October 14, 2009
What Soros Wanted, Obama Delivers
By Kyle-Anne Shiver
In January 2004, George Soros proclaimed to the world, “I have made rejection of the Bush doctrine the central project of my life.” To which he added, “America, under Bush, is a danger to the world. And I’m willing to put my money where my mouth is.” Soros then waged a nearly one-wallet war against Bush, put more than $25 million of his own cash into Kerry’s election bid and came out of the whole gambit with a tattered I-Voted-for-the-other-guy t-shirt.
In 2006, Soros declared in a depressive-mood pity party at the Council on Foreign Relations: “In the future, I’d very much like to get disengaged from politics. I’m interested in policy and not in politics.”
If only he had stayed depressed and kept to his better intention.
But no such luck would come America’s way.
Soros supported Barack Obama’s candidacy, telling Judy Woodriff in May 2008, “…Obama has the charisma and the vision to radically reorient America in the world.” When Woodriff queried Soros on whether it might be a concern that Obama lacked experience to lead in this dangerous time we live in, Soros responded, “…this emphasis on experience is way overdone…”
Experience was actually far underrated in that contest, but we’ll have to save that subject for another day.
Now, it would seem that all Soros wanted, Barack Obama is delivering.