Friday, March 20, 2009

The Policies of Bush -- I mean Obama

Bush Did It
03/20/09 - NationalReview by Victor Davis Hanson

What a difference an election makes. (sarcasm)

Obama's policy choices were so much better than the current policies of the hated President Bush  Obama  Bush. Hold on here. Just exactly who is in office? ?

[edited] President Bush was ridiculed today by critics of the Guantanamo Bay detention facility when he suggested that his administration no longer was incarcerating “unlawful combatants,” but was instead in the process of renaming them as mere “detainees.” The President also promised to close Guantanamo “within the year,” and added that he had assigned a “special task force” to look into the matter.

“Orwellian,” the New York Times fumed in an editorial entitled “Just Close It!”: “If the President’s Ministry of Truth thinks that his metamorphosing words change reality, then it is going to be a long four years.

This latest Doublespeak comes on top of the President’s ignoring his past assertions that ‘signing statements are unacceptable’ and continuing the policy unchanged from the Clinton administration.”

The Los Angeles Times joined in, adding, “Remember that Bush promise about posting pending legislation on his administration’s website before signing it into law? Well, somehow several days’ notice has evaporated into 24 hours, and now zilch.”

Much more at the link.

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