I can’t help but feel that the Obama Administration is trying to stir up It’s own controversy by appointing a prosecutor to investigate possible abuses by the Bush administration. It’s debatable as to whether or not this is a bold move. On one hand, as people like Michelle Malkin so candidly calls a “hit job”. And, of course, Glen Greenwald sees the Obama Administration as not doing enough.
Honestly, I can’t say that I’m complaining that Attorney General Holder is appointing this prosecutor. The Bush Administration challenged a lot of existing laws and much of our constitutional framework; now, personally, I supported them on the grounds that they were in dangerous times (I feel a bit misguided now writing that), and that much of the existing legal framework needs to be updated. I’m not a lawyer, so It’s laughable for me to write substantive response to Greenwald’s well throughout and written posts. But, I will say that some of those memos the Administration wrote regarding treatment of prisoners and the Geneva convention rules were antiquated and not one-hundred percent suitable for judging modern day terror suspects.
, if even half of what Jane Mayer’s The Dark Side
is true than even the most hard hearted Conservative should still be shuttering. I think Conservatives need to let this play out, and be fair to the prosecutor
. Of course, this won’t happen. And, to be honest, I’m not sure why I’m even writing this- as I don’t have anything important to say about it.