Monday, April 27, 2009

“Truth Commission”: Feinstein’s Dead Horse a Distraction?

The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee has called for a full congressional inquiry to move forward on controversial George W. Bush-era interrogation and detention methods…Sen. Dianne Feinstein, California Democrat, speaking Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union," said she hopes that public outrage regarding the memos will soon subside so that Congress can calmly and fully investigate the issue…"We need to find these things out and we need to do it in a way that's calm and deliberative and professional, because I think all of this, on the front burner, before the public, does harm our intelligence gathering, it does harm America's position in the world," she said…Feinstein Seeks Probe Into Bush Detainee Tactics, Sean Lengell, Washington Times, 4/21/2009

What purpose is there in beating a dead horse? Democrats were not only present at the CIA’s presentation of its new interrogation methods in 2001 and 2002, these U.S. Representatives had Congressional authority, established for almost two decades, to stop the CIA. They didn’t. They asked if the measures were extreme enough. Ask Speaker Pelosi. She was there.

Perhaps the reason for beating this dead horse is the extravagant corruption of Senator Feinstein herself. What better way to distract a stupefied public regarding her steering of TARP monies to her husband’s companies than to shriek about the crimes of the former Bush Administration?

Lesson: liars don’t reform; they just tell bigger lies.


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