President Barack Obama gave a cool welcome at his Monday night press conference to Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy’s (D-VT) call for a “truth commission” to probe alleged abuses under George W. Bush, offering a fresh signal that the new president may not be interested in investigating President Bush.
An attorney for President Obama’s Department of Justice has told the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that it supports the Bush administration’s controversial state secrets defense in a lawsuit over the prior president’s “extraordinary rendition” program.
Let’s not lose sight of the big picture here, though. As long as Olympic swimmers are punished for smoking pot, and as long as baseball players are pelted with garbage and obscenities for using steroids, God’s in his heaven and all is right with the world.