LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – An Oliver Stone book rips Obama this week. Oliver Stone and historian Peter Kuznick are authoring a new book this week that is critical of President Obama, claiming that all he did was continue policies that failed under predecessor George Bush. Stones claims the same policies, which allegedly caused the economic turndown, were allegedly not just prolonged but also upheld by Obama’s administration.
In The Untold History of the United States, Stone and Kuznick fume that Obama’s purported errors were following Bush’s allegedly mistakes. “The country Obama inherited was indeed in shambles, but Obama took a bad situation and, in certain ways, made it worse. Rather than repudiating the policies of Bush and his predecessors, Obama has perpetuated them.”
The book talks about foreign policy as well. “Among the greatest disappointments to his followers was Obama’s refusal to roll back the expanding national security state that so egregiously encroached on American civil liberties.”
Stone claims that Obama didnâ€™t deliver as promised. He called the last election as “felt like a kind of expiation for the sins of a nation whose reputation had been sullied, as we have shown throughout this book, by …. imperialism, militarism, nuclearism, environmental degradation and unbridled avarice.”
The book claims that Obama failed on Wall Street, civil liberties, health care, and foreign affairs. On health care, Stone tells news that “Obama’s failure to articulate a progressive vision was also apparent in the fight over health reform, which was to have been his signature initiative.”Â He adds that “Obama’s health care reform effort, marked by the inability to even refute Republican charges of death panels, was so unpopular that it became an albatross around the necks of Democrats in the 2010 election.”
On civil liberties, Stone tells news that Obama’s “greatest disappointments to his followers was Obama’s refusal to roll back the expanding national security state that so egregiously encroached on American civil liberties.”
And on Afghanistan, Stone claims that Obama “Obama didn’t have the courage or integrity of a post-Cuban Missile Crisis John F. Kennedy. He settled on a 30,000-troop increase, giving the military leaders almost everything they wanted and more than they expected.”