Obama the neo-con
by Jerome Armstrong, Sun Sep 26, 2010 at 04:21:25 AM EDT
There is no state secret worth keeping, if this is the price we pay for it. What would happen if these secrets were disclosed? Seriously, what’s the worst-case scenario? Would we end up… living in a tyranny?
Glenn mentions that there are Obama supporters of his abuse of executive power, but who are these flaks?
Obama supporters who are dutifully insisting that the President not only has the right to order American citizens killed without due process, but to do so in total secrecy, on the ground that Awlaki is a Terrorist and Traitor, are embracing those accusations without having the slightest idea whether they're actually true. All they know is that Obama has issued these accusations, which is good enough for them. That's the authoritarian mind, by definition: if the Leader accuses a fellow citizen of something, then it's true -- no trial or any due process at all is needed and there is no need even for judicial review before the decreed sentence is meted out, even when the sentence is death. For those reciting the "Awlaki-is-a-traitor" mantra, there's also the apparently irrelevant matter that Article III, Section 3 of the Constitution...
I'm sure that there are anonymous commenters posing as neocons, but are there any Obama loyalist bloggers stepping up to back this odious position of Obama that actually makes Bush's abuse even worse?
With this, "Obama uses this secrecy and immunity weapon not to shield Bush lawlessness from judicial review, but his own." Its neo-con unadulterated.
And yet, they continue to be marveled in the WH flak shop why self-respecting progressives have thrown them to the dogs.
At this point in time I've concluded that in 2004, when Kerry lost to Bush in 2004, it was all over but for the shouting. There is no doubt in my mind that Bush is going to go down in history as having set the military agenda abroad and within for a generation.
Obama is like a middle-late inning relief-specialist pitcher. He's brought out to gun down the lefty, then sent back to the pen.
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