Thursday, April 23, 2009

The first Black President's Legacy will be of Poison

What goes around comes around.

Mr. Obama seemed to understand the peril of such an exercise when he said, before his inauguration, that he wanted to "look forward" and beyond the antiterror debates of the Bush years. As recently as Sunday, Rahm Emanuel said no prosecutions were contemplated and now is not a time for "anger and retribution." Two days later the President disavowed his own chief of staff. Yet nothing had changed except that Mr. Obama's decision last week to release the interrogation memos unleashed a revenge lust on the political left that he refuses to resist.

Just as with the AIG bonuses, he is trying to co-opt his left-wing base by playing to it -- only to encourage it more. Within hours of Mr. Obama's Tuesday comments, Senator Carl Levin piled on with his own accusatory Intelligence Committee report. The demands for a "special counsel" at Justice and a Congressional show trial are louder than ever, and both Europe's left and the U.N. are signaling their desire to file their own charges against former U.S. officials.

The great Socialist at work.

Mr. Obama may think he can soar above all of this, but he'll soon learn otherwise. The Beltway's political energy will focus more on the spectacle of revenge, and less on his agenda. The CIA will have its reputation smeared, and its agents second-guessing themselves. And if there is another terror attack against Americans, Mr. Obama will have set himself up for the argument that his campaign against the Bush policies is partly to blame.

I love the way this article ends:

Mr. Obama is more popular than his policies, due in part to his personal charm and his seeming goodwill. By indulging his party's desire to criminalize policy advice, he has unleashed furies that will haunt his Presidency. SOURCE


  1. I love it how obama is trashing the very agencies he plans to use to opress us.

  2. It depresses me how the news agencies are ignoring or "rearranging" the facts just to make His Hineass look good. They make it seem as if the terrorists are innocent bystanders. Sick.

  3. It's the cult of personality at work. Style over substance. It goes beyond pathetic and just angers me how people can blindly follow this a$$hole and his oppressive policies. Vote them all out!!

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  5. This guy will be impeached before 2011. And it will be a Democrat Congress that does it.

    He is proposing to go after the previous administration and what many don't remember, it was Congress and the Senate who went along with all of the methods for prosecuting the war. Bush bent over backwards to make Congress aware of what was going on.

    Problem is the short memory of the masses and the media that feeds the information in a way to fit whatever narrative is popular.

    It will come out that Democrats approved of all of this but began to claim they were lied to in order to cover their backsides.

    In order to retain power and place someone more controllable in office, the Democrats in the house will then claim to be "Saving our Union" and place draconian controls on our populace, "until order has been regained".

    I'm being a cynic, of course.

  6. It will be interesting when the investigation turns up all the prominent Dems that knew and approved... Then what? Will they go after their own? Nor @#@&* likely... sigh...

  7. This is all so discouraging. Soon no one will have the nerve to do what needs to be done because of what these asshats are doing. O'Reilly quoted the lady general in charge of Abi-Grabass prison and who was busted down to Col.; she states that her people were instructed to do what they did, that everyone was following orders from military intelligence on how to treat their wards.


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