While Leftists Celebrate Change, Obama Appointees Suggest Massive Expansion Of Bush War Doctrine While naive, giddy and myopic establishment leftists have been celebrating the great change heralded by the election of Barack Obama, the President elect has been busy appointing people to key positions who advocate the same Neo-Con imperialist foreign policy crafted during eight years of the Bush administration. The New York Times, widely recognized as the voice of the establishment Democratic left, set the tone of what we can expect from an Obama foreign policy in a lead editorial last Sunday entitled, A military for a dangerous new world. The editorial calls for U.S. military imperialism not to be scaled back under Obama, but to be vastly expanded both in terms of budget and scope. Iran, China, Somalia, Russia and Pakistan are all listed as potential targets of U.S. military aggression and the paper echoes what Obama himself has said he will implement - an addition of nearly 100,000 more soldiers and marines to American ground forces, bringing the total to 759,000 active duty forces, at a cost of $100 billion dollars over the next six years. Does this sound like a change from the Project For a New American century framework of endless multi-theatre warfare, the inspiration for eight years of Bush administration militarism, or an expansion of that very doctrine? continued here: Editorial Digest: Keeping You Informed!