April 23, 2009.
Since the terrorist attacks of 9/11, Americans have been concerned about the threat of another attack.
Now the Obama administration is taking a strong stand on terrorism. They have announced that they will put officials from the Bush administration who said that harsh interrogation tactics were legal on trial.
That's right. Terrorists attack America. The Bush administration worked to track down and punish the terrorists. The new administration wants to track down and punish the people who authorized tracking down and punishing terrorists.
This is, of course, not the first time that the party in power has tried to put its political opponents on trial. But to the best of my knowledge, this is the first time that such a political trial in America has not made even a pretense of being about corruption. No, the Democrats today openly state that they will put officials of the previous administration on trial for disagreeing with them about a political policy. There is not even a trumped-up claim that someone took bribes or accepted illegal campaign contributions or revealed the identity of an intelligence operative. The only question to be decided at these trials is: Did the official in question disagree with President Obama? If he is convicted of this crime, he will go to prison.