The Obama administration fell in line with the Bush administration Thursday when it urged a federal judge to set aside a ruling in a closely watched spy case weighing whether a U.S. president may bypass Congress and establish a program of eavesdropping on Americans without warrants.
In a filing in San Francisco federal court, President Barack Obama adopted the same position as his predecessor.
Welcome to superpower politics: anyone who can will destroy you, so you’re gonna hafta crack a few eggs to make an omelette. You’re going to have to torture people, spy on people, and kill people without confirmation that they’re bad guys, and not their families or friends. It’s a beast. “Hope” and “Change” were just advertising and do not reflect reality.