy has not changed at all. In fact, it is getting worse. More than 2 million people have been driven from their homes in the Swat Valley. These are the victims of Obama's undeclared war in Pakistan. Hundreds more have been killed in robotic-drone attacks, the Pentagon's twisted antidote to additional troop commitments. Obama has appointed death squad leader Stanley McChrystal to oversee military operations in Afghanistan, proof-positive that US strategy will soon devolve into massive covert bloodletting, ethnic cleansing, and cross-border strikes on villages in the tribal areas of Waziristan. Obama supporters need to "man up" and admit they were wrong; admit that clinging to false hope and fairy dust is a stupid and lethal way to cast one's vote.

Everyone who voted for Obama needs to accept responsibility for the gratuitous violence about to befall the Afghan people. You voted for him. The blood is on your hands.

Obama's public approval ratings are dropping like a stone. The glitz and the glamor are beginning to wear-thin. Now he's just another homicidal maniac disguised as a respected world leader. He's doomed to be a one-term president. Good riddance.