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  •  There is very little difference (2+ / 0-)
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    TheMomCat, virtual0

    between this administration and the 2nd term of Bush when it comes to foreign policy and civil liberties.  I am glad you wrote this diary.

    Along with this administration's horrible record on civil liberties, the under-reported story of the year is this president's unconstitutional authorization of "drone warfare" into Pakistan.  It's a disgusting foreign policy.  And this is where I think Obama shows his true colors -- power.  He is less committed to any over-arching principles than he is committed to the power that comes with the office.  Of course that assumes he's even in control.  For all we know, Rahm and Axelrod have him running around in circles and dashing to this TV event and then to another TV event so they can continue the same old establishment policies, but at some point, when does he "own" it all?  He looks more and more like a dupe and front man for "business as usual" with every passing day.  

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