February 13, 2012

Liberal Consensus for Bush Terror Policies

Michael Cohen, Foreign Policy


There are few areas of greater disappointment for liberal supporters of President Barack Obama then his policies on civil liberties. From the failure to close Guantanamo Bay and his ramped up drone war to the continued reliance on indefinite detention, military commissions for accused terrorists, and the recent National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that potentially allows for the killing of American citizens without due process, Obama's presidency, or so the argument goes, has been one broken promise after another.

Yet, none of this seems to be having any effect on Obama's political standing -- even among Democrats.

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TAGGED: Barack Obama, George W. Bush, War on Terror


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