Obama’s civil liberties record

isn’t looking so good, according to Glenn Greenwald:

 It’s true that there have been some bright spots — the release of some of the long-concealed OLC memos; the order that the CIA no longer interrogate detainees outside of the scope of the Army Field Manual; the indictment of the last “enemy combatant” on American soil; the directive that Guantanamo be closed and that the International Red Cross be given access to all detainees — but many of those steps are preliminary and symbolic and have become quickly overshadowed by the far more substantial embraces of Bush’s executive power theories.

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