March 24, 2011

"Before becoming president, Mr. Obama had criticized the Bush administration for going outside traditional criminal procedures to deal with terror suspects..."

"... and for bypassing Congress in making rules to handle detainees after 9/11. He has since embraced many of the same policies while devising additional ones—to the disappointment of civil-liberties groups that championed his election. In recent weeks, the administration formalized procedures for indefinitely detaining some suspects at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, allowing for periodic reviews of those deemed too dangerous to set free."

31 comments:

PaulV said...

bunch of rubes

traditionalguy said...

But Bush did it from evil profit motives for Halliburton contracts and oil. But Sweet Old Barry is just trying not to hurt anybody while we loan our military to France.

kent said...

"IOKIYAD!!!"

AST said...

Obama's hypocrisy, along with the MSM's, is no longer remarkable. It's what we expect. It's like the joke about if a man says something and his wife isn't around, is he still wrong.

It isn't wrong if Obama does it, and to some of us it isn't right if Obama does it.

He's not even the decider anymore. I really don't think he really wants the job, just the perks.

murgatroyd666 said...

I'm sure that any minute now some non-partisan, relentlessly truth-seeking journalist will ask President Obama, "You have embraced and extended policies of the Bush administration that you have severely criticized over the past decade. Were you wrong, or were you merely lying?"

Yeah, any minute now ...

Seven Machos said...

I don't like Obama right along with you people but I disagree about the press. In my view, the love affair is over between Obama and the press. The press will not be carrying an ocean of water for him this time. At all.

It's why he will lose to virtually any serious Republican but, possibly, Palin and Huckabee.

edutcher said...

At some point, the grownups in the Pentagon sat Little Zero down and told him that, if he didn't follow the Bush procedures, he'd be faced with another 9/11 and even he isn't dumb enough to not comprehend how quickly that would end this joke of an Administration.

SteveR said...

Its hard to imagine he came to that conclusion via any serious thought of his own. Probably had to ignore Holder.

traditionalguy said...

At this rate Cheney and Rumsfeld will be called up as consultants soon.

PETER V. BELLA said...

Obama lied. Gitmo cried.

DADvocate said...

It should be clear to anyone with half a brain that Obama has no moral compass. He's a narcissistic sociopath whose actions are only limited by what he can get away with.

murgatroyd666 said...

In my view, the love affair is over between Obama and the press. The press will not be carrying an ocean of water for him this time. At all.

Ha! Bets?

If you think the media have been biased in the past decade, just watch what happens in the next eighteen months. They're going to double down.

Our wonderful professional journalists may not know the meaning of "kinetic," but they sure do know the meaning of "fellatio."

Seven Machos said...

If you think the media have been biased in the past decade, just watch what happens in the next eighteen months. They're going to double down.

I just don't see this. Journalists tend to be dreamy-eyed leftists and they get caught up in these cults of personality that come along as Democratic candidates. It was like this with Clinton, for example. However, Clinton was a good if not near-great president, whatever his personal failings.

I'm sure you will disagree vehemently but these same journalists have their integrity. They won't double down because the hope they had has dissipated. Obama is a failed president. So long as the Republicans put up a serviceable candidate, Obama will lose handily. It won't be like Clinton. It will be very much like Carter.

vbspurs said...

Seven Machos wrote:

I'm sure you will disagree vehemently but these same journalists have their integrity. They won't double down because the hope they had has dissipated. Obama is a failed president. So long as the Republicans put up a serviceable candidate, Obama will lose handily. It won't be like Clinton. It will be very much like Carter.

The irony is that the candidate put up by Republicans in 1980 is very similar in philosophy to Palin in 2012.

What makes her inelectable is her lack of gravitas. If only she had that, she'd win.

Cheers,
Victoria

Bender said...

The question is -- will Obama try to drop a bomb on Khaddafi, even though he has absolutely no legal basis to do so, having not even sought any authorization for use of the war power. Assassination, which such a thing would be, is still against the law.

Not that Obama cares one bit about law.

Then again, neither does Khaddafi. And all that this is going to do is to enrage him enough to launch any number of terrorist strikes against U.S. interests.

Bender said...

What makes her inelectable is her lack of gravitas. If only she had that, she'd win.

Those who are the judges of "gravitas" think that only pointy-headed libs have it, such as the guy in the White House now, who if he were any lighter-weighted would float away out of the atomosphere into space. To them, the likes of Palin would never, will never, and can never have "gravitas," no matter how many times she proves herself to be a million times weightier than Obama.

vbspurs said...

True, true Bender. But even I sometimes wish she could talk less like a Missouri mule in heat.

Still love her to bits, though.

Seven Machos said...

Bender -- Palin is Obama -- an ostensibly charismatic, younger politician with not nearly enough experience for the terribly important job of American president.

Obama's suckiness does not elevate Palin.

enicar333 said...

"Bolivian President, Russian Lawmakers seek to appeal Obama Nobel Peace Prize after Libya attacks." The honeymoon is over.

http://www.islamtimes.org/vdchqzn-.23nzzd10t2.html

Phil 3:14 said...

It's hard work

jerryofva said...

7 Machos:

When asked about her ideas, the public supports what Palin stands for.

When asked about Palin they don't support her.

Why?

Becasue of the MSM did a successful smear job on her in 2008.

Palin was better qualified to be President in 2008 then Obama and after 2 years in office she is still better qualifed.

Next year we will see high food prices, $5 gas and the world in chaos. Sarah Palin or any other Republican will defeat Obama.

Seven Machos said...

I don't really want to get into a fight with a bunch of Palin supporters. I support Palin's ideas. I like her.

But she is no more qualified to be president than Obama was, and she is obviously less qualified now, having quit a position as governor while Obama has been president since January 2009.

She won't run, though. All this is academic.

jerryofva said...

7 machos:

You assume that I am firmly in Palin's camp because I pointed out the obvious contradiction bewteen what the public feels about her versus what the understand about her policy prescriptions.

All that says about you is that you have accepted the MSM narrative.

Seven Machos said...

I said when she first got picked that it was stupid because it completely neutralized the only things McCain had going for him: oldness and familiarity.

TMink said...

It is not just Obama's hypocricy, it is the entirety of the progressive movement. Well, Kucinich is consistent, and I respect him for that.

The rest of them have the credibility of Bagdhad Bob or Palestinian press releases.

Trey

jerryofva said...

Yeah, that's the problem everybody was familiar with the old guy and that's why he was a loser from day 1. Without Palin on the ticket it would have been much worse.

Methadras said...

Is the Noble commitee going to ask for their prize back from Erkle.

Leo Ladenson said...

"You lie!"

The best speech made in Congress in recent memory.

Robert Cook said...

Bender said,

"The question is -- will Obama try to drop a bomb on Khaddafi, even though he has absolutely no legal basis to do so, having not even sought any authorization for use of the war power. Assassination, which such a thing would be, is still against the law."

Obama has claimed the right to assassinate anyone anywhere in the world, including American citizens, in the "war on terror."

Robert Cook said...

"When asked about her ideas, the public supports what Palin stands for."

What the fuck does she stand for and when has she ever expressed anything approaching an "idea?

That's a trick question, son, as we all know the answers are "nothing" and "never".

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