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  •  No One is Implying That Obama = Bush (0+ / 0-)

    However, I do not equate Obama with Bush

    The focus is on their policies pertaining to surveillance.  In that respect, there's not a whole lot of difference between them, as pointed out in this Washington Post article

    “If you think about the president’s speeches, there has been an attempt to articulate a discontinuity” from Bush on a range of issues, including prisoner interrogations and the Guantanamo Bay detention camp, said Steven Aftergood, an expert on secrecy and surveillance at the Federation of American Scientists.

    “But when it comes to surveillance,” Aftergood said, “there’s no clear repudiation. On the contrary, there appeared to be an embrace and an endorsement all the way through.”

    Bush loyalists made similar points in ways that at times bordered on gloating.

    “Drone strikes. Wiretaps. Gitmo. O is carrying out Bush’s 4th term,” former Bush administration spokesman Ari Fleischer said in a message on Twitter, referring to Obama.

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