"President Barack Obama has closely followed the policy of his predecessor, President George W. Bush, when it comes to tactics used in the “war on terror” — from rendition, targeted killings, state secrets, Guantanamo Bay to domestic spying, according to Michael Hayden, Bush’s former director of the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency.
“But let me repeat my hypothesis: Despite the frequent drama at the political level, America and Americans have found a comfortable center line in what it is they want their government to do and what it is they accept their government doing. It is that practical consensus that has fostered such powerful continuity between two vastly different presidents, George W. Bush and Barack Obama, when it comes, when it comes to this conflict,” Hayden said Friday while speaking at the University of Michigan."
Their common ground is fascism - rule by corporations over the government. Obama and Bush both serve(d) the same money masters for the same goals, and no modern President has the moral character to give up extended Executive powers. That's the whole political charade these days - pretend to be different. Divert attentions by arguing over grossly inflamed social issues while governing the same on matters of money and imperialism.
That's how they do... – Wes