September 10, 2011
More Cover for Obama’s National Security Approach
The steady trickle of Bush-era security officials speaking out against his administration's policies continues as the founding warden of GITMO, Terry Carrico, says, shut it down!
The Carrico story provides some helpful cover to an Obama administration that has been walking confidently into enemy political fire lately. It just recently submitted an extraconstitutional signing statement against silly/counterproductive/demagogic NDAA provisions. And today, the President and his national security team announced their plan to build a leaner, smarter, more versatile military.
GOPers are already against it. It will be interesting to see how this debate flares up during Presidential debates. Maybe Ron Paul, promoter of a less interventionist foreign policy, will give Obama even more cover as Islamophobic Santorum pulls Romney closer to the cliffs of Armageddon.