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Campaigned Against the Patriot Act and the suspension of habeas corpus...The best known and most controversial provision is the executive order that grants wide latitude loosely defining what and who is a "terrorist combatant," where and how long that individual can be held (indefinitely) and how they should be legally disposed of (none of the standard constitutional protections).
Signed an extension to the Patriot Act. Obama justifies keeping nearly all of Bush's terror war provisions in place with the standard rationale that the government must have all the weapons needed to deal with the threat of terrorism, even legally and constitutionally dubious weapons. That, of course, was the Bush and Cheney stock line.
It's still housing prisoners, it's still open. It's been a year and a half.
See, leaving an occupying force that will continue to come under fire is NOT ending the war. So, like we've done to every other conquered foe, we'll set up a base in Iraq and occupy it forever.
How about some double-talk?
His AG is still busting dispensaries in California, still punishing doctors.