Obama Moves To Make The 'War On Terror' Permanent

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    by Glenn Greenwald

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    Barack Obama

    A primary reason for opposing the acquisition of abusive powers and civil liberties erosions is that they virtually always become permanent, vested not only in current leaders one may love and trust but also future officials who seem more menacing and less benign. The Washington Post has a crucial and disturbing story this morning by Greg Miller about the concerted efforts by the Obama administration to fully institutionalize — to make officially permanent — the most extremist powers it has exercised in the name of the war on terror.

    Based on interviews with "current and former officials from the White House and the Pentagon, as well as intelligence and counterterrorism agencies," Miller reports that as "the United States' conventional wars are winding down," the Obama administration "expects to continue adding names to kill or capture lists for years" (the "capture" part of that list is little more than symbolic, as the U.S. focus is overwhelmingly on the "kill" part). Specifically, "among senior Obama administration officials, there is broad consensus that such operations are likely to be extended at least another decade." As Miller puts it: "That timeline suggests that the United States has reached only the midpoint of what was once known as the global war on terrorism."

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    Before long the TSA will be asking you for your papers and performing searches on the street.
    get government out of your lives and learn how to live!
     
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    Presidents can not make anything permanent that Congress does not authorize....like bureaucracies and such. Later Presidents can just erase the unauthorized deeds.
     
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    In order to have 'later Presidents' you need to have 'elections'.

    FAIR elections.

    We haven't had those for quite some time, I fear...
     

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