In this post, Part 3 in a series on Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, Emilio da Costa describes actions taken by President Barack Obama and Clinton (in her roles as Secretary of State and Senator) in the realms of civil liberties and foreign policy. Emilio, who holds a master’s degree in City and Regional Planning from Berkeley and a bachelor’s degree in Urban Studies from Stanford, argues that the two of them embraced many of the very same policies Democrats decried under George W. Bush. In fact, the State Department under Obama and Clinton has in some cases been more hawkish than its Republican predecessor.
Part 2 of the series, which focused on the likelihood that Clinton would meaningfully regulate Wall Street, can be found here.
Obama, Guantánamo, and Indefinite Preventive Detention
Obama’s most egregious hypocrisy has to be his 2007 campaign promise and subsequent 2009…
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