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Obama’s Turn in Bush’s Bind
New York Times, by Peter Baker

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Posted By:JoniTx, 2/10/2013 10:01:00 AM

WASHINGTON — If President Obama tuned in to the past week’s bracing debate on Capitol Hill about terrorism, executive power, secrecy and due process, he might have recognized the arguments his critics were making: He once made some of them himself. Four years into his tenure, the onetime critic of President George W. Bush finds himself cast as a present-day Mr. Bush, justifying the muscular application of force in the defense of the nation while detractors complain that he has sacrificed the country’s core values in the name of security. The debate is not an exact parallel to those of


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Pearson365, 2/10/2013 10:26:04 AM     (No. 9168543)

This is how the NY Times provides info to its readers:

"“We trust the president,” former Gov. Jennifer Granholm of Michigan said on Current TV. “And if this was Bush, I think that we would all be more up in arms because we wouldn’t trust that he would strike in a very targeted way and try to minimize damage rather than contain collateral damage.”

No mention that Granholm is a Democrat, and an incredibly partisan one. Or, that Current TV was an Al Gore propaganda network. And, that new owner is simply an Arab Al. NYT would never quote Rush Limbaugh on his network, but quotes from Current TV.

Article also avoids mentioning the 3,000 + people killed by Obama´s drone strikes. From 15,000 feet, the identity of just who is in a house in Yemen, Pakistan, Afghsnistan and Somalia can never be certain, even by a god such as Obama. Nor does NYT mention Obama´s unauthorized war in Libya, a war that made a bad country worse.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: MattMusson, 2/10/2013 10:40:28 AM     (No. 9168569)

Conservatives trusted Bush with this power. Idiots trust Obama.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: TheMotherCO, 2/10/2013 10:49:42 AM     (No. 9168584)

Should know better than to read any slimes article. GW retaliated quickly and we had the rest of his terms in peace. We have a moron in the wh and he thinks he is king and is the worst kind of dolt.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: kono, 2/10/2013 12:22:16 PM     (No. 9168733)

"justifying the muscular application of force in the defense of the nation while detractors complain that he has sacrificed the country’s core values in the name of security."

Obama´s autocratic moves come from a variety of different angles, all of which seem to converge toward one goal - replacing the West with a monolithic global system that is soft and Socialist on the outside, hollow and hopeless on the inside, and uncompromisingly intolerant toward all religions but Islam.

WH public relations (and MSM sycophants) portray this as a pursuit of security. A closer examination makes it apparent, though, that the vision is driven by ideology.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: DanvilleBill, 2/10/2013 2:41:06 PM     (No. 9168928)

I was going to put up the Granholm quote but #1 beat me to it. It perfectly encapsulates the liberal idiotic view of the liberal idiot we have running the country and the liberal idiots who wish to follow him over the socialist cliff.

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