Now, this piece is something of an excuse to again vilify Richard Nixon. It spends an excessive amount of time on what Nixon did versus what President Obama is doing. But it is fascinating that the administration is turning to Nixon for a legal defense of what it is doing now. And truthfully, Obama hasn't hidden the use of drones the way Nixon tried to hide the Cambodian bombing campaign
The true comparison between Obama and Nixon is the near clinical paranoia they both seem to share. Obama is as vicious as anybody when it comes to seeking revenge on those he feels have crossed him. Speaking of Nixon and Obama, just asking Bob Woodward how vindictive Obama can be.
If today's meeting wasn't as zealous in its protection of the President as Woodward and Carl Bernstein were in the taking down of Nixon, it's entirely possible that the 37th President of the United States and the 44th would have much more in common that secret warfare.