Did the Independent‘s sneering quip “…he doesn’t walk on water. Get over it,” represent this paper’s attitude toward Obama’s murder of suspected terrorists in other countries who are American citizens; his murder of wives, children and neighbors of suspects, who happen to be present when the drone-delivered missiles explode; his signing an extension of the Patriot Act, providing a “huge increase in warrantless electronic surveillance” from 2009 to 2011 (ACLU) and permitting “roving” wiretaps of groups who might support vaguely defined terrorist organizations; his refusal to publicize his interpretation – which has alarmed several senators – of this spying law; his administration’s planting of spies in New York and Los Angeles Muslim groups; his seeking to make it legal for the government to lie to users of the Freedom of Information Act as to whether the government has in its possession a requested document; his torturous prison treatment of Private Bradley Manning who embarrassed the U.S. by leaking documents to Wikileaks?

Would Presidents Washington, Adams, and Madison join your sneer, do you think?


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