How Obama Became a Civil Libertarian's Nightmare
AlterNet / By Steven Rosenfeld
Obama has expanded and fortified many of the Bush administration's worst policies.
April 18, 2012 |
When Barack Obama took office, he was the civil liberties communities’ great hope. Obama, a former constitutional law professor, pledged to shutter the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and run a transparent and open government. But he has become a civil libertarian’s nightmare: a supposedly liberal president who instead has expanded and fortified many of the Bush administration’s worst policies, lending bipartisan support for a more intrusive and authoritarian federal government.