Another example of the self-induced blindness of nationalism.
As Orwell put it, "Actions are held [by nationalists] to be good or bad, not on their own merits, but according to who does them."
And I wish I had an equally acute quote on partisanship handy, since a number of folks who were perfectly willing to criticize President Bush for lawlessness in the name of national security now seem content to rationalize President Obama for mostly embracing the same programs.
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