Obama, Bush and the limits of power

Campaign For Liberty
by Anthony Gregory

08/13/09

It should now be beyond dispute that the Obama administration represents a continuation, solidification and expansion of the Bush legacy, with some minor changes in some areas and a vast acceleration of government growth in others. And yet, as we can joyously witness, the president is running into problems. The most conspicuous feature of the Bush years was the nearly invincible faith in government power in the realm of national security...

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The pursuit of true security

Foreign Policy in Focus
by Marc Raskin and Megan Cheney

08/13/09

Paradoxically, our massive overseas presence has the unintended consequence of making the United States weaker — politically, economically, and morally — instead of stronger. In order to provide real security for the United States, we break free of the idea that the U.S. is a global warrior state. This will require the United States to remove troops from many bases abroad, hold back on an extensive program of covert operations, and extricate the military from unilateral expeditions. If we do not do so, we will only exacerbate our own insecurity...

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