Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Bad idea

The notion of Obama pardoning Bush & Cheney seems like something that would amount to little more than gamesmanship. Might make a few pwogs feel good for a short while, but that's hardly much of a recommendation. More than likely, Obama, and the rest of the Dem leadership, will end up trying to sweep the last eight years under the rug and hope the American public promptly forgets. It's understandable enough, as the Dems' hands are generally pretty dirty with regard to torture, continued funding of two wars of aggression that are still on-going, and for setting some fairly ugly precedents during the Clinton years. We would be wise to bear in mind that the differences between the new regime and the regime that has just now ended are quantitative rather than qualitative.

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