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Bush's anti-terror strategy succeeded; no threat to rights

At the Federalist Society, Attorney General Michael Mukasey delivered a speech of historic proportions: a disarmingly blunt apologia for Bush's legal positions and actions in War on Terror. He put down a marker for the incoming Obama administration: given the dangers involved and the stakes for the security of Americans, there will have to be a better reason than the empty criticisms voiced to date to justify an Obama departure from the Bush legal architecture.

The familiar refrain that the War on Terror has trampled constitutional rights, civil liberties, and even the rule of law itself rests "on a very dangerous form of amnesia that views the success of our counterterrorism efforts as something that undermines the justification for continuing them." Because the Administration's strategy has been successful--in the 7 years since 9-11, Al Qaeda hasn't launched another terrorist attack on American soil--the critics seem to assume that Al Qaeda "never posed much of a threat after all."

Source: Wendy E. Long in American Spectator, "Law on Terror" , Nov 26, 2008

Supports banning military gay marriage.

Long supports the CC Voters Guide question on military gay marriage

Christian Coalition publishes a number of special voter educational materials including the Christian Coalition Voter Guides, which provide voters with critical information about where candidates stand on important faith and family issues. The Christian Coalition Voters Guide summarizes candidate stances on the following topic: "Prohibiting the military from forcing chaplains to perform same-sex marriages"

Source: Christian Coalition Voter Guide 12-CC-q3c on Oct 31, 2012

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