Monday, February 09, 2009

Political payback in Congress

One of the things the United States can be exceptionally proud of is that we always have an orderly transition of power from one administration to the next. In some countries, when a new team comes to power, the old rulers need to be concerned about being sent to prison, or worse. This never happens in America.

That may be about to change. According to the Associated Press, Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy, "
The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee is proposing a "truth commission" to investigate abuses of detainees, politically inspired moves at the Justice Department, and whole range of decisions made during the Bush Administration"

I'm sure our Democratic Congress will be fair and balanced when it comes to investigating Republicans! Is this really in pursuit of justice, or is it just mean-spirited vengeance against political opponents? Do we really want to start down this road of retaliating against previous administrations? What's next? Firing squads?

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