IN this illuminating Broadside, former Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey shows how Barrack Obama has taken the war on terror from the adult realities of George W. Bush, where hard choices were faced and made, and the nation kept safe, to an adolescent fantasy world where we can at once be nobler than the law requires and safer than we were before. Obama rejects as an unnecessary sacrifice of our ideals the stern measures adopted by his predecessor, and offers instead to limit our intelligence gathering and provide terrorists with better conditions than common criminals, in the name of lofty idealism. Instead of protecting Americans, he builds castles in the air and invites us to stay safe by living in them.
About the Author
Michael B. Mukasey served as Attorney General of the United States from November 2007 to January 2009, and as a U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York from 1988 to 2006, where he presided over, among other cases, those involving Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman and Jose Padilla. He is now a lawyer in private practice in New York.