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"The issue is not the character of the president. The issue is how to avoid misuse and abuse of drones, surveillance and anti-terror laws by future administrations. Power does eventually corrupt. Press freedom and democracy are at risk. Checks and balances are necessary."
By Barry Thompson on The imperial presidency is quietly striking back
"There is plenty of news coverage of events in Iraq, but a personal article like this brings home to me how awful day-to-day living must be for the majority of people who simply want to live their lives in peace."
By RBater on Voices from Baghdad