Glenn Greenwald: Repulsive progressive hypocrisy

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    Feb 10, 2012 1:59 AM GMT
    Majorities of liberal Democrats now support drone strikes, keeping Gitmo open.

    http://www.salon.com/2012/02/08/repulsive_progressive_hypocrisy/singleton/

    The sharpest edges of President Obama’s counterterrorism policy, including the use of drone aircraft to kill suspected terrorists abroad and keeping open the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have broad public support, including from the left wing of the Democratic Party.

    A new Washington Post-ABC News poll shows that Obama, who campaigned on a pledge to close the brig at Guantanamo Bay and to change national security policies he criticized as inconsistent with U.S. law and values, has little to fear politically for failing to live up to all of those promises.

    The survey shows that 70 percent of respondents approve of Obama’s decision to keep open the prison at Guantanamo Bay. . . . The poll shows that 53 percent of self-identified liberal Democrats — and 67 percent of moderate or conservative Democrats — support keeping Guantanamo Bay open, even though it emerged as a symbol of the post-Sept. 11 national security policies of George W. Bush, which many liberals bitterly opposed.
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    Feb 10, 2012 2:20 AM GMT
    You realize, of course, that Greenwald would find objectionable every thing you stand for, yes?
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    Feb 10, 2012 2:43 AM GMT
    Christian73 saidYou realize, of course, that Greenwald would find objectionable every thing you stand for, yes?


    Yes - I was more thinking that this was pretty ironic.
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    Feb 10, 2012 3:17 AM GMT
    riddler78 said
    Christian73 saidYou realize, of course, that Greenwald would find objectionable every thing you stand for, yes?


    Yes - I was more thinking that this was pretty ironic.


    LOL. In general, I oppose drone strikes and Guantanamo. I can understand the utility for drones in rare cases.