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Is America Ensnared in an Endless War?

PhillupSpace2 Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 4:17 AM
DagNabbit is an early riser. I once lived in East Greenwich, Kent county RI and sailed on a Ketch out of Newport in the Block Island Races!
"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"...