“Critics in his own party and Republican opponents are attacking Barack Obama’s emerging stance on national security with equal ferocity,” Clive Crook writes in the Financial Times.
“Many Democrats are furious that the president has broken his promise to abandon the Bush administration’s war-powers approach to fighting terrorism. Dick Cheney, the former vice president, and other conservatives attack him for doing the opposite — for keeping his promise and emasculating the U.S. anti-terror effor t,” Mr. Crook said.
“The left’s complaints make far more sense than Mr. Cheney’s. Mr. Obama is adjusting the Bush administration’s policies here and there and seeks to put them on a sounder legal footing. This recalibration is