John Cusack is known for not mincing words when it comes to his political opinions. He’s also been outspoken about his distaste for the bait-and-switch he feels we have all been handed by Barack Obama.

During an interview with The Daily Beast, Cusack had this to say about President Obama:

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.

Cusack seems most displeased with the seemingly conservative way Obama has handled whistleblowers and his avoidance of journalists.

Cusack continued:

He hasn’t started as many wars, but he’s extended the ones we had, and I don’t 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.