Sunday, April 19, 2009

For Those Who Made Excuses About Obama's Statement

Rahm Emmanuel has now made it official on "This Week With George Stephanopolous". No torture prosecutions for the bastards who ordered it.

STEPHANOPOULOS: Final quick question. The president has ruled out prosecutions for CIA officials who believed they were following the law. Does he believe that the officials who devised the policies should be immune from prosecution?

EMANUEL: What he believes is, look, as you saw in that statement he wrote, and I would just take a step back. He came up with this and he worked on this for about four weeks, wrote that statement Wednesday night, after he made his decision, and dictated what he wanted to see. And Thursday morning, I saw him in the office, he was still editing it.

He believes that people in good faith were operating with the guidance they were provided. They shouldn't be prosecuted.

STEPHANOPOULOS: What about those who devised policy?

EMANUEL: Yes, but those who devised policy, he believes that they were -- should not be prosecuted either, and that's not the place that we go -- as he said in that letter, and I would really recommend people look at the full statement -- not the letter, the statement -- in that second paragraph, "this is not a time for retribution." It's time for reflection. It's not a time to use our energy and our time in looking back and any sense of anger and retribution.

1 comment:

  1. I was also disappointed by this. Something tells me that the President is spending some of his capital on the wrong issue, but as I've said before, every time I've criticized him, he's turned out to be right and I'm stuck eating crow.

    Now I get to look forward to tomorrow morning, and Joe Scarborough doing his Chicken Little impression: "The Progressives/Liberals are leaving Obama, Mika! This is a HUGE problem for him!"


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