Quote of the Day

Posted by: ST on July 12, 2009 at 12:33 pm

Via Hugh S. at Wizbang:

Let’s assume just for fun that AG Holder actually is operating independently. Who will be the actual targets of this investigation? George Bush? Not likely given the protections of executive priveledge. Dick Cheney? Not likely for the same reasons. President Bush’s advisors? Not likely either, for reasons that are protected by executive priveldge and lack of evidence (they did nothing wrong). Congress?…. (OK, that was a joke.) Which CIA do we believe, the one that [sabotaged] President Bush or the one that allegedly lied to Nancy Pelosi?

The entire torture prosecution meme, and the Potemkin Panetta “lying to Congress” Theatre, is all part of a two scene drama: the rehabilitation of Nancy Pelosi and the diversion of attention from a failing Obama policy in multiple areas. The torture debate was settled months ago but the egos in the Democratic Congress and a sinking Obama presidency require a new distraction now that Sarah Palin is off the front page.

… on AG Holder’s reconsideration of whether or not to prosecute members of the Bush administration for the alleged “authorized torture” that took place under Bush’s administration, allegations that have been ramped up thanks to Obama’s helpful friends in the Democrat Congress and mainstream media over the last several days (think the AP, the NYT and the WaPo).

Cross-posted to Right Wing News, where I am helping guestblog for John Hawkins on Sundays.

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11 Responses to “Quote of the Day”


  1. Plumpplumber(balding) says:

    Hey, what are friends for if not to save your perfumed posterior? Pelosi is hoping for a rescue, to be sure. But the main thing is to protect the big Kahuna. Smoke, mirrors, anyone? Can’t wait until his accolytes discover that he doesn’t have any clothes. Too bad about the folks who actually believed him. The worm is gonna turn.

  2. It’s pretty clear this is motivated by PBO’s falling poll numbers and the loss of momentum for his cap-and-tax and single-payer health care bills. It’s cheap, cynical, and disgusting.

    Just what I’d expect from Chicago-on-the-Potomac. /:)

  3. NC Cop says:

    Great quote, its 100% correct. This debate was settled months ago, but since the economy continues to tank and Obama’s popularity with it, they must find something to distract the American public.

    Unfortunately it will probably work.

  4. Carlos says:

    So tell me, who’s going to investigate Holder, Geithner, etc.? Special prosecuters?

    Don’t hold your breath. His Hollowness still has 3.5 years to go. Unless, of course, his numbers sink lower than Congress’ and at that point even the rats will be jumping ship.

  5. Nina says:

    Bad news to Pelosi…..she will never be rehabilitated.

  6. Neo says:

    .. and what about other forms of “authorized torture” …

    And that’s why I’m so sceptical of these models, which have nothing to do with science or empiricism but are about torturing the data till it finally confesses.

  7. Ron Russell says:

    Sounds like the old Washington two-step and a modified shell game. Politizing the CIA is not something new, remember Frank Church.

  8. These Democrats are nuts, and this “torture investigation” business insane. They don’t want to fight the jihadists, they see the USA as the enemy.

    It all reminds me of the last two decades of the Cold War, when the Dems bailed on the war and became the party of anti-anticommunism.

  9. Carlos says:

    Tom, the jackasses will bail on anything American as long as it shows American strength. And with our glorious leader, there is precious little strength anywhere in America.

    And I just loved his latest apology tour, especially where he showed the evil American slave holding pens. No mention was made, of course, that they were built by muslims and Africans and the transient populations there were provided by muslims and Africans, but those are only minor footnotes no one should pay attention to.

  10. Neo says:

    The real problem with the diversion of attention from a failing Obama policy in multiple areas is that eventually the diversion falls apart leaving the electorate asking … WTF happened ?

  11. yo says:

    I’ll just agree with everyone else.

    When obama polls go sour, it is axiomatic that there will be investigations into bush. And the msm will not only be willing, but helpful.

    It is so obvious, anyone that has even had one thought about politics before can see it.