Friday, November 14, 2008

Obama takes the Low Road

The word is out, Obama is going to try to throw the book at Cheney and Bush. You know, it seems to me that Bush is doing everything he can to ensure that Obama takes over in an unfettered way. I am also pretty sure that he won't be taking off with the silverware. gaining currency in Washington as Obama advisors begin to coordinate with Democrats in Congress on the proposal. The plan would not rule out future prosecutions, but would delay a decision on that matter until all essential facts can be unearthed. Between the time necessary for the investigative process and the daunting array of policy problems Obama will face upon taking office, any decision on prosecutions probably would not come until a second Obama presidential term, should there be one.
The proposed commission ... would examine a broad scope of activities, including detention, torture and extraordinary rendition, the practice of snatching suspected terrorists off the street and whisking them off to a third country for abusive interrogations. The commission might also pry into the claims by the White House -- widely rejected by experienced interrogators -- that abusive interrogations are an effective and necessary intelligence tool. ...
In Obama's camp, there is a sense among some that such a commission would essentially mean letting Bush get away with crimes. "People have called for criminal investigations," one person familiar with the talks told me this summer as plans got under way. On Wednesday, a person participating in the talks confirmed that some people involved in the planning felt strongly that the commission would amount to "bulls**t" and that Bush officials should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

So let me get this straight, going after Bush and Cheney for trying to protect the American People is going to help the economy? Oh wait, no, it won't. It's just about revenge and partisonship.

I guess the lefties just don't care about this:

In Reponse To: Obama May OK Torture Investigation


Chuck said...

Bottom line, the voters of this country deserve this SOB. The majority voted for him, let them live with it.

Fundy said...

This house of cards will fold the day a dirty bomb goes off in one of our major cities. Liberalism is a mental disorder.