Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level
and then beat you with experience.” -- Mark Twain

"John Wick didn't kill all those people because they broke his toaster." -MickAK

"Everything is easy if somebody else is the one doing it." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Sunday, January 31, 2010

DoJ: Still Whitewash Central

The Department of Justice has whitewashed a report on war criminals John Yoo and Jay Bybee, downgrading the admonition from "violated professional responsibilities" to "exercised poor judgment." The difference is stark, in that the former finding could get them disbarred and that latter is a literal slap on the wrist with a wet noodle.

I respectfully suggest that anyone who buys, as Newsweek apparently has, that Attorney General Eric Holder had nothing to do with this has mush for brains. The guy who supposedly is the one who made the call to downgrade the sanction, David Margolis, allegedly has a long history of participating in whitewashes and cover-ups of FBI and DoJ misconduct.

Same as it ever was. What is saddening is that President Obama has assigned no priority to the job of emptying the trash left from the Bush Administration. He and Holder are more than happy to help sweep it all under the rug. History will not remember them kindly for this.

1 comment:

Nangleator said...

The rethugs still seem unrepentant on the torture 'em and hold 'em forever technique. And all the while letting the fringe get away with accusing the administration of thought police and concentration camps and genocide.

Gonna get ugly when a teabagger gets elected. I might live to regret many of my blogosphere posts.