Do we all believe that Obama has any real control at all? It seems like the rumor is true, that after a President is sworn in, he gets a visit from certain people, who, under the guise of talking to him about a harmless subject, are in reality there to tell him exactly what he will do during his Presidency. Bush didn't need a visit because he knew the situation before he went in. (when you are being installed after a coup, you go along)
Yes, most Presidents would be aghast at this visit, but it would only take a few serious facts about past Presidents to prove their point. (it would also be interesting to consult a log and see every one of the visitors to the new President and who they were) And from that time on, Obama, and anyone else after him and since Kennedy, does only what they are told. Sure they can take up many issues as President of the most powerful nation in the world, but anything they really want to do that would affect the state of the world, must be run past these people first. The so called 'shadow government'.
This became totally obvious during the Gulf oil spill, when day after day, BP lied about what was happening, and anyone who wanted a close look at that spill, including media and the US Government, was forced away by gunboats of BP Oil. This is when Obama needed to take over all assets of BP, kick them out of the gulf, and send in the US Navy to control the situation. Yet BP just continued on under suspicions that the leak STILL has not stopped, and BP even got new drilling permissions!
Do we believe that the Obama administration has control over the pharmaceutical business in America or do the companies control YOUR medicine for their own profit? We all know Monsanto controls agriculture in America and around the world. Would a President in control allow all this to happen to his own country?
Do we really think that Obama is doing anything in Iraq except using it to satisfy Haliburton contracts? Do we really think Obama is doing anything in Afghanistan except allow the military to practice drone warfare that will eventually come to America?
He fears for his daughters and is only passing time until he can get out.
It is becoming increasingly obvious that someone other than a legitimate government agency is in charge of the US and it looks like it is not about to diminish soon. People are afraid.
So don't believe the President of the US, no matter who he/she is, has any power at all.