Friday, April 2, 2010

The War on Terror—Bush Without the Stetson - Victor Davis Hanson - The Corner on National Review Online

As usual Victor Davis Hanson shines the light of his analysis on an issue I have ignored lately. In between all the Health Care talk and the daily outing of liberal idiocy, the issue of terrorism has been overshadowed. It is an extremely important issue for all Americans, and the whole Western World. As he points out in the article most conservatives are flummoxed by this Presidents handling of terror issues:

I can’t think of a present-day anti-terrorism methodology that Team Obama (a) did not at one time blast as anti-constitutional and (b) does not now accept in its near entirety. Apparently, Obama has figured (perhaps rightly) that intercepts, the Patriot Act, Predator air attacks, renditions, tribunals, wiretaps, etc., are necessary, and that their earlier damnation by Obama et al. was simply political demagoguery of the sort necessary to galvanize the left-wing base that, now, forgivingly, accepts these measures as needed.


On one hand he has a leftist terrorist defending radical lawyer as head of his Justice Department, yet on the other he has in many ways (more ways than the left cares to admit)continued many of Bush's anti-terrorist policies. Policies that as a Senator he constantly belittled. Interesting turnaround?

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The War on Terror—Bush Without the Stetson - Victor Davis Hanson - The Corner on National Review Online

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