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December 3, 2011

Obama Through Bono’s Glasses

Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

If closer scrutiny of the President on conscience and social justice issues makes a lot of people uncomfortable, this photo of Obama — reflected in Bono’s glasses on World AIDS day — captures that discomfort, and how unclear it is where this moral but even more tactical politician is exactly coming from on AIDS, Gitmo, Occupy, etc.

(photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images via the new MercuryNews photo platformcaption: An images of US President Barack Obama is reflected on the glasses of muscian Bono as they chat after Obama spoke at a World AIDS Day event at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. )

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