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Popular liberal thinker Noam Chomsky on Friday slammed President Obama for his inexplicable "attack" on civil liberties.
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"I personally never expected anything of Obama and wrote about it before the 2008 primaries. I thought it was smoke and mirrors," Mr. Chomsky said during an interview on AlterNet with blogger Mike Stivers. "The one thing that did surprise me is his attack on civil liberties. They go well beyond anything I would have anticipated, and they don't seem easy to explain."
"There's essentially nothing left. And that will get worse with the new drone technologies that are being developed and given to local police forces. It's an enormous expansion of executive power," he said.