John Cusack: Barack Obama Is ‘as Bad or Worse’ Than George W. Bush
Actor John Cusack has said Barack Obama is “as bad or worse” than former President George W. Bush when it comes to civil liberties, drone strikes, freedom of the press and the National Security Agency.
The Guardian reports:
“Obama has extended and hardened the cement on a lot of Bush’s post-9/11 Terror Inc policies, so he’s very similar to Bush in every way that way,” he told the Daily Beast.
“He hasn’t started as many wars, but he’s extended the ones we had, and I don’t even think Dick Cheney or Richard Nixon would say the president has the right to unilaterally decide whom he can kill around the world.” …
“One is forced to ask the question: is the president just another Ivy League asshole shredding civil liberties and due process and sending people to die in some shithole for purely political reasons?” he wrote.
Cusack sits on the board of the nonprofit Freedom of the Press Foundation. One of his fellow board members is the NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.
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