February 28, 2014

OUR REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT:

From Guantanamo to Limitless War, Obama's Failure to Live Up to His Own Five Commandments : How "Thou Shalt Not" became "Thou Shalt." ( Karen Greenberg | Fri Feb. 28, 2014, Mother Jones)

In January 2009, Barack Obama entered the Oval Office projecting idealism and proud to be the constitutional law professor devoted to turning democratic principles into action.  In his first weeks in office, in a series of executive orders and public statements, the new president broadcast for all to hear the five commandments by which life in his new world of national security would be lived. 

Thou shalt not torture.

Thou shalt not keep Guantanamo open.

Thou shalt not keep secrets unnecessarily.

Thou shalt not wage war without limits.

Thou shalt not live above the law.

Five years later, the question is: How have he and his administration lived up to these self-proclaimed commandments?

He's One  of Us, one of you.
Posted by at February 28, 2014 1:10 PM
  
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