Thursday, June 10, 2010

ACLU Chief 'Disgusted' With Obama

More news from the progressive conference, ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero says he is "disgusted" with Obama. Yeah, somebody tell the man to get in line:

"I am utterly disgusted [because Obama] is a president who breaks promises. . . Frankly, I think we have been too polite. . . It’s 18 months and, if not now, when? ... Guantanamo is still not closed. Military commissions are still a mess. The administration still uses state secrets to shield themselves from litigation. There's no prosecution for criminal acts of the Bush administration. Surveillance powers put in place under the Patriot Act have been renewed. If there has been change in the civil liberties context, I frankly don't see it."