Reading this article by Glenn Greenwald, I note that he has the same kind of skepticism about government motives and actions and fear of government power that I would bring to the same story. But I know that he is a passionate advocate for large increases in government power in other spheres. Ditto for Conservatives, just with the particular subjects reversed.
How is it possible to have almost infantile trust in the goodwill of the Obama Administration to, for example, determine if you can have your next surgery, but simultaneously fear its motives and actions when it comes to, say, torturing foreign nationals? Blows my mind.