Tuesday, November 17, 2009

So far as the Obama Administration is concerned, “Change” doesn’t apply to Okinawa.

Douglas Lummis (a political scientist living in Okinawa and the author of Radical Democracy) recently published this excellent article on the proposed military realignment in Okinawa and Guam. Many of us have been wondering - with an increasingly sinking feeling - what, if anything, Obama will do to 'change' what is to the Okinawans an untenable situation. It looks from Lummis' article like the answer is "not much."

Yes We Can (But We Won't): Obama, Hatoyama and Okinawa

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