So President Obama released the tortured memos…even though I didn’t think he would. It was the topic of discussion today between myself and my best friend back home.
He’s a liberal Democrat who supported Obama, opposed Bush vehemently. He’s no moderate. His response to the memos?
“Is that all they did? Torture them more!”
Some liberal blogs like DailyKos are filled with angry people complaning that Obama won’t prosecute. A diary appears with a photoshopped photo of Obama hugging Bush. A commenter says if Obama does not prosecute, his presidency is a failure (a failure, really? Economy aside?)
stuff like this;
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…I am loosing hope. The Obama administration is dissapointing me more and more on the issues I care about most. He is turinig out to be just another politician. Next election I don’t know if I can walk my precinct for him, and I’m the committeman. I hope there is a good primary alternative. I con understand why people don’t get involved in politics all it is is dissapointment.
If Obama will not prosecute, he is no better than the thugs who still run Serbia and, every day, aid and abet its war criminals in evading justice. If he will not prosecute, he is failing to comply with 4 separate treaties banning torture which have the force of law in the U.S. Thus, he will be guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors and must be impeached and removed from office.
Another diary quotes Senator Feingold as saying the investigation isn’t over and prosecution is still on the table…public outrage over the memos will force the administration to prosecute.
Public outrage? Will there be public outrage?
I can’t tell how many times I’ve heard people back home, Republicans, Independents and Democrats alike, condone torture…for accused terrorists, for accused criminals BEFORE they’ve been convicted.
Does anyone really believe there is going to massive public outrage and desire to prosecute the Bush administration? Does anyone really believe the public isn’t going to sneer and move on? What happens then? Do these lefties shutup and accept the public doesn’t want this? Or will they punish Obama for not risking political capital he could be using for healthcare, on a vain attempt to put Dick Cheney in jail?