'War Criminal' Obama Worse Than Bush, Says Nader

But Mitt Romney's not so great, either
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 25, 2012 3:24 PM CDT

(Newser) – Ralph Nader had some harsh words for President Obama in an interview with Politico, calling the president a "war criminal" because of his foreign policy and military choices. He's even worse than George W. Bush "in the sense that he’s more aggressive, more illegal worldwide," particularly when it comes to the use of drones, Nader says. Another reason Obama is worse than Bush? Because we expected more of him than we did of Bush. "I don’t know whether George W. Bush ever read the Constitution," Nader explains. "This man taught the Constitution, and this is what we got."

But back to drones. Obama "thinks the world is his plate, that national sovereignties mean nothing, drones can go anywhere," Nader continues. "They can kill anybody that he suspects, and every Tuesday he makes the call on who lives and who dies, supposed suspects in places like Yemen and Pakistan and Afghanistan, and that is a war crime and he ought to be held to account." Especially because, with his law background, Obama has a "knowledge of legality," yet continues to violate that legality "with abandon," Nader says. And after all that, he'd still pick Obama over Mitt Romney, whom he called "basically a corporation running for president masquerading as a human being." (Read more President Obama stories.)

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