Glenn Greenwald on the crimes of Trump

President Bush and Vice President Cheney

Those who want to insist that Trump’s evils are unprecedented — such that their own service to or support for prior presidents should not exclude them from the realm of the Patriotic, the Decent and the Noble — should be prepared to explain which acts of Trump’s compete with the destruction of Iraq, or the implementation of a global regime of torture, or the “rendition” kidnappings and CIA black sites and illegal domestic eavesdropping under Bush and Obama, or imprisoning people for decades with no due process, and on and on and on.

No Matter the Liberal Metric Chosen, the Bush / Cheney Administration Was Far Worse Than Trump by Glenn Greenwald.  None of this is an excuse for Trump, of course.

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3 Responses to “Glenn Greenwald on the crimes of Trump”

  1. Fred (Au Natural) Says:

    You can go back as far as you want. There are plenty of Presidents who made a mockery of the rights of the people or engaged in voluntary and unnecessary wars. Andrew Jackson might well have been one of the worst in terms of human rights and violations of the law.

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  2. henishappypaintings Says:

    I think Trump’s blatant disregard for norms has helped many get involved and become more aware of issues. My 23 year old and all her friends are quite aware.

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  3. peteybee Says:

    I would’ve said Andrew Jackson too. Maybe Nixon for the overall variety of sadistic foreign policy.

    A lot of the Bush II stuff still continues today, however, so that is the most relevant comparison.

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