Fulfilling the Promise of Change? Obama Rapidly Rescinding Bush PoliciesFrom Gitmo to Stem Cell Research, Obama Veers Away From Bush's Policies
By HUMA KHAN
President Obama may not have changed the decor of the Oval Office, but he's quickly taking steps to overturn policies that marked the legacy of his predecessor, George W. Bush.
Soon after being elected last year, the 44th president advised his transition team to draft an executive order to close down the detainee center at Guantanamo Bay, a move assailed by former Vice President Dick Cheney. Since entering the White House, Obama has quickly taken action to revoke additional Bush-era policies.
The swift-moving president says he is trying to fulfill his campaign promises and supporters applaud his efforts. Critics say he could be trying to do too much too soon.
Here is a list of the Bush administration policies and laws that Obama has reversed so far:
Endorsing gay rights
Lifted ban stem cell research
Global gag rule on promoting safe family planning
Provider Conscience Rule
Troop Drawdown in Iraq
Enhance endangered species act
Expand designated wilderness areas by 2 million acres
Allow states set fuel efficiency standards
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