Saturday News/Link Roundup
George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld covered up that hundreds of innocent men were sent to the Guantánamo Bay prison camp because they feared that releasing them would harm the push for war in Iraq and the broader War on TerrorCrimes against humanity #2: overview of Bill Clinton's perfidy in Haiti and Rwanda.
Crimes against Americans #1:
...we've seen the powers of the president expand, with the Obama administration asserting the right to assassinate American citizens without any due process or finding of guilt whatsoever.Crimes against Americans #2: GE and Exxon-Mobil paid no income taxes for 2009.
From a civil libertarian point of view, we're in a much worse place than we were during the Bush administration, when Democrats were willing to oppose Bush's expansive claims of executive authority. Now we have only muted criticism from Democratic legislators and hysterical cries from Republicans that Obama isn't going far enough.
Crimes against Americans #3: US is propping up a drug-addicted president (Karzai) in Afghanistan