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In seeking the power of the presidency, Barack Obama appealed to the hopes of the US electorate. In his decision to continue the 9/11 wars as a central plank of his presidency, the commander-in-chief of the world's preeminent military-industrial complex fell back on the resort to fear. Hope and fear are the emotional twins most often stimulated and drawn on in the effort to manipulate and control masses of people in the task of governing them.