Obama follows Bush/Cheney Radicalism?
As a candidate for president
Barack Obama promised to
end these practices and to pass
laws to forbid future use of such
"the civil liberties area has been [Obama's] worst. This is the one area in which the president's actions don't remotely match the candidate's promises."
Terrorism must be dealt with
but it must be done within the
law. Terrorism is in fact only
criminal acts and should be
dealt with under civilian
there is clearly a bipartisan and institutional craving for a revival (more accurately: ongoing preservation) of the core premise of Bush/Cheney radicalism: that because we're "at war" with Terrorists, our standard precepts of justice and due process do not apply and, indeed, must be violated.