When the Zealots Are No Longer Zealous

Victor Davis Hanson National Review Online 10/11/2011

In reading about Democratic and liberal uneasiness with Obama, one theme seems constant. There is a sort of repressed anger that Obama has somehow embarrassed many of his supporters, as if their ecstasy of 2008 now seems almost adolescent.

The shaming, I think, focuses on two issues. […]

Aerial Bombing, No Longer an Act of War

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton NoisyRoom via New Zeal Blog 7/3/2011

Welcome to a whole string of kinetic military actions employed through the Responsibility to Protect Doctrine of the Obama Administration. You know, where aerial bombing of a country is no longer considered an act of war. It’s humanitarian don’tcha know…

And Congress is now totally useless in […]

Harold Koh is the Gollum of Foggy Bottom

Gene Healy Washington Examiner 6/20/2011

“No more ignoring the law when it’s inconvenient,” then-Sen. Barack Obama proclaimed on the campaign trail; as president, he’d show the world “that the law is not subject to the whims of stubborn rulers.”

So, last week must have been tough on the half-dozen or so liberals still naive enough […]

Obama Overruled Two Top Lawyers on Libya

LIBYA BOMBSHELL: Obama Overruled Two Top Lawyers, Who Told Him War Must Be Terminated

Joe Weisenthal Business Insider 6/17/2011

This week several members of Congress challenged Obama on the legality of the Libya war, given that actions have exceeded the 90 day period during which The White House doesn’t need Congressional authority for military […]

Did Koh Provide a Defense of Targeting Americans Suspected of Terrorism?

Joe Carter First Thoughts 4/15/2010

Last week, Ryan, Micah, and I discussed the legal and moral implications of targeting Anwar Al-Awlaki, a terrorist who happens to be a U.S. born citizen. Since then Adam Serwer has pointed out a speech that may shed some light on the issue. In a recent lecture to the American […]

On the Left, Comparing Bush’s America to North Korea Makes You Supreme Court Material

Tim Graham NewsBusters.org 4/3/2010

They were in mourning at Pacifica Radio on Thursday when radical Obama administration official Harold Koh failed to live up to his Bush-trashing writing during the last administration. He defended the legality of U.S. drone attacks on suspected terrorist locations. This dismayed Democracy Now host Amy Goodman:

AMY GOODMAN: Robert Mackey […]