Big news if true. Twitchy regular John Cusack thinks President Obama is worse than George W. Bush!
At least according to The Daily Beast, that is…
But not so fast. Cusack tweets that the comments he made about Obama in his interview, which was mostly about his new movie on Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys, have been edited:
And he’s cursing mad about it:
Here’s what The Daily Beast printed, although we don’t know what they, as Cusack allegeds, might have edited out:
I’m not sure if you heard the news today, but CNN conducted a poll concluding that George W. Bush’s approval rating is now higher than President Obama’s.
Well, Obama has certainly extended and hardened the cement on a lot of Bush’s post-9/11 Terror, Inc. policies, so he’s very similar to Bush in every way that way. His domestic policy is a bit different, but when you talk about drones, the American Empire, the NSA, civil liberties, attacks on journalism and whistleblowers, he’s as bad or worse than Bush. He hasn’t started as many wars, but he’s extended the ones we had, and I don’t even think Dick Cheney or Richard Nixon would say the president has the right to unilaterally decide whom he can kill around the world. On Tuesdays, the president can just decide whom he wants to kill, and you know, since 9/11 there are magic words like “terror,” and if you use magic words, you can justify any power grab you want.
Over to you, Beast. Did you guys edit his comments and if so, what’s missing?
We should note that Cusack has been a vocal critic of Obama in the past and the source of many amusing Twitchy posts on the subject so we do wonder what’s got him so mad about this headline.