Painful but excellent article by documentary film maker Charles Ferguson. Sadly he is dead-on in his criticism of Obama. Very disappointing to all of us who dared to believe there was still hope for change. Ferguson holds a B.A. in mathematics from U.C. Berkeley, a Ph.D. In political science from MIT, and is the author of four books on various policy issues. “Inside Job” is his second film; his first, “No End in Sight,” analyzed the occupation of Iraq and was nominated for an Academy Award in 2008.
“When I first decided to make a documentary about the financial crisis, in late 2008, my biggest question was how to handle Barack Obama. Alas, the answer rapidly became all too clear, as my film “Inside Job” shows in painful detail.
When Barack Obama was elected, he had an unprecedented opportunity to shape American history by bringing the country's new financial oligarchy under control. Elected on a platform of change and renewal by a nation in crisis and with strong majorities in both houses of Congress, his election celebrated throughout the world, Obama could have done great things. Instead, he gave us more of the same. America will be paying for his decision for a very long time…”