Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Worse than the other guy...
ACLU Scorecard: Obama Is Embracing Abusive Bush Policies
For disillusioned Obama supporters, the ACLU's July report "Establishing the New Normal" is not a heartening read.
After being voted into office on promises that included undoing abuses carried out under the Bush administration - promises to protect privacy, to end government-sanctioned torture and rendition programs and to end the use of military commissions for non-enemy combatants - President Obama's administration is proving it is far easier to tow the line than buck a trend.
According to a report by the ACLU, the current White House has not just failed to meaningfully follow through on its promises, but has also taken abusive policies, and, as shown in the case of targeted and interminable detentions, eroded civil rights to unprecedented levels.