Thursday, April 23, 2009

Obama's witch hunts

Hugh Hewitt recently asked Mitt Romney what he thought about the potential prosecution of Bush administration officials for the CIA interrogation techniques. Romney replied,
Well, it’s a bad decision on a number of fronts. First of all, it violates his most consistent campaign pledge that he was going to work on a bipartisan basis in Washington. There’s nothing that could be more hostile than saying we’re going to go after the prior administration and see if we can make them all get lawyers and pay millions of dollars in legal fees, and drag them in for hearings, and see if we can really demonize the prior administration. That’s the lowest form of partisanship, and it’s something which I think the American people will recognize was very different than what they heard during the campaign. And secondly, these matters that are related to protecting our country from terrorism, you know, I think the Democrats are making a mistake by calling this into question. President Bush informed members of Congress as to the policies that were being pursued. There was a national emergency, America was kept safe during the Bush years. I think Barack Obama’s leading with his chin on this, because you know what? He’s got to keep this country safe.
One of the things that makes America great is that, unlike the thugs who have ruled some third world countries, we always have a peaceful change of power in which current administrations never seek to punish the previous administrations for their political differences.

Although the change in power was peaceful, Barack Obama appears ready to go back on his promise (again) and to change all this to appease left-wing supporters. Obama's witch hunt and vendetta against the Bush administration will not only cost the tax payers millions, it will make you less safe (see the link on Hugh Hewitt's post).

Mr. Obama you need to be aware that what goes around, comes around. If you open the door to these witch hunts you better pray that the next administration is not Republican or your administration may be facing the same witch hunts you now propose. I would hope Republican politicians are better than that but I wouldn't bet the house on it.

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