Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Obama Has Vindicated the Heinous Bush/Cheney Policies

Aside from the repressiveness of the policies themselves, there are three highly significant and enduring harms from Obama's behavior.

First, it creates the impression that Republicans were right all along in the Bush-era War on Terror debates and Democratic critics were wrong. The same theme is constantly sounded by conservatives who point out Obama's continuation of these policies: that he criticized those policies as a candidate out of ignorance and partisan advantage, but once he became President, he realized they were right as a result of accessing the relevant classified information and needing to keep the country safe from the Terrorist threat. (snip)

Second, Obama has single-handedly eliminated virtually all mainstream debate over these War on Terror policies. At least during the Bush years, we had one party which steadfastly supported them but one party which claimed (albeit not very persuasively) to vehemently oppose them. At least there was a pretense of vigorous debate over their legality, morality, efficacy, and compatibility with our national values.

Those debates are no more. Even the hardest-core right-wing polemicists -- Gen. Hayden, the Heritage Foundation, Dick Cheney -- now praise Obama's actions in these areas. Opposition from national Democrats has faded away to almost complete nonexistence now that it's a Democratic President doing these things. What was once viewed as the signature of Bush/Cheney radicalism is now official, bipartisan Washington consensus: the policies equally of both parties and all Serious people. Thanks to Barack Obama, this architecture is firmly embedded in place and invulnerable to meaningful political challenge.

Third, Obama's embrace of these policies has completely rehabilitated the reputations and standing of the Bush officials responsible for them. (snip)

Obama has won the War on Terror debate -- for the American Right. And as Dick Cheney's interview last night demonstrates, they're every bit as appreciative as they should be.


Depressing!

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Learn more about KT Lazo:

Craig Lazo's main page:
http://pdx911truthalliancedramatica.blogspot.com/2012/03/craig-lazo-aka-killtown.html

Craig Killtown Lazo's witchhunt of McClatchey:

http://pdx911truthalliancedramatica.blogspot.com/2012/04/craig-killtown-lazos-ongoing-witchhunt.html


Killtown and his hometown Libertarian paper:
http://pdx911truthalliancedramatica.blogspot.com/2012/06/craig-killtown-lazo-and-santa-clara.html

Lazo trying to con people into skyping him:

http://pdx911truthalliancedramatica.blogspot.com/2012/03/chander-killtown-bullshit-convo.html

Lazo's friends pretending they don't know him:
http://pdx911truthalliancedramatica.blogspot.com/2012/04/portland911truth-craig-killtown-lazo.html

Lazo making a fool of himself on Indymedia:

http://pdx911truthalliancedramatica.blogspot.com/2012/06/craig-killtown-lazokeep-private.html

Craig Lazo was outed as "Killtown" at JREF:
http://forums.randi.org/showpost.php?s=626a34492ac8b991d8893968766acfb5&p=5544958&postcount=137

You didn't point out any facts. And yes... your blaming the jews when there is no evidence they are involved (aliong with your support of Holocaust denier Craig "Killtown" Lazo) makes you an anti-semite.

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9/11 Researcher Killtown apparently identified as former "Cyclist" Craig M. Lazo

It's a Lazo Lollercaust!

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