“Many people think Cheney is scare-mongering and owes President Obama his support or at least his silence. But there is a different problem with Cheney’s criticisms: his premise that the Obama administration has reversed Bush-era policies is largely wrong. The truth is closer to the opposite: The new administration has copied most of the Bush program, has expanded some of it, and has narrowed only a bit. Almost all of the Obama changes have been at the level of packaging, argumentation, symbol, and rhetoric.”
Harvard-hoogleraar Jack Goldsmith analyseert de elf door Bush geformuleerde uitgangspunten van het veiligheidsbeleid en ziet weinig verschil bij Obama.