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  •  Obama outbushes even Bush (9+ / 0-)

    I remember the Bush adminstration well.

    I remember that Obama carried out the Bush plan for the failed wars to the letter (well, not quite: Obama exceeded Bush's plan for Afghanistan by sending more troops there than were called for in the Bush plan).  Strangely enough, neither adminstration has been able to win the failed war there, regardless of how many troops were sent there.

    I remember that Bush authorized the use of drones to kill people he thought were terrorists, bombing and killing non-combatants, including women and children.  Obama has outbushed even Bush in bombing anyone suspected of being a terrorist; an extra-judicial death sentences by presidential fiat.  Obama claims that any women and children killed in such bombings are supporters of terrorism (eerily similar to what the 9/11 attackers said about people in the World Trade Center).  And Obama has authroized the use of "double-tap" bombings to specifically target first responders, something even Bush would not do.

    "The fool doth think he is wise: the wise man knows himself to be a fool" - W. Shakespeare

    by Hugh Jim Bissell on Thu May 23, 2013 at 08:38:40 AM PDT

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    •  Um. (4+ / 0-)

      Yes, Obama followed Bush's war plan by invading Iraq.

      Obama opened Gitmo.

      Obama imprisoned Jose Padilla, an American citizen, captured on American soil, and
      asserted to US courts that he could be held forever, without trial or lawyer, in solitary, by virtue of a presidential signature.

      Obama secretly authorized torture and warrant less secret wiretapping.

      Oh.     No he didn't.  That was Bush only.

      I'd continue, butinstead I will wait for the weak rejoinder.

      "We're now in one of those periods when the reality of intense pressure on the middle class diverges from long-held assumptions of how the American bargain should work" --James Fallows

      by Inland on Thu May 23, 2013 at 02:06:57 PM PDT

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