As hopeful as I am of Obama as different and sensible President, when I heard today in the news (no linky yet) that the US still refuses to sign the Ottawa treaty banning land mines, I really was disappointed and angry. The speaker of the government said that the US Army can’t fight properly without using landmines.:mad:
All the EU countries manage to do so (which are also of course a major part of NATO). And please, no need to tell me that the US has shouldered the burden of war for us limp-wristed Europeans and that’s why we have such dinky little armies, that stuff is old hat and wrong besides. The difference is that we don’t want to play empire anymore, so we don’t need troops to invade Iraq while still staying in Afghanistan.
So, Shit on Obama until he comes to his senses.