Sunday, August 5

Obama worse than Bush?

Steve Coll writes in The New Yorker:
the Obama Administration leans toward killing terrorism suspects because it does not believe it has a politically attractive way to put them on trial. Federal criminal trials of terrorist suspects draw howls of protest from many Republicans, even though the George W. Bush Administration successfully prosecuted a number of high-profile terrorists in federal court.
via Glenn Greenwald, who cites Noam Chomsky:
If the Bush administration didn’t like somebody, they’d kidnap them and send them to torture chambers. If the Obama administration decides they don’t like somebody, they murder them.
Of course Romney won't raise any of this, and if elected, will presumably follow Obama's lead.

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