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Tom Hayden's own words: "Obama's escalation in Afghanistan is the last in a string of disappointments. His flip-flopping acceptance of the military coup in Honduras has squandered the trust of Latin America. His Wall Street bailout leaves the poor, the unemployed, minorities, and college students on their own. And now comes the Afghanistan-Pakistan decision to escalate the stalemate, which risks his domestic agenda, his Democratic base, and possibly even his presidency."

And yet Tom will support Obama in the future. My question is, Why? Isn't it time to leave behind the Republican-Democrat duopoly? All we are getting now is Bush III in a prettier package. I find Tom's position incoherent and cowardly. It's time for a new party to share power: the Green Party.

It's hard to believe this is the same Tom Hayden of the '60s. All I see is a pretend-progressive in a neoliberal trance running like a scared rabbit. So that's it, Tom? We surrender to Bush Lite? I expected better, Tom... much better.