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  •  Hmm. (11+ / 0-)

    The Iraqi pullout was the previous administration's timeline.

    More domestic spying.

    More international spying on allies.

    A six fold increase in drone strikes (even killing a US citizen).

    Guantanamo is still going strong.

    But he did eliminate enhanced interrogation. But overall, that is hardly "scaling things back". Rather it is increasing the same tools as the bush WH. I suspect that when you are a critic it is easy to oppose these things. But now as the person entirely responsible for ensuring the safety of the nation he sees the threats, and the tools to combat them, differently.

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