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No, Obama Is Not ‘Worse Than Bush’ on National Security

My Monday column:

Just when I thought it was safe to carry on a conversation on the left about various Obama administration policies, the phrases "same as Bush" or "worse than Bush" have skulked back into popular use thanks to the leaked Office of Legal Counsel white paper on the targeted killing of terrorist combatants who were born in the U.S.

As with last week, I’m going to start a Monday column with a word about something from Real Time with Bill Maher the other night. Maher brought out The Daily Beast‘s Tina Brown who, during a segment about drones, said, “[Obama] would be impeached by now on drones, if he were W. Bush. Don’t you think?” And then she somewhat backed off the impeachment talk and continued, “If this were a Republican president, the outcry about drones would be far greater.”

First of all, I’m shocked that Tina Brown doesn’t know. There’s a huge outcry about drones and OLC white paper. [continue reading here]