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December 3, 2011

Obama Through Bono’s Glasses

If closer scrutiny of the President on conscience and social justice issues makes a lot of people uncomfortable, this photo of Obama — reflected in Bono’s glasses on World AIDS day — captures that discomfort, and how unclear it is where this moral but even more tactical politician is exactly coming from on AIDS, Gitmo, Occupy, etc.

(photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images via the new MercuryNews photo platformcaption: An images of US President Barack Obama is reflected on the glasses of muscian Bono as they chat after Obama spoke at a World AIDS Day event at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. )

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  • Anonymous

    Not just social justice. Also basic constitutional rights and the rule of law, both international and domestic. In meaningful ways we escaped from the pot when Bush and Cheney departed, but find ourselves now in the fire.

  • http://profiles.google.com/thomasgokey Thomas Gokey

    If Bono’s massive ego is our conscience then we’re doomed.

  • Tzctplus -

    “this photo of Obama — reflected in Bono’s glasses on World AIDS day — captures that discomfort”

    Er.. no, it doesn’t ….

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