One Cheer for Partisan Hypocrisy

by Rich Lowry

Through their assent to Obama’s robust use of his war powers, Democrats have created an implicit consensus that such powers exist and that their exercise is appropriate. I write about this today:

For most of the left, the highest principle of just-war theory is licet si Obama id faciat (it’s okay if Obama does it). This is how Gitmo, formerly a standing repudiation of all that we hold dear as a nation, becomes an afterthought when it is owned and operated by one Barack H. Obama. As it happens, the president holds exactly the same Obama-centric view. So long as the kill list is overseen by him as judge and executioner, it’s beyond reproach.

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