Over the years I"ve read Mr. Darst"s letters and I usually agree. This time I would like to add a thought about his Aug. 6 letter.
Obama has been elected three times -- Illinois Senator, U.S. Senator and U.S. President. In each position he has stayed the minimum time period and in each he has immediately started working toward his next step up. As soon as he was sworn in as president, he escalated the Afghan war by sending 30,000 more American soldiers into the unwinnable but, for some people, lucrative war.
The list goes on, as Mr. Darst says. It appears Mr. Obama is working on becoming friends with and being one of the billions-a-year CEOs/Wall Streeters/banksters.