Jon Stewart Rips Obama on Continuing Bush Era War Powers
All of these policies are troubling, but most troubling to me is that Obama has made no effort to explain his reversal on all of these policies. He may very well have important, serious reasons for abandoning his core convictions from the 2008 campaign, but if he does, we are entitled to hear him. Being President requires that one be accountable to the American people. President Obama’s failure to make this accounting is the biggest blight upon his administration.
As a libertarian, I put a greater premium on civil liberties than most Americans. But I also understand the incredible pressure placed on a President responsible for the safety and well-being of a nation, and I recognize that there are situations where even I would crumble under the weight of such responsibility. Even the President’s harshest critics might find some sympathy for our President … if only he would explain himself.
He went into office and the military scared the crap out of him. That’s all I got.