In response to:

Is America Ensnared in an Endless War?

Corbett_ Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 3:20 PM
False Conservative: Bin Laden was a CIA operative from day 1. We CREATED the Taliban -- we called it the Mujahedin. Once we created these terrorist organizations, we funded them, trained them and supplied them with weapons. As for Saudi Arabia, we had troops there for years. Look at it from THEIR perspective & you will see that our troops occupied their country.
"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"...