Ahead of his 'Obama's War' lecture Monday April 19th, Tariq Ali answers questions for the Brooklyn Rail. Ali's lecture will be part of the London Reveiw of Books 30th anniversary celebrations in New York this spring and will be followed in October by the publication of a new book, The Obama Syndrome: Surrender at Home, War Abroad.
I think [Obama] believes in [the war in Afghanistan], just like he said when he was running for the Senate that he would support Bush if he decided to bomb Iran. The fact that Obama is undoubtedly intelligent doesn't automatically make him an enlightened liberal as we have seen domestically and abroad. [Tariq Ali]
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