A UN report declaring both Bush and Obama to be in violation of international law regarding the use of torture. Bush for allowing it under his regime and Obama for failing to prosecute the perpetrators.
Both Bush and Obama make it pretty f%#king embarrassing to be an American.
You Can’t Say Something Like That And Not Do Something About It – The Intercept.
Article summing up Amnesty International’s recent report on US use of torture. Bush is a criminal as he OK’d the use of torture and Obama is a criminal because he failed to prosecute those responsible.
U.S. to release memo that sanctioned killing of American citizen | Al Jazeera America.
I suspect that it will be redacted to such a degree as to be incomprehensible.
But we may get a glimmer as to what justification Obama uses to become judge, jury, and executioner.
Is Barack Obama an imperial president? – CSMonitor.com.
The short answer is, yes. The sort that Nixon could only dream of.
Added to the Commander in Chief’s power grab is Harry Reid’s (D) ending the filibuster in the Senate, and it creates the sort of background in which we slip away from our democratic ideals. Odds are the Republicans will re-gain power some day…and they will run rough shod over us on the basis of Obama’s power grab. For such a smart guy, Obama sure seems short-sighted.
Everything you need to know about Obama’s NSA reforms, in plain English.
Too little, too late. The NSA (and the rest of the spy apparatus) needs reform, we get minor changes. I can’t imagine that this will satisfy anyone.
These “reforms” strike me as more of a privatizing of the spy network than real reform.