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Why won't liberals admit? Obama is more of the same:

Obama’s continuation of Bush’s national security policies has attracted a lot of attention. “Tribunals, renditions, intercepts, Iraq, wiretaps, etc. -- they all continue, but with a kinder, gentler Obama façade,” noted Victor David Hanson. Commentary blog’s Max Boot and Andy McCarthy, a prosecutor in the trial of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, have made the same observation. Even before Obama’s speech, Jack Goldsmith made the same argument in detail in the New Republic, outlining how Obama’s policies in all the key aspects of the war on terrorism perpetuate those of the Bush administration, with a few cosmetic changes.
Obama’s double game is even evident in his signature issue, his much-hyped ban against waterboarding, which was used on only three people. Meanwhile, he quietly kept open the option of using the myriad other “enhanced interrogation techniques” in the future.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 9:35 AM on May. 29, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Can this bait and switch be going unnoticed by the left? They spent the better part of seven years indignantly denouncing these policies as a new form of fascism. They became experts at identifying which articles of the Geneva Convention were ostensibly being violated by Bush policies. They know exactly when habeas corpus has to be granted, and when Bush allegedly failed to do so. They can tell us which of our interrogation techniques qualify as torture, and which conditions at Gitmo violate the “rights” of detainees.
    One would expect the left to feel a deep sense of betrayal that their leader who promised change has embraced the very policies they despise. And yet, we see no such anguish. Instead, liberals have extolled everything about the Obama presidency, especially his national security policies.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:36 AM on May. 29, 2009

  • Blind Koolaid drinkers.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 9:40 AM on May. 29, 2009

  • Why does everyone call them koolaid drinkers-is it bc black people are known for drinking cool aid.....bc then that could be considered offensive.....
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:45 AM on May. 29, 2009

  • Well then.... why can't republicans stop whining.... and embrace Obama....?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:45 AM on May. 29, 2009

  • Why does everyone call them koolaid drinkers-is it bc black people are known for drinking cool aid.....bc then that could be considered offensive.....

    OMG are you serious? talk about grasping at straws to race bait. Have you ever heard of Jonestown?
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 9:47 AM on May. 29, 2009

  • OMG are you serious? talk about grasping at straws to race bait. Have you ever heard of Jonestown?

    Actually -it WAS a serious question. Maybe I am racist for associating koolaid with black people. What about jonestown?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:49 AM on May. 29, 2009

  • Well then.... why can't republicans stop whining.... and embrace Obama....?

    EXACTLY!!! If it is really more of the same.........I mean-come on-it if was the same as the past 8 years Obama would be their puppet, too. right?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:50 AM on May. 29, 2009

  • LIberals divert from answering the question to focusing on the one person who resorted to name calling. Petty.


    Liberals, answer the question!!!!!

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:51 AM on May. 29, 2009

  • Liberals, answer the question!!!!!


    Um-the OP said he was more of the same-we are just agreeing with her-whats the problem??
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:53 AM on May. 29, 2009

  • I find it odd that people were demanding the troops come home immediately, but are fine with Obama's schedule, which is the same as Bush's plan. People hollered about Bush and the Patriot Act, but haven't said a word about Obama's decision to keep it. 


    I don't think they are blind, but it was easy to blame Bush for everything.  Now they have what they want, a Democrat for President, a Democratic congress, and the Republicans are pretty much powerless.  No scapegoat in sight.

    mancosmomma

    Answer by mancosmomma at 9:53 AM on May. 29, 2009

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