|Subject||G.W. Bush||B.H. Obama|
|Tax breaks for the stupendously wealthy||Yes||Yes|
|Withdrawal date for Iraq||Dec 31, 2011||Maybe Later|
|Occupation of Afghanistan||Indefinite||Indefinite|
|Airstrikes in Pakistan||42 times||About 200 times|
|Airstrikes in Yemen||Maybe once in 2002||Yes|
|Airstrikes in Somalia||Yes||Probably|
|Illegal detentions in Guantanamo Bay||Started it||Yes|
|Illegal wiretapping of U.S. citizens||Yes||Voted for it|
|High-level investigation of war crimes||Haha, no||We don’t want to look back|
|Says we don’t torture||Not torture, honest||Not any more, honest|
|Bombing Libya||Renewed diplomacy||Dropping bombs like your moms|
|Can pronounce “nuclear”||Nuke-u-ler||Nuclear|
I write this largely because of my disappointment in Mr. Obama’s speech yesterday. This man used to teach constitutional law, and now seems to think that Article 1, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution can be delegated indefinitely and for whatever whimsical purposed the president likes, that the 4th and 6th Amendments simply do not apply to anybody, and that Article 4 doesn’t make treaties like the Geneva Accords legally binding upon the U.S. government.
Miss you yet, George? I hardly noticed you were gone.