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Is America Ensnared in an Endless War?

SMyles Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 6:10 AM
Pat just gets better and better. Oh well, it was great while it lasted.
Surtr Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 8:34 AM
He's the best pundit on Townhall.

I think soon even conservative sites will abandon him under pressure from the flag-wavers & lefties.
SMyles Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 6:15 AM
Isn't it a shame we have the Pavlich types here on TH blissfully going along with it all. Flag waving.
Ryan_M Wrote: Feb 08, 2013 9:49 AM
SMyles,

Pavlich, like some previous bloggers here, knows whose boots to kiss.
"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"...