Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The Truth Commission

It is well known that politicians of both parties name legislation in such a way as to disguise its true effect and usually is completely contradictory in its implementation. We now have one of the most liberal senators, Leahy of Vermont, calling for a Truth Commission to find out why the Bush administration did what they did in its interrogations of terrorists. In fact, Leahy does not really want to know the truth about everything---such as how firmly the democrat leadership signed off on everything at the time.
As was pointed out in the Wall Street Journal this morning, the dems were in full voice against torture and passed legislation in February 2008 that would have limited the U.S. to techniques found in the Army Field Manual. This was easy since they knew Bush would veto it and the veto would be sustained. Now the dems have a large majority in both houses and a president who would sign it, but they do not want to go this route and are instead calling for a Truth Commission. The reason, of course, is if they now make waterboarding illegal, they are admitting that up until now it was legal.

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