April 8, 2011
The George Bushification of Barack Obama
Lorne Gunter, National Post
Much was made last week about the Obama administration’s reversal on trying accused terrorists at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, using military commissions. Of course, the 2008 presidential election — which Mr. Obama won handily — had, in effect, been a referendum on the presidency of George W Bush. During that campaign, closing Gitmo and disbanding the military tribunals had been one of Barack Obama’s greatest symbolic promises, so the climb-down was highly significant.
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