“Meet the new boss, same as the old boss”
I discussed Barack Obama’s views on torture and civil liberties last year during the presidential campaign on my blog, I was hoping he would change his positions. Unfortunately not… This is like spitting on the graves of those slaves who built his new home – the White House. They too were tortured.
President Obama’s public rhetoric against torture is increasingly at odds with his decisons to defend John Yoo (the former Justice Department official who authored the “torture memo” justifying Bush administration policy), keep in place policies that have protected torture, and even keep in office Bush-era appointees who helped establish torture policies.
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