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  •  Very good question. (1+ / 0-)
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    Sydserious

    The cost of a major domestic attack is so dire -- 10? 20? years of outright despotism at the hands of a "safety"-crazed GOP and conservative electorate -- that I think Obama has decided he has more to lose by upholding detainee rights than by continuing to violating them. I am extremely disappointed and angry about it, but I also see what's at stake if he gives even the appearance of having underestimated/miscalculated.

    A very cautious, deliberate man in a very precarious situation with all the power of our government arsenals at his disposal and a signicant number of military, intelligence, political, and media people determined to undermine him. Very high-stakes gambling.

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