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“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

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