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The Cover-Up Continues : Obama is in danger of turning Bush’s cover-up of abuses committed in the name of fighting terrorism into President Barack Obama’s cover-up

October 27th, 2009
Categories: News, Police State

Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/26/opinion/26mon1.html?_r=2&th&emc=th

The Obama administration has clung for so long to the Bush administration’s expansive claims of national security and executive power that it is in danger of turning President George W. Bush’s cover-up of abuses committed in the name of fighting terrorism into President Barack Obama’s cover-up. We have had recent reminders of this dismaying retreat from Mr. Obama’s passionate campaign promises to make a break with Mr. Bush’s abuses of power, a shift that denies justice to the victims of wayward government policies and shields officials from accountability. We share concerns about inflaming anti-American feelings and jeopardizing soldiers, but the best way to truly avoid that is to demonstrate that this nation has turned the page on Mr. Bush’s shameful policies. Withholding the painful truth shows the opposite.

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