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Bush sent them to Gitmo; Obama sent them to their maker

- July 10th, 2012

I really like David Cole‘s writing about the failures of the George W. Bush administration when it comes to Guantanamo, torture, and the extra-constitutional activities the White House of the day engaged in in the name of the war on terror. In essays like, “They Did Authorize Torture, But …“, Cole is pretty hard — and rightfully so — on Bush. 

Now there’s a Democrat in the White House and, lo and behold, Obama  – winner of a Nobel Peace Prize — may be even more of an “extra-judicicial” hard-ass than Bush was. But Cole, in his most recent essay, Obama and Terror: Hovering Questions  — seems ready to give the Democrat the qualified pass that he was not prepared to give to the Republican.

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