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Subject:  Re: Renditions continue under Obama Date:  1/29/2013  11:15 PM
Author:  tjscott0 Number:  47565 of 116972

To which so you refer?


Probably closer to the second. Authoritarian is prolly closer to the mark. Stalin & Hitler were authoritarian dictators that merely utilize the available political ideologies. They were about power.

Dubya opened the door with the Patriot Act & establishment of the Dept of Homeland security & a few more intelligence agencies & enhanced interrogations & continues rendition policy first established in 1996 during the Clinton administration.

Obama followed Dubya's lead plus broaden & expanded surveillance portions of the Patriot Act. And now has the right to kill American citizens abroad who are deemed terrorists.And has enacted the National Defense Authorization Act which affords the option to have US citizens detained by the military indefinitely without charge or trial.

Americans have ceded their rights in the name of security. A poor bargain IMHO.

And even if one believes Obama won't abuse his authority--what guarantee some future president won't?
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