The Counterterrorism Consensus

How did liberals end up supporting the Obama administration’s continuation of George W. Bush’s secret war on terror?

BY MICHAEL A. COHEN | FEBRUARY 13, 2012

There are few areas of greater disappointment for liberal supporters of President Barack Obama than his policies on civil liberties. From the failure to close Guantanamo Bay and his ramped up drone war to the continued reliance on indefinite detention, military commissions for accused terrorists, and the recent National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that potentially allows for the killing of American citizens without due process, Obama’s presidency, or so the argument goes, has been one broken promise after another. Continue reading