Barack Obama, 2007:
This [Bush] Administration also puts forward a false choice between the liberties we cherish and the security we demand.
Barack Obama, 2013:
“You can’t have 100 percent security and also then have 100 percent privacy and zero inconvenience. We’re going to have to make some choices as a society,” Obama said.
He’s right now, and was demagoguing then. That doesn’t mean he’s making the right choices, just that he’s belatedly recognized the need to make them.