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One Cheer for Partisan Hypocrisy



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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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