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A New Normal

2010-08-10 15:47:48.827226+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

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#Comment Re: made: 2010-08-10 19:28:15.815226+00 by: m

The above seems to be putting the Obama administration into a dither. Robert Gibbs, WH press secretary tried to pretend the issues were only over extreme social economics in The Hill:


But ignored other, deeper issues such as those described by Glen Greenwald as well as the ACLU:

"Or because the President has escalated a miserable, pointless and unwinnable war that is entering its ninth year. Or because he has claimed the power to imprison people for life with no charges and to assassinate American citizens without due process, intensified the secrecy weapons and immunity instruments abused by his predecessor, and found all new ways of denying habeas corpus. Or because he granted full-scale legal immunity to those who committed serious crimes in the last administration. Or because he's failed to fulfill -- or affirmatively broken -- promises ranging from transparency to gay rights."