As President, Barack Obama committed his political sins and atrocities with such cool, suave, personable style and charisma that people really didn’t notice what a blood soaked warmonger and neoliberal corporate grifter he really was! It’s good for Obama that he is getting all his acclaim now, because history will be scathing. A fact sheet of Barack Obama’s less admirable accomplishments.
Obama Fact Sheet: Among other things, President Barack Obama: Sent 3,500 U.S. troops and tanks to Russia’s doorstep in one of his final decisions as president ordered ten times more drone strikes than Bush.\
Dropped 26,171 bombs in 2016 alone (an average of 72 bombs every day).\
Put boots on the ground in Syria , despite 16 times saying “no boots on the ground”.
Despite campaign pledges, planned a $1 trillion program to add more nuclear weapons to the US arsenal in the next 30 years.
Dropped bombs in 7 Muslim countries; and then bragged about it.
Bragged about his use of drones – I’m “really good at killing people.”
Deported a modern-record 2 million immigrants.
Signed the Monsanto Protection Act into law.
Started a new war in Iraq.
Initiated, and personally oversaw a “Secret Kill List.”
Pushed for war on Syria while siding with al-Qaeda and ISIS.
Backed neo-Nazis in Ukraine.
Supported Israel’s wars and occupation of Palestine.
Deployed Special Ops to 134 countries – compared to 60 under Bush.
Did a TV commercial promoting “clean coal”.
Drastically escalated the NSA spying program.
Signed the NDAA into law – making it legal to assassinate Americans w/o charge or trial.
Pushed for a TPP Trade Pact.
Started a new “war on terror “- this one on ISIS, while arming and training them.
Transferred more than $100 billion in arms sales to Saudi Arabia, more than any other administration in history.
Signed an agreement for 7 military bases in Colombia.
Opened a military base in Chile.
Touted nuclear power, even after the Fukushima disaster in Japan.
Opened up deepwater oil drilling, even after the BP disaster.
Mandated the Insider Threat Program which orders federal employees to report suspicious actions of their colleagues.
Signed the Patriot Act extension into law.
Launched 20,000 Airstrikes in his first term.
Continued Bush’s rendition program.
Waged war on Libya without congressional approval.
Started a covert, drone war in Yemen.
Escalated the proxy war in Somalia.
Escalated the CIA drone war in Pakistan.
Sharply escalated the war in Afghanistan.
Repealed the Propaganda Ban, making it legal to spread government propaganda and false stories via news outlets (such as the White Helmets, Sarin gas attacks)
Assassinated 4 US citizens with drone strikes. Obama fired 9,600 rounds of 30mm depleted uranium ammunition in the Middle East .