Bush the Fear Monger

Glenn Greenwald points to this op-ed piece by Richard A. Clarke, former head of counterterrorism at the National Security Council. This early paragraph captures the tenor of the piece:

When I left the Bush administration in 2003, it was clear to me that its strategy for defeating terrorism was leaving our nation more vulnerable and our people in a perilous place. Not only did its policies misappropriate resources, weaken the moral standing of America, and threaten long-standing legal and constitutional provisions, but the president also employed misleading and reckless rhetoric to perpetuate his agenda.

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