"Obama seems to be a nice man, and that is precisely the problem. It's better to have a sheep in wolf's clothing than a wolf in sheep's clothing. All of the activities against WikiLeaks by the United States have occurred under an Obama administration."
~ Julian Assange

Yes, that nice man is shredding the Constitution and going "forward" with all the worst anti-civil liberties measures of the Bush years.

Under legislation supported by the Obama administration, and now the law of the land, the U.S. government can arrest you in secret, lock you up, and throw away the key. Trial? Habeas corpus? The Bill of Rights? As they say in New York, fuggedaboutit! They can read your email, tap your phone, put you on a "no-fly" list, and disappear you for good. Like Zeus hurling thunderbolts from Olympus, the president can take out anyone anywhere in the world with a drone strike – American citizens not excepted.

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