Sunday, December 9, 2012

Fareed Zakaria Making Sense

"End the war on terror and save billions," rightly argues the author of The Future of Freedom: Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad, explaining,
    For 11 years, the United States has been operating under emergency wartime powers granted under the 2001 “Authorization for Use of Military Force.” That is a longer period than the country spent fighting the Civil War, World War I and World War II combined. It grants the president and the federal government extraordinary authorities at home and abroad, effectively suspends civil liberties for anyone the government deems an enemy and keeps us on a permanent war footing in all kinds of ways.
before informing us the welcome news that "for the first time since Sept. 11, 2001, an administration official has sketched a possible endpoint."

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