Hold Obama to the Same Standards
Rachel Maddow interviewed Constitutional scholar Jonathan Turley last Friday on the still-breaking news that the Obama Administration has abandoned the “enemy combatant” designation. Sharp as ever, Maddow noticed that the right to place people in indefinite detention without charges that the Bush Administration claimed through the magical invocation of that designation was nonetheless being reserved by the Obama folks. Bringing in Turley explores the civil libertarian issue further. Toward the end, Turley advises us all to hold Obama to the same standards by which Bush was rightly criticized. Amen, brother.
If you missed it, here’s the interview.
Maddow Interviews Turley on “Enemy Combatants”