The left needs to change the subject because the topic of “Obama” is not a pleasant one, specially for those who got deeply invested in “hope and change”.
Watching Secretary Kerry before the US Senate arguing for another war resolution in the Middle East reminded me of just how uncomfortable the left must be with what the next two years will look like.
The latest in “changing the subject” is this so-called ‘torture” report about the Bush administration.
What a coincidence. The report is released in the last 2 weeks of the Democrats controlling the US Senate. Also, the report does not have a single GOP member on board.
And did the report say that some of “the rendition sites” were actually started under President Clinton and continued under President Obama? Has President Obama closed any of these sites?
The country deserves better than this partisan report. Have we not learned a big lesson from ObamaCare? One party efforts are usually bad and not credible.
Yes, we need to keep an eye on the CIA, or any other agency, that does not play by the rules. However, this report does not do that. It does not serve the country or truth.
Former Senator Kerrey got it right:
“It is important for all of us to remember how unprepared we were for the attacks of September 11, 2001 and how unprepared we were to do the things necessary to keep the country from being attacked again.
There was no operating manual to guide the choices and decisions made by the men and women in charge of protecting us.
I will continue to read the report to learn of the mistakes we apparently made. I do not need to read the report in full to know this:
We have not been attacked since and for that I am very grateful.”
Senator Kerrey is right in so many ways.
First, we were not attacked after 9/11 and have scored significant victories. Unfortunately, the CIA can not publish a report “detailing” our scores but there have been many. They can’t do “speeches” about their successes!
Second, what is the point of so much partisan second guessing? Why now? Why in the last weeks of a Democrat Senate evicted by the US voters?
Third, there are many people, including the Obama appointed CIA Director Brennan, who believe that these techniques did save lives.
Unlike President Bush, who was in charge and responsible for the country’s security, Senator Feinstein and Democrats did not have to make those tough calls in the aftermath of 9-11.
And yes it was a scary time as anyone old enough to remember will tell you!
Frankly, it’s a very sad day for the country and for all of those serious people who work at the CIA.
Yes, some mistakes were probably made in the heat of battle. However, we were motivated by an honest and sincere effort to prevent other attacks and save lives. No one tortured for the sake of torture, as the other side has done for years.
Finally, who appointed Senator Feinstein as “our values chief”? Did she address the Obama “drones” who kill people, and lots of innocents, on a weekly basis? Is that “a stain on our record” too?
I hope that Senator Feinstein, and the others, sleep well at night. They have done the country a terrible disservice.