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In stark legal turnaround, Obama now resembles Bush

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posted on Jun, 20 2009 @ 10:39 AM
LOL, not sure why ANYONE would view this as a surprise, when the new administration, just as the old ones, is hand chosen by the same "shadow rulers" that have been behind the systematic dismantling of our way of living and simultanious creation of a subservient slave society of debt serfs.

So much for the "transparency" empty promises. Secrecy continues on, while the concurrent nosing into every aspect of the civilian populace's lives continues unhindered. Proliferation of the military industrial complex war machine at all costs continues on, uninterrupted. Big Brother gone wild...4 more years of "change". lol

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is morphing into George W. Bush, as administration attorneys repeatedly adopt the executive-authority and national-security rationales that their Republican predecessors preferred. In courtroom battles and freedom-of-information fights from Washington, D.C., to California, Obama's legal arguments repeatedly mirror Bush's: White House turf is to be protected, secrets must be retained and dire warnings are wielded as weapons.

"It's putting up a veritable wall around the White House, and it's so at odds with Obama's campaign commitment to more open government," said Anne Weismann, chief counsel for Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, a legal watchdog group.

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[edit on 20-6-2009 by DimensionalDetective]

posted on Jun, 20 2009 @ 11:03 AM
Anyone who expected different is a fool. I know I didn't expect anything different no matter who won the election.

The new boss is the same as the old boss. But this time the Republicans can do the name calling and fear mongering and all the stuff the Democrats were doing to Bush.

posted on Jun, 21 2009 @ 10:21 AM
Looks like the "tranparency" admin is getting more attention for its NON-transparency and lies....From Newsweek:

Obama Closes Doors on Openness

As a senator, Barack Obama denounced the Bush administration for holding "secret energy meetings" with oil executives at the White House. But last week public-interest groups were dismayed when his own administration rejected a Freedom of Information Act request for Secret Service logs showing the identities of coal executives who had visited the White House to discuss Obama's "clean coal" policies. One reason: the disclosure of such records might impinge on privileged "presidential communications." The refusal, approved by White House counsel Greg Craig's office, is the latest in a series of cases in which Obama officials have opted against public disclosure. Since Obama pledged on his first day in office to usher in a "new era" of openness, "nothing has changed," says David -Sobel, a lawyer who litigates FOIA cases. "For a president who said he was going to bring unprecedented transparency to government, you would certainly expect more than the recycling of old Bush secrecy policies."



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