Dem Senators Circle The Wagons Around Pelosi | Main | John Milius' Dillinger (1973), Free on the Internet
July 12, 2009

Eric Holder: Hey, Let's Jail the People Who've Kept Us Safe for Eight Years

Considering prosecuting the "torturers."

Attorney General Eric Holder is considering whether to appoint a criminal prosecutor to investigate the Bush administration's interrogation practices, a controversial move that would run counter to President Obama's wishes to leave the issue in the past.

Holder plans to make a final decision within the next few weeks, a Justice Department official told The Associated Press on Saturday night. The official spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak on a pending matter.

Justice Department spokesman Matt Miller said Holder planned to "follow the facts and the law."

"We have made no decisions on investigations or prosecutions, including whether to appoint a prosecutor to conduct further inquiry," he said. "As the attorney general has made clear, it would be unfair to prosecute any official who acted in good faith based on legal guidance from the Justice Department."

BTW: Remember, it was Eric Holder who decided to void the conviction of the armed, uniformed Black Panthers who stood outside a polling place and intimidated voters. Even the ACLU was upset at the Obama administration's decision to allow a little voter intimidation, just as long as it was coming from the "right people."

So apparently the rule of law applies vindictively against those who seek to secure our right to life itself, but not so much to those who seek to take away our right to vote.

Some constitutional guarantees are more important than others, and some victims more worthy of vindicating. Swarthy third-worlders who wish to murder us > white suburban voters just trying to cast a vote.


Distraction: Ah, distraction. Obama's favorite meme. As a commenter points out, maybe he's doing this to distract us from the fact he can't fix the economy and in fact seems to be hurting it.

There is a long-storied presidential tradition of turning to foreign policy and emphasizing foreign policy initiatives and successes when the economy goes sour. Jimmy Carter and George Bush the Elder used this tactic a lot, preferring to meet with the press only in the Rose Garden when flanked by foreign leaders, strongly hinting that foreign policy was the important thing to ask about.

Obama can't do this as he seeks no foreign policy victories. His plan is simply US capitulation in almost all foreign disputes.

So what does he turn to? "Defending the constitution" by prosecuting CIA officers. That's sort of foreign policy, kinda. And the only "foreign policy dispute" he can win, as it doesn't involve an actual outside foreign power.



digg this
posted by Ace at 02:31 PM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
Bruce: "Er....It, not I. Posted by: Mr. Peebles Good t ..."

Tim in Illinois: "Past Life experience in the present? That's a n ..."

Mr. Peebles: "Er....It, not I. ..."

Mr. Peebles: "I was Lee Harvey Weinstein shooting from the bushe ..."

NaCly Dog[/i]: "Oops. Work preps need to start now. Have a ser ..."

Tim in Illinois: "I think skinny little guys with big black eyes, fr ..."

NaCly Dog[/i]: "rickb223 One theory I always liked: LHO was sho ..."

Blue Hen: "I bet it says Cuba did it and State talked LBJ out ..."

rickb223 [/s][/b][/i][/u]: "I bet it says Cuba did it and State talked LBJ out ..."

NaCly Dog[/i]: "CharlieBrown'sDildo Some guys got all the luck. ..."

Slippery Slope Salesman [/i]: " Obviously, discussion about a guy who masturbate ..."

NaCly Dog[/i]: "Good morning FenelonSpoke. Good to see you here. ..."

Recent Entries
Search


MuNuvians
Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
News/Chat
Archives
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64