Friday, September 17, 2010

Professor Mark LeVine on Obama

President Obama has essentially continued almost every major Bush security policy, either by default or design. State secrets, targeted killings, renditions and indefinite detention, opposing the right of habeas corpus, preventing victims of admitted torture from seeking judicial redress, expanding the Afghan war while moving - however gingerly - to secure a long-term presence in Iraq; all these must surely be making Bush, and especially Cheney, happy and wealthier men.

As Michael Hayden, Bush's last CIA Director, put it in a recent interview, "Obama has been as aggressive as Bush" in defending executive prerogatives and powers that have enabled and sustained the ‘war on terror.’
See the LeVine's full article entitled "Obama edges to the dark side" here.


You shouldn't be.

Obama is essentially a conservative stooge who dons liberal delusions when it suits him. Like when he was running for the presidency.

He fooled a lot of folks too.

In this respect, he is the heir to Bill Clinton's middle conservative politics that now characterizes what goes for the Democratic Party in the US.

The real lefties in the Donkey Party, all three of them, should leave now and stop making excuses for Tom and the beltway gang.


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