Who didn't see this one coming? Oh goodness.... I'm surprised it took this long, personally.
US Press Blames George W. Bush
for Obama's Unprecedented Eavesdropping
(Yes, I know exactly who the source of that headline is...I don't like him either...but this transcends any one person reporting the story. By
A look at the headline set it came from is telling, from Drudge:
That's just one block area of a whole page of headlines, from outlets all over the world, covering roughly the same general topics or related ones.
This whole thing kicked over a hornets nest and it's full swarm time.
In fairness, I also want to note here ..because it matters to be historically accurate. Bush *DID* open the doors and set the foundation with which
Obama built the house upon. Without Bush and the Patriot act (among other abuses), the rest could not have followed and would not be our reality
Having said that for fair acknowledgement of who did what, IMO, I also have to note this. Obama ran as the President of change to bring light to the
darkness Bush had cast us into, by many descriptions. He ran as the man of transparency and honest brokering of Government. When he said change, I
wasn't one to believe him.
What I sure didn't expect was to see change mean going MUCH MUCH further than Bush dared attempt. After all, he had half a nation looking for reasons
to hang him after the 2000 election debacle and impeachment would have made some people's day, twice over. So he had SOME limits that penned him in.
No such thing seems to have been a factor of thinking since the change of power.
Absolute power has been taken, with great liberties assumed. Absolute power, absolutely corrupts and this President is no Superman to be the sole
exception to a rule that has destroyed far better men than he. It kills me to see what the last 2
presidents, in particular, have done
to this nation because it will take generations
to fix. Assuming it ever can be within our lifetimes.
However, blaming one over the other and especially one 5 years in the past vs. the one still making decisions every single day, which impact each our
lives? Well, thats a red herring the size of Moby Dick.