Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Ahem

Well, at least they are catching up. Now Charlie Savage, a mainstream card-carrying journalist, has reported that Obama has claimed authority to engage in some of the most disparaged practices of the Bush administration -- such as using rendition and invoking a broad "state secrets" privilege. A few bloggers and journalists picked up on this a while ago. But this is still an interesting development. I am particularly interested in how progressives will respond.

7 comments:

Decidere said...

Silence? Bated breath? Next question please? Wait till after the first 100 days?

Darren Lenard Hutchinson said...

Decidere - are you a progressive???

Decidere said...

Oops, try that Charlie Savage link again - here's Greenwald:

http://www.salon.com/opinion/greenwald/2009/02/18/savage/index.html

Here's the link you were trying for:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/18/us/politics/18policy.html?_r=1&hp

Decidere said...

Darren, fuck if I know. I'm a dissident. I like free trade. I like helping people. I like balancing the budget. I like social programs that keep people from sweating over basics, I like inclusion, I like jobs, I like sensible environmentalism and muscle cars, I like people who work hard whether for a paycheck or a good deed, I like people who think rather than accept FUD and urban legends, I like people who think out of the box, I like mysteries that let me know we don't have reality close to nailed (try Michael Brooks book on 13 things that don't make sense), I like and hate China at the same time.

Decidere said...

And here's one I missed from Glenn Greenwald, will try html tags this time:

Glenn speaks, mere mortals listen

Darren Lenard Hutchinson said...

Decidere - I think we are highly compatible....

Darren Lenard Hutchinson said...

Decidere (and everyone else): I fixed the link to the NY Times article. Thanks for the tip.

Also - I saw the Greenwald stuff. He actually cited me - so hey, some progressive are not scared of dissent.

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