Get this man a blog
TAP’s Adam Serwer (emphasis mine):
I don’t buy this framing. The fact is that there is no middle ground when it comes to due process. With his soaring and sincere rhetoric, the president has done an incredible job of selling his kinder, gentler War on Terror, and ultimately, the American people will likely have his back, if only because they trust him. In a sense, Barack Obama may be far more dangerous than George W. Bush when it comes to violating our civil liberties; where the American people feared the excesses of Bush, they trust wholly in the sincerity of Barack Obama. At least for now.
Indeed. See also Jack Goldsmith’s comprehensive article on the commonalities between the Obama and Bush Administrations’ counter-terror policies.