No matter how hard President Obama tries to turn the page on the previous administration, he can’t. Until there is true transparency and true accountability, revelations of that unresolved eight-year nightmare will keep raining down drip by drip, disrupting the new administration’s high ambitions.
That’s why the president’s flip-flop on the release of detainee abuse photos — whatever his motivation — is a fool’s errand. The pictures will eventually emerge anyway, either because of leaks (if they haven’t started already) or because the federal appeals court decision upholding their release remains in force. And here’s a bet: These images will not prove the most shocking evidence of Bush administration sins still to come.
I've been hearing "We did worse things than that at my fraternity initiation" for years. From relatives. Well, obviously those idiots must have missed seeing the photos of the corpses, because even fraternity brothers get prosecuted for murder.
Not sure where Gold-Plated Witch falls on the sodomizing of the children at Abu Ghraib, beyond "it worked".
Don't be stupid like her and stop at the first paragraph; read the entire Rich commentary.