Aug. 12, 2010
As Gibbs Attacks Progressive Critics, ACLU Says Obama White House Enshrining Bush-Era Policies
As White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs attacks progressives for comparing President Obama’s polices to George W. Bush’s, we look at a new ACLU report on how the Obama administration is permanently enshrining into law many of President Bush’s most controversial policies. The report, “Establishing a New Normal,” warns: “There is a very real danger that the Obama administration will enshrine permanently within the law policies and practices that were widely considered extreme and unlawful during the Bush administration.” [includes rush transcript]
Jameel Jaffer, Deputy Legal Director of the ACLU.
AMY GOODMAN: His report on the new normal, “Establishing a New Normal: National Security, Civil Liberties, and Human Rights Under the Obama Administration,” we’ll link to it at democracynow.org.