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  •  I wasn't aware (7+ / 0-)

    that there was overwhelming popular support for torture and arbitrary detention. I was under the impression that there was quite a bit of popular support for the opposite.

    Things like ending torture are the bare minimum we expect from Obama. We elected him precisely to do this. If he does not do it, then what was the point of getting so many people so excited about his candidacy?

    •   i totally agree with you. (4+ / 0-)
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      ivorybill, SnowItch, lovelyivy, Floande

      i'm just trying to predict potential roadblocks ahead, since i'm still traumatized after how much bill clinton lurched to the right because of the appearance that he was caving to the left. and a lot of things that can be done easily are not done because there's no political capital to do them. bill left a lot of unfinished business and things that have to be undone now becuase of that. maybe Obama has a lot more courage, but with his actions so far, i havent been that impressed. these are just observations. not criticisms really. i wont criticize unless they put out another stupid ad like "alex" or "betrayus". But the ACLU gitmo ad is totally fine, good and legit. so i have no problem with it.

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