Monday, April 23, 2012

Ha! John Yoo agrees with Glenn Greenwald

If you've ever questioned my suggestion that the left/right political spectrum in this country is not linear, but that the two ends of the extremes eventually meet - then do I have a story for you!

The headlined article on The Daily Caller (wingnuts extraordinaire) this morning is titled Former Justice Official: Obama worse than Bush on civil liberties. Of course the "former justice official" is none other than torture-memo-writing John Yoo.

The Obama administration’s use of executive power has gone further than the Bush administration’s toward diminishing Americans’ civil liberties, author John Yoo told The Daily Caller...

Yoo said the anti-war movement has not criticized President Barack Obama, despite his administration’s formalization of a process for “targeted killing[s]” of American citizens without trial.

“You don’t see the same critics who so thrashed President Bush, for allegedly thinking he was a king, making the same arguments and engaging in the same criticism of President Obama,” Yoo told TheDC. “I think a reasonable person can only conclude that is because President Obama happens to be a Democrat, where as President Bush was a Republican.”
Remind you of anyone?

What these two sides of the left/right extremist divide share in common these days is what we've come to know of as Obama Derangement Syndrome (ODS). And it inevitably leads to a meeting of the minds (?) when it comes to attacks. This is simply the most blatant example I've seen in a while.

1 comment:

  1. Republicans, teabaggers and frustratis: Three faces and only one coin.

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