To consumer and political activist Ralph Nader, President George W. Bush - whom he ran against for president on third-party and Independent tickets in 2000 and 2004 - was a serial offender. But President Barack Obama is, in many instances, worse, he says, even going so far as to label the current White House occupant a "war criminal."
In a recent interview with Politico, Nader - the guy responsible for a number of automobile safety standards throughout the 1960s and 1970s - said on issues of military and foreign policy, especially, Obama's policies were far worse than his predecessor, "in the sense that he's more aggressive, more illegal worldwide."
"He's gone beyond [Bush] in drones, for example," Nader said. "He thinks the world is his plate, that national sovereignties mean nothing, drones can go anywhere.
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."
Nader said Obama was "below average because he raised expectation levels. What expectation level did George W. Bush raise?... He's below average because he's above average in his intellect and his knowledge of legality, which is violating with abandon."
"I don't know whether George W. Bush ever read the Constitution," said Nader. "This man taught the Constitution, and this is what we got."
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