Thursday, May 21, 2009

Cheney vs Obama aftermath.

Politics: Obama's speech was lofty though he could not hide the irritation of quickly having to make it to try and preempt Cheney's speech. The problem is that he created this compare/contrast news angle that would keep this debate in the spotlight for a little while longer.

Obama's speech was I am against everything the last 8 years was about, Bush admin is evil and I will uphold American values unless they get in my way then screw it. All you have to point out at first is his mulling over the Preventive Detention Plan which is another nice way of saying Gitmo is good. That is just one example.

Cheney speech was I apologise for nothing and Obama is making everyone less safe with his hasty decisions. He also brought up something I missed when the memos were released, where is the rest?

By presidential decision, last month we saw the selective release of documents relating to enhanced interrogations. This is held up as a bold exercise in open government, honoring the public’s right to know. We’re informed, as well, that there was much agonizing over this decision.

Yet somehow, when the soul-searching was done and the veil was lifted on the policies of the Bush administration, the public was given less than half the truth. The released memos were carefully redacted to leave out references to what our government learned through the methods in question. Other memos, laying out specific terrorist plots that were averted, apparently were not even considered for release. For reasons the administration has yet to explain, they believe the public has a right to know the method of the questions, but not the content of the answers.

This makes Obama looks like he is hiding something. More from Justoneminute, Hot Air.

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