It seems that things are not quite as simple as that. Powerline has run a whole series on "Dueling Speeches" (they're American and do funny spelling) and, it would seem, that in the debate between President Obama and former Vice-President Cheney, the latter may well have done. Here is the last of those postings. And here is Sister Toldjah with a video. Rich Lowry explains how President Obama manages to excoriate his predecessors (is he ever going to stop campaigning?) while putting very similar practices into place.
Now we have the New York Times, well-known for its hatred of the President Bush and unquestioning support for The One, harrumping.
President Obama's proposal for a new legal system in which terrorism suspects could be held in “prolonged detention” inside the United States without trial would be a departure from the way this country sees itself, as a place where people in the grip of the government either face criminal charges or walk free.Any chance of the British media understanding any of this?