If Recent History Is Any Indicator...
If hypocrisy is the homage that vice pays to virtue, then the flip-flops on previously denounced anti-terror measures are the homage that Barack Obama pays to George Bush. Within 125 days, Obama has adopted with only minor modifications huge swaths of the entire, allegedly lawless Bush program.
The latest flip-flop is the restoration of military tribunals. During the 2008 campaign, Obama denounced them repeatedly, calling them an "enormous failure." Obama suspended them upon his swearing-in. Now they're back.
Where are the protests in the streets? Where are the swastikas and bloody fangs? I want giant paper-mache puppet heads, dammit!!!
Can you imagine the reaction of the mainstream media and the left-wing activist groups (insert redundancy apology here) if a Republican had been sworn in as president and went on to break so many campaign promises in such a short period of time?