Obama Continues, Expands Some Bush Terrorism Policies

President Barack Obama has continued to pursue some of the same anti-terrorism policies as his predecessor and in at least one case, expanded upon them, NBC News reported. Obama has authorized more than 300 overseas drone strikes against suspected terrorists- compared to about 50 such strikes under President George W. Bush. The Obama administration, it was revealed Wednesday, has also requested phone records from millions of Verizon customers – a continuation of a program passed under Bush. The president has also failed to close the Guantanamo Bay Prison Camp – something he promised to do while campaigning for president in 2008. Obama, however, has changed several of Bush’s polices on fighting terrorism in significant ways. His administration has repudiated enhanced interrogation techniques of suspected terrorists that were widely regarded as torture, ended the war in Iraq and is slowly withdrawing troops from Afghanistan.

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