Saturday, February 21, 2009

Failed Policies of the Past, Huh?

When George Bush concluded that we would not boycott the Olympics in Beijing because of China's suspect humanitarian policies he was roundly ridiculed and said to be a puppet of China. Well guess what? Hilary Clinton our SOS says "nevermind" - those humanitarian issues in China aren't all that important after all.

Remember how Obama said Bush's plans in the Middle East were "failed policies" and the sovreignty of other countries was so very critical. "Nevermind". Turns out we are clandestinely carrying out a war in Pakistan to prop up another sovereign government.

Oh and the torture issue - turns out the new boss is just like the old boss:
Charlie Savage, NY Times:

In little-noticed confirmation testimony recently, Obama nominees endorsed continuing the C.I.A.’s program of transferring prisoners to other countries without legal rights, and indefinitely detaining terrorism suspects without trials even if they were arrested far from a war zone.

The administration has also embraced the Bush legal team’s arguments that a lawsuit by former C.I.A. detainees should be shut down based on the “state secrets” doctrine. It has also left the door open to resuming military commission trials.

All of the failed policies of the past become acceptable necessities when you're not in campaign promise (lie) mode.


Anonymous said...

If you really want to irritate a liberal at your next cocktail party, say this: "Well, it turns out that Obama is Bush's third term, eh?"

Jack said...

I've spoken to a number of liberal friends. No buyer's remorse admissions yet, but the fervored support is dead.

Anonymous said...

Yes, I've found the same thing -- the fervor has broke.

Kate said...

So you really haven't figured out that you're a conservative blogger? Even after all of these comments from Anon?