Friday, April 10, 2009
Obama wallowing in executive power
I'm pleased that at least a few commentators are noticing that Barack Obama, as predicted here long ago, is more than pleased to use all the excess executive powers Bush grabbed and more, from warrantless wiretapping to extraordinary rendition (begun by Clinton) to wanting to deny habeas corpus to detainees to invoking the dubious state secrets privilege in trials. At least Bruce Fein, Glenn Greenwald and Scott Horton are on the case. Hope all those conservatives who defended Bush's power-grabs are happy.