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Is America Ensnared in an Endless War?

Anonymous908 Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 6:14 PM
I think it is amusing to see the contrast of opinion of the writers for TownHall. Compare Cliff May's foreign policy to Pat Buchanan's.
"When the president does it, that means that it is not illegal."

So said Richard Nixon in his interviews with David Frost. Nixon was talking about wiretaps and surreptitious entries to protect lives and safeguard national security in a violent and anarchic war decade.

The Nixon haters pronounced themselves morally sickened.

Fast forward to our new century. For, since 9/11, we have heard rather more extravagant claims by American presidents.

Under George W. Bush, it was presidential authority to waterboard, torture, rendition and hold enemy aliens in indefinite detention at Guantanamo.

Under Barack Obama, we don't have a Nixon "enemies list"...