A consistent message throughout Barack Obamas 2008 presidential campaign was that the Afghanistan war had been neglected, the Iraq war was a costly error, and that the U.S. should refocus on the former and save money and restore national honor by withdrawing from Iraq. Two years into his presidency, we can assess his largest foreign policy promisesto withdraw from Iraq and send more troops to Afghanistanboth on their own terms, and by the standard of whether the policy goals as advertised have been realized.
|Anthony Gregory is a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute and the author of American Surveillance: Intelligence, Privacy, and the Fourth Amendment (University of Wisconsin Press for the Independent Institute). His previous book, The Power of Habeas Corpus in America: From the King's Prerogative to the War on Terror, won the 2013 PROSE Award for Best Book in Law and Legal Studies.|
Is Big Brother taking over America? The NSAs warrantless domestic surveillance programs are just one sign that Orwells nightmare is becoming Americas reality. Legal scholar Anthony Gregory explains why the land of the free may soon be the home of the fearful.