Barack Obama is getting a lot of push back against the idea of investigating Bush administration officials for their role in tough interrogation techniques against terrorists, so he’ll just have them investigated elsewhere. Like Spain. A Spanish magistrate opened an investigation into Bush officials and Obama just might be interested in helping with that investigation. This AP article that has all the details:
In speaking to reporters Wednesday, Holder also said it is possible the United States could cooperate with a foreign court’s investigation of Bush administration officials.
Holder spoke before the announcement that a Spanish magistrate had opened an investigation of Bush officials on harsh interrogation methods. Holder didn’t rule out cooperating in such a probe.
“Obviously, we would look at any request that would come from a court in any country and see how and whether we should comply with it,” Holder said.
“This is an administration that is determined to conduct itself by the rule of law and to the extent that we receive lawful requests from an appropriately created court, we would obviously respond to it,” he said.
Pressed on whether that meant the United States would cooperate with a foreign court prosecuting Bush administration officials, Holder said he was talking about evidentiary requests and would review any such request to see if the U.S. would comply.
Everytime I think Barack Obama and his minions have done the unthinkable in undermining our nation, they go and outdo themselves. That an American president would even think about cooperating with a foreign kangaroo court to investigate a former American president, let alone actually do it, is simply shocking. The Republicans had better go to the mattresses over this because I would not be surprised if the Democrats would be more than happy to aid a foreign court in investigating Bush officials. It would allow Bush/Cheney officials to be investigated while taking all the pressure off those Dems who knew about the harsh interrogation techniques themselves and did nothing to stop them. And it would also appease the left who is salivating at seeing an investigation and possible prosecution of the men they hate more than anything else in life: Bush and Cheney.
But if Obama actually does this, he will pay a dear price. His presidency would be over. Not only would those who currently don’t like him and see him as dangerous to our nation be even more committed to seeing him ousted in 2012, but those independents and moderate Republicans who voted for him but who have been teetering in their support since he started overreaching with his gargantuan domestic agenda would be lost completely. That would leave only the revenge-seeking leftists in Obama’s camp. The American people do not want Bush and Cheney or any of their officials who used interrogation techniques that kept us safe these past seven years investigated in America let alone in a foreign court. To cooperate with the Spanish magistrate’s investigation would be the epitome of disloyalty and unforgivable.
Thanks to Sweetness and Light for the hat tip.